- On 9 Jul 2002 at 15:07:02, "Bonate, Peter" (pbonate.-at-.ilexonc.com) sent the message

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Dear All,

I am giving a talk at AAPS this year on Effective Communication for

Modelers. I think I will rename it to "How to be a Model

Communicator" (pun intended). If you have any tricks or things that

you have found especially helpful in presenting your modeling results

to non-modelers could you please pass them along to me.

Thanks,

Pete

Peter L. Bonate, PhD

Director, Pharmacokinetics

ILEX Oncology, Inc

4545 Horizon Hill Blvd

San Antonio, TX 78229

email: pbonate.at.ilexonc.com - On 10 Jul 2002 at 12:24:44, "Serge Guzy" (GUZY.-at-.xoma.com) sent the message

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Hi Peter

Presenting modeling results require first communication of the

modeling aspects of the work that was performed.

What I found very useful in presenting modeling aspects to non

modelers is the emphasize on intuition. Non modelers see

mathematical equations and are lost after 5 minutes. I believe that

Population PK/PD modeling(including the modeling results) can be

explained using a lot of examples and logic which almost do not

require mathematical development. I believe also that few modelers

took the time to translate their mathematical equations in words and

the result is that few people can understand the link between the

theory and practice. In addition, since the current Population PK/PD

software are not easy to use and lack of stability, beginning PK/PD

scientists have really hard time to use them efficiently.

In summary, a better way to explain the theoretical aspects(e.g. what

is nonlinear mixed effect, what is the effect of a covariate, what is

a confounding factor, why are we maximize an objective function,

etc...) will help the non modelers to understand the modeling results.

Regards,

Serge Guzy, PhD

Head of Pharmacometrics

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