Dose optimisation workshop November 15 2017

This exciting workshop will explore the importance of optimising antibiotic dosing in difficult to treat patient groups and how dosing software can be used to meet this challenge. Guidance on use, including clinical vignettes will be presented on BestDose, DoseMe, TDMx and IDS-ODS software.

This is a fully catered event with MSD-sponsored dinner in the evening.

Workshop Program



Dr. Joseph Kuti (USA)

Dr Joseph Kuti is a world renown clinical pharmacist with over 15 years experience in clinical pharmacy and dose optimisation. Dr Kuti currently serves as the Associate Director of Clinical and Economic Studies at the Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, USA. He has previously served as the President of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and is passionate about antimicrobial stewardship.  Dr Kuti’s research experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wicha (Germany)

Prof Dr Sebastian Wicha is a skilled pharmacist with extensive experience in pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic research on antibiotics and over 5 years’ experience in pharmacometric data analysis. Dr Wicha completed his PhD in 2015 after which he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the Pharmacometrics Research Group at Uppsala University and in 2017 he was appointed a Junior Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In his research, Dr Wicha focuses on describing biological systems with mathematical models with the aim to improve drug therapy in projects focused on anti-infectives and oncology. Dr Wicha is the lead developer of the TDMx Software, a set of applications to foster model-supported therapeutic drug monitoring. Further to his research Dr Wicha also has extensive teaching experience in model-based therapeutic drug monitoring.

Prof. Michael Neely (USA)

Prof Michael Neely currently serves as the director of the University of Southern California Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics, which has been at the forefront of nonparametric population pharmacokinetic modeling techniques and dose optimization for individual patients for over 35 years. He is Acting Chief of the Peadiatric Infectious Diseases Department of the Chilndren’s Hopital in Los Angeles, USA as well as an Associate Professor of Paediatrics within the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Prof Neely’s research and clinical interests are in paediatric clinical pharmacometrics, including population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling, pharmacogenomics, simulation, and most importantly, use of models to optimize therapy for individual patients. Prof Neely completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Biomedical Investigations at USC, with a focus on applied Bayesian approaches to clinical trial design and pharmacokinetic modelling.

A/Prof Darren Roberts (Sydney)

A/Prof Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians with subspecialisation in clinical pharmacology and nephrology. He currently works between Canberra (consultant physician in nephrology and associate professor in academic pharmacology at ANU) and Sydney (consultant physician in clinical pharmacology and toxicology and Honorary Associate Professor at School of Medicine, University of Sydney). A/ Prof  Roberts’ research interests include pharmacokinetics and drug dosing in impaired renal function, influence of dialysis on xenobiotic clearance and evidence-based medicine and guideline development.

Prof Jason Roberts (Brisbane)

Professor Jason Roberts is a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow at The University of Queensland as well as a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a Director of the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence REDUCE, and Chair of the Research Committee within the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. Furthermore, he is Director of the Centre for Translational Anti-infective Pharmacodynamics in School of Pharmacy where he is also Chair of the Research Strategies Committee. Prof Roberts has a specific interest in therapeutic drug monitoring and dose optimization of antibiotics in challenging patient groups.

Dr. Menino Cotta (Brisbane)



Dose optimisation workshop

Wed 15 Nov 2017 8:30am


66 Goulburn Street Sydney
SMC Conference and Function Centre
AUD $350


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