A cornerstone of our philosophy is that we support the pharmacometrics community as much as possible. We do this by sponsoring many pharmacometric events around the globe and we have been active volunteers both with PAGE and ISoP. We are active in open-source tool development that benefits our discipline.

Software tool development

nlmixr nlmixr2 is a free and open source R package for fitting general dynamic models, pharmacokinetic (PK) models and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PKPD) models in particular, using either individual data or population data. Rik and Justin are helping with its development and testing.

Volunteer activities

ISoP The International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP) has as its mission the promotion and advancement of the discipline of pharmacometrics, through integration, innovation, and impact. Currently engaged in a concentrated attempt to expand its membership beyond its traditionally North American core, ISoP also organizes the annual American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP). Justin was elected to the ISoP Board of Directors in 2015, has chaired its Standards and Practices Committee, and began his term as President of ISoP in October 2018.
PAGE The Population Approach Group in Europe (PAGE) is a community with a shared interest in data analysis using the population approach. PAGE organizes an iconic conference in a different European city every year. Rik, Janet, Justin and Julia were involved in organizing the meeting from 1996, 1999, 2013, and 2015, respectively, to 2023.