Research Day 2018 Keynote speaker: Dr Steven Shafer

Dr. Steven Shafer

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University



Clinical Pharmacology: From Michael Jackson to Tensor Flow

Dr. Shafer’s professional interests are the clinical pharmacology of intravenous anesthetic drugs, opioids and hypnotics used in anesthetic practice. However, his real passion is not the drugs themselves, but rather the mathematical models that characterize drug behavior. These include conventional pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models, inverse models (used to drive target controlled infusion systems), Bayesian models (used to handle model uncertainty), pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models of drug interaction, models of receptor function that help elucidate mechanisms of drug action, and models that relate drug response to “in silico” pharmacogenetics.


Time:  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:15pm
Location:  Paetzold Auditorium (Jim Pattison Pavilion- Vancouver General Hospital)
Hosts: Dr. Don Griesdale Dr. Pascal Bernatchez