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Keynotes to launch event this year

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    The 2013 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section FDA-Industry Statistics Workshop will be held from September 16–18 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. The conference includes sessions co-chaired by statisticians from industry, academia, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Roundtable luncheon discussions are available on the first day of sessions, and short courses on related topics are offered the day prior to the workshop.

    While the format of the workshop remains the same as in the past, keynote addresses given by Donald Rubin of Harvard University and Ronald Wasserstein of the American Statistical Association will open the event.

    Wasserstein, ASA executive director, will speak about the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013). The 2013 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section FDA-Industry Statistics Workshop is one of about 2,000 participating organizations in Statistics2013.

    Rubin is John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, where he has served as chair for 13 of his more than 25 years there. He has more than 350 publications (including several books) covering an array of topics. Rubin is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Institute for Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical Institute, Woodrow Wilson Society, John Simon Guggenheim Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is also the recipient of the Samuel S. Wilks Medal, Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation, Fisher Lectureship, and George W. Snedecor Award. According to ISI Science Watch, he has been one of the world’s most highly cited writers in mathematics.

    There will also be a plenary panel session, “Innovation and Best Practices for Clinical Trials,” moderated by Lisa LaVange of the FDA. Panelists include Greg Campbell of the FDA, Sue-Jane Wang of the FDA, Tom Fleming of the University of Washington, Janet Wittes of Statistics Collaborative Inc., Frank Shen of Abbvie, and Kyle Wathan of J&J.

    Registration closes on September 9. Make sure to register early, as the workshop filled to capacity last year.

    The ASA Biopharmaceutical Section FDA-Industry Statistics Workshop is sponsored by the ASA Biopharmaceutical Section in cooperation with the FDA Statistical Association.

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