Sydney 2003


19 February 2003 – 21 February 2003

The 5th Annual Population Analysis WorkShop (PAWS)  and Population Approach Group in Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting will be held from the 19th to 21st February, 2003 in Sydney, Australia.

Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 February 2003

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Australia

Last Updated  04 October 2004

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


  • France Mentre, Dept d’Epidémiologie, Biostatistique et Recherche Clinique, CHU Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France
  • Diane Mould, Projections Research Inc., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Nick Holford, Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, University of Auckland
  • Stephen Duffull, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland
  • Bruce Charles, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland

Who should attend?

The PAWS and 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 lead 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.


PAWS 19th to 20th February 2003

PAGANZ 21st February 2003

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: 10th February 2003

Abstract Format: Presenters should submit a 1 A4 page summary of their research with a Title, all authors and affiliations.

Abstracts should be emailed as a Word document attachment to:

Dr Andrew McLachlan [email protected]

Email Subject: PAGANZ 2003 abstract


Cost: PAWS and PAGANZ : $250 PAGANZ only $120

Please download, print, and send the registration form to:

Dr Andrew  McLachlan


Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Fax +61-2-9351-4391


Faculty of Pharmacy, Science Rd. University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW


Please arrange your own accommodation.

Organizing Committee

Andrew McLachlan, University of Sydney (Chair), Australia

Nick Holford, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Stephen Duffull, University of Queensland, Australia

Carl Kirkpatrick, University of Queensland, Australia

Bruce Charles, University of Queensland, Australia

Diane Mould, Projections Research Inc., Pennsylvania, USA

For more information contact

Dr Andrew McLachlan : [email protected]

Phone 02-9351-4452

PAWS Workshop

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.

  • The Beginners Course will provide an introduction and overview of the
    population approach and its application in different settings. There
    will be an initial introductory lecture on some basic issues and
    concepts of population modelling including rationale, scope, differences
    and similarities with more traditional (non-population) approaches. No
    previous knowledge or experience of population modelling with NONMEM (or
    any other population software) will be required or assumed in the
    Beginner’s Course. After the introductory lecture we will reconvene for
    hands-on use of NONMEM in the computer laboratory, beginning with some
    simple analyses (afternoon session, Day 1), followed by cases studies
    (morning and afternoon sessions, Day 2) which will introduce other
    features available in a NONMEM analysis.” In the final session
    (afternoon, Day 2) participants will be provided with a set of data and
    will have the opportunity to develop individual analyses. Experienced
    tutors will be in attendance to assist during the lab sessions”
  • The Intermediate Course will provide a general overview of the population approach and give attendees a chance to explore the application of logistic regression, differential equations and methods such as bootstrapping in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling.

PAGANZ Scientific Meeting

This one day meeting will commence with 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. The afternoon session 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.