Third Annual Janice Pogue Lecture

Join Dr. Lisa Lavange, professor and associate chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, as she leads the third annual Janice Pogue Lecture.

Join Dr. Lisa Lavange, professor and associate chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, as she leads the third annual Janice Pogue Lecture.

Talk title: Opportunities and Challenges in Clinical Research with the Use of Big Data and Novel Trial Designs 

Clinical and epidemiological research studies play a critical role in improving public health. Adhering to sound principles of study design, conduct, analysis, and reporting help ensure a study’s success in addressing its objectives. The research landscape is changing in two important ways. First, there is a greater need to understand and process large, complex datasets from sources of varying quality. The availability of new data sources offer several advantages to clinical research, but an understanding of the limitations of their use is also needed.  Second, recent advances in precision medicine have necessitated the use of complex innovative trial designs to fully realize the potential of targeted therapies. With the challenges posed by non-standard data sources and non-traditional trial designs, statisticians have an increasingly important role to play to ensure the research findings are based on valid inference and are reproducible and interpretable. Opportunities and challenges are illustrated with examples from different sectors.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Location: David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute (Hamilton General Site), 30 Copeland Ave., Hamilton, Ont.

For more information, please contact Karan Chrysler at Karan.Chrysler@phri.ca or 905.527.4322 ext. 40401