Adelaide 2023

When: Monday 30th January – Wednesday 1st February 2023

The 24th annual Population Approach Group in Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting will be held in City West campus, University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, South Australia, from Monday 30th January to Wednesday 1st February 2023.

A detailed map of the UniSA City West Campus is available here.

Registration and abstract submission has now closed.

Population analysis workshops:

The workshops will consist of lectures and hands-on exercises at a computer. During the hands-on exercises, tutors will be available for consultation and assistance.

The Beginners workshop for NONMEM and the Intermediate workshop will be conducted as parallel sessions. The Beginners workshop will introduce the theory and practice of population modelling with NONMEM. Attendance at the Intermediate workshop requires experience with the conduct of at least one population approach analysis.

The 2023 Intermediate will involve 1 full day on Pharmacoeconomics (coordinated by Thomas Lung, The George Institute for Global Health / University of Sydney and Tracey Laba, University of South Australia). This will be followed by a ½ day on CAR-T modelling (coordinated by Stephen Duffull, Certara / University of Otago and Mirjam Tram, Certara).

Please note: this year we will be running the PAWS as BYO device. You will require your own working installation of NONMEM and R. Meeting attendees will be able to download a NONMEM installation and a temporary license associated with the meeting closer to the time. We recommend you use R Studio with your R installation, which is available through most Universities and is discounted for researchers. More information on this to follow.

Who should attend?

The PAGANZ meeting is the Australasian forum (open to attendees from anywhere in the world) for scientists 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.

This meeting is designed for scientists and clinicians working in basic or clinical pharmacology research, pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies and postgraduate students. The meeting combines a hands on workshop given by leaders in the field and a scientific meeting giving researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their own work. This is an informal meeting and in the past has been very productive in helping and guiding researchers in this important area of pharmacology and drug development.


The meeting will be held at City West campus, University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, South Australia. UniSA is within easy walking distance of the CBD of Adelaide.

More details to follow soon! We hope to see you there.

ISoP Keynote Speaker
Professor Piet van der Graaf

Piet van der Graaf is Professor of Systems Pharmacology at Leiden University (The Netherlands) and Senior Vice President Quantitative Systems Pharmacology at Certara.  From 2013-2016 he was the CSO of the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research and before that he held various research leadership positions at Pfizer across discovery and clinical development.  He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology before becoming Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.  Piet received his doctorate training in clinical medicine with Nobel laureate Sir James Black at King’s College London and was the recipient of the 2021 Leadership Award from the International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP).

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