Mathematical Modeling and Healthcare Applications Conference


Monday, November 13, 2017 (All day)


Pfizer, 610 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact info: conference.mathmodeling AT gmail DOT com


About the Conference

We would like to welcome you to the inaugral Harvard-Pfizer conference Mathematical Modeling and Healthcare Applications (co-sponsored by ISoP) to be held Monday November 13th, 2017 from 9am to 6pm at Pfizer, 610 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. 

This day is an opportunity for mathematical modelers to engage together with members of Boston-area scientific, clinical, and pharmaceutical industry communities. Researchers from academia (Harvard, McGill, MIT), the pharmaceutical and biotech industry (AstraZeneca, Evidera, Merck, Merrimack, Mitra, Novartis, Pfizer, Vertex, etc.), and the clinic (Brigham Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital), and others will share their vision for the role of applied mathematics and systems pharmacology in drug discovery, drug development, and therapy optimization. Relevant methodologies and tools (including PBPK, PDM,  QSP, PD/PK, systems modeling, pharmacometrics, computational structural biology, bioinformatics, pharmacoeconomics, and data analysis/processing approaches) will be discussed in the context of cardiovascular, metabolic and neurological disorders, cancer and immunology, and infectious diseases. This is an opportunity to learn about the range and impact of mathematical modeling approaches in drug development, safety and efficacy studies (including small and large molecule development), and translation from basic/preclinical science to the clinic. The conference will include plenary talks, research presentations, and an early-career poster session from which three posters will be awarded a top poster award. The latest program is available here

Keynote and plenary addresses will be given by Dr CJ Musante, Head of the Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Lab, Internal Medicine Research Unit, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer Inc and Professor Emeritus Michael Mackey, Joseph Morley Drake Chair in Physiology, Director of the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine from 2009-2011, Department of Physiology, McGill University. 

This one-day conference is a unique opportunity for undergraduate/graduate students, postdocs, and early-career scientists to establish and expand their scientific networks, and for researchers in academia, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical industry scientists to forge new scientific collaborations within the Boston-area healthcare and mathematical modeling communities. 

We look forward to meeting you on the day!


Please visit ISoP's registration page to complete your registration. Registration deadline is November 8, 2017.

Registration fees

Students and postdocs: Free

Academics and/or Healthcare Professionals: $25

Industry representatives: $50

Pfizer employees: Free


Anna Sher, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Group, Internal Medicine Research Unit, Pfizer
Morgan Craig, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University 
Sarita Koride, Clinical Pharmacology, Early Clinical Development, Pfizer


International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP)

Advisory Committee

CJ Musante, Head of the Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Group, Internal Medicine Research Unit, Pfizer
Alison Hill, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University


MBTA: Kendall Square (Red Line) is the nearest stop, ~10 minute walk to Pfizer. 
PARKING: Metered parking is available on Albany and Portland Streets near main entrance. 


Questions/Special Assistance

If you have any questions or need special assistance, please contact the organizers at conference.mathmodeling AT gmail DOT com.