Auckland 2011

When: 7 February 2011 – 9 February 2011

Dept of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology

University of Auckland
New Zealand

Contact: [email protected]

Who should attend?

The PAGANZ meeting is the Australasian forum 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 led by leaders in the field and a one day scientific meeting giving researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their own work. This is a very informal meeting and in the past has been very productive in helping and guiding researchers in this important area of pharmacology and drug development.

Population Analysis WorkShop (1.5 days)

The PAWS courses 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 Course for NONMEM and the Intermediate Course will be conducted as parallel sessions. Attendance at the Intermediate Course requires experience with the conduct of at least one population approach analysis.

The beginners course will introduce the theory and practice of population modelling with NONMEM 7.

The intermediate course covers:

1. Missing data (1/2 day).

2. Simulating large models (1/2 day).

3. Optimal designs for model discrimination (1/2 day)

PAGANZ Scientific Meeting (1.5 days)

The PAGANZ meeting will include a symposium highlighting recent advances in the application of the population approach to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in different clinical settings and in drug development. The symposium speakers will include international and local experts in the field and presents a unique opportunity for Australasian scientists to see the best in action. Sessions will be dedicated to free communications and discussions providing a forum for researchers to present their work and receive feedback and advice from their peers in an informal setting.

Scientific Program

The scientific program will be based on a combination of invited speakers and submitted abstracts. Participants who wish to have oral or poster presentations considered for the scientific program should submit an abstract as soon as possible. If too many abstracts are submitted then the scientific program may be selected on a first come – first served basis. Abstracts should be submitted before the final deadline for inclusion in the printed conference proceedings (see below).

Oral Presentation: There is limited space for oral presentations. Requests will be accepted in the order received. If there are no remaining oral presentation times available the authors will be notified and encouraged to present a poster or give a brief talk during the poster podium session if time permits.

Poster Presentation: The poster size should be no larger than A0 (841 by 1189 millimetres (33.1 × 46.8 in)). Portrait format is preferred.

Abstract submission

Deadline for abstract inclusion in the printed conference proceedings is 12 noon 31st January 2011 NZT. The abstract submission date is shown with a GMT date format so the last acceptable date/time is GMT deadline 30-1-2011 23:59:59.

Instructions: Abstracts may be posted via the ‘Register/submit abstract’ link to the left. After signing into your profile, the ‘post new abstract’ link at the bottom will take you to the submission form. Abstracts may be copied and pasted as formatted text from Word or submitted as HTML. You must also select on this form your preference for either a poster or oral presentation.

Abstracts may be edited or removed after submission using the same form via your profile until the start of the meeting.

Abstracts received by the submission date will be included in the printed conference proceedings.

Abstracts that are received or modified after the submission date but before the start of the meeting will not be printed but will become part of the online conference proceedings if they are presented at the meeting.


Auckland is the centre of the Southern Hemisphere pharmacometric universe.

Getting there

Auckland International Airport is about 18 km south of the School of Medicine. The fare from the airport to the city by taxi is about $60 depending on the time of day. Alternatively, there is an airport Airbus Express. The Airbus stops outside the Langham hotel (5 minutes from PAGANZ venue).


The meeting will be held in School of Medicine, 85 Park Road, Grafton.

Meeting Rooms
503-033 Ground, Bldg 503, next to Cafe 85 Registration, welcome
PAWS (non-computer lab), All PAGANZ sessions
Study Area, next to Cafe 85 Posters and coffee/tea
MDC504-336 3rd floor, Bldg 504 PAWS (computer lab)

Registration fee is discounted for students presenting their work at PAGANZ (oral or poster) Registration

Registration fee includes snacks and lunches during PAWS and PAGANZ sessions plus dinner and drinks at the social evening

The PAGANZ venue in 2011 has a limited capacity. The maximum number of participants will be 50. Early registration and payment is encouraged to secure a place.

Social Evening

The social evening will be held at the Langham Hotel, Symonds St. The Langham Hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the PAGANZ venue.


Please arrange your own accommodation.

Domain Lodge 2 min walk from PAGANZ

Langham Hotel 5 min walk from PAGANZ

Georgia Parkside (backpacker) 2 min walk from PAGANZ

BK Hostel (backpacker) 10 min walk from PAGANZ


Organizing Committee

Bruce Charles
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Queensland

Stephen Duffull
School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
New Zealand

Bruce Green
Model Answers Pty Ltd.

Nick Holford
Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology
School of Medicine, University of Auckland
New Zealand

Carl Kirkpatrick
School of Pharmacy
Monash University

Glynn Morrish,
Research Scientist
Brisbane, Queensland

Diane R Mould
Projections Research Inc.
Phoenixville, PA

Sam Holford
Medical Student
School of Medicine
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Brian Anderson
Paediatric Intensivist
Starship Hospital
New Zealand

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