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Mathematical Modeling & Healthcare Applications 11/13 all day

The inaugural Harvard-Pfizer conference (co-sponsored by ISoP) on Mathematical Modeling and Healthcare Applications will take place at Pfizer, Cambridge (KSQ2 Seminar Room).

Register here. Registration deadline is November 8.

Students/Postdocs: Free
Academics and/or Healthcare Professionals: $25
Industry representatives: $50

This day is an opportunity for mathematical modelers to engage with members of Boston-area scientific, clinical, and pharmaceutical industry communities. Researchers from academia including Harvard, McGill, MIT, the pharmaceutical and biotech industry including AstraZeneca, Evidera, Merck, Merrimack, Mitra, Novartis, Pfizer, Vertex, etc., and the clinic including Brigham Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and others will share their vision for the role of applied mathematics and systems pharmacology in drug discovery, drug development, and therapy optimization. Relevant methodologies and tools (including PBPK, PDM, QSP, PK/PD, systems modeling, pharmacometrics, computational structural biology, bioinformatics, pharmacoeconomics, and data analysis/processing approaches) will be discussed in the context of cardiovascular, metabolic and neurological disorders, cancer and immunology, and infectious diseases. This is an opportunity to learn about the range and impact of mathematical modeling approaches in drug development, safety and efficacy studies (including small and large molecule development), and translation from basic/preclinical science to the clinic. The conference will include plenary talks, research presentations, and an early-career poster session from which three posters will be awarded a top poster award. A preliminary schedule is available here.

Keynote and plenary addresses will be given by Dr. CJ Musante, Head of the Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Lab, Internal Medicine Research Unit, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer Inc and Professor Emeritus Michael Mackey, Joseph Morley Drake Chair in Physiology, Director of the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine from 2009-2011, Department of Physiology, McGill University.

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