Centre for Statistical Methodology Symposium
Centre for Statistical Methodology (CSM) Symposium: Quantitative Approaches to Personalised Medicine: Some Contrasting Perspectives
Join us on 12th November 2019 for our CSM Symposium! Our speakers will address the concerns raised by moves to personalise medicine. The issues covered will include:
- Challenges for the life sciences industry when targeting new therapies.
- New statistical methods for personalising treatment choices.
- The potential and pitfalls of machine learning in the age of large-scale electronic health data.
- The contributions that statisticians, trialists, epidemiologists and economists can make to how regulators, reimbursement agencies and clinicians personalise treatment choices.
- Dr John Whittaker, Vice President, Target Sciences, Glaxo Smith Klein Pharmaceuticals
- Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine, University of Cambridge, Keynote Speaker
- Dr Karla Diaz-Ordaz, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Dr Brian Tom, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
- Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor of Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Dr Stephen Senn, Statistical consultant, Keynote Speaker
1.00-1.30pm: Registration, Tea and coffee
1.30-2.45: Session title: context and new developments for personalisation
1.30-2.00pm: The pharmaceutical industry and personalisation: what have we learnt, and what’s required in future? Dr John Whittaker, Vice President, Target Sciences, Glaxo Smith-Klein Pharmaceuticals
2.00-2.45: Transforming medicine through Artificial Intelligence-enabled healthcare pathways: Professor, Mihalea van der Saa Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine, University of Cambridge, Keynote Speaker.
2.45-3.00: Tea Break
3.00-4.00 Session title: application of new methods
3.00-3.30 Personalising inter-donation intervals amongst blood donors Dr Brian Tom, Programme Leader, MRC Biostatistics Unit
3.30-4.00 Using data-adaptive methods to investigate conditional treatment effects: towards personalised treatment regimes. Dr Karla Diaz-Ordaz, Associate Professor in Biostatistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
4.00-4.15: Tea Break
4.15-5.00: Session title: Critical issues now and for the future.
4.15-5.00: A statistical sceptic’s view of personalised medicine: Dr Stephen Senn, Independent Statistical Consultant, Edinburgh,
5.00-5.30: The economics of personalised medicine: threat or opportunity? Professor Andrew Briggs, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
We have limited space available on the symposium so please be sure to register your attendance as soon as possible. The cost of the symposium is £50 (for attendees from the private sector) and £25 (for those from the public sector). The Symposium is free for PhD students. Please follow the link below to book your place.
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