Dr. Francine J. Azeredo

Francine J. Azeredo

Date: : December 5, 2023

Venue: Zoom

Speaker: Francine J. Azeredo, B.Pharm, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Center of Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, University of Florida

Title: PK/PD Modeling for Optimizing Anti-Infective Therapy

Abstract: This lecture focuses on leveraging Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling to optimize the therapy of anti-infectives, emphasizing the utilization of in vitro PK/PD models to simulate optimal dosing strategies for antifungal, antituberculosis (TB) and antimalarial drugs. The discussion underscores the significance of personalized dosing regimens tailored to individual patient characteristics and infection types, aiming for improved therapeutic outcomes and reduced development of drug resistance. By elucidating the relationship between drug exposure and microbial response, PK/PD modeling offers valuable insights for designing more efficient and targeted therapies against diverse infectious agents.