Month Flat Week Day
Start Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:00 am - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Day, 8 Hours
Categories: General*

vcb right“A TWO DAY WORKSHOP hosted by The Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat)

Presented by: Professor Stephen Senn, statistical consultant and clinical trials expert

Statistical Issues in Clinical Research: Everything you thought you knew but…

14th & 15th August 2018

Bio 21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute

Auditorium, Ground Floor, 30 Flemington Rd, Parkville

Day 1 will provide an overview of statistics in clinical research from several perspectives and is suitable for all who work in clinical research and have an interest in statistics. Amongst matters covered are the value of control, randomisation and blinding in clinical trials, sources of bias, including regression to the mean and some aspects of sample size determination. 


Day 2 will be more technical and provides perspectives on the use of baselines, measurement of outcomes, design and analysis of more complex trials and the challenges of personalised medicine.

This course is based on Stephen Senn's many writings on clinical trials. No punches are pulled and important issues will be frankly discussed whether they concern matters on which there is general consensus or those that attract controversy. Mathematical detail will be avoided but the value of statistics as a form of advanced common sense and a guide to rational decision-making will be stressed. The emphasis will be on practical philosophy rather than abstract algebra. The overall aim is to provide new slants on some familiar material as well as covering some more advanced topics, as a contribution towards improving discussion, debate and communication in clinical research.

See www.vicbiostat.org.au for further details including registration and Trybooking process.”