The Animal Health Modeling & Simulation Society (AHM&S) is a newly founded association (2012) that aims at promoting the development, application, and dissemination of modeling and simulation techniques in the field of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Many issues specific to veterinary sciences are currently not addressed in human medicine (e.g., collective drug administration, residues in edible tissues, post-mortem sampling in small size species, etc.).
The primary objective of AHM&S is to use in silico/mathematical model-based approaches for a better integration and understanding of quantitative pharmacology in veterinary and comparative biomedical disciplines. Pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) awareness are vital, if we attempt to relate preclinical results to the acute and long-term outcomes of drug therapy in animal or human patients. The debate on whether preclinical findings can be translated to other animals, or even human use, is still engaging scientists across industry, academia, and regulatory bodies.
PK and PD traditionally comprise distinct disciplines within pharmacology, the study of the interaction of drugs with the body. It is our intention to show that by deliberately, closely,
and systematically integrating these disciplines, our understanding of drugs and the efficiency and effectiveness of drug discovery, development and ultimately usage may be greatly enhanced.
Coming Training Events
* Upcoming workshop this Fall in Kansas City on modeling approaches to data analysis aimed specifically towards the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. This workshop would also be appropriate for graduate students and anyone in interested in learning more about PKPD modelling. http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/continuing/conferences/pkpd-workshop/
* Register now for the 23rd intermediate Workshop on PK/PD Data Analysis 2016 Lisbon taking place 24 to 27th October (led by Johan Gabrielsson and Dan Weiner)
Coming International Meetings
* The 25th meeting of the Population Approach Group in Europe will take place in Lisboa, Portugal from the 7th to the 10th of June 2016. Details here.
* The Eighth International Conference on Antimicrobial agents in Veterinary Medicine (AAVM) will take place in Budapest (Hungary) from the 23rd to the 27th August 2016. Details here.