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Minnesota Pharmacometrics Summer School

Based on the success of the Uppsala Pharmacometrics Summer School, the Pharmacometrics group at the University of Minnesota is planning a two-week summer school.

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 March 29, 2019. We expect to have acceptances to the program announced by May 1, 2019.


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; 612-624-3115

MPSS Planning Committee:

Mahmoud Al-Kofahi
Kyle Baron
Al Berg
Dick Brundage
Samuel Callisto
Ashwin Karanam