What is PAGANZ?
T he Population Approach Group of Australia & New Zealand is an incorporated society founded on an interest in pharmacology and therapeutic applications using the population approach. Since 1999, an annual PAGANZ scientific meeting has been held in the Southern hemisphere, to encourage the use and development of pharmacometrics primarily in Australia and New Zealand.
A key focus of this meeting is the application of population modelling and simulation techniques in the experimental, clinical and regulatory settings of clinical drug development. Meetings consist of hands-on workshops, given by world leaders in the field, followed by a scientific meeting giving researchers, particularly students, the opportunity to present and discuss work in a collegial and friendly environment. PAGANZ is proud to be a world leader in teaching and support of research in this important area of pharmacology and drug development.
After registration for access to the PAGANZ website you may join the PAGANZ Incorporated Society. Being a member of PAGANZ Inc gives you voting rights at the annual meeting of the Society and also allows you to be nominated to be an office member of the Society Committee. There are no membership fees for PAGANZ Inc.
The 18th annual Population Approach Group of Australia and New Zealand meeting will be held in Adelaide, Australia from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th February. A population analysis workshop (PAWS) is included in the PAGANZ meeting.
The meeting is an Australasian forum open to attendees from anywhere in the world with a research and professional interest in the use of the population approach in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. A strong focus of this meeting is the application of population modelling and simulation techniques in the experimental, clinical and regulatory settings of drug development.
Field: Pharmacometrics, particularly regarding the design, analysis, interpretation and application of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic studies.
Workshop Themes: The Beginners workshop for NONMEM and the Intermediate workshop will be conducted as parallel sessions. The 2017 Beginners workshop will introduce the theory and practice of population modelling with NONMEM.
The Intermediate workshop covers:
- Shiny apps in R for simulation (1/2 day).
- Ordinary differential equations in R / PKADVAN package-analytical solutions in R (1/2 day).
- Multi-state receptor theory and “biased” ligands (1/2 day)
ISoP and PAGANZ Partnership
The International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP) continues to establish partnerships with other scientific organizations. We are pleased to announce the official partnership between ISoP and the Population Analysis Group of Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ).
The formalization of the alliance between ISoP and PAGANZ is consistent with the ISoP mission of actively partnering with other scientific organizations and societies, providing a way to foster the integration and innovation of the field of pharmacometrics and its impact across the world. We look forward to active collaborations between ISoP and PAGANZ.
What is ISoP?
ISoP was formed in 2012 to encourage pharmacometrics internationally. It evolved from the American Society of Pharmacometrics (ASoP) and now has directors around the world (USA, Europe, New Zealand).
What can ISoP do for me?
ISoP provides financial support for the PAGANZ annual meeting and one student and one full annual membership to be given to deserving PAGANZ members.
PAGANZ members are encouraged to join ISoP. Go to the ISoP Join page and find out more about what ISoP is doing and what it can do for you.
PAGANZ and WCoP 2016
PAGANZ was the organiser of the World Conference on Pharmacometrics 2016. WCoP 2016 was held in Brisbane, Australia from 21 to 24 August, and was in place of the annual PAGANZ scientific meeting.