December 4-8, 2017 at Atlantic City, New Jersey
The 73rd Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
Sponsored by Metropolitan Section, ASQ and Biopharmaceutical Section, ASA
2017 Program

The 73rd Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will be held on December 4-8, 2017, Atlantic City, NJ. The full program as well as a downloadable printed version will be available on our website by June 1, 2017 and online registration will open in August, 2017. Below is the 2016 (72nd) program.

Program Tutorial Sessions Short Courses Poster Session
Student Award Book Sale Download Program Abstract Submission
ASA Biopharmaceutical Section
and Deming Scholar Award
Biopharm-Deming Scholar Award
Application Form
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The purpose of the 3-day Deming Conference on Applied Statistics is to provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The conference is composed of 12 3-hour tutorials on current statistical topics of interest based on recently published texts. The conference is followed by two 2-day parallel short courses. The conference sells these books at a 40% discount. Poster submissions are also solicited.

Poster Session

The Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will accept submission of abstracts for poster presentation during the conference. The poster sessions provide a forum to attendees to present concepts and issues of relevance to their peers. The rules and tips of the poster presentations can be found by clicking the button below.

or click here to download the pdf file.

Program Summary

The 73rd Deming Conference will be held on December 4-8, 2017 at Atlantic City, NJ. There will be two parallel half-day tutorial sessions based on recently published books for the first three days for a total of 12 tutorial sessions (December 5, 6, 7). Then the conference will continue with two 2-day short courses on December 8 and December 9. The books used for the tutorial sessions and for the short courses as well as books written by invited speakers will be sold at an appreciable discounted prices. The authors of the books are invited as the speakers. Poster sessions will also be presented. Click here to download the complete program pdf file.


The 73rd Deming Conference Program
Poster sessions will be in the middle of the 3 extended tutorial sessions (Monday afternoon, and Tuesday and Wednesday Morning)
12/5/2016 (Monday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:30) Afternoon Session (1:15 PM - 4:30 PM)
Session A: Data display for statistical analysis &

Prof. Richard Heiberger
Temple University

Session C: Dose-Response Design and Analysis in Drug Development &

Dr. Richard C. Zink
SAS Institue

Dr. Sandeep Menon
Pfizer Inc

Session B: Non-inferiority testing in clinical trials: issues and challenges &

Dr. Tie-Hua Ng

Session D: Benefit-risk assessment methods in medical product development: bridging qualitative and quantitative assessments &

Dr. Qi Jiang

Dr. Weili He

7:00 PM: Speaker Dinner and Student Poster Award
The 2016 Deming Student Scholar award recipients are – Suzanne Thornton from Rutgers University, Thomas Jemielita from University of Pennsylvania. They will be presenting poster on their work at the conference.
Click here to view the abstracts and award recipients
12/6/2016 (Tuesday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:45 AM) Afternoon Session (1:15 PM - 4:15 PM)
Session E: Biomarker evaluation and subgroup discovery in clinical trials

Dr. Ilya Lipkovich

Dr. Alex Dmitrienko
Mediana Inc.

Session G: Quantitative sciences for safety monitoring in clinical development
(On Behalf of the ASA Safety Monitoring Working Group)

Mr. Rober 'Mac' Gordon

Dr. Judy X. Li

Dr. William Wang

Session F: Basic multiple comparisons in clinical trials and genomics

Dr. Bushi Wang
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Prof. Xinping Cui
University of California

Session H: Improving our understanding of “less well-understood” adaptive trials: challenges, best practices and sharing of case studies

Dr. Eva Miller
Independent Statistical Consultant

Dr. Weili He

12/7/2016 (Wednesday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:45 AM) Afternoon Session (1:15 PM - 4:15 PM)
Session I: Simulation-based approaches to clinical trial design and analysis

Dr. Alex Dmitrienko
Mediana Inc.

Session K: Regulatory statistics with some European perspectives

Prof. Franz König
Medical University of Vienna

Prof. Martin Posch
Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Frank Bretz
Novartis Pharma AG

Session J: Design of dose-response clinical Trials &

Dr. Naitee Ting
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Session L: Quantitative methods for traditional chinese medicine development &

Prof. Shein-Chung Chow
Duke University School of Medicine

12/8/2016 - 12/9/2016 (Thursday and Friday)
8:00 – 9:30: Lecture / 9:30 – 9:50: Break / 9:50 – 11:20: Lecture / 11:20 – 12:40: Lunch / 12:40 – 2:10: Lecture / 2:10 – 2:30: Break / 2:30 – 4:00: Lecture / 4:00 - 4:20: Break / 4:20 - 5:50: Lecture
There will be 5 lectures on Thursday and 3 on Friday so one can book an earlier flight. The Friday luncheon will be a 40-minute refreshment break.
Short Course 1: Adaptive designs and multiple testing &

Prof. Franz König
Medical University of Vienna

Prof. Martin Posch
Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Frank Bretz
Novartis Pharma AG

Short Course 2: Bioequivalence, Biosimilars, & Statistics in Clinical Pharmacology &

Dr. Scott Patterson
Pfizer Inc

Dr. Byron Jones
Novartis Pharma AG

Ms. Johanna Mielke
PhD Candidate, Novartis Pharma AG.

The following books will be used and sold during the conference. Please order the books through the registration page. You should not order the book used for the short course you registered unless you want to order extra copies.
Book Information (Author, Title, etc.) Price (USD)
List Discount
Taylor and Francis
Tie-Hua Ng, Noninferiority Testing in Clinical Trials: Issues and Challenges, 2014, 208 Pages, ISBN: 978146656149679.95 51
Qi Jiang, and Weili He, Benefit-Risk Assessment Methods in Medical Product Development: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments, 2016, 296 Pages, ISBN: 978148225936099.95 63
Shein-Chung Chow, Quantitative Methods for Traditional Chinese Medicine Development, 2015, 430 Pages, ISBN: 9781482235999119.95 75
Scott D. Patterson, and Byron Jones, Bioequivalence and Statistics in Clinical Pharmacology (2nd Edition), 2016, 480 Pages, ISBN: 9781466585201 (Included in Short Course 2) 119.95 75
Richard M. Heiberger, and Burt Holland, Statistical Analysis and Data Display - An Intermediate Course with Examples in R (2nd Edition), 2015, 898 Pages, ISBN: 978-1-4939-2121-879.99 52
Gernot Wassmer, and Werner Brannath, Group Sequential and Confirmatory Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials, 2016, 301 Pages, ISBN: 978-3-319-32560-6 (Recommended by instructors and included in Short Course 1) 129 80
Naitee Ting (Editor), Dose Finding in Drug Development, 2006, 248 Pages, ISBN: 978-0387-29074-4209 128
SAS Institute
Sandeep Menon, and Richard C. Zink, Modern Approaches to Clinical Trials Using SAS®: Classical, Adaptive, and Bayesian Methods, 2015, 364 Pages, ISBN: 978-1-62959-385-269.95 45