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The 10th Annual FDA/DIA Statistics Forum 2016

This meeting is intended to be an open forum for the timely discussion of topics of mutual theoretical and practical interest to statisticians and clinical trialists who develop new drugs and biologics. A primary focus for this meeting will be to establish an on-going dialogue between industry and regulatory agencies -- emphasizing the regulatory and statistical challenges associated with innovative approaches to the design and analysis of clinical trials data and measuring the progress being made in designing and implementing innovative solutions.

Goals and Objectives

  • Explore and implement innovative statistical solutions to issues associated with the evidence and regulatory review of therapeutic drugs and biologics.
  • Describe the application of statistical methodologies and thinking to the development of new therapeutic biologics and drugs.
  • Assess the impact of regulations and guidance on statistical practice.
  • Discuss ideas for improving the communication between Industry Statisticians and Reviewers.

Who should attend?

The workshop will appeal to statisticians in, or consulting for, the biopharmaceutical industry, clinicians, epidemiologists, drug safety professionals, regulatory and medical communication scientists, and other stakeholders interested in recent statistical issues in clinical research.


Tutorials: April 25, 2016
Conference: April 25-27, 2016


Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-822-9200

Additional questions? Contact:

Meredith Kaganovskiy, DIA, 800 Enterprise Rd., Horsham, PA 19044, 215–442–6117, Meredith.Kaganovskiy@DIAglobal.org; or Stephen Wilson, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 21, Rm. 3630, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–0579, Stephen.Wilson@fda.hhs.gov.


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