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Statistics in Biomedical Research: Making and Translating New Discoveries

Saturday, November 10, 2012
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

7:30am to 8:30am REGISTRATION
8:30am to 9:00am Opening Remarks
Dr. Margaret "Peggy" Tucker
Acting Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee
Chief, Biostatistics Branch (BB), DCEG/NCI
9:00am to 10:00am Infectious Diseases
Chair: Dr. Misrak Gezmu, Mathematical Statistician
Biostatistics Research Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
9:00am to 9:25am
Dr. Ronald Brookmeyer - Professor, Biostatistics
UCLA School of Public Health
Title: "HIV Incidence Estimation Using Multiple Biomarkers"
9:25am to 9:50am
Dr. Victor De Gruttola - Chair & Professor, Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: "Design and Analysis Considerations for Cluster Randomized Trials in HIV Prevention"
9:50am to 10:00am General Q&A
10:00am to 10:10am BREAK
10:10am to 12:00pm
Epidemiology and Genetics
Chair: Dr. Ruth Pfeiffer, Senior Investigator
10:10am to 10:35am
Dr. Clarice Weinberg - Chief, Biostatistics Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Title: "Case-sibling studies that acknowledge unstudied parents and enroll unmatched individuals"
10:35am to 11:00am
Dr. Ross L. Prentice - Director, Public Health Sciences Division
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Title: "Multivariate Failure Time Data Analysis Methods"
11:00am to 11:25am
Dr. Norman Breslow - Professor Emeritus, Biostatistics
University of Washington School of Public Health
Title: "Using the Whole Cohort in the Analysis of Case-Control Data"
11:25am to 11:50am
Dr. Raymond J. Carroll - Distinguished Professor, Statistics, Nutrition, & Toxicology
Texas A&M University
Title: "Using shared genetic controls in studies of gene-environment interactions"
11:50am to 12:00pm General Q&A
12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch, Poster presentations
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Clinical Trials
Chair: Dr. Gang Zheng, Mathematical Statistician
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
1:30pm to 1:55pm
Dr. Neal Jeffries - Office of Biostatistics Research
National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Title: "An adaptive approach for longitudinal trials"
1:55pm to 2:20pm
Dr. Lisa McShane - Biometric Research Branch
NCI, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Title: "Statistical issues in the design of therapy trials incorporating biomarkers"
2:20pm to 2:45pm
Dr. Lee-Jen Wei - Professor, Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Title: "Comparative effectiveness in the presence of competing risks for multiple event time observations"
2:45pm to 2:55pm General Q&A
2:55pm to 3:10pm BREAK
3:10pm to 5:00pm Risk Prediction and Public Health Applications
Chair: Dr. Zhen Chen, Investigator
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
3:10pm to 3:35pm
Dr. Paul Albert - Chief, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, NICHD
Title: "Prediction of Neonatal Morbidity: Predicting a Binary Birth Outcome from Longitudinal Ultrasound Data"
3:35pm to 4:00pm
Dr. Kathy Cronin - Acting Associate Director, Surveillance Research Program
Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences (DCCPS)
Title: "Predicting the Absolute Risk of Dying from Colorectal Cancer at the Time of Diagnosis"
4:00pm to 4:25pm
Dr. Ruth Etzioni - Full Member, Public Health Sciences Division
Biostatistics Program, Translational & Outcomes Research Group, FHCRC
Title: "Projecting the absolute risk of latent prostate cancer: A path to quantifying overdiagnosis"
4:25pm to 4:50pm
Dr. Joseph P. Costantino - Director, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Biostatistical Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
Title: "Risk Prediction, Benefit/Risk Assessment and Risk Communication in Breast Cancer Chemoprevention"
4:50pm to 5:00pm BREAK
5:00pm to 6:00pm Social, Poster presentations
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