PSI ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DE VERE GRAND HARBOUR HOTEL, SOUTHAMPTON
5-8 SEPTEMBER 1998
The annual conference of PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry)
will take place this year from Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th September at the
De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton. As with previous years, there
is a varied program of invited speakers, sessions on special topics and
contributed papers. Details on how to get the full program later, but here
is a brief summary of the major aspects of the conference
Invited speakers are Robert Curnow (Reading University), Frank Rockhold
(SmithKline Beecham), Karen Facey (MCA), Richard Kay (S-Cubed Parexel),
Rosemary Bailey (Queen Mary and Westfield College), Anne Wiles (Quintiles)
and Trevor Lewis (Pfizer).
There will also be a panel discussion on 'Biostatistics: Is it, can it be,
should it be a profession?' Chaired by Stephen Senn, the panel will consist
of Tony Greenfield, Elliot Brown, David Morgan and Andy Grieve.
A feature of the conference is the choice of parallel sessions, where topics
can be dealt with in slightly more depth. This year sessions have been
arranged on:- Statistical computing - Life Beyond SAS; Equivalence; Case
Studies; Frequentist vs. Bayes; PK/PD; Health Economics.
Fifteen contributed papers, with authors from within the industry and from
academia, on a wide range of statistical subjects will also be presented.
Entertainment and Exhibition
The Monday evening will take the form of a Race Night Dinner, with a
competition for the best Fancy Dress Hat.
The Tuesday evening is the Conference dinner, with a dress code of Jacket
Throughout the conference delegates will have access to an Exhibition, with
stands from software companies, CROs and other companies with an interest in
The basic cost of the conference for members of PSI, including all meals,
refreshments, entertainment and single room occupancy from Sunday 5th to
Wednesday 8th September, is £595 + VAT if registration is received by 5pm on
Friday 8th July. Registrations following that date will be charged £685 +
VAT. A £50 supplement is payable for non-members.
Conference attendees who wish to share a room may do so at a reduced cost of
£530 + VAT if registering by 8th July, or £610 + VAT after that date.
There is also an academic rate (single room occupancy only) of £300 + VAT.
Full details of the costs and program may be found in the Call for
How to Register
Members of PSI will receive the full program, and registration instructions,
in the June Mailing.
Call for Registration forms may also be obtained from the PSI Executive
Office - the fax number is +44 (0)1625 267879
Details can also be obtained from our website at http://www.psiorg.com ,
from where registration forms can also be downloaded.