Location: Online  |  Price: Free  |  Language: English

Nov 29, 2022
5 PM - 6 PM UTC +1 (Berlin) / 10 AM - 11 AM UTC -5

About the Webinar

While general pharmacotherapy guidances apply to healthy individuals, special populations such as pediatrics, critically ill or those with chronic kidney disease require additional considerations. For those populations, standard pharmacotherapy regimes need to be modified taking into account factors such as alterations to rates of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. In recent years, multiple drug dosing calculators have come to market to enable such specialized pharmacotherapy. However, the algorithms in most of those calculators are opaque to the end user and provide little opportunity for further customization.

In our webinar, we’ll cover how pharmacotherapy experts used KNIME to build a custom calculator for use in clinical settings that’s accessible, reliable and highly amenable for further customization. We’ll also touch on several other examples of how data-driven solutions can improve patient outcomes & healthcare efficiency, and run through several use cases developed through a collaboration between KNIME and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).


Martyna Pawletta is a data scientist in the Life Sciences Team at KNIME. She holds a Master's Degree in Bioinformatics and joined KNIME in early 2019 being already a big fan of KNIME software. She has a strong interest in data science combined with life sciences, bioinformatics, toxicology and clinical research.


Dr. Dayanjan S Wijesinghe is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy. His primary research interest lies in data driven precision medicine. He is of the firm opinion that healthcare professionals of the future need to be fluent in developing approaches for and applying data driven decision making. As the space within the healthcare professional degrees are too limited to provide the needed training to achieve this mastery, he has been developing extracurricular opportunities and electives using code free approaches such as KNIME to train the next generation of healthcare professionals to also become data science experts within the healthcare field.


Dr. Anne Masich, PharmD, BCPS is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, USA. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from VCU in 2016. Following graduation from VCU, she completed a PGY1/PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Since 2018, she has been working as an internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist at VCU Health System. Her research interests include optimizing antibiotic dosing in special populations and antibiotic stewardship.