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Re-Imagining the Modeling and Simulation Establishment as an Integrated Decision Informatics Platform for Pharma Development, Economics, and Therapeutics

March 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Led by Jonathan French and Marc Gastonguay

 3 – 5 pm Washington DC (Marriott Wardman Park)

Followed by reception (5 – 6:30 pm) for workshop attendees.


Join us for an interactive discussion exploring a vision for the future of modeling and simulation as the engine for decision-making in pharma development, economics, and therapeutics.

From examples published in the literature and presented at professional conferences, it appears that the discipline of pharmacometrics has been quite successful at impacting drug development decision-making. It’s true that significant progress has been made in bringing quantitative approaches to some decisions, but the reality is that most of the impact has been marginalized to a small subset of decision-making topics, typically focused on clinical pharmacology questions. Unlike other modern industries, strategic decision-making in pharma still lacks an integrated, formal, quantitative basis.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the decision-making process in our industry. This begins with a review of the status quo, recognizing habits, biases, constraints, and common trends. Hurdles, challenges, and opportunities for improvement will be identified. From there, we’ll begin to explore solutions and assemble a vision for an integrated quantitative decision informatics platform in pharma.