Dunedin 2008


13 February 2008 – 15 February 2008

2008 Program

2008 Participants

The 10*th Annual  Population Approach Group in Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting will be held in Dunedin New Zealand. The meeting will take place within The National School of Pharmacy, University of Otago in Dunedin.

Weather in Dunedin will be cool to warm with temperatures in the 15-25 range.

*=The 2006 meeting was originally announced as the 9th meeting. After discussion at the 2006 AGM it was agreed that the PAGANZA meeting should be considered as being a special meeting in 2002 and not part of the annual series. Therefore the 2006 meeting was the 8th annual meeting of PAGANZ.

13-15 February 2008

University of Otago

Organised By

  • The Modelling and Simulation Lab
  • The National School of Pharmacy
  • University of Otago, New Zealand

Conference Registration:

8 – 8.25 am Wed 13th

Room 713

7th Floor Adams building

Frederick St

(50m from corner of George and Frederick)

[see map below: “SoP” location]

Last Updated 1st November 2007


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.



The dates are 13-15 February 2008.

Note that Dunedin is a University Town with a population of approximately 120,000 people. Please book your accommodation early to ensure that you get the place of your choice.

Visiting Dunedin at this time can be especially rewarding. Be sure to check out the updates on the many events that will be going on that week at http://www.dunedinnz.com/tourism/

PAGANZ is a 3 day meeting. The first 1.5 days of the meeting will be a workshop followed by the scientific meeting.


Poster or Oral Communication Abstract Submission

As part of the PAGANZ scientific meeting researchers will have an opportunity to display research poster and also present a 5 minute overview of their research with a chance for discussion by attending scientists. This has been an informal and most valuable aspect of previous meetings.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 11th January 2008

Abstract Format: Presenters should submit an abstract on line at http://www.paganz.org

The organizers reserve the right to accept abstracts based on suitability for the aims of PAGANZ.



Registration has opened .  You can register by clicking on the link at the top left of this page just under the Link for the Dunedin Meeting.

The maximum number of participants is 50.  A waiting list will be constructed for registrations exceeding this number.

Payment is required by 1st December 2007.  If payment is not received by 1st December 2007 then your name may be moved to the waiting list.

Cost for registration for the PAGANZ scientific meeting including workshops and the social programme is NZD$300.00

The class size is limited to 25 participants per workshop.



National School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin

Dunedin City web large

Registration & Coffee:

8.00-8.25 am Wed 13th

Room 713

7th Floor Adams Building

Frederick St
The NZ National School of Pharmacy
University of Otago


Please arrange your own accommodation. Specific motels/hotels within the vicinity are listed below:

Daily transport to the university is recommended by foot



Alexis Motor Lodge

475 George Street

Phone:  +64-3-471 7268

Fax::     +64-3-471 7270

Email:   [email protected]



Allan Court Motel

590 George Street

Phone:  +64-3-477 7526

Fax::     +64-3-471 4937

Email:   [email protected]


Alcala Motor Lodge

Corner George & St David Streets

Phone:  +64-3-477 9073

Fax:      +64-3-477 4226

Email:   [email protected]



Bluestone on George

571 George Street

Phone: +64 3 477 9201

Fax:      +64 3 477 9203

Email:   [email protected]



858 George Street Motel

858 George Street

Phone:  +64-3-4740047

Fax::     +64-3-4740047

Email:   [email protected]






Cargills Hotel

678 George Street Dunedin

Phone:  +64-3-477 7983

Fax::     +64-3-477 8098

Email:   [email protected]


Scenic Circle – Dunedin City Hotel

Cnr Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin

Phone: +64-3-470 1470

Fax:      +64-3-470 1477

Email:   [email protected]



Mercure Leisure Lodge Dunedin

Duke Street Dunedin

Phone: +64-3-477 5360

Fax:      +64-3-4775460

E-mail: [email protected]



Quest Services Apartments

333 Cumberland Street Dunedin

Phone:  +64-3-470 1725

Fax:      +64-3-470 1727

Email:   [email protected]



The Victoria Hotel

137 St Andrews Street Dunedin

Phone: +64-3-477 0572

Fax:      +64-3-477 0293

Email:   [email protected]




University Accommodation

University of Otago

Executive Residence

68 Forth Street Dunedin

Phone:  +64-3-479-9150

Fax:      +64-3-479-9180

Email:   [email protected]


Tariff: $120 – 1 person – $20 extra persons



St Margaret’s College

University of Otago (on campus)

Phone:  +64-3-4795540

Fax:      +64-3-479 5541

Email:   [email protected]



Bed & Breakfast $65

Bed & Breakfast & Lunch $70

Bed & Breakfast & Dinner $75

Full $80




Dunedin Central Backpackers

243 Moray Place



On Top Backpackers

Cnr Filleul & Moray Place

Phone:  +64-3-477 6121

Fax:      +64-3-477 6141

Email:   [email protected]



Kiwis Nest

597 George Street

Phone:  +64-3-471 9540

Email:   [email protected]




Airport transport


Transport from the airport using Shuttles and Taxi Service, details below:


Shuttle Service
Shuttle services operate from a common rank, generally after each scheduled arrival. All shuttles welcome pre bookings Airport/City and City/Airport.

One way fare costs $20 (approx). Cost depends on number of people travelling in shuttle.


City Taxis

Ph: 03 477 1771


Dunedin Taxis

Ph: 03 477 6611


Gallagher’s Shuttles

Ph: 03 488 1224

Mobile: 027 445 1086

[email protected]


JC’s Shuttles

Ph: 03 4764 000

Mobile: 025 301 674


Kiwi Shuttles

Ph: 03 473 7017

Mobile: 0272 040 598



Southern Taxis

Ph: 03 476 6300


Super Shuttles

Ph: 0800-748-885





Taxi Service
Taxi operators trading at the airport use a common rank.  It is not possible to have a preferred company available “on demand”.  All taxis welcome pre-bookings Airport/City and City/Airport.  Typical fares are $60-$75 one way.


City Taxis

Ph: 03 477 1771


Corporate Cabs

Ph: 0800 789- 789/03 4777000



Dunedin Taxis

Ph: 03 477 7777



Gold Star Taxis

Ph: 03 477 6655


Mosgiel Taxis

Ph: 03 489 3344


Southern Taxis

Ph: 03 476 6300



For more information contact

Stephen Duffull

PAGANZ Workshop (1.5 days)

The course 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 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.


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. Two 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.




Organizing Committee

Bruce Charles
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Queensland


Stephen Duffull
School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
New Zealand


Bruce Green
School of Pharmacy
University of Queensland


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


Carl Kirkpatrick
Senior Lecturer
School of Pharmacy
University of Queensland

Diane R Mould
Projections Research Inc.
Phoenixville, PA