13th Global Gators Symposium

From the Dean

On behalf of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the 13th Global Gators Symposium in Basel, Switzerland. This is certainly a time for celebration, as our Global Gators community can safely gather for the first time since Reims, France in 2019. The world and our college have changed immensely in three years, but the interests we share around new developments in clinical pharmacy and clinical pharmacology continue to unify us as pharmacy Gators.

During this year’s symposium, we will pay special tribute to Hartmut Derendorf, who passed away unexpectedly in November 2020. He was a giant in clinical pharmacology and a beloved faculty member in the UF College of Pharmacy. In 1997, he organized the first Global Gators Symposium in Germany, and for more than two decades, helped unite the Gator pharmacy community through this biennial meeting. It is hard to find anyone who knew more people or had a bigger network in the pharmaceutical sciences than Hartmut — and this symposium reflects his worldwide connections. We greatly miss his generosity, humility and passion for improving the profession every day.

May we all cherish our time together as Gators this weekend and strive
to continue the remarkable legacy that Hartmut left behind.

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.
Dean and Distinguished Professor

Dr. Derendorf Memorial

“Hartmut’s greatest impact on the pharmaceutical sciences may be best measured by the hundreds of lives he touched as a teacher, mentor, colleague and friend.”

Julie Johnson

Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D., an icon in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and world-renowned expert in pharmacokinetics and pharmacometrics, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 23, 2020, at the age of 67.

Hartmut was among an elite group of faculty at UF to be awarded the title of distinguished professor. He joined the College of Pharmacy as a faculty member in 1983 and spent over three decades serving the college, including more than 25 years as chair of the department of pharmaceutics.

During his career, Hartmut mentored over 70 graduate students and 40 postdoctoral fellows, published over 500 publications and earned multiple national and international awards. His research interests included the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of corticosteroids, analgesics and antibiotics as well as drug interactions. He is considered one of the “fathers” of modern pharmacokinetics and pharmacometrics. In 2010, he was awarded the Volwiler Research Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as well as the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, or ACCP, Distinguished Investigator Award — the highest research awards presented by both organizations. He was a fellow of ACCP and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a former review panel member of the NASA Human Research Program.

Hartmut cherished his role as teacher and mentor. Many of his former students have enjoyed successful professional careers, including two former postdoctoral fellows who have become university presidents. In 2015, he earned the ACCP Mentorship Award and three years later was presented the 2018 American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Mentorship Award. Hartmut is one of only two professors at UF to twice receive the UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisory/Mentor Award (2008-09 and 2017-18).

“Hartmut’s greatest impact on the pharmaceutical sciences may be best measured by the hundreds of lives he touched as a teacher, mentor, colleague and friend,” said Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., dean and distinguished professor of the UF College of Pharmacy.

“He was one of our most respected and beloved faculty members, and his sudden passing is a tremendous loss for our college and the scientific community worldwide. The outpouring of sadness we have received, from current and former members of the college’s family, and from the clinical pharmacology community at large, highlights the profound impact Hartmut has had on so many lives.” A native of Germany, Hartmut received his B.S. and Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of Münster and then joined UF as a postdoctoral fellow in 1981. He expected to stay in Gainesville two years, but he fell in love with UF and met the love of his life, his wife, Kerry, ’82. She was pursuing her own Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. They raised two sons, Kevin, BSME ’08, (Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis) and Karsten, MACC ’13, who also went on to graduate from the University of Florida. Hartmut would proudly refer to them as “a Gator family.”

In 2015, Hartmut was named the UF Alumni Association’s 18th Distinguished Alumni Professor. He was only the second UF College of Pharmacy professor to receive the prestigious honor. In his three years in the role, Hartmut traveled the country serving as an ambassador of the university’s academic and research achievements.

Hartmut loved to travel and gave more than 900 national and international presentations during his career. He was instrumental in establishing the Global Gators Symposium in 1997, which continues today. The biennial meeting takes place in Europe and showcases the international Gator spirit in clinical pharmacy and pharmacology by bringing together faculty, alumni and friends of the UF College of Pharmacy.

“Harmut’s impact reached far beyond Gainesville, and his legacy affected nearly every corner of the world,” said Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the department of pharmaceutics in the UF College of Pharmacy. “We will remember Hartmut’s gentle disposition, warm heart and his strong intellect. He touched countless lives, especially his many students and trainees.”

