|It is our great pleasure to
announce an international symposium in drug development
to be held in Seoul, 15-16 November, 2006. With the subject
of “Modeling & Simulation in Drug Development and
Clinical Applications”, the symposium will discuss the
latest methodologies in pharmacometrics areas including
pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynmics (PKPD), and will
be hosted by Yonsei University Clinical Trials Center.
With the progress in pharmacometrics, modeling and
simulation approaches have become central to a mechanistic
understanding of the characteristics of a drug. These
approaches have been increasingly important as an alternative
to reduce time and cost needed for drug development.
With the recent trend toward multinational clinical
trials, Asian countries have risen as new strategic
areas for drug development, along with the nation-wide
support and investment. In Korea, for example, through
the government support, the drug development industry
and related infrastructure have been growing rapidly.
In this regard, we hope this symposium will contribute to enhancing Asian countries’ role in the global drug development market and to providing an opportunity of exchanging mutual
interests between Western and Asian countries in this
particularly important area.
Seoul, the symposium venue, is an active society with
passionate and friendly people, and will present you
a cultural experience of a mixture of old tradition
Thank you in advance for your participation and general