APSA-ASCEPT Scientific Program
Prof Kevin Batty
Professor Kevin Batty was appointed Head of School, School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in May 2014. He has a 30-year career in pharmacy, including 10 years as a hospital pharmacist and 15 years as a university academic. His research interests are in the fields of pharmacokinetics and antimalarial pharmacology.
Dr Clare Guilding
Clare Guilding is Dean of Academic Affairs at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, on secondment from the School of Medical Education at Newcastle University UK. Her BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees are in neuroscience from Edinburgh University and she spent eight year conducting postdoctoral neuropharmacology research before moving into medical education in 2011. She held numerous education roles in Newcastle University UK, including MBBS Deputy Degree Programme Director and co-lead for the Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescribing strand. Her medical education research interests lie in curriculum development and innovations in teaching. Clare played a crucial role in developing The British Pharmacological Society’s new undergraduate pharmacology curriculum and was instrumental in the development of Newcastle University’s new MBBS clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and prescribing curriculum. She places a high value on interactivity and clinical fidelity in teaching and has a keen interest in simulation and interprofessional education. Clare’s innovations in pharmacology education have been recognised nationally through the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) ‘Education Prize’ 2015 and the Association for the Study of Medical Education ‘EDG Educator Innovator Award’ 2016.
Dr Yuichi Sugiyama
Yuichi Sugiyama started working as the Head of Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan since 2012. His work is internationally recognized by many awards, including AAPS Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, 2003, B.B.Brodie Award from ASPET in 2012, R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award (ISSX) in 2013. He was listed as a top (#1) scientist by ISI in 2007 for the number of citations he received in the preceding 10 years in the field of “Pharmacology and Toxicology”. He served as the president of both “International society for the study of xenobiotics (ISSX)” and “Japanese Society for Xenobiotic Metabolism and Disposition (JSSX)”.(2006-2007).