Minnesota Pharmacometrics Summer School - final announcement

There are still slots open for the Minnesota Pharmacometrics Summer School. Our intent is to provide graduate students and post-doctoral trainees an opportunity to increase their skills in applying nonlinear mixed effects modeling, share data analysis experiences with other trainees in a collaborative environment, and develop communication skills in describing their work. The course will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises. The link to the application form is below; you may find you need to copy and paste the entire address into a browser. For more information, contact Dick Brundage at brund001@umn.edu or 612-624-3115 by Friday April 5.

DATES: July 15-26, 2019

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

PREREQUISITES: Previous experience conducting population-based analyses; experience with R is highly desirable. The registrant will also need to bring a laptop with functioning NLME software.

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; visual predictive checks; and introductions to modeling biologics; covariate modeling strategies; and approaches to PK/PD modeling.

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.

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 April 5, 2019. We expect to have acceptances to the program announced by May 1, 2019.

LINK TO APPLICATION FORM (you may need to copy and paste into a browser):

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 (https://www.graduatehotels.com/minneapolis/) and the Days Inn (https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/minneapolis-minnesota/days-inn-hotel-university-ave-se/overview?CID=LC:DI:20160927:RIO:Local:SM-diwnct).

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dick Brundage at brund001@umn.edu or 612-624-3115

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