Keynote Speakers

Trevor Mundel
President of Global Health,
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Trevor Mundel leads the Bill and Melinda Gates  Foundation’s efforts to develop high-impact interventions against the leading causes of death and disability in developing countries. He manages the foundation’s disease-specific R&D investments in HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, pneumonia, enteric and diarrheal diseases and neglected tropical diseases. He also manages cross-cutting product development programs, including Discovery & Translational Sciences, Innovative Technology Solutions, Integrated Development, and Vaccine Development & Surveillance. This work relies on close collaboration with an international network of grantees and partners. 

Prior to joining the foundation in 2011, Trevor was global head of development with Novartis and previously was involved in clinical research at Pfizer and Parke-Davis.

Born and raised in South Africa, Trevor earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He also studied mathematics, logic and philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago.

Jeanine Condo

General Director
Rwanda Biomedical Center


Jeanine U. Condo, MD, MSc , PhD, is an Associate Professor of Public Health at UR and adjunct Ass Prof at Tulane, joined Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) from February 2nd -2016 up to July 2019 where she serves as the Director General, an implementing institution of the Ministry of Health with the mandate of implementing preventive, promotion, and curative health interventions covering communicable and non communicable diseases including outbreaks. She holds expertise in institution management and leadership – maternal and child health impact interventions including nutrition and performance based financing (PBF) in limited resource countries.

Previously, she served as the Deputy Dean of Research and Dean of the School of Public Health and Principal of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences under UR.

She served as a member of Technical Evaluation Review Group (TERG) at the Global Fund from 2015-2018 and a member of the International Advisory Group for Primary Health Care at WHO in 2018. She is now serving as a member of Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC) at GAVI since 2016 and serves a member of African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Lena Friberg

Professor
Uppsala University

Lena Friberg is since 2014 a Professor in Pharmacometrics at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Sweden. She obtained her PhD degree in 2003 under the supervision of Mats Karlsson and spent nearly 2 years as a postdoc at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, with Steve Duffull as a mentor. Her research is focused on advancing pharmacometric concepts, supporting dosing strategies for new and available drugs, based on PK and PD modelling. She has published > 110 articles in the area and (co-)mentored 20 students to PhD degree. Much of her research during recent years has focused towards quantitative translation of response-time profiles from preclinical (in vitro and in vivo) to patients for antibacterial treatments. Oncology is a continued research area of interest where pharmacometric approaches are applied to integrate models of concentrations, biomarkers, clinical response variables such as tumor size and survival, as well as adverse effects. Lena is Deputy Editor-in-chief of CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, and on the boards of PAGE, WCoP and ISAP. She has received the Georgio Segré prize for distinction in the field of PKPD, and the Innovation award from ISoP.

Rada Savic

Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Rada Savic is an Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she leads her Global Health Data and Modeling Team. Her expertise is in data science and advanced pharmacokinetic, biomarker, and pharmacodynamics modeling focused on optimizing drug development process and improving outcomes in all patients, including children and pregnant women.

Dr. Savic is scientific leader on several Global Health large-data initiatives directed by CDC, BMGF, and WHO. She trained in clinical pharmacology, biostatistics, pharmacy, and pharmacometrics at institutions in Sweden, France, Serbia, and the US.

Scientific Symposia (more details to follow)

Impact of Pharmacometrics on Global Policy: Application to Global Health

Interdisciplinary Pharmacometrics

Pharmacology-based pharmacokinetics for neglected populations

Modelling of drug-disease interactions

PMX education: training the next generation of pharmacometric talents

Target concentration intervention – time for intervention

Methodology session: Model Averaging and Estimands

Pharmacometrics and QSP: a sibling rivalry?