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7th Annual Bayesian Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Conference

Event Dates: February 12–14, 2014

Location: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Program Committee

  • Donald A. Berry, co-chair
  • Telba Irony, co-chair
  • Jeffrey S. Morris
  • Sylvia Richardson
  • Wenyi Wang
  • Kim-Anh Do, co-chair
  • Kathryn Chaloner
  • Peter Mueller
  • Marina Vannucci

Program

February 12

 

Session Title and Speaker(s)

Short Course I: Bayesian adaptive clinical trials, past, present & future
Donald A. Berry, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Short Course II: Introduction to next-generation sequencing data analysis: RNA-seq and ChIP-seq
Hao Wu, PhD, Emory University

Session I: Subgroup Analysis
Chair: Kathryn Chaloner, PhD, The University of Iowa

Session II: Imaging
Chair: Telba Irony, PhD, CDRH, FDA

  • Jeffrey Morris, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Raquel Prado, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

February 13

 

Session Title and Speaker(s)

Keynote Address: Density estimation from multivariate data and application to machine learning
Wing Hung Wong, PhD, Stephen R. Pierce Family Goldman Sachs Professor in Science and Human Health,
Professor of Statistics and of Health Research and Policy
, Stanford University

Session III: Deconvolving Tumor Heterogeneity
Chair: Kim-Anh Do, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session IV: Biomarker-driven Adaptive Designs
Chair: Telba Irony, PhD, CDRH, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Session V: Anti-infectives and Other Non-cancer Therapeutic Areas
Chair: Donald A. Berry, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Jinping Wang, PhD, Eisai, Inc.
  • Jeffrey D. Wetherington, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline

Session VI: Drawing Inferences from Large Databases
Chairs: Sylvia Richardson, PhD, Cambridge University; Wenyi Wang, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

February 14

 

Session Title and Speaker(s)

Session VII: Enrichment Designs
Chair: Jeffrey Morris, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session VIII: Integrative Genomics
Chairs: Marina Vannucci, PhD, Rice University; Kim-Anh Do, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Hongzhe Li, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Christina Kendziorski, PhD, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Chiara Sabatti, PhD, Stanford University
Closing Remarks
Donald A. Berry, Telba Irony, and Kim-Anh Do

 

Registration Fees

All fees are in U.S. dollars.  
General registration $350
Student registration $150
University of Texas/MD Anderson staff $150
Late fee of $50 assessed for registrations completed February 1, 2014 or later 
Guest for evening reception  $50

  • CME/Conference Management - Unit 1381
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    P.O. Box 301439
    Houston, TX 77230-1439 USA
  • Fax: 713-794-1724
  • Phone: 713-792-2223 or 866-849-5866 (toll-free)

A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent within 10 working days of receipt of your registration fee. 

Travel Grants: 
Travel grant awards will be mailed to the recipients after the conference.  

Registration Refund/Cancellation Policy:
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before February 4, 2014. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll-free at 866-849-5866. Although no refunds will be granted after February 4, 2014, should you need to cancel your attendance you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Registrants should contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or 866-849-5866 or via e-mail (register@mdanderson.org) to process the transfer of a registration to a colleague.

The Department of CME/Conference Management and the Department of Biostatistics reserve the right to substitute sessions or speakers or to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary.  Each registrant will be notified by mail, e-mail, or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form if this event is cancelled. In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management, of the Department of Biostatistics, and of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.  The Department of CME/Conference Management and the Department of Biostatistics reserve the right to limit the number of participants in a program and are not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.

For additional information regarding registration, please contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll-free at 866-849-5866. For all other questions related to this conference, please contact Lydia Davis at lbdavis@mdanderson.org.

Special assistance: Contact the Department of CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll-free at 866-849-5866 if you have any special ADA accommodation needs.

Photography, audio taping or videotaping are prohibited. 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center requires all speakers and anyone who controls the content of an educational activity to disclose all financial relationships with any commercial interest that could affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires all faculty to disclose any unlabeled or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of a pharmaceutical product or medical device. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Agendas are subject to change as we strive to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on the rare occasions when illness, scheduling conflicts, or other unforeseen events arise. 


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