Florida winter school January 22-26, 2024

Are you interested in truly understanding key physiologically-based and quantitative systems pharmacology modeling concepts? Then join us in Orlando for the 2024 Florida Winter School — a newly established five-day, in-person training program designed for the next generation of physiologically-based and quantitative systems pharmacology modelers.

who should apply?

The program is open to graduate students, postdocs and early career working professionals interested in developing their skills in mechanistic/PBPK/PD modeling.

Graduate Students


Early Career Working Professionals

why should i apply?

Learn Key Concepts

Actively learn about key concepts and applications during a series of lectures and hands-on exercises.

Dr. Sarah Kim

Interact With Experts

Interact face-to-face with experts in the filed as well as peers from around the world.

Dr. Stephan Schmidt

Broaden Your Network

Broaden your network during scientific and social events.


Dr. Stephan Schmidt

"This is a unique educational program for the next generation of mechanistic PBPK/QSP modelers allowing participants to understand why most commonly used PBPK software work the way they do."

Director of the Florida Winter School and director of the University of Florida Center For Pharmacometrics And Systems Pharmacology

Dr. Stephan Schmidt

Only 30 applicants will be selected, so this will be a small, intimate workshop where you will get ample time with the instructors and have your questions answered. The teaching of concepts will go hand-in-hand with software applications, and the course instructors will present multiple case studies throughout the week to apply the concepts learned to real-world examples. Attendees can expect to learn the following hands-on training opportunities:

Drug-Drug Interaction Concept and Application

In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation (IVIVE) Approach

Basic Principles of Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology (QSP)

Work With Special Populations (Pediatric, Renal Impairments and Hepatic Impairments)

At the Florida Winter School, we will pay particular attention to how these applications fit into the drug development and regulatory evaluation landscape. For example, we will highlight the respective U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency guidance for industry documents.

Florida Winter School faCULTY


Mirjam Trame, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Vice President, Certara Drug Development Solutions, U.S. Pharmacometrics Group Lead

Dr. Miriam Trame

External Teaching Partner

Valva Vozmediano, Ph.D.

Senior Director of MID at CTI Clinical Trial Services


How to apply


Now Accepting Applications

Graduate students, postdocs and early career working professionals interested in mechanistic PBPK/PD modeling careers with basic knowledge of pharmacology and PK/PD are encouraged to apply. The Florida Winter School offers competitive pricing and encourages domestic and international applicants.

Computer Science

Limited availability

Only 30 Participants Selected

Participation in the Florida Winter School is contingent upon acceptance of a CV and a letter of motivation.

program Logistics

$2,000 The cost of the program includes training materials, hotel accommodation and participation in a social event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during each day of the Florida Winter School.

Hotel The Courtyard Orlando by Marriott at Lake Nona is our hotel partner for the Florida Winter School. The hotel is one mile away from the UF Research and Academic Center, with sidewalks available for walking.


UF Research and Academic Center

The UF Research and Academic Center is a state-of-the-art facility located in the thriving Lake Nona community in southwest Orlando. Lake Nona is located near the Orlando International Airport and is home to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, universities, research institutions and life sciences companies.

ADDRESS: 6550 Sanger Rd, Orlando, FL 32827, USA


Contact Us

Please email Milena Ozimek at mozimek@cop.ufl.edu if you are interested in sponsoring the Florida Winter School or if you have general questions about the program.