Welcome to ACoP 2013 in Fort Lauderdale. ACoP 2013 is the inaugural meeting of the recently founded International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP). ISoP is a fast growing society with over 900 members from almost 30 countries and 5 continents. The mission of ISoP is to advance and promote the scientific discipline of pharmacometrics and broaden its impact. Consistent with the Society's vision and mission ACoP 2013 is focusing on the integration, innovation and impact of pharmacometrics.
This is a unique ACoP meeting. For the first time, we have introduced concurrent sessions, so that you will be able to tailor your day to your specific needs and interests. The all new free ''Tutorials'' session will also provide the opportunity to learn new skills and approaches to pharmacometric data analysis. Our state-of-the-art lecture from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also promises to be exciting and will feature new ideas for handling models with ''big data''. There will be also a joint symposium with the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). This joint symposium as well as the option to get a joint ISoP/ASCPT membership reflects the fruitful partnership between ISoP and ASCPT (see www.ascpt.org and click the tabs Join and Types ofMembership).
This year's scientific program is outstanding and includes several symposia that address innovation and impact of pharmacometric approaches in research, development and utilization of new medicines. On behalf of the ISoP membership, we acknowledge and thank Brian Corrigan (Chair), Parviz Ghahramani (Co-Chair) and all the members of the ACoP 2013 programming committee, for their outstanding efforts in organizing this exciting program.
We encourage you to attend not only the main ACoP conference but to also benefit from the pre- and postmeeting educational workshops and tutorials. We hope that ACoP 2013 will provide the opportunity for you to discover new innovative approaches and impactful applications of pharmacometrics, and to take advantage of the many networking opportunities provided during ACoP 2013 to meet new colleagues, as well as renew old acquaintances.
Enjoy ACoP 2013!
Please click here for a PDF of this welcome message from the special ACoP 2013 issue of JPKPD