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PAGANZ Meeting in Adelaide (Australia) 8-10 Feb 2010

From: David Foster <David.Foster>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:17:59 +1030

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Population Approach Group in A=
ustralia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting to be held at the University of S=
outh Australia in Adelaide, South Australia.

Important dates:
Conference: 8-10 February 2010
Registration opens: 16 October 2009
Registration closes: 4 January 2010
Payment required: 4 January 2010
Deadline for abstracts: 4 January 2010

Note: Preliminary registration and abstract submission can be done on-line =
at the PAGANZ web-site ( <> ). Please f=
ollow the link to the Registration and Payment form. Registration will not =
be finalized until this form and payment have been received.

***Numbers are capped at 60 participants: 30 participants for each workshop=

Venue: University of South Australia, City East Campus
Located on the corner of North Terrace and Frome Road, Adelaide, South Aust=
ralia, Australia.

Most facilities are within walking distance of the conference venue. Howeve=
r, February can be hot and dry (over 40 degrees C). Adelaide is the capita=
l and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is=
 the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.1 mi=
llion. It is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St. Vin=
cent, on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between the =
Gulf St. Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges.

Useful links: <> <> <> <> <>

Who should attend:
The PAGANZ meeting is the Australasian forum for scientists with a research=
 and professional interest in the use of the population approach in pharmac=
okinetics and pharmacodynamics. A strong focus of this meeting is the appli=
cation of population modelling and simulation techniques in the experimenta=
l, clinical and regulatory settings of drug development.

This meeting is designed for scientists and clinicians working in basic or =
clinical pharmacology research, pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies =
and postgraduate students. The meeting combines a hands on workshop led by =
leaders in the field and a one day scientific meeting giving researchers th=
e opportunity to present and discuss their own work. This is a very informa=
l meeting and in the past has been very productive in helping and guiding r=
esearchers in this important area of pharmacology and drug development.

PAGANZ Workshop (1.5 days)

The courses will consist of lectures and hands-on exercises at a computer. =
During the hands-on exercises, tutors will be available for consultation an=
d assistance. The Beginners Course for NONMEM and the Intermediate Course w=
ill be conducted as parallel sessions. Attendance at the Intermediate Cours=
e requires experience with the conduct of at least one population approach =

The beginners course will introduce the theory and practice of population =
modelling with NONMEM.

The intermediate course covers:
1. Introduction to the new features of NONMEM 7 (1/2 day).
2. PKPD modelling with examples coded for NONMEM 7 and Monolix (1/2 day).
3. NONMEM for simulation with a focus on how to evaluate the performance of=
 different estimation methods available in NONMEM 7 (1/2 day).

PAGANZ Scientific Meeting (1.5 days)

The PAGANZ meeting will include a symposium highlighting recent advances in=
 the application of the population approach to pharmacokinetics and pharmac=
odynamics in different clinical settings and in drug development. The sympo=
sium speakers will include international and local experts in the field and=
 presents a unique opportunity for Australasian scientists to see the best =
in action. Two sessions will be dedicated to free communications and discus=
sions providing a forum for researchers to present their work and receive f=
eedback and advice from their peers in an informal setting.
Poster or oral abstract submission

Deadline for abstract submission is 4 January 2010.

Instructions: Abstracts may be posted via the 'Register/submit abstract' fr=
om the registration page. After signing into your profile, the 'post new ab=
stract' link at the bottom will take you to the submission form. Abstracts =
may be copied and pasted as formatted text from Word or submitted as HTML. =
You must also select on this form your preference for either a poster or or=
al presentation. Abstracts may be edited or removed after submission using =
the same form via your profile until the closing date.

Contact details:
David Foster
Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
University of South Australia
Email: david.foster

Richard Upton
Department of Anaesthesia
Royal Adelaide Hospital and
Projections Research, USA
Email: richard.upton

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Bruce Charles, University of Queensland, Australia
Stephen Duffull, University of Otago, New Zealand
Bruce Green, Model Answers Pty Ltd., Australia
Nick Holford, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Carl Kirkpatrick, University of Queensland, Australia
Glynn Morrish, University of Queensland, Australia
Diane R Mould, Projections Research Inc., U.S.A.
David Foster, University of South Australia, Australia
Richard Upton Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia and Projections Research I=
nc., U.S.A.

Received on Thu Oct 15 2009 - 18:47:59 EDT

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