Monday 25 November 2019
08:30 – 17:00 Beginner Population Approach workshop (pharmacometrics)
08:30 – 17:00 Intermediate Population Approach workshop (pharmacometrics)
Population Approach workshop (pharmacometrics)
The PAWS courses will consist of lectures and hands-on exercises using modelling programmes such as NONMEM and R. Please note that there will not be a computer room at the venue and all software will be accessed via a virtual desktop (based at the University of Otago in Dunedin). Please bring a suitable computing device to the workshop; one that has an internet browser, a USB port, and, preferably a mouse and a keyboard.
During the hands-on exercises, tutors will be available for consultation and assistance. The Beginners workshop and the Intermediate Course will be conducted as parallel sessions.
The beginners PAWS will introduce the theory and practice of population modelling with a hands on session with NONMEM and will be delivered by the Otago Pharmacometrics Research group. No prior experience is necessary.
The intermediate PAWS will introduce and run through model simulation and estimation using the open-source R-based non-linear mixed effect modelling platform nlmixr. Dr Rik Schoemaker, on behalf of the nlmixr development team, will facilitate this session. Attendance at the Intermediate workshop requires experience with the conduct of at least one population approach analysis.
The PAWS workshops include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019
08:30 – 12:30 Clinical Pharmacology workshop
08:30 Welcome and introduction Assoc Prof Matt Doogue, University of Otago, Christchurch
Part 1 – The Principles of Dosing
08:40 – 09:10 Pharmacokinetic principles and dosing Prof Evan Begg, University of Otago, Christchurch
09:10 – 09:40 Choosing the dose Prof Steve Duffull, School of Pharmacy, University of Otago
09:40 – 10:10 Dosing patients today Dr Phil Drennan, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney
10:10 – 10:30 Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Comfort break
Part 2 – Going Beyond the Label
11:00 – 12:30 Group discussion to determine the “optimum” process to dose a selected medicine
We will split into groups and each group will be tasked with determining the “optimum” process to dose a selected medicine. You will be asked to determine initial doses and subsequent doses using whatever methods you deem appropriate AND to compare and contrast this with the current product information. Nominate a medicine by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:30 – 13:00 Clinical Pharmacology SIG AGM
09:00 – 12:30 Innovation and impact workshop (Accelerating Australia)
Including an introduction to SPARK
Prof Michael Wallach, Director, SPARK Oceania
10:30 – 12:30 Pharmacogenomics workshop
10:30 – 10:35 Welcome & introduction Prof Andrew Somogyi, Chair ASCEPT Pharmacogenomics SIG
10:35 – 11:15 Application of new tools to understand the genetics of adverse drug reactions Prof Martin Kennedy, Carney Centre for Pharmacogenomics, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
11:15 – 11:40 Precision medicine for type 2 diabetes Assoc Prof Rinki Murphy, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
11:40 – 12:05 ECR/student talks
12:05 – 12:30 Pharmacogenomics SIG AGM
13:30 – 16:30 Education Forum
- Showcase of teaching initiatives
- Round table discussion of issues in pharmacology education
- Education Forum AGM
13:30 – 16:30 Neuropharmacology/Drug Discovery workshop
13:30 – 14:45 Student and ECR talks
14:45 – 15:00 Comfort break
15:00 – 16:15 Student and ECR talks
16:15 – 16:30
Drug Discovery SIG Meeting
Neuropharmacology SIG meeting
Joint Scientific Meeting
Tuesday 26 November, 17:00 Meeting open and keynote presentation
Friday 29 November, 13:00 Meeting close