Biostatistics: 2010 Annual Conference on Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials

University of Pennsylvania Annual Conference on
Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials: From Bench to Bedside to Community

April 27, 2010

Topic for 2010 Conference:
Statistical Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The 2010 Conference will bring together leading scientists who will make presentations and lead open discussions on state-of-the-art and developing methods. The Conference will also include two panel discussions: one to set the stage and the second to synthesize and challenge presentations, as well as to propose future directions. Participants from academic institutions, industry and governmental agencies with an interest in contributing to these discussions are encouraged to register.

Select presentations are available for download by clicking on the topic titles below. All presentations are in PowerPoint .ppt format or Adobe Acrobat PDF.


Funding Sponsor:


Jonas H. Ellenberg
Susan S. Ellenberg
Sandy Schwartz
NIH NCI Grant R13-CA132565 American Statistical Association and
the Society for Clinical Trials
Faculty Institution Topic
Sandy Schwartz University of Pennsylvania Scope of the Problem
Sally Morton Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Infusion of Statistical Science in CER
Michael Lauer National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Panel Discussion I: Scope of the Problem
Barbara McNeil Harvard Medical School
Sean Tunis Center for Medical Technology Policy, Stanford University
Steve Goodman Johns Hopkins University Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials in CER
Jesse Berlin Johnson & Johnson Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews in CER
Don Berry University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center Why Bayesian Approaches for CER?
Miguel Hernán Harvard School of Public Health Observational Analyses of Existing Data
Robert Temple Food and Drug Administration A Regulator's View of CER
Tom Fleming University of Washington Panel Discussion II: Synthesis and Future Direction
Bryan Luce United Biosource
Jay Siegel Johnson & Johnson
Brian Strom University of Pennsylvania

The final program may be found here.

Venue, Housing, Registration, Fee:

Registration is now closed.

The conference will be held at the Biomedical Research Building Auditorium on the campus of the UPenn School of Medicine. The Hilton Inn at Penn and Sheraton University City are located within easy walking distance. The deadline to reserve a room at the Sheraton at the preferred rate is April 12, 2010. Many alternative hotels in Center City Philadelphia are also a short distance from the UPenn campus. Registration is limited to 200 participants. Deadline is April 12, 2010, or when conference sells out. Conference fee (includes breakfast, lunch, breaks): $180 Industry, $110 Academic & Government.


Parking will be available on Penn's campus in Lot 51. Directions and maps for this parking lot are available here.

For additional information, contact:
Donna Zikowitz
Phone: 215-573-2728   Email:

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