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    Auckland 2019

Call for nominations for a member of the PAGANZ Inc Committee

At the 2019 PAGANZ Inc AGM, due to be held Monday 25 November 2019 in Queenstown, New Zealand, 2 new ordinary member vacancies in the PAGANZ Inc Committee will be filled. The AGM will take place at 17:00 in the Rees room at QT Queenstown, 30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown.

PAGANZ Inc is a Society managed by a Committee consisting of a President, Treasurer, Secretary (Officers) and three ordinary members. Incumbent Secretary Stefanie Henning will be stepping down from the Committee, and Jacqueline Hannam will vacate her member position to become the new Secretary. Carl Kirkpatrick will vacate his ordinary member position. This results in vacancies for two (2) ordinary member positions.

The Committee encourages nominations for the 2 ordinary member vacancies.

This is an opportunity to become involved in the behind the scenes activities that support PAGANZ. For those developing a career in pharmacometrics this can be an important addition to your CV.

If you are interested in joining the Committee you will need to be a member of PAGANZ Inc and be nominated and seconded by a member of PAGANZ. The list of current members can be found on the PAGANZ website. If you are not already a member we encourage you to register. It costs nothing to join and maintain membership.

Nominations must be made using this form and must be received no later than 20 November 2019.

Where more candidates than vacant positions exist on the Committee, the single transferable vote (STV) method shall be used. Voting will open on 21 November 2019 via a web-based interface, and will close on 24 November with the results then confirmed at the AGM.

PAGANZ Student travel awards now open

We are happy to announce that PAGANZ will provide student members support to attend the 2019 meeting! More information available is available under the Prizes and Scholarships Tab above.

ASCEPT-PAGANZ 2019: Registration is open

On behalf of the Program Committee, we invite you to attend the ASCEPT- PAGANZ 2019 Joint Scientific Meeting to be held at Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand from 25 – 29 November 2019.

Registration is open and the Scientific Program is online via the left-hand menu on the meeting page. We encourage you to register and book accommodation soon.

Pre-meeting Population Approach Workshops (PAWS)

The 2019 Population Approach Workshops (PAWS) are being held prior to the meeting proper on Monday 25 November (1 day). There will be the Beginners (introductory) and Intermediate (using nlmixr for population analyses) workshops -further details are provided here.  As usual, PAWS remain free to attend, just remember to select a PAWS during the registration process. An important note this year is that PAWS will be BYOD (bring your own device) for access to the “hands on” component. 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. More details will follow in the near future.

The theme for this joint meeting is: Shared horizons: Optimising drug response to improve patient outcomes

We anticipate that there will be approximately 300 attendees at the Meeting from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United States. These world-class experts, early career researchers and students are all actively engaged in either academic or industrial pre-clinical and clinical pharmacology.

The Meeting offers the opportunity to network with colleagues and other leading international and national scientists and academics at both social and scientific activities. A key feature of the Meeting is the chance for early career researchers and research students to present their research findings in poster and oral presentations sessions. ASCEPT-PAGANZ annual awards and prizes will also be presented at the Meeting.


Auckland 2019 – 20 years of PAGANZ

The 20th annual Population Approach Group in Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting was recently held in Auckland, New Zealand from 6 – 9th February 2019.

The theme of the meeting was a celebration of 20 years of PAGANZ, back where it all began.

Download 2019 abstracts

What is PAGANZ?

The 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.

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.

Thank you to our continuing sponsors

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2019 Auckland meeting sponsors