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From: Cirincione, Brenda <Brenda.Cirincione>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:48:35 -0700

1st Annual PaSiPHIC (Pacific Coast Statisticians and Pharmacometricians
Innovation Conference) -- Narrowing the distribution between stochastic
scientists by bringing Statisticians and Pharmacometricians together

Event Dates: Monday June 14 - Wednesday June 16
City: San Luis Obispo State: California Country: USA

To find out more and register please visit our web site

Keynote Speakers:
Joga Gobburu - Director of Pharmacometrics at the Food and Drug
Stephen Senn - Professor at the University of Glasgow Department of

Traditionally, biostatistics has played a central role in assuring
validity of pharmaceutical testing by formalizing the rigorous empirical
analysis, summarization and statistical interpretation of experimental
and observational data. The emerging science of pharmacometrics,
building on the biostatistical traditions, provides additional powerful
approaches for mechanistic quantification of the various aspects of drug
therapy, including efficacy, safety, clinical pharmacology, variability
among patients and the influence of pharmacotherapy on disease progress.
Both statistics and pharmacometrics interface with other scientific
areas such as biology and physiology, engineering, mathematics and
computer science and, while sharing several commonalities between
themselves, they have evolved as complementary disciplines. The purpose
of this conference is to provide statisticians and pharmacometricians a
forum to share pertinent information concerning the application of these
disciplines to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and
translational research in biomedical sciences.

The conference will include both introductory and advanced information,
appropriate for both beginners and experts. The preliminary program
includes brief tutorials on the sciences of statistics and
pharmacometrics, as well as scientific sessions organized by experts in
the field, including: Benefits from Pharmacometrics; Drug Safety and
Pharmacometrics; Inference from Multiple Data Sources; Handling
Incomplete Information; Impact of Emerging Technologies on PK-PD; Case
Studies: Pharmacometricians and Statisticians Working in Partnership;
Increasing Flexibility in Model Building; and Career Development for
Pharmacometricians and Statisticians.

Participants will be able to choose to attend 2 of 4 brief tutorials
(each 3 hours in length.) Instructors for these tutorials include

A Statistics Primer for Pharmacometricians (or Things You May Have
Missed in Your Statistics Education That May Be Useful)
Brian Smith - Biostatistics Director, Amgen, Inc.

Mechanistic Drug Concepts for Clinical Trials
Carl Peck, MD - Adj. Professor UCSF; Chairman NDA Partners

Pharmacometrics for Statisticians
Brenda Cirincione - Director Pharmacometrics, Amylin

Stochastic Methods in Pharmacometrics
Serge Guzy, Ph.D. - President, CEO, POP_PHARM; Inc.
Rada Savic - Stanford

Registrants will receive 2 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1
dinner. The registration fee will be $399. A minimum of 50 registrants
are needed by May 1st to ensure that the conference will take place.

Organizing Committee: Andrew Chow, Brenda Cirincione, Charles DuMond,
Ying Lu, Carl Peck, Mark Peterson, Bob Smidt, Brian Smith, Chi-Hse Teng,
Paolo Vicini, and Ouhong Wang

Contact Brian Smith for more details
Phone: 805 447-1378
Email: brismith

Received on Tue Mar 23 2010 - 12:48:35 EDT

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