7th Annual Bayesian Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Conference
Event Dates: Wednesday to Friday, February 12–14, 2014
Tentative Event Hours:
February 12 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast; 9:00 a.m. - Conference sessions begin; 9:00 p.m. - Poster session and reception end
February 13 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 14 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center's Mid Campus Building 1, Third Floor, Rooms 1-8, 7007 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
The Wednesday evening reception will be held at MD Anderson’s South Campus Research Center 2, First Floor, Rms 1–6,7455 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77054
Target Audience: Current and prospective users of Bayesian methodology in biostatistics and bioinformatics
Focus: (1) Biomarker-driven clinical trials and (2) Integrative models for analyzing high-dimensional multiplatform bioinformatics data
Wing Hung Wong, Ph.D.
Stephen R. Pierce Family Goldman Sachs Professor in Science and Human Health
Professor of Statistics and of Health Research and Policy
Density estimation from multivariate data, with application to machine learning
Topics of Invited Sessions
- Short course on data analysis of next-generation sequencing
- Short course on clinical trial designs
- Subgroup analysis
- Imaging data analysis
- Enrichment designs
- Integrative genomics
- Deconvolving tumor heterogeneity
- Drawing inferences from large databases
- Biomarker-driven adaptive clinical trial designs
- Anti-infectives and other non-cancer therapeutic areas
- Donald A. Berry, PhD, Biostatistics –The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Scott Berry, PhD – Berry Consultants
- Kathryn Chaloner, PhD – Biostatistics, The University of Iowa
- Kim-Anh Do, PhD – Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Barbara Engelhardt, PhD – Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University
- Andrew Futreal, PhD – Genomic Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Brenda Gaydos, PhD – Eli Lilly
- Debashis Ghosh, PhD – Statistics, Penn State University
- Andrew Grieve, PhD – Clinical Research Methodology, Aptiv Solutions
- Telba Irony, PhD – CDRH, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- Yuan Ji, PhD – Center for Biomedical Research Informatics, NorthShore University Health System
- Timothy D. Johnson, PhD – Biostatistics, University of Michigan
- Christina Kendziorski, PhD – Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, The University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Michael Krams, MD – Johnson & Johnson
- Roger Lewis, MD, PhD – Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Hongzhe Li, PhD – Biostatistics & Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
- Jeffrey Morris, PhD – Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Peter Mueller, PhD – Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
- Michael Newton, PhD – Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, The University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Raquel Prado, PhD – Applied Mathematics & Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Sylvia Richardson, PhD – Cambridge University
- Chiara Sabatti, PhD – Health Research & Policy, Stanford University
- Daniel J. Sargent, PhD – Biostatistics, Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
- Noah Simon, PhD – Biostatistics, University of Washington
- Francesco Stingo, PhD – Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Marina Vannucci, PhD – Statistics, Rice University
- Wenyi Wang, PhD – Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- J. Kyle Wathen, PhD – Johnson & Johnson
- Jeffrey D. Wetherington, PhD – GlaxoSmithKline
- Hao Wu, PhD – Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Emory University
Call for Posters
All participants are encouraged to display a poster at the conference poster session and discussion — to be held Wednesday, February 12, in conjunction with the evening reception. If interested, send an abstract (300 words maximum) to Lydia Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 1, 2014.
Submission requirements for poster display:
- Abstract title; authors and affiliations; contact information
- Applicants will be notified of the Program Committee's decision by January 15, 2014
- Final printed poster dimensions: maximum of 120cm x 120 cm (48in x 48in)
All fees are in U.S. dollars.
General registration $350
Student registration $150
University of Texas/MD Anderson staff $150
Guest for evening reception $50
The first step of online registration is to create an account profile using your e-mail address. MD Anderson employees will use their employee ID.
In addition to online registration, prospective participants may register by fax or mail. Payment may be made via credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express), money order, check (payable through a U.S. bank only), or cash (acceptable at on-site registration only).
- Mail to: CME/Conference Management - Unit 1381
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, TX 77230-1439 USA
- Fax to 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.
Registration fees provide:
Conference sessions and presentations
Daily continental breakfast
Wednesday and Thursday boxed lunch
Wednesday evening reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres (cash bar) — at MD Anderson’s South Campus Research Center 2, First Floor, Rms 1–6,7455 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77054
A limited number of $500 travel grants will be awarded to qualifying predoctoral graduate students, based on need and interest, as reimbursement of some conference expenses. Awards will be determined prior to the conference and funds will be mailed to the recipients after the conference concludes. Awardees must register and prepay for the conference. Plans to submit a poster at the conference will be considered favorably. To apply for a travel grant, send one paragraph (200 words maximum) explaining your interest in Bayesian biostatistics and bioinformatics and circumstances of financial need by December 31, 2013 to Lydia Davis (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
Hotels near the Texas Medical Center (standard rates apply):
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston Medical Center, 8080 S. Main Street, Houston TX 77025
Free shuttle to area hospitals in the Texas Medical Center
Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites Medical Center, 6700 S. Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Free shuttle to area hospitals in the Texas Medical Center
Wyndham Houston Medical Center Hotel and Suites, 6800 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
(reservations available December 2013 following renovations)
Free shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel
Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center, 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
No shuttle service
Courtyard Marriott Houston Medical Center, 7702 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
No shuttle service
Transportation from Houston Airports to the Texas Medical Center:
From HOU/ Hobby Airport: Super Shuttle Service (approximately $20 to $25 USD, one way), reservation required
Taxi service (approximately $40 USD, one way)
From IAH/George Bush Intercontinental Airport: Super Shuttle Service (approximately $25 to $35 USD, one way), reservation required
Taxi service (approximately $62 USD, one way)
Fiesta Cab Company (713) 225-2666
Liberty Cab Company (713) 695-6700
Square Deal Cab Company (713) 659-7236
United Cab Company (713) 699-0000
Yellow Cab Company (713) 236-1111
Texas Medical Center interactive maps
- Donald A. Berry, Ph.D., Co-Chair; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Kim-Anh Do, Ph.D., Co-Chair, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Telba Z. Irony, Ph.D., Co-Chair; CDRH, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Kathryn Chaloner, Ph.D., University of Iowa
- Jeff Morris, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Peter Mueller, Ph.D., The University of Texas Austin
- Sylvia Richardson, Ph.D., Cambridge University
- Marina Vannucci, Ph.D., Rice University
- Wenyi Wang, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Additional information about the conference will be posted in the coming weeks.