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13th Fisher/Shafer NONMEM Workshop with PLT Tools

From: Steven Shafer <steven.shafer>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 07:04:49 -0800

Dear Colleagues:


I wish to remind you about the upcoming 13th Fisher/Shafer NONMEM Workshop
with PLT Tools, which will be held in San Francisco from Wednesday, March
9th, 2011 through Saturday, March 12th, 2011. You can find the course
description and registration details at <>


This is an intermediate to advanced course on the use of the NONMEM System,
closely integrated with the PLT Tools graphical user interface for the
NONMEM System. Although the focus of the workshop is NONMEM, the more
advanced diagnostics (e.g., visual predictive check, log-likelihood
profiling, bootstrap analysis, jackknife validation, automated covariate
searching, analysis and report automation) are presented in the context of
PLT Tools because it automates the generation of these diagnostics.


The workshop will be based on NONMEM VI, the standard version of NONMEM for
most users. PLT Tools fully supports NONMEM 7. PLT Tools also supports
NMQUAL, for users who have incorporated NMQUAL into their work environment.


Our NONMEM Workshops are now in their 7th year. Dennis and I have spent the
past five years developing PLT Tools. We introduced PLT Tools in Bethesda,
Maryland in 2009, and have used the biannual workshops to introduce new
features of PLT Tools. The feedback from the four courses since we
introduced PLT Tools (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th) is that workshop
participants appreciated having access to the powerful features of the PLT
Tools program.


You can download the fully functional unlicensed version of PLT Tools from


Participants are encouraged to consider two introductory courses:

  . Introduction to R: The day before the workshop (Tuesday, March 8th), we
teach two half-day courses: "Data Manipulation" (Tuesday morning) and
"Statistics and Graphics (Tuesday afternoon).

  . Introduction to NONMEM: Participants who would like to brush up on
NONMEM before starting the workshop on Wednesday are encouraged to attend
this half-day session (Tuesday afternoon).


Participants interested in additional training in PLT Tools can sign up for
a half-day course devoted to PLT Tools we give on the afternoon of the last
day (Saturday, March 12th). The course covers PLT Tools in far greater
detail, focusing on a series of examples in which PLT Tools handles types of
data analysis that are unwieldy if one attempts to work directly with


Dennis and I hope to see you in March in San Francisco!




Steven L. Shafer, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University

Adjunct Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University

Adjunct Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, UCSF

Editor-in-Chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia



Received on Mon Feb 07 2011 - 10:04:49 EST

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