This is a notification of a masterclass running in Dec 2018.
Please pass on to anyone who might be interested.
Prof Stephen Senn has had a wide range of experiences in academia, the
pharmaceutical industry and the National Health Service in England.
From 2011 to 2018 he was at the Luxembourg Institute of Health and was
previously a Professor in Statistics at the University of Glasgow
(2003) and University College London (1995-2003). He is the author of
three influential books, Cross-over Trials in Clinical Research (1993 &
2002), Statistical Issues in Drug Development (1997, 2007) and Dicing
with Death (2003). His expertise is in statistical methods for drug
development and statistical inference. He is well known as a lively and
stimulating speaker on the statistical aspects of clinical trials.
A joint CSTAR@UL/HRI masterclass will be held on December 6-7th on
'Statistical Issues in Clinical Research' taught by Prof Stephen Senn,
Edinburgh. This course will run from 9:30-5:30 day 1 and 9-3:00 day 2
and will be held in the CERC building at UHL. It will include the
following topics i.e. Philosophy (Causality and thinking
statistically); Theory (An elementary explanation of the differences
between Bayesians and frequentists). Practical (Design, allocation to
treatment and sample size determination.) Baseline and Covariate
Information (if, when and how to adjust Measuring Treatment Effects
(Transformations, dichotomies, intention to treat, missing data and
multiplicity) Beyond the Single Centre Parallel Group Trial (Multi-
centre trials, cross-over trials and cluster randomised trials) Beyond
average effects? (Subgroups, personalised medicine, n-of.1 trials and
real world data). Although mainly aimed at those involved in health
research it could also be useful for those making similar
decisions/interpretations in their analyses. A basic statistical
knowledge is all that is required.
Please enrol by emailing [log in to unmask] for a registration form. Fees for
those outside UL €250 for the 2 day course.There will be a limit on
numbers overall so please enrol early if you can.
A list of further masterclasses for next year (2019) will be announced
in due course on the CSTAR website. Details of other courses running
this year by CSTAR@UL can be found at https://ulsites.ul.ie/scu/general-information-courses
Dr Jean Saunders PhD CStat CSci
Statistical Consulting Unit / CSTAR @ UL
(SCU also affiliated to Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
Chair Science & Engineering REC
Vice Chair UHL Research Ethics Committee
Board Member IPPOSI
University of Limerick
Telephone: +353 (0) 61 213471
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