This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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|Analysis of Clinical Trials: Theory and Applications — Continuing Education Course|
|Instructor(s): Devan V. Mehrotra, Merck Research Laboratories, Alex Dmitrienko, Eli Lilly and Company, Keaven M. Anderson, Merck Research Laboratories|
|The course covers four important topics that commonly face statisticians and research scientists conducting clinical research: analysis of stratified trials, analysis of time-to-event data, multiple comparisons and multiple endpoints, and interim analysis and interim data monitoring. The course offers a well-balanced mix of theory and applications. It presents practical advice from experts and discusses regulatory considerations. The discussed statistical methods will be implemented primarily using SAS, but also, for group sequential design, R software. Clinical trial examples will be used to illustrate the statistical methods. The course is designed for statisticians working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries as well as contract research organizations. It is equally beneficial to statisticians working in institutions that deliver health care and government branches that conduct health-care related research. The attendees are required to have basic knowledge of clinical trials. Familiarity with drug development is highly desirable, but not necessary. This course was taught at JSM 2005-2009 and received the Excellence in Continuing Education Award in 2005.|