Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) plays significant roles in the discovery and developments of drugs. Considering the lack of academic scientists in the field of DMPK in India, the main goals of the Symposium are: 1. To provide a better understanding of the role that drug metabolism, drug transporters, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics play in the drug discovery/development process; 2. To evaluate new and current techniques and models associated with drug metabolism and drug transporters, as well as development of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models 3. To gain insights into the issues encountered during the drug discovery process and the interface between discovery and clinical development; and 4. To identify processes for reducing the attrition of drug candidates through a better understanding of metabolism and in vitro and in vivo correlations. This is primarily a lecture-based symposium intended for students and scientists from industry, academia, health-based government organizations, and healthcare professional with a background in chemistry, biology, or the pharmaceutical sciences, with some experience in the principles and techniques of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. The symposium is also intended for experienced researchers in these areas who wish to broaden or supplement their area of expertise, as well as contribute to the discussion topics. Experts from India and abroad in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics will give presentations and lead discussions at the Symposium.