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BAYES 2018: Bayesian Biostatistics Workshop

Satellite of ISBA 2018

20th–22nd June 2018 @ Homerton College, Cambridge, UK

Not long until abstract submission deadline - 31st March 2018


Bayesian statistics is increasingly taking on a leading role in all areas of biomedical research, continually challenged by emerging questions in clinical medicine and public health.

This workshop will bring together scientists interested in the latest applications and methodological developments of Bayesian Biostatistics in trial designs, addressing the need for more efficient and flexible approaches to answer key clinical questions; and in the analysis of complex observational data, to enhance causal understanding of disease processes in support of personalised clinical care and public health policies.

The objective of the workshop is multifold:

  • Promote Bayesian thinking and practice in biomedical sciences

  • Present applied case studies in clinical and non-clinical settings

  • Update delegates on new applications and methodological developments in Bayesian statistics in different areas of medicine and public health

  • Offer opportunities for statisticians for reorientation within the changing environment of the bio-pharmaceutical world

The three day workshop will comprise of a one day training course on Bayesian approaches to incorporate historical data into clinical trials, and two days of keynote talks and contributed oral and poster presentations.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Deborah Ashby - Imperial College London

  • Professor Mike Daniels – University of Florida

  • Professor Jack Lee – University of Texas

  • Professor Mihaela van der Schaar – Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, Oxford** **

Abstract Submissions

We welcome abstract submissions for contributed oral presentations and posters on the following themes:

  • Adaptive trials

  • Bayesian approaches to bias modelling and causal inference

  • Decision support for health policy and clinical care

  • Bayesian contributions to regulatory setting  

Maximum abstract length is 350 words.

Please submit your abstract to:

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st March 2018


To register your place on the workshop, go to:

Deadline for registering: 31st May 2018

This workshop is endorsed by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, Adolphe Quetelet Society and the Royal Statistical Society, and is supported by the MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge

Organising Committee

  • Gianluca Baio (University College London, UK)

  • Alun Bedding (Roche, UK)

  • Nicky Best (GlaxSmithKline, UK)

  • Bruno Boulanger (Pharmalex (Arlenda, Belgium)

  • Daniela De Angelis (MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, UK)

  • Leonhard Held (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Emmanuel Lesaffre (KULeuven, Belgium)

  • Sylvia Richardson (MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, UK)

  • Simon Wandel (Novartis, CH)

Gianluca Baio
Gianluca Baio
Professor of Statistics and Health Economics
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