December 8-12, 2014 at Atlantic City, New Jersey
The 70th Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
Sponsored by Metropolitan Section, ASQ and Biopharmaceutical Section, ASA
2014 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 70th Deming Conference will be held on December 8-12, 2014 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 8, 9, 10). Then the conference will continue with two 2-day short courses on December 11 and December 12. 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.

Summary of The 2014 program is given below. Click the session titles or course titles to read the abstracts. Click the name for speaker's biosketch. Titles with & are based on a book, which can be ordered online through the registration page.


The 70th Deming Conference Program
12/8/2014 (Monday)
Morning Session (8:30 AM - 11:30) Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session A: Global Sensitivity Analysis of Randomized Trials with Missing Data: Recent Advances

Professor Daniel Scharfstein
Johns Hopkins University

Session C: Statistical Simulation In Drug Development

Dr. David Burt

Dr. Greg Cicconetti

Session B: Generalized Nonlinear Models for Correlated Response Data: Overcoming Apparent Limitations in SAS® &

Professor Edward Vonesh
Northwestern University

Session D: Exploratory Subgroup Analysis in Clinical Trials

Dr. Ilya Lipkovich

7:00 PM: Speaker Dinner and Student Poster Award
The 2014 Deming Student Scholar award recipients are – Xialu Liu from Rutgers University, Yanping Li from Temple University, Edward Kennedy from University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine and Hyunseung Kang from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. They will be presenting poster on their work at the conference.
Click here to view the abstracts and award recipients
12/9/2014 (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: Choosing Appropriate Metrics to Enable Sound Decision Making at Different Stages of Drug Development

Dr. Christy Chuang-Stein
Pfizer Inc

Session G: Developing Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers with High Dimensional Data

Dr. Richard Simon

Dr. Noah Simon
University of Washington

Session F: Competing Risks in Cancer Clinical Trials &

Professor Din Chen
University of Rochester

Dr. Chen Hu
American College of Radiology

Session H: Multi-Regional Clinical Trials: Issues and Methods

Dr. Joshua Chen
Sanofi Pasteur

12/10/2014 (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: Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine &

Professor Andrew Zhou
University of Washington

Session K: Clinical and Statistical Considerations in Personalized Medicine &

Dr. Mark Chang
AMAG Pharmaceutical Inc

Dr. Claudio Carini
Pfizer Inc

Session J: Bayesian Evidence Synthesis and Network Meta-Analysis &

Professor Brad Carlin
University of Minnesota

Session L: Statistical Methods for Dynamic Treatment Regimes &

Professor Erica Moodie
McGill University, Montreal

12/11/2014 - 12/12/2014 (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: Patient-Reported Outcomes: Measurement, Implementation and Interpretation &

Dr. Joseph C. Cappelleri
Pfizer Inc

Dr. Andrew G. Bushmakin
Pfizer Inc

Short Course 2: Applied Predictive Modeling &

Dr. Max Kuhn
Pfizer Inc

Dr. Kjell Johnson
Arbor Analytics


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
Edward F. Vonesh, Generalized Linear and Nonlinear Models for Correlated Data: Theory and Applications Using SAS®, 2012, 358 Pages, ISBN: 978159994647489.95 57
Taylor and Francis
Water R. Young, and Ding-Geng (Din) Chen, Clinical Trial Biostatistics and Biopharmaceutical Applications, 2014, 616 Pages, ISBN: 9781482212181119.95 75
Mark Chang, Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2010, 564 Pages, ISBN: 978143983592098.95 62
Mark Chang, Adaptive Design Theory and Implementation using SAS and R (2nd Edition), 2014, 700 Pages, ISBN: 9781584889625104.95 66
Shein-Chung Chow, and Mark Chang, Adaptive Design Methods in Clinical Trials (2nd Edition), 2011, 374 Pages, ISBN: 978143983987493.95 59
Mark Chang, Paradoxes in Scientific Inferences , 2012, 291 Pages, ISBN: 978146650986341.95 28
Mark Chang, Principles of Scientific Methods, 2014, 247 Pages, ISBN: 978148223809949.95 33
Claudio Carini, Sandeep M Menon, and Mark Chang, Clinical and Statistical Considerations in Personalized Medicine, 2014, 358 Pages, ISBN: 978148221218189.95 57
Cappelleri, Zou, Bushmakin, Alvir, and Alemayehu, Symonds, Patient-Reported Outcomes: Measurement, Implementation and Interpretation, 2013, 351 Pages, ISBN: 9781439835920 (Included in Short Course 1) 99.95 63
Din Chen, and Karl Peace, Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R , 2010, 387 Pages, ISBN: 978143984020798.95 62
Din Chen, Jianguo Sun, and Karl Peace, Interval-Censored Time-to-Event Data: Methods and Applications, 2012, 421 Pages, ISBN: 9781466504257104.95 66
Din Chen, and Karl Peace, Applied Meta-Analysis with R, 2013, 342 Pages, ISBN: 978146650599589.95 57
Carlin, B.P., and Louis, T.A., Bayesian Methods For Data Analysis (3rd Edition), 2008, 552 Pages, ISBN: 978158488697679.95 51
S. Berry, B. Carlin, J. Jack Lee, and P. Muller, Bayesian Adaptive Methods for Clinical Trials, 2010, 323 Pages, ISBN: 9781439825488104.95 66
Xiao-Hua Zhou, Chuan Zhou, Danping Lui, and Xaiobo Ding, Applied Missing Data Analysis in the Health Sciences, 2014, 256 Pages, ISBN: 9780470523810110 66
Mark Chang, Classical and Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs Using ExpDesign Studio, 2008, 260 Pages, ISBN: 9780470276129145 86
Xiao-Hua Zhou, Nancy A. Obuchowski, and Donna K. McClish, Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine (2nd Edition), 2011, 592 Pages, ISBN: 9780470183144130 77
Michael R. Bleavins, C. Carini, M. Jurima-Romet, and R. Rahbari, Biomarkers in Drug Development: A handbook of practice, application and strategy, 2010, 800 Pages, ISBN: 9780470169278192 112
Max Kuhn, and Kiell Johnson, Applied Predictive Modeling, 2013, 600 Pages, ISBN: 9781461468493 (Included in Short Course 2) 89.95 57
Bibhas Chakraborty, and Erica E. M. Moodie, Statistical Methods for Dynamic Treatment Regimes, 2013, 204 Pages, ISBN: 978146147428969.99 45
Mark Chang, Modern Issues and Methods in Biostatistics, 2011, 307 Pages, ISBN: 9781441998415109 68


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