The 5th 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, QuintilesIMS and SAS. It was established 5 years ago to discuss challenging issues and recent advances related to the clinical development of drugs, biologics and devices and to promote research and collaboration among statisticians from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies.
The theme for this year will be “Real World Experience and Randomized Clinical Trials.” DISS 2017 will be held on September 6-8, 2017 at the Durham Hilton in Durham, NC. The first day will be devoted to six short courses. The 2nd day will begin with opening remarks and keynote speech by Dr. Warren Kibbe, faculty in the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Chief Data Officer for the Duke Cancer Institute. He is the former Acting Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Director of the NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. The remainder of the 2nd day consists of 17 parallel scientific sessions. On the final day, Dr. Robert Califf, with leadership roles in Duke University School of Medicine and Verily Life Sciences and the former FDA commissioner, will present a feature lecture and we will continue with the parallel scientific sessions. A poster session will also be held.