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Abstracts Wanted for Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference

1 October 2016 92 views No Comment
Steven Novick and John Kolassa, Conference Co-Chairs

    A conference devoted to nonclinical biostatistics—a vibrant and challenging application area in biopharmaceutical research—will take place June 12–14, 2017, at the Fiber Optics Building at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

    With the theme “Statistics Accelerating the Pharmaceutical Sciences,” the conference will provide a venue for presenting and discussing scientific and statistical issues relevant to nonclinical biostatistics. The program will feature 2.5 days of talks, a poster session, and round-table discussions, with keynote speakers Lisa LaVange and John Storey. Also, the following short courses will be offered June 12:

    • Practical Bayesian Calculations in Proc MCMC
      Instructor: Fang Chen, SAS Institute
    • Topics of Advanced Experimental Design
      Instructor: Steve Buyske, Rutgers University

    Abstracts on the topics of discovery, biomarkers, diagnostics, CMC, manufacturing, safety, and pharmacology are being accepted and should be sent to NovickS@medimmune.com.

    Graduate students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts to Katja.s.Remlinger@gsk.com. Student registration is $100 with limited scholarships available to offset travel costs. Preference will be given to students who present posters. The best student poster will be awarded a prize of $250.

    The conference is jointly organized by statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA in collaboration with the Rutgers University Department of Statistics.

    All information, key dates, and registration materials will be posted as they become available on the conference website. Questions, suggestions, and comments may be directed to NovickS@medimmune.com.

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