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3-Day PK/PD Workshop Using Phoenix WinNonlin/NLME

May 11-13, 2017
Niagara Falls, NY

A three day PK/PD modeling course that transitions from simple modeling problems using the industry leading Phoenix WinNonlin software into more complex modeling examples using the nonlinear mixed effect modeling program Phoenix NLME. This hybrid course will focus on basic tutorials along with hands-on problem solving using Phoenix WinNonlin and NLME.

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Course Director

Daniel L. Weiner, Ph.D.
Dr. Weiner has extensive drug development experience and has served as an expert consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on pharmacokinetic modeling and bioequivalence assessment. Dr. Weiner is the co-author of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data Analysis: Concepts and Applications’ 4th ed. (2006). He is a codeveloper of PCNonlin, NONLIN84, and WinNonlin and has presented numerous workshops on the statistical evaluation of pharmacokinetic and bioavailability data.

Dr. Weiner is currently an industry consultant and has held previous management positions including Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President at Certara/Pharsight Corporation; Head of Biostatistics, Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals; Vice President, Statistical Consultants, Inc.; Vice President, Syntex Development Research; Senior Vice President and Principal Scientist, Quintiles; and Senior Vice President and Global Head of Clinical Development at IVAX Research.

Course Agenda

Monday, May 11   Tuesday, May 12   Wednesday, May 13
08:00-08:30 Continental Breakfast/Registration 08:00-08:30 Continental Breakfast 08:00-08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30-09:15 Introduction 08:30-09:15 Comparing Models 08:30-10:00 Hands-on (transduction)
09:15-10:15 Introduction to WinNonlin – Demo 09:15-10:00 Introduction to Hands-on Examples – Part 3 10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-10:30 Coffee 10:00-10:15 Coffee 10:15-11:15 Combining Several Sources of Data: Nonlinear Mixed Effects
10:30-12:00 Introduction to Hands-on Examples – Part 1 (Graphs and NCA) 10:15-12:00 Hands-on (PD Equilibrium Emax Models) 11:15-12:00 Hands-on (Population PK/PD data and TMDD)
12:00-13:00 Lunch 12:00-13:00 Lunch 12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Properties of Parameter Estimates 13:00-15:00 Hands-on (PK/PD Distributional delays) 13:00-15:00 Hands-on (Population PK/PD data and TMDD)
14:00-15:00 Error Models 15:00-15:15 Refreshments 15:00-15:15 Wrap up and Closing Remarks
15:00-15:15 Refreshments 15:15-17:00 Hands-on (PK/PD Turnover)    
15:15-16:00 Assessment of Goodness of Fit        
16:00-17:00 Introduction to Hands-on Examples – Part 2 (Built in PK Models)        
18:00-19:30 Group Dinner        

Registration Information


Individual fee is $2,000. Up to five (5) graduate students may enroll at a fee of $1,200 (registered MS and PhD). US Government rate: $1,600. The registration fee includes course documentation and temporary software license. Continental breakfasts, lunches, break-time refreshments, and opening dinner are also included. 


Cancellations with a full refund may be made until March 13, 2017. No refund is possible on cancellations received after this date. Substitutions may be made at any time. Please inform course secretary of any substitutions.

Course Location

The course will be held at:
The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303, USA
Phone: (716) 278-2100
Fax: (716) 278-0008

The Conference Center is 28 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Hotel Location

Sheraton at the Falls
300 Third Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303, USA
Phone: (716) 285-3361.

The price is $124/night single and double occupancy (add $10 per person for triple and quadruple occupancy).

Hotel deadline: April 3, 2017


Contact UB course secretary Suzette Mis at (716) 645-4831 or if you need assistance.

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