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[NMusers] Metrum workshop on Advanced Use of Stan for Pharmacometrics at PAGE 2017

From: Bill Gillespie <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 11:23:09 -0400

*Metrum Research Group* ( will present a one-day
workshop entitled *“Advanced Use of Stan, rstan and Torsten for
Pharmacometric Applications” *on *Saturday 10 June 2017, 08:00-17:0=
0*. We
will provide a guided hands-on experience in the advanced use of Stan (, rstan ( and
Torsten (
10.2016.pdf) for Bayesian PKPD modeling. Stan is a flexible open-source
software tool for Bayesian data analysis using Hamiltonian Monte Carlo
(HMC) simulation---a type of MCMC simulation. Torsten is a Stan extension
containing a library of functions to simplify implementation of PKPD
models. This workshop builds on the foundations presented in our previous
introductory Stan workshops (
16/10/23/bayesianpkpd.html). Topics include model evaluation and
comparison, models with systems of ODEs, optimizing Stan code, using MCMC
results for population and trial simulations, and more. You will execute
Bayesian data analysis examples using Stan. Via the examples you will learn
to implement population PKPD models including those involving censoring,
numerical solution of ODEs, and user-defined probability distributions and
likelihoods. Cost will be $600 for industry, $300 for
academia/government/non-profit and $150 for students. Click here ( for details and registration.

Received on Fri Apr 07 2017 - 11:23:09 EDT

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