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UCL Partners Biostatistics Network Symposium "Contemporary Statistical Methods in Medical Research"


The Third Biostatistics Network Symposium on Contemporary Statistical Methods for Medical Research will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014 in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL. The symposium is organised in collaboration by the UCL Partners Biostatistics Network and the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and is endorsed by the Royal Statistical Society

All are welcome, but registration is required, with a £25 fee for non-UCL members to cover for coffee and lunch. As the number of places available is limited, please register at your earlier convenience

The symposium will have two themed sessions. The schedule is the following

1. Risk prediction models  in Health research 

  • 9.30-10.30: "Covariate-adjusted measures of discrimination in survival data". Ian White, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge 
  • 10.30-11.00: Coffee break
  • 11.00-12.00: "Risk prediction, biomarkers, and clinical value". Ewout Steyerberg, University Medical Center, Rotterdam
  • 12.00-12.30: “Review and Evaluation of Penalised Regression Methods for Risk Prediction in low-dimensional Data with Few Events”. Menelaos Pavlou, UCL Statistical Science

12.30-1.30: Lunch break

2. What you cannot do with observational data

  • 1.30-2.30: 'Big data - size isn't enough!'. Irene Petersen, UCL Primary Care and Population Health 
  • 2.30-3.00: Coffee break
  • 3.00-4.00: "IV methods for Binary Outcomes". Frank Windmeijer, Centre for Market and Public Organisation, University of Bristol
  • 4.00-4.30: "Regression discontinuity designs: an approach to causal inference using observational data". Aidan O'Keeffe, UCL Statistical Science.

For registration and further information, please send an email to: Dr Gianluca Baio

Non-UCL members can register here.

Past editions: Biostatistics Network Symposium 2011, Biostatistics Network Symposium 2012.

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