Duke Industry Statistics Symposium 2017


Real World Experience and Randomized Clinical Trials

The Duke Annual Statistics Symposium (DISS) is organized by the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine, and co-sponsored by Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, ICSA, Janssen, NC-ASA Chapter, Parexel, PPD, Quintiles and SAS. It was established 5 years ago to discuss challenging issues and recent advances related to the clinical development of drugs and devices and to promote research and collaboration among statisticians from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies.

The theme for this year was "Real World Experience and Randomized Clinical Trials.” The first day was devoted to eight short courses. The 2nd day began with opening remarks and keynote speech by Dr. Warren Kibbe, new to the Duke and B&B Faculty.  Prior to Duke, he served as Acting Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Instututes of Health.  Robert Califf, Professor at Duke University School of Medicine and the former FDA Commissioner gave a feature lecture on Friday morning.  The remainder of the 2nd day and the 3rd day morning consisted of 17 parallel scientific sessions. A poster session was held.  DISS 2017 was be held on September 6-8, 2017 at the Durham Hilton, on Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC.  Click here to learn more.