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Third Biennial Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference to Be Held

1 May 2013 No Comment

The third biennial Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference will be at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, from October 15–17. The conference was created to provide a venue for technical presentations, professional growth, and recognition for those statisticians engaged in nonclinical statistics. The theme this year is “Nonclinical Statistics: Improving Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development, and Manufacturing.”

Douglas Throckmorton, deputy director for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, will give the keynote address, and ASA President Marie Davidian will speak on Tuesday evening, followed by a special reception in her honor.

The conference will begin with two parallel short courses—Strategies for Accelerating Formulation Development and Applied Bayesian Statistics for Nonclinical Areas: From Theory to Examples with Programming.

Also, there will be three tracks with sessions on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday and Thursday morning. The three tracks are Discovery/Pharmacology/-omics; Safety/Toxicology/Preclinical; and Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls. Each track has three invited speakers and four contributed speakers spread throughout the three-day conference.

Students are encouraged to participate in the conference activities. To offset travel costs, limited scholarships are available to students, with preference given to students who present posters. The best student poster will receive an award of $250. For additional information, contact Paul Lupinacci at info@NCB2013.org.

Abstract submission is now open for both oral presentations and posters. Abstracts must be submitted by June 10. For more information about the conference, visit the website.

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