Utah Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Workshops

Offered Jointly by University of Utah and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Rocky Mountain Discussion Group

August 9th through 11th, 2017



Registration is open for the Utah Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Workshops (August 9-11, 2017) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Registration is now close.


This three-day program will feature speakers and hands-on sessions

Day 1: Applications to Clinical Pharmacology

Messy Data and Model Building: Methods, Tools and Techniques for Insightful Research.

August 9, 2017; 8:00 am– 5:00 pm

Topics to be covered include:

  • Application of Pharmacometrics: Case Studies
  • vaccine study emphasizing the use of multiple databases
  • Why Bayes is the way to go for Predictive Modeling
  • What to take away and how do I apply this knowledge

Day 2: Statistical Workshop

Theme: R for Pharmacometricians and Pharmacologists

August 10, 2017; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Participants are encouraged to preload R software 

Topics to be covered include:

  • R Basics: The R Environment; The R-Studio  Environment; R Data Objects; Data functions, Rstudio
  • Basic data manipulation; Basic Graphics- (Traditional graphics, lattice graphics/GGPLOT, and PKgraph); The aggregate function, ddply; Using R Functions and Scripts
  • Basics of working with and subsetting data objects, then moving on to the power of using Lists in R
  • Combining Multiple Study Results: Meta-analysis
  • Combining Multiple Study Data: Measuring heterogeneity and bias; Data visualization;
  • Working with PK and PD data analysis over several studies
  • Implementing Causal Inference with R
  • Pharmacometrics and Statistics Toolboxes for Optimal design


Day 3: Simcyp Workshop

Theme: Introductory Simcyp simulator training (includes hands-on sessions)

August 11, 2017; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Topics to be covered include:

  • Introductory or specialised simulator training
  • Focused workshops covering key topics, and current trends, in model-based drug development
  • Professional guidance through the hands-on exercises, providing experience and familiarity with practical applications of the simulator
  • Face-to-face support for internal Simcyp working groups

Conference Location:

Commander’s House, Fort Douglas

1965 De Trobriand Street

Building 620

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Hotel Information:

University Guest House

Reservations: 801-587-1000

Toll-Free: 888-416-4075


Accommodation are available August 8th, 9th and 10th with a discount rate of $109.00 per night. When calling you'll need to mention the group name Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Workshop Series.

Registration and Further Enquiries:  Registration is on a per workshop basis.  The fee covers lecture materials, coffee/tea and lunch.  You must register to participate.  Registration is on a first come basis. 


AccreditationThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Primary Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Primary Children’s Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AMA Credit: Primary Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Pediatricians, Physicians, Bioinformaticists, Biostatiticians, Physician Assistants, Nursing and Pharmacy Professionals and Pharmacology, Biomedical, and Statistical Graduate Students and other interested medical professionals.