Duke Industry Statistics Symposium to be held April 2021

Recent Updates

Jun. 22, 2020

While the Organizing Committee of the Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium (DISS2020) continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it is clear that we will not be able to safely conduct a face-to-face meeting this August; the decision has been made to postpone the Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium from August 26-28, 2020 to April 21-23, 2021. The postponement will maximize the chances to meet safely in person in Durham, NC.

At this time, the program will remain the same with the original schedule of courses and sessions. This year's theme is: "Emerging Clinical Initiatives in Plarmaceutical Development.”  Visit the symposium website https://sites.duke.edu/diss for updates and other information regarding poster sessions, job fairs, and travel/accommodations. 

The Annual Duke Industry Statistics Symposium (DISS) is organized by the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine, and co-sponsored by Amgen, ASA-NC Chapter, Boehringer-Ingelheim, ICSA, IQVIA, Janssen, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Lilly, PAREXEL, PPD, SAS, UCB and ViiV.  It was established 7 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 schedule will begin with eight short courses on the first day.  Short courses include: Data Monitoring Committee I and II; Multiple Endpoints; Reproducible Computation at Scale in R; Randomized Phase II Trials, Multiple Endpoints; Adaptive Designs and Artificial Intelligence in Health Research.  The next day will begin with a keynote by ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, Director of the Office of Translational Sciences (OTS), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  On Friday morning, David Page, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics will give a keynote followed by the remainder of the parallel scientific sessions. A poster session will be held on Thursday and a Job Fair will be held Friday afternoon.

To register for the symposium and the short courses, visit https://sites.duke.edu/diss/register/. If those who were already registered from the previous date, your registration has been automatically moved to the April 2021 date.  If you are no longer able to attend the event at the rescheduled date, please contact Ms. Sharon Updike at sharon.updike@duke.edu for a refund.