POSTPONED Kuopio: 2020 Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK) course

The course on Physiologically based Pharmacokinetic modeling planned to be held in Kuopio on October 20-21, 2020.  WILL BE POSTPONED TO 2021. New dates will be current dates are preliminary.

There will be a course on Physiologically based Pharmacokinetic modeling held in Kuopio on October 20-21, 2020.

Course description

The aim is to give an overview of physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK). The lectures cover both the basic theory and several applications, including inter-species scaling from animals to human, modeling of drug-drug interactions, and pharmacokinetics in special patient groups. In addition, hands-on calculation sessions with PK Sim software (freeware) are included.

Target group, course fee and registration

The course is intended for post-graduate students and senior scientists in pharmacy, drug discovery & development, clinical research, and toxicology in Finland and abroad.

The course is free (including lunches and buffet dinner) for all participants from academy.

Participants from industry and regulatory agents are welcome, but one representative from each institution is advised to contact Veli-Pekka Ranta before registration. 

Undergraduate students with an adequate training in pharmacokinetics may also attend the course, but unfortunately, we cannot provide lunches and buffet dinner for undergraduate students from UEF.

Principal teachers

Professor Leon Aarons, University of Manchester, United Kingdom Dr. Adam Darwich, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden



The registration form is here. 


Hotel Scandic Atlas is located conveniently beside the market place and it offers special prices for the participants in the period of October 19-22, 2020: a single room 115 EUR/night, and a double room 135 EUR/night. The reservation code is BITA191020, and the reservation can be made via or by phone call or email to the hotel. Please notice that the special price is valid for those reservations that are made before October 5, 2020, and the number of rooms is limited. There are also several other hotels in the center of Kuopio.

Credits, course material and software

The course is equivalent to 1.0 ECTS-credit point for the 2-day course, or total 2.0 ECTScredit points when the participant solves voluntary pre- and post-course modeling exercises. Each participant is expected to bring the personal laptop, and install PK Sim software before the course. However, it is possible to work as a pair. Course material and instructions for software installation will be emailed to the participants two weeks before the course.

Preliminary programme can be downloaded here.

The event is jointly funded by Nordic POP consortium via School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland University of Eastern Finland, and Faculty of Health Sciences University of Helsinki, Doctoral programme in Drug Research.

You may apply for mobility costs to be covered by Nordic POP via usual channel, using the application form.