Symposium Agenda

Friday, June 3, 2022
(Conference Room B1)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration/Welcome Coffee
Roche Building 1
Grenzacherstrasse 124
9:00 - 9;15 Welcome Words from Roche Hosts
Sherri Dudal & Matthias Füth
9:15 - 9:30 UF College of Pharmacy - Update
Julie Johnson
9:30 - 10:00 A Tribute To My Friend Hartmut
Markus Müller
10:00 - 10:30 Tribute to Hartmut Contribution to Clinical Pharmacy
Prof. Hartmut Derendorf and the New Wave: Patient
Focused Practice in Germany

Sonja Mayer
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15 Tribute to Hartmut - Contribution to Science
Prof. Hartmut Derendorf: Impactful Scientist and
Passionate Mentor

Charlotte Kloft
11:15 - 11:30Tribute to Hartmut - Contribution to Education
Prof. Hartmut Derendorf’s Legacy: More Than a Professor
Amparo de la Pena
11:30 - 11:45 Global Gators - Networking For Growth and Joy
Kerry S. Estes
11:45 - 12:00 Presentation of the Global Gator Award
Almut Winterstein & Stephan Schmidt
12:00 - 12:30 Symposium Group Picture
12:30 - 2 p.m.Lunch

“What’s Next in Pharmca”
(Conference Room B1)

2:00 – 2:15 Challenges of Model-Informed Drug Development For
Monoclonal Antibodies In Children

Bernd Meibohm
2:15 – 2:30 Decision-Making In Drug Discovery And Development:
Which Role Could Data Science Play In Making Better Decisions?

Benjamin Weber
2:30 – 2:45 The Holy Grail of Addressing Patient Variability:
Moving Beyond Genetics

Amin Rostami-Hodjegan
2:45 – 3:00 Translational Strategies For Next-Generation Modalities
Wouter Driessen
3:00 – 3:15 PK/PD Challenges in Emerging Therapies
Monica Rodriguez
3:15 – 3:30 Asciminib CYP3A Interaction: Expect the Unexpected
Matthias Hoch
3:30 – 4:00Coffee Break

“Precision Medicine” & “Real World Evidence”
(Conference Room OG02-N273)

2:00 – 2:15 There and Back Again:
Predictive Genomics, Equity and the Road Ahead

Alexander Parker
2:15 – 2:30 Pharmacogenomics to Personalize Treatment
in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Jatinder Lamba
2:30 – 2:45 Tracking Electronic Health Record Data to Personalize Care
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff
2:45 – 3:00 Real-World Data and Covid-19:
Lessons From Multiple Scleriosis

Erwan Muros-Le Rouzic
3:00 – 3:15 External Control Arms – The Holy Grail
for Drug Development

Sascha van Boemmel-Wegmann
3:15 – 3:30 RWE In Industry
Stephan Linden
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break

“Innovation in Clinical Practice”
(Conference Room B1)

4:00 – 4:15 Imprecision Medicine and Hot to Tackle It
Solen Pichereau
4:15 – 4:30 Model-Informed Precision Dosing - Bringing the
Value of Pharmacometrics to the Hospitals

Sebastian Wicha
4:30 – 4:45 Effects of Generic Exchange
Olaf Rose
4:45 – 5:00 Renal Pharmacist - Connecting Inpatient Pharmaceutical
Care for Patients with Renal Insufficiency

Ina Richling
5:00 – 5:15 Pharmacist-Led Interventions to Improve Outcomes of
with Cardiovascular Diseases

Martin Schulz
5:15 – 5:25 Closing Remarks
5:30 – 10:30 Bus Transfer and Casual Dinner at the Feldschlösschen
Brauerei in Rheinfelden

Conference Speakers

Additional Resources

Symposium Map

Global Gators Symposium Map

Previous Symposia

2019 — 12th SymposiumReims, France
2017 — 11th SymposiumDüsseldorf, Germany
2015 — 10th SymposiumUtrecht, Netherlands
2013 — 9th SymposiumGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2011 — 8th SymposiumGraz Austria
2009 — 7th SymposiumStresa, Italy
2007 — 6th SymposiumMunich, Germany
2005 — 5th SymposiumLeuven, Belgium
2003 — 4th SymposiumVienna Austria
2001 — 3rd SymposiumDreseden, Germany
1999 — 2nd SymposiumReims, France
1997 — 1st SymposiumMünster, Germany

Thank You …

Conference Organizers

  • Almut Winterstein
  • Stephan Schmidt
  • LaZendra Danforth
  • Matthias Füth

This symposium is made possible by the generous support of:

  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Roche
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
  • Bayer
  • Pharvaris
  • Merk
  • Novartis
  • Sanofi

Global Gator Cloud e.V. is gratefully acknowledged