ACDRS 2023 Course

The Course emphasizes integrated product development that is science-based, efficient, economical, high quality, and rapid, leading to better and safer medical products for patients.

See how this rigorous, in-depth, comprehensive, and systematic immersion into modern medical product development, regulation, and market introduction can benefit your career by viewing testimonials from former ACDRS Course participants.

Dates and session themes

Jan 25, 2023

First day of instruction

Jan 25-27, 2023*

Session 1

The Medical Product Development Enterprise: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Mar 29-31, 2023*

Session 2

Learning Trials: From Discovery to First in Humans

Apr 26-28, 2023*

Session 3

Learning and Confirming Trials: Finding and Confirming the Right Dose

June 14-16, 2023*

Session 4

Statistics: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Clinical Trials

Sep 27-29, 2023*

Session 5

Global Clinical Trials Authorization and Marketing Authorization Processes

Nov 1-3, 2023*

Session 6

Integrated Product Development, Portfolio Management, and Project Management; Preparing for Transition to the Market

Nov 3, 2023*

Last day of instruction

mid Nov 2023


December 19, 2022

Cancellation deadline

* hybrid course with the option to attend in-person (in DC) or virtually (via Zoom) for three days of eight hours each day

See the Course for topics and learning outcomes


University of California, Washington Center (UCDC), 1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC


You must:

  • have a higher university degree, such as MD, PharmD, PhD, Master’s, or JD (Applicants without terminal degrees but with extensive product development will be considered)

  • have a primary interest in medical product discovery, development, regulation, or related activity

  • have at least one year of work experience in medical product development

  • be qualified via standards and nominations by submitting a one-page curriculum vitae to [email protected] prior to or immediately following registration

Enrollees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for in-person attendance. Per University of California policy, full COVID-19 vaccination status is defined as 14 days after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine or 14 days after the second shot of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. ACDRS attendees are required to take the UCDC visitor/guest daily health screener prior to coming onsite.


Registration fee: $15,000

A discounted fee for a limited number of participants from academia and government is available, please contact [email protected].

Enrollment is limited. You are encouraged to register well in advance. In case of cancellation before December 19, 2022 the fee (less $500.00 for administrative expenses) will be returned. There will be no substitute registrants or refund on cancellations made after this date.

For additional details, see FAQ.