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OPG members attend the Advanced PKPD workshop in Melbourne (Jan 2018)


OPG faculty Steve Duffull received the ISoP 2017 fellowship award at the ACoP conference in Oct 2017

OPG members attended the ACoP conference held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA in Oct 2017



OPG members attended the ASCEPT meeting held in Queenstown in Sept 2017


OPG members attended the ASCEPT meeting held in Nelson


ASCEPT NZ was held in Nelson 30th Aug - 1st Sept. The OPG was very well represented with invited talks and oral presentations.

OPG members attended the 2nd WCoP conference held in Australia

WCoP_OPGWCoP was held in Brisbane 21-24th of August. The OPG was very well represented with invited talks, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

Brisbane was sunny, warm, and mildly humid. Good food, beer, and company were a pleasant addition to a conference jam-packed with great talks and posters.

The OPG faculty attended the 25th PAGE meeting in Portugal


PAGE was held in Lisbon 7-10th of June. As always, the plenary presentations and posters were of great interest and relevance to our research group. Steve, Hesh, and Dan enjoyed their time at the conference and spent two half-days walking around the beautiful city of Lisbon.

Otago Pharmacometrics Group attend PAGANZ Conference

(OPG) Members of Otago Pharmacometrics Group at PAGANZ 2015During 28–30 January 2015, the Otago Pharmacometrics Group attended the 17th Population Approach Group of Australia and New Zealand (PAGANZ) annual scientific meeting held in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

The conference consisted of Population Approach Workshops (Beginners on NONMEM & Intermediate on PBPK and extracorporeal clearance, model simplification and time to event analyses) and the scientific program.

The member of the Otago Pharmacometrics Group who attended include Professor Stephen Duffull, Dr Dan Wright, Hesham Al-Sallami, Mohammed Salahudeen, Piyanan (Jill) Assawasuwannakit, Shamin Saffian, Shan Pan, and Vittal Shivva.

Scene from PAGANZ 2015 (1)The School was well represented with five students and three academic staff contributing to both the Population Approach Workshops and the scientific program:

  • Hesh, Dan, and Mohammed hosted the Beginners Workshop
  • Steve, Shan, and Vittal hosted the model simplification session in the Intermediate Workshop
  • Dan, Hesh, Mohammed, Jill, Shamin, Shan, and Vittal gave oral presentations

Congratulations to Vittal on winning the ISoP Student Prize for best pharmacometrics methodology on his work Application of an in silico knockout model for gastrointestinal absorption of ketones using systems pharmacology approach.

Congratulations to Steve for receiving the ISoP Lewis B. Sheiner Lecturer Award 2014

Professor Stephen Duffull (1)The Lewis Sheiner Lecturer Award is a great honour and a recognition of Steve's contribution to the area of pharmacometrics and also mentoring students over the past 20 years.

In the award lecture, Steve introduced his previous path as a researcher and also the diverse research topics he has passionately devoted to.

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