Pharmacometric Web-based Learning Resource

The American College of Clinical Pharmacology® (ACCP) Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional (STEP) Committee is pleased to announce the Pharmacometrics Web-based Learning Resource brought to us by the Univ of Maryland Ctr for Translational Medicine. In addition to the Pharmacometric resource, ACCP provides numerous Member Benefits to enhance your professional development. We encourage you to join ACCP to receive these Member Benefits.

Why is the Pharmacometric Web-based Learning Resource important?
The study of pharmacometrics facilitates the optimization of drug efficacy and minimizes toxicity. Due to the increase in demand for this science, this area of pharamcokinetics and pharmacodynamics provides generous opportunities for entry-level positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

The content offers a beginner’s guide to pharmacometric theory, modeling and application, including: 

  • Theory with definitions of common terms;
  • Case studies with code are available for NONMEM, R and SPLUS; 
  • A code library for a variety of study designs, 1- and 2-compartment models and various administration routes (e.g. bolus, oral, IV infusion), elimination scenarios (e.g. linear, nonlinear) and dosing regimens (e.g. single dose, multiple dose);
  • Video tutorials.
The STEP Committee would like to thank the Univ of Maryland and specifically Drs. Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, Vijay Ivaturi and Pravin Jadhav for their contribution to ACCP and the clinical pharmacology field.

ACCP Member Testimonials

"As a pharmacist-scientist, my translational research interest is in the application of modeling and simulation of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) data to support pediatric drug development. When I joined ACCP early in 2020 after my graduation, I have been able to further my skills as a modeler of PK/PD data through utilization of several pharmacometrics tailored educational material provided by ACCP. The pharmacometrics web-based resource offered on the ACCP website in collaboration with the Univ of Maryland Ctr for Translational Medicine, ACCP webinars and supplements in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology on modeling have been very instrumental for shaping the path I have taken. I am very grateful for the opportunities and pleased to be a part of this great community."

- Bonniface Obura, BPharm, MSc, Pharmacist, Lira Univ

"I remember when I joined the lab at the Univ of Tennessee and was beginning to learn modeling, the post-doc in my lab suggested using the ACCP NONMEM tool as a resource. In my opinion, this is one of the best tools to learn pharmacometrics and NONMEM and I have found it incredibly helpful. The files are well organized and the code is nicely annotated, making it is easy to understand the fundamentals and the logic behind every line of code. Thank you ACCP and the people who took the effort to make this available!"

- Zaid Temrikar, MS, 4th Year PhD Student, Univ of Tennessee Health Science Ctr