Melbourne 2018

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For attendees from low income countries who are also attending the Advanced PK/PD course a discounted registration is available.  Please contact: carl.kirkpatrick@monash for further information

When: 5th to 7th February, 2018

The 19th annual Population Approach Group in Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th February.  A 1.5 day population analysis workshop is included in the PAGANZ meeting.

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

Workshop Themes:

The 1.5 day 2018 beginners course will introduce the theory and practice of population modelling with NONMEM.

The 1.5 day  intermediate course covers:

1. STAN  (1 day) – 5th February

2.  DDMore Language and Application (1.5 hours) – 6th February

3. Building Covariate Models (1.5 hours) – 6th February

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 5th to Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Abstract submission will close on Friday 12th January 2018. The programme will then be published once this abstract deadline has been met.

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 at the [highlight]Parkville campus, Monash University[/highlight], not the Clayton Campus (which is 25 km away).


Recommended accommodation for the conference includes:

Vibe Hotel Carlton (2 mins walk)

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

There are serviced apartment options in Elizabeth Street, which is on the #19 tram route to the Parkville campus from the city or on Lygon St  which is a short walk (10-20 mins) away.

Social Evening

The Social evening will be held at a venue close to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Tuesday evening (6th February) .