Preliminary Program
8th American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP8) Pre-conference
“Systems Pharmacology: From Innovation to Impact”

Co-chairs: Saroja Ramanujan (Genentech) and Cynthia J. Musante (Pfizer)
Sunday October 15th, 2017

 

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) is an area of rapid growth due to its focus on integrating rich data, biological and pharmaceutical expertise, engineering methodologies, and computational approaches to impact human medicine and health. With continuous innovation in these areas, cross-sector interdisciplinary sharing and collaboration is vital to advancing the field and delivering on its promise.

As such, this preconference is focused on bringing together colleagues from varied disciplines including pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, systems biology, and systems medicine in order to showcase innovative and impactful work occurring in both public and private sector institutions. The preconference will feature presentations on diverse topics such as physiologically-realistic 3D beating heart models, novel cognitive computing efforts, and other cutting-edge approaches as well as examples of demonstrable impact of systems pharmacology on drug development and clinical practice. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a sunrise session that will provide an Introduction to Systems Pharmacology and will network and share learnings with colleagues over a poster session lunch. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on future directions and efforts to advance this promising field.

A preliminary agenda for the preconference is as follows:
Sunday October 15, 2017
7:00 AM  8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast and Preconference Registration
7:30 AM  8:30 AM

Sunrise Session:  An Introduction to Systems Pharmacology

8:45 AM 9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction to Preconference

9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Keynote presentations:  The Physiologically-Realistic 3D Beating Heart 

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Morning Session:  Innovative Efforts in Systems Pharmacology

12:30 PM 2:30 PM

Lunch and QSP Poster Session

2:30 PM 4:00 PM

Afternoon Session:  Impact of Systems Pharmacology on Drug Development & Clinical Practice

4:00 PM 4:45 PM

Discussion Forum:  Moving Forward: How do we advance innovation, impact, and the link between the two?

4:45 PM 5:00 PM

Concluding Remarks and Preview of Main Conference