Melbourne 2012

When: 6 February 2012 – 8 February 2012

The 14th annual Population Approach Group in Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting will be held in Melbourne, Australia from the Monday 6th to Wedneday 8th February. A population analysis workshop is included in the PAGANZ meeting.

Pharmacometrics, particularly regarding the design, analysis, interpretation and application of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic studies.

Workshop Themes:

The 2012 beginners course will introduce the theory and practice of population modelling with NONMEM.

The intermediate course covers:

1. Transformations (1/2 day).

2. Clinical Trial Simulation (1/2 day).

3. Mechanism-based modelling of anti-infective agents (1/2 day)

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 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 dates are Monday 6th- Wednesday 8th February 2012.

Getting there

Melbourne Airport is about 20kms south of the Monash University Parkville Campus. The fare from the airport to the city by taxi is about $60 (but depends on the time of day and traffic).  There are airport buses (Skybus) that will transport you from the airport to Southern Cross Station for $16.   You can either catch a tram, train, taxi or walk to your accommodation

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Please note, this meeting will be held a the Parkville campus, Monash University, not the Clayton Campus (which is 25 Kms away).


Reccommended accomodation for the conference includes:

Vibe Hotel Carlton (2 mins walk)

Parade Inn (5 mins walk)

Parkville Place Apartments (5-10 mins walk through park)

Social Evening

The Social evening will be held at a venue close to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Tuesday evening (7th February) .

Satellite Meeting

A basic PKPD course will be taught on Thursday 9th – Friday 10th February 2012, in Canberra, ACT, following the PAGANZ meeting .

Please visit the PKPD course website for details.