February 18, 2013

Fiedler-Kelly Gives NONMEM Workshop

A 3-day introductory workshop in population PK data analysis was held Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Niagara Falls, NY. The workshop was geared to pharmaceutical and biotech industry scientists and to graduate students in pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacology, pharmacy, or statistics who were looking to gain hands-on modeling experience. Presenters included Jill Fiedler-Kelly, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Cognigen Corporation, and David Jaworowicz, Associate Director of PK/PD at Cognigen. Click here to see the full course outline.

This hands-on course using NONMEM was given in conjunction with the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and provided a comprehensive understanding of the population PK approach to data analysis using formal lectures; review of data, code, and data analysis results; and practical exercises. Participants learned how to code control streams, interpret NONMEM 7 output, and evaluate model results. In addition, participants received a full set of lecture notes and a USB flash drive loaded with a PERSPECTIVE Hypertext Data Analysis Map containing a fully documented pharmacometric modeling project, including control streams for more than 60 different models.

Fiedler-Kelly is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB and is in her 13th year of presenting this workshop. “Each time I teach the course, I get new insight from my interactions with participants and the questions they ask. I use real-life examples and numerous anecdotes based on my experiences at Cognigen. I think this imparts a level of practicality to the material and makes what could be very esoteric content a great deal more tangible.”

Fiedler-Kelly also teaches a graduate-level course at UB on population pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modeling in which students learn the theory and application of the population approach.

The 3-day workshop was preceded by Pharmacokinetic–Pharmacodynamic Modeling: Concepts and Applications, a workshop presented by William J. Jusko, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB and Director of the Center of Excellence in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and by Mechanistic & Physiologic Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications, a new workshop presented by Jusko in collaboration with Donald Mager, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB is considered one of the top departments in the world in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and biopharmaceutics.


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