Applied Pharmacometrics Course
2022 - Present
University of Cape Town
Local chapter of Pharmacometrics Africa
Uganda
Local chapter of Pharmacometrics Africa
World Conference on Pharmacometrics
2022
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What is Pharmacometrics?

Pharmacometrics is an emerging discipline that uses mathematical and statistical tools to quantify drug, disease, and trial information to aid efficient drug development and/or regulatory decisions. It designs and applies mathematical models to describe the relationship between drug exposure (pharmacokinetics) and response (pharmacodynamics) for both desired and undesired effects, and aims to include in such models the effects of individual patient characteristics.

Welcome to Pharmacometrics Africa

Pharmacometrics Africa is a platform for interested groups to establish and run open access quantitative clinical pharmacology educational programs in partnership with local research organisations and academic groups.

Recent News

Paper: A commentary on establishing a local centre of excellence for research and training in pharmacometrics: Lessons from the pharmacometrics Africa–Uganda chapter

Pharmacometrics involves the development and application of mathematical models, informed by knowledge on pharmacology, physiology and the disease process, to characterize the interactions between drugs and patients. It is applied to studying pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and disease progression. The ethical necessity to study drugs in the populations where they are to be used is increasingly recognized. To maximize the value of clinical data, study design and analysis must be appropriate. Historically, many datasets have been sent from African countries to better-resourced settings for analysis, but in recent years, it has been demonstrated that capacity can be built and sustained within low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)1 We report the establishment of the Ugandan Chapter of Pharmacometrics Africa, to share learning with other countries seeking to build similar capabilities.

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