December 7-11, 2015 at Atlantic City, New Jersey
The 71st Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
Sponsored by Metropolitan Section, ASQ and Biopharmaceutical Section, ASA
2015 Program

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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.

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Program Summary

The 71st Deming Conference will be held on December 7-11, 2015 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 7, 8, 9). Then the conference will continue with two 2-day short courses on December 10 and December 11. 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. Below is a draft program.

The 71st Deming Conference Program
12/7/2015 (Monday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:30) Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session A: Doing Bayesian Analysis Using PROC MCMC

Dr. Fang K Chen
SAS® Institute

Session C: Design Issues in Biomarker-Based Clinical Trials in Oncology

Dr. Daniel J Sargent
Mayo Clinic

Session B: Multiple Testing for Correlated Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials &

Prof. Changchun Xie
University of Cincinnati

Prof. Din Chen
University of Rochester

Session D: Graphical Approaches to Multiple Testing &

Dr. Dong Xi
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

7:00 PM: Speaker Dinner and Student Poster Award
12/8/2015 (Tuesday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM) Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Poster Session: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Session E: Applying Bayesian Evidence Synthesis In Comparative Effectiveness Research

Dr. David Ohlssen
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Session G: Sensitivity Analysis for Missing Data Using Bayesian & Imputation Approaches: Case Studies from DIA Bayesian Working Group

Dr. Frank Liu

Dr. Neal Thomas
Pfizer Inc

Session F: Statistical Methods for Tailored Therapies in Pharmaceutical Drug Development

Dr. Lei Shen
Eli Lilly

Session H: Statistical Methods for Medical Product Safety Evaluation

Dr. Jie Chen
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Prof. Mei-Chiung Shih
Stanford University

12/9/2015 (Wednesday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Poster Session: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session I: Design and Analysis of Non-Inferiority Trials &

Dr. Brian L Wiens
Portola Pharmaceuticals

Session K: Propensity Score Methods for Estimating Causal Effects In Non-Experimental Studies: The Why, When, and How

Prof. Elizabeth A Stuart
Johns Hopkins University

Session J: Advanced Statistical Concepts and Methodologies For Development of Personalized Medicines

Dr. Cong Chen

Session L: Network Based Analysis of Big Data

Prof. Shuangge Ma
Yale University

12/10/2015 - 12/11/2015 (Thursday and Friday)
8:30 – 10:00 Lecture 10:00 – 10:20 Break 10:20 – 11:50 Lecture 11:50 – 1:10 Lunch 1:10 – 2:40 Lecture 2:40 – 3:00 Break 3:00 – 4:30 Lecture
Friday schedule will be an half hour earlier to facilitate students' transportation home
Short Course 1: Quantitative Evaluation of Safety and Benefit Risk In Drug Development &

Dr. Larry Gould

Dr. Qi Jiang

Dr. Weili He

Dr. William Wang

Short Course 2: Propensity Scores and Matching, with Implementation in R

Prof. Ben Hansen
University of Michigan

Prof. Edward Rothman
University of Michigan

Mr. Josh Errickson
University of Michigan

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
Rosenbaum PR, Design of Observational Studies, 2009, 384 Pages, ISBN: 13-978-1-4614-2486-4149 92
Taylor and Francis
Jiang Q, and Xia HA, Quantitative Evaluation of Safety In Drug Development - Design, Analysis and Reporting, 2014, 382 Pages, ISBN: 13-978-1-466-55545-799.95 63
Rothmann MD, Wiens BL, and Chan, ISF, Design and Analysis of Non-Inferiority Trials, 2011, 454 Pages, ISBN: 978158488804898.95 62
Young WR, and Chen D-G, Clinical Trial Biostatistics and Biopharmaceutical Applications, 2014, 616 Pages, ISBN: 13-978-1-482-21218-1119.95 75
Gould AL, Statistical Methods for Evaluating Safety in Medical Product Development, 2015, 800 Pages, ISBN: 13-978-1-119-97966-199.99 63