Last month, I was invited to Melbourne for a pharmacometrics conference: Population Approach Group of Australia & New Zealand (PAGANZ) meeting. It was great getting to know some more pharmacometricians and really digging into the problems they face, specifically in statistical inference as applied to PK/PD models.
It was a busy trip with talks / workshops lined up on all three days:
One day Stan course as part of Population Analysis Work Shops (PAWS) taught by myself and Sam Brilleman.
ISoP Lecture at PAGANZ titled “Stan Meets Pharmacology.”
Melbourne Stan Meetup talk titled “Understanding lp__: proportionality constants and (automatic) transforms.”
I wanted to fill in some of the motivation, especially for the pace of the short course.