This week, the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL presented some of our latest methodological research at the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) annual conference in Birmingham, UK.
The ISCB conference was attended by over 600 biostatisticians from around the world, with sessions spanning important areas of biostatistics. Keynote talks came from Diego Kuonen on big data and data science in pharmaceutical development, and David Spiegelhalter, who spoke about sex statistics, and is used to this talk being a platform to make statistics more interesting; in this setting the challenge was to make sex more interesting!
Researchers from the Unit presented work on:
adaptive trial design
cluster-randomised trial design
missing data and sensitivity analysis
longitudinal data analysis and non-inferiority trials
as well as a presentation (and contribution to a panel) at the mini-symposium on designing trials in smaller populations. Slides and posters presenting our work are below, for those interested.
The Unit is grateful to the organisers for putting together such a stimulating programme.