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Tue. 7 Aug, 2018

Bulletin Deadline

Tue. 7 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm

The AE Bulletin is the fortnightly email bulletin of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). It is emailed to members on the email distribution list.
Email bulletins may be posted on behalf of the AEA. Only bulletins which provide members with notices of official AEA business and information on relevant employment opportunities, training courses, workshops and conferences will be posted.

Cost: $50 per advertisement, $70 if also included on the website
Distribution: Australasian Epidemiological Association members
Deadline: Two days prior to publishing date.

If you would like to advertise through the bulletin please refer to the Journal and Email Bulletin Advertising section of this website

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Tue. 14 Aug, 2018

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

Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - Thu. 16 Aug, 2018 3:00 am

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.”

Wed. 15 Aug, 2018

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

Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - Thu. 16 Aug, 2018 3:00 am

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.”

Thu. 16 Aug, 2018

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

Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - Thu. 16 Aug, 2018 3:00 am

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.”

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018

Bulletin Deadline

Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm

The AE Bulletin is the fortnightly email bulletin of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). It is emailed to members on the email distribution list.
Email bulletins may be posted on behalf of the AEA. Only bulletins which provide members with notices of official AEA business and information on relevant employment opportunities, training courses, workshops and conferences will be posted.

Cost: $50 per advertisement, $70 if also included on the website
Distribution: Australasian Epidemiological Association members
Deadline: Two days prior to publishing date.

If you would like to advertise through the bulletin please refer to the Journal and Email Bulletin Advertising section of this website

If you would like to remove yourself from the electronic mailing list, please contact the AEA privacy officer. If you have difficulties receiving or reading email bulletins, or wish to update your email details, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. 27 Aug, 2018

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018

Seminar: Estimating the benefits and harms of prostate screening - Prof Stephen Walter

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018 11:00 pm - Sat. 1 Sep, 2018 12:00 am

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This talk will describe two statistical analyses intended to estimate the effects of prostate screening. First, latent class models are used to evaluate the accuracy of adjudicating possible prostate cancer deaths. This is motivated by well-known differences in the apparent mortality benefits between large randomised trials of prostate screening in Europe and in the United States, given that subjective variability in the adjudication process might have affected the results. Second, the so-called “catch-up” method is applied to follow-up data, to estimate the extent of over-diagnosis associated with prostate screening.

Stephen Walter received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. After faculty appointments at the University of Ottawa and Yale University, he joined the faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, where he is now a Professor Emeritus. Dr Walter has collaborated in research on internal medicine, evidence-based medicine, developmental pediatrics, environmental health, cancer etiology and medical screening. He is interested in several associated areas of biostatistical methodology, including: the design and analysis of medical research studies; risk assessment; evaluation of diagnostic and screening data; and regional and temporal variation in health. He has published widely on these topics (with almost 500 refereed papers) in the biomedical and statistical literature.

Dr Walter is a past Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and Section Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. He served as Chair of Biostatistics in the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), and has been involved with research capacity development in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Dr Walter is a past coordinator of the Health Research Methods program at McMaster, and has worked with about 100 Masters and Ph.D. students.