Innovations in Bayesian Clinical Trials Symposium & Interactive Workshop

Oct 20 - 22, 2020 · Cambridge, United States of America

Join industry leaders and academics for a full day of topical presentations followed by a two-day workshop, where participants will learn the fundamentals and applications of Bayesian statistics.

Innovations in Bayesian Clinical Trials Symposium

Date: Tuesday, October 20th

Location: Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, 220 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, Auditorium M

Join industry leaders and academics for a full day of discussions around innovations in Bayesian clinical trials. Our speakers are excited to share their interesting perspectives and experiences through case studies, past projects and academic findings. A link to the agenda, speaker bios and their topics will be available shortly.

We're excited to highlight a few of our early speakers:

  • Peter Mueller, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Yuan Ji, The University of Chicago

Bayesian Clinical Trials Interactive Workshop

Dates: Wednesday, October 21st & Thursday, October 22nd

Location: Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research,100 Technology Square,Cambridge, MA 02139, Room 1702

Presenters:

  • Simon Wandel, Director Biostatistics, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel
  • Beat Neuenschwander, Senior Director Biostatistics, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel

This workshop conveys the essentials of Bayesian clinical trials, including fundamentals of Bayesian statistics, derivation of prior distributions, and the planning and evaluation of these trials. Participants will apply what they learn in practical sessions using freely available software (R, JAGS or WinBUGS). At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand the concepts of Bayesian statistics
  • leverage historical information through the use of robust priors
  • plan and analyze Bayesian clinical trials
  • communicate the value of using historical information in clinical studies

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