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Metrum Institute Bayesian Modeling Courses This Summer at Bar Harbor, ME

From: Bill Gillespie <billgillespie>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 15:57:56 -0400

Metrum Institute is offering the following on-site courses in Bar =
Harbor, Maine, August 16-20, 2010. Please visit, =
http://training.metruminstitute.org, to register.

August 16, 2010
MI200: Getting Started With Bayesian PK-PD Modeling & Simulation Using =
WinBUGS (1 CR) provides an introduction to Bayesian modeling and the =
practical use of WinBUGS for PK-PD applications. Participants may apply =
the 1 credit hour from this course to the Metrum Institute Certificate =
Program in Pharmacometrics. Metrum Institute encourages participants to =
also consider registering for MI260: Bayesian Model-Based Meta-Analysis =
to Support Decision Making in Drug Development offered in conjunction =
with this course.
Prerequisites: Experience with PK-PD modeling and some familiarity and =
hands-on experience with nonlinear regression, mixed-effects modeling, =
and use of R (or S-PLUS). Applicable MI courses include: MI220 or =
contact us.
Computer Hardware/Software: This course requires a Windows laptop =
computer with an available USB 2.0 port. All required software used for =
hands-on examples will be freeware/open-source software and simple =
instructions will be provided for users to configure their computers =
before the course.
Location: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

August 17-18, 2010
MI255: Exposure-Response Modeling of Categorical, Count and =
Time-to-Event Data Using Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood Methods (2 CR) =
is an intensive course providing an introduction to modeling of =
categorical, count, and time-to-event data, and the practical use of =
WinBUGS and NONMEM® for such applications. The course provides some =
basic theory and illustrates some of the advantages of using Bayesian =
methods for these types of data sets. Participants may apply the 2 =
credit hours from this course to the Metrum Institute Certificate =
Program in Pharmacometrics.
Prerequisites: Experience with PK-PD modeling and some familiarity with =
nonlinear regression, mixed-effects modeling, and R (or S-Plus) is =
required. Prior experience with Bayesian modeling using Win- BUGS is =
desirable but not required. The course includes a short introduction to =
Bayesian prin- ciples and WinBUGS. Applicable MI courses include: MI200, =
MI210, MI212, MI220 and MI250, or contact us.
Computer Hardware/Software: This course requires a Windows laptop =
computer with an available USB 2.0 port. All required software used for =
hands-on examples will be freeware/open-source software and simple =
instructions will be provided for users to configure their computers =
before the course.

August 19-20, 2010
MI260: Bayesian Model-Based Meta-Analysis to Support Decision Making in =
Drug Development (2 CR) provides an introduction to model-based =
meta-analysis of summary data or a combination of summary and individual =
data from clinical trials to support decision-making in clinical drug =
development. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to =
design a model-based meta-analysis of clinical trial data to address =
strategic decisions in a clinical drug development program and implement =
it using a Bayesian approach executed with WinBUGS and R. Participants =
will also be able to construct a model for the relationship between an =
efficacy- or safety-related clinical outcome and independent variables =
such as dose, time and patient characteristics by analysis of summary =
data from multiple studies, e.g., treatment means and standard =
deviations, and construct such a model by analysis of a combination of =
summary and individual data, as well as execute and interpret population =
simulations to support decision-making in clinical drug development. =
Participants may apply the 2 credit hours from this course to the Metrum =
Institute Certificate Program in Pharmacometrics.
Prerequisites: Experience with PK-PD modeling and some familiarity and =
hands-on experience with nonlinear regression, mixed effects modeling, =
Bayesian modeling using WinBUGS, and use of R (or S-PLUS). MI200: =
Getting Started With Bayesian PK-PD Modeling & Simulation Using WinBUGS, =
offered a few days prior to this course, meets these requirements. Other =
applicable MI courses include: MI220 and MI250, or contact us.
Computer Hardware/Software: This course requires a Windows laptop =
computer with an available USB 2.0 port. All required software used for =
hands-on examples will be freeware/open-source software and simple =
instructions will be provided for users to configure their computers =
before the course.
Location: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

William R Gillespie, VP Strategic Modeling & Simulation
Metrum Research Group LLC
2 Tunxis Road, Suite 112, Tariffville, CT 06081
Direct & FAX:919-371-2786, Main:860-735-7043
billg
www.metrumrg.com


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