European Statistical Forum 2014

Monday, 17th November 2014 - Brussels, Sheraton Brussels Hotel

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The current status of the application of Bayesian Methods in Drug Development

In the last years there is an increasing interest in the application of Bayesian methodology in drug development as it provides a framework for determining probabilities relevant to inferences from current trials and previous knowledge.

Bayesian statistics has the potential to play an important role throughout the drug/device development processlifecycle and in particular in the decision-making process. Its range of applications contains early phase studies, dose-finding, safety analyses, meta-analyses, decision theory as well as the quantification of the benefits and risks essential to health economic evaluation. In particular in exploratory phases the use of Bayesian methodologies has significantly increased in the recent years whilst in later phases Bayesian techniques get increasing attention with respect to interim decision making.

The fifth edition of the European Statistical Forum is dedicated to Bayesian Statistics, in particular by presenting:

  • Current state-of-art implementation in clinical trials by companies like Roche, Novartis, GSK and UCB
  • Recent enhancements in the methodology by scientific leaders in academia
  • Regulatory perspectives on its application in clinical trials

The conference aims at promoting the exchange of expertise in the field coming from academia and industry as well as regulators.

The Scientific Board:

  • Jens-Otto Andreas, Head EU Biostatistics, UCB BIOSCIENCES GmbH

  • Lisa Comarella, Director, Biostatistics, Senior Project Manager, Cros NT Group

  • Frank Fleischer, Global BCA, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

  • Giacomo Mordenti, Senior Director Compound Development & Branding-Head Biostatistics, Grünenthal

will share best practices, results and experiences in this field.

Who will benefit?

The conference is addressed to professionals working in biostatistics, pharmacometrics / M&S, regulatory affairs and medicine as well as others interested in the application of Bayesian methodology in clinical trials belonging to:

• Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and related Industries

• CROs

• Academy

• Hospital Centres

• University

Pre-Conference Dinner

Sunday, 16th November, 7:30 pm at Aux Armes de Bruxelles

The meeting is set for 7.15 pm at the restaurant.

The dinner will take place at Aux Armes de Bruxelles (Rue des Bouchers, 13 - 1000 Brussels) www.auxarmesdebruxelles.com

If you would like to attend the conference + the pre-conference dinner, please check the option on the registration form or online.

The dinner will provide an opportunity for you to network informally with your industry peers. Please confirm your interest on the registration form.

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