The International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) is kindly inviting you to participate in their 35th Annual Conference 2014, held August 24 – 28, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
It is the first time that an ISCB conference will take place in Vienna, Austria. The venue is Vienna’s main University building with arcades full of busts of famous scholars, who had taught here in past centuries. They remind us of Vienna’s long tradition, not only in Music and Arts, but also in Science, and Medicine. The current building of 1865 has a nice green yard, ideal for scientific exchanges in relaxed atmosphere. Shady parks (Rathauspark) and rose gardens (Volksgarten) are close. Furthermore, many of Vienna’s numerous sights are within walking distance from the venue. Explore, why Vienna has been such an inspiring place for centuries, and still is ranked top in the annual Mercer Quality of Living Surveys of 221 cities on this globe!
The traditional excursions on Tuesday, as well as pre– and post-conference trips will permit to get a deeper knowledge and understanding of Vienna, of Austria, and also of our close neighbours; browse this website for various suggestions. The optional conference dinner will take place in one of Vienna’s finest historic 19th century palaces, the Palais Ferstel, with live Viennese ballroom-music and dancing.
Like previous annual conferences of ISCB the 2014 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of biostatistics in medical research and practice among clinicians, statisticians and members of other disciplines, such as epidemiologists, clinical chemists and clinical pharmacologists, working or interested in the field of clinical biostatistics. The scientific programme committee has already defined the main topics for the conference.
- Design and analysis of clinical trials
- Methodological issues and case studies in epidemiology
- Pharmaceutical statistics and regulatory issues
- Bayesian methods in biostatistics
- Survival analysis, multistate models and competing risks
- Longitudinal data analysis
- Methods for handling missing data
- Statistical methods for systems biology and genetics
- Development and validation of clinical prediction models
- Diagnostic studies
- Adaptive and dynamic treatment strategies
- Novel designs and methods for simulations
- Modeling infectious diseases
- Observational studies and causal inference methods
- Meta-analysis and network meta-analysis
- Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research
- Penalized methods in high– and in low-dimensional regression analyses
- Pharmacoepidemiology and drug development
- Statistical interactions: estimation and testing
- Practical experiences with targeted therapy studies
- Issues in multiple testing
- Software aspects of efficient statistical analyses
- Statistical challenges in the epidemiology of ageing (Carole Dufoil and Karen Leffondré, F)
- Genomics-based Personalized Medicine (joint with the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (Andreas Ziegler, D))
President’s Invited Speaker
Thomas A. Louis (USA)
- Evidence base for integrated care pathways from EHRs (Els Goetghebeur, B)
- Statistical methods for the integrated analysis of multiple –omics datasets (Axel Benner and Manuela Zucknick, D)
- New methods to control for unobserved confounding (Michal Abrahamowicz, CAN)
- Inverse probability weighting techniques (Ronald Geskus, NL, and Karen Leffondré, F)
- Prediction to support Clinical Decision Making (Alessandra Nardi, I)
- Beyond R packages: getting our methods into standard software (Georg Heinze, A)
- EMA’s initiative to publish clinical trials data (Martin Posch, A)
- Handling missing outcome data in randomised trials (Ian White and Shaun Seaman, UK)
- Competing risks and multi-state models (Ronald Geskus and Hein Putter, NL)
- Statisticians in Data Monitoring Committees (Thomas Jaki and Lisa Hampson, UK)
- Analysis of recurrent or cluster survival data using reduced or joined frailty models (Virginie Rondeau, F)
- Interactions analysis (Tyler VanderWeele, USA)
- Statistical methods in Systems Medicine (tba)
ISCB Student Conference Award
The Student Conference Award is available for registered postgraduate students to attend and present a paper at the 35th ISCB Meeting in Vienna, Austria, during 24 — 28 August 2014. Three awards will be made. Selection will be made based on an abstract and a summary of a paper to be presented, which should illustrate application of statistical methodology to clinical or epidemiological research. Results of particular studies are of interest only if the analysis has methodological implications or shows a novel and interesting application of biostatistics.
Conference Awards for Scientists
The ISCB Conference Awards for Scientists (CAS) are available to biostatisticians from the countries underdeveloped in clinical biostatistics to attend the Annual Conference and present a paper there. Up to six CAS awards may be granted.
Only original contributions, not previously presented or published before the time of the application will be considered. Also, the applications with purely theoretical content or those representing mere routine analyses of data sets are not encouraged by the ISCB.
The CAS award consists of a free accommodation, a free subscription to one short course selected by the applicant, a free conference registration and the Conference Dinner invitation sponsored by the ISCB. The first-time participants can also apply for the travel support. Maximum one travel support will be granted.
Scientists should submit their completed application form, a one-page abstract and a full poster or paper/presentation.
Abstracts not granted the CAS award will be eligible for an independent review by the 2014 Scientific Programme Committee (SPC). Abstracts will be forwarded to the SPC only at the specific request of the applicant.
Caution: The authors of the abstracts not granted the CAS award that will have been accepted by the SPC for the presentation at the ISCB2014 in Austria shall not be eligible for additional ISCB support.