The 74th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will be held on December 3-7, 2018, Atlantic City, NJ. A draft program will be available on this website by August 1, 2018 and online registration will open in September, 2018. Below is the 2018 (74th) program.

DAY

01 - Monday December 03, 2018

  • 06:30 - 08:00

    REGISTRATION

  • 07:00 - 08:00

    BREAKFAST

    Full Hot Breakfast (Covered by registration fee)

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    SESSION KEYNOTE

    Deepening the Reform of the Review and Approval System and Encouraging the Innovation of Drugs in China
    Dr. Ruyi He, MD, Chief Scientist, Center for Drug Evaluation, Chinese Food and Drug Administration

  • 09:00 - 12:00
    SESSION A

    Recent Development on Bayesian Clinical Trial Designs Using Historical Data
    Professor: Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut
    Moderator: Naitee Ting

  • 09:00 - 12:00
    SESSION B

    Subgroup Identification: A Comparative Review
    Professor Wei-Yin Loh, University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Moderator: Ivan S. F. Chan

  • 12:00 - 13:30

    LUNCH BREAK

    Lunch Break (at your own)

  • 13:00 - 16:30
    SESSION C

    Statistical Challenges in the Analysis of Biomarker Data
    Professor Stephen W. Looney, Augusta University
    Moderator: Kalyan Ghosh

  • 13:30 - 16:30
    SESSION D

    Bayesian Nonlinear Models for Bactericidal Activity of Tuberculosis Drugs
    Dr. Divan A. Burger, University of Pretoria
    Ding-Geng Chen, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC)
    Moderator: Walter R. Young

  • 19:00 - 23:00

    Speaker’s and Awards Dinner

    Speaker’s and Awards Dinner Optional Added Fee Event

DAY

02 - Tuesday December 04, 2018

  • 06:30 - 08:00

    REGISTRATION

  • 07:00 - 08:00

    BREAKFAST

    Full Hot Breakfast (Covered by registration fee)

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    SESSION KEYNOTE

    Recent Advances in Regulatory Statistics in Cardio-Renal and CNS Clinical Trials
    Dr. Hsien-Ming James Hung, FDA

  • 09:00 - 12:00
    SESSION E

    Experiences in Designing and Analyzing Vaccine Outcome Studies
    Dr. Scott Paterson, Sanofi-Pasteur
    Moderator: Fred Balch

  • 09:00 - 12:00
    SESSION F

    Advanced Visual Analytics of Safety Data from Different Data Sources – Approaches and Available Tools
    Drs. Melvin Munsaka (AbbVie), Kefei Zhou (Theravance Biopharma)
    Krishan P. Singh (GSK)
    Moderator: Ivan S. F. Chan

  • 12:15 - 13:45

    LUNCH BREAK

    Lunch Break (at your own)

  • 13:45 - 16:30
    SESSION G

    Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach
    Dr. Julia Silge, Stack Overflow
    Moderator: Fred Balch

  • 13:45 - 16:30
    SESSION H

    Statistical Topics in Health Economics and Outcomes Research: Patient-Reported Outcomes, Meta-Analysis, and Health Economics
    Dr. Joseph C. Cappelleri, Pfizer
    Professor Thomas Mathew, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Moderator: Wenjin Wang

DAY

03 - Wednesday December 05, 2018

  • 06:30 - 08:00

    REGISTRATION

  • 07:00 - 08:00

    BREAKFAST

    Full Hot Breakfast (Covered by registration fee)

  • 08:00 - 12:00
    SESSION I

    Overview Of Non-Inferiority Trial Design, Analysis and Reporting
    Susan Wang, Boehringer Ingelheim, China.
    Gang Cheng, Boehringer Ingelheim, China.

  • 08:00 - 12:00
    SESSION J

    Designing and Integrating the RCT/RWE in Safety Decision Making
    Drs. Rima Izem, FDA
    Richard C. Zink, TARGET Pharma Solutions Inc.
    William Wang, Merck
    Moderator: Ivan S. F. Chan

  • 12:15 - 13:15

    LUNCH BREAK

    Lunch Break (at your own)

  • 13:15 - 16:45
    SESSION K

    Risk Factor Identification & Comparative Effectiveness Research Using Electronic Health Records: Challenges, Analytical Strategies & Recent Developments
    Drs. Rebecca Hubbard, University of Pennsylvania
    Dr. Yong Chen, University of Pennsylvania
    Dr. Bin Huang, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

  • 13:15 - 16:45
    SESSION L

    FDA Advisory Committee Meeting and Non-inferiority Case Study
    Drs. Bob Powell (UNC), Steve Wilson (Consultant), & William Wang (Merck)
    Moderator: Ivan S. F. Chan

DAY

04 - Thursday December 06, 2018

  • 06:30 - 08:00

    SHORT COURSE REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

    Short Course Registration and Breakfast

  • 08:00 - 17:50
    SHORT COURSE 1

    Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists
    Dr. Naitee Ting, Boehringer Inglelheim
    Professor Scott R. Evans, Harvard School of Public Health
    Moderator: Xiaoming Li
    Text: Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists

  • 08:00 - 17:50
    SHORT COURSE 2

    Design, Data Monitoring & Analysis of Clinical Trials With Multiple Outcomes
    Dr. Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Osaka University and National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan
    Dr. Hsien-Ming James Hung, FDA
    Moderator: Alfred H. Balch
    Texts: Group-Sequential Clinical Trials with Multiple Co-Objectives
    Sample Size Determination in Clinical Trials with Multiple Endpoints

    BREAK TIMINGS:
    9:30-9:50 Break
    11:20-12:40 Lunch on Your Own
    2:10-2:30 Break
    4:00-4:20 Break

DAY

05 - Friday December 07, 2018

  • 06:30 - 08:00

    SHORT COURSE REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

    Short Course Registration and Breakfast

  • 08:00 - 17:50
    SHORT COURSE 1

    Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists
    Dr. Naitee Ting, Boehringer Inglelheim
    Professor Scott R. Evans, Harvard School of Public Health
    Moderator: Xiaoming Li
    Text: Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists

  • 08:00 - 17:50
    SHORT COURSE 2

    Design, Data Monitoring & Analysis of Clinical Trials With Multiple Outcomes
    Dr. Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Osaka University and National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan
    Dr. Hsien-Ming James Hung, FDA
    Moderator: Alfred H. Balch
    Texts: Group-Sequential Clinical Trials with Multiple Co-Objectives
    Sample Size Determination in Clinical Trials with Multiple Endpoints

    BREAK TIMINGS:

    9:30-9:50 Break
    11:20-11:40 Break

*All tutorial and short course titles, presenters and moderators from 1989 onward are on www.demingconference.com

Session is based on a recently published text that is available either for a discounted price or is included in the price of the two short courses
Sessions will have their breaks extended by 15 minutes for Poster Presentations

Full hot breakfasts are included on each of the five days