The Translational Pharmacokinetic Research Group (TPRG), Faculty of Pharmacy, is pleased to invite you to an open special seminar. This is part of a one-week international pharmacometrics course with pre-registered early-career participants drawn from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The course is being taught by Prof. Leon Aarons and Dr Kayode Ogungbenro (OAU alumnus) from the University of Manchester, and Dr. Paolo Denti and Mr Mahmoud Abdelwahab from the University of Cape Town. It is sponsored by Pharmacometrics Africa with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. TPRG collaborates with and shares Pharmacometrics Africa's goal to build pharmacometrics capacity on the African continent.
Seminar Title: What Have Models Ever Done for You?
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 3 - 4 pm
Venue: Board Room (B312), Faculty of Pharmacy
Speaker: Professor Leon Aarons, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
About the Seminar: People involved in the drug development process are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of studying the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of the drug in the population interest as soon as possible.In this seminar Prof. Aarons will discuss the advantages of using a modelling approach to analyse and interpret pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data. Using some case studies, he will discuss some of the issues with modelling and how simple models in some cases are preferred to complex models. Finally he will show some examples where mixed effects modelling allows the interpretation of pharmacokinetic data where a model independent approach is not possible. This will be of great interest to anyone interested in drug development and clinical use, especially in the College of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Pharmacyand the Faculty of Science.
About the Speaker: Professor Leon Aarons is a Professor in Manchester Pharmacy School at the University of Manchester, UK. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, he went to Manchester in 1976. His major research interests lie in the area of pharmacokinetics. He has a general interest in the subject as a whole but has a special interest in data analysis and interpretation. He collaborates with members of the pharmacokinetic group in Manchester and also with other scientists in industry and academia throughout Europe. His current activities revolve around population pharmacokinetics. He is a member on various committees promoting research including the United Kingdom Pharmacokinetic Discussion Group and is a member of the management committee of COST B25. He is European Editor of the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and Executive Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
This will be a great seminar and we look forward to seeing you.