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Minnesota Pharmacometrics Summer School 2020

The Pharmacometrics Group at the University of Minnesota is planning a two-week, didactic/hands-on summer school covering intermediate modeling and simulation topics.

DATES: July 13-24, 2020

LOCATION: University of Minnesota
7-115 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

TARGET AUDIENCE: The course is intended for PhD students and post-doctoral trainees.

PREREQUISITES: Previous experience conducting population-based analyses. The registrant will also need to bring a laptop with suitable NLME and R/RStudio software installed.

FORMAT: The format will consist of lectures, hands-on sessions, group work, and presentations, with a focus on a basic understanding of the topic, implementation of appropriate code, and interpretation of results. MPSS will be structured around R and NONMEM. Experience with PsN and Pirana is highly desirable. Evening office hours for group or individual project consultation can be arranged.

TOPICS: A variety of topics will be covered that are often beyond what can be presented in an introductory course or workshop. Topics will include simulation with mrgsolve; estimating parameter precision; incorporating between occasion variability; mixture modeling; simulation based diagnostics; covariate modeling strategies; and approaches to PK/PD modeling.

FEE: There will be no charge for the program but students are responsible for their own transportation, food, and lodging.

LIMIT TO ENROLLMENT: 20 registrants.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday March 20, 2020. We expect to have acceptances to the program announced by April 20, 2020.

LINK TO APPLICATION FORM: The application form can be found here: application form
or use the following URL:

HOUSING: A block of rooms at a University of Minnesota dormitory (single- or double-occupancy) will be reserved (

Other campus housing options include The Graduate Hotel ( and the Days Inn (

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dick Brundage at; or +1 612-624-3115

MPSS Planning Committee:
Mahmoud Al-Kofahi
Kyle Baron
Al Berg
Dick Brundage
Samuel Callisto
Mutaz Jaber
Ashwin Karanam

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