Joint meeting of the British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society and the Centre for Statistical Methodology.

Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Venue: De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS.

Title: New perspectives on studying the effects of treatment on a time to event outcome
Talks from five speakers will cover new methodology for estimating treatment effects using observational data, example applications using patient registry data in the fields of cancer and cystic fibrosis, and discussion of communication of treatment risks and benefits.

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Registration fees: Full or retired members £30; Students £15; Non-members (includes 2019/2020 membership of the International Biometric Society) £100; Non-members (without 2019/2020 IBS membership) £55.


1.30-1.35              Welcome

1.35-2.10              Prof Sarah Darby FRS, University of Oxford
Benefits and Risks of Cancer Treatments: Getting the Numbers Right

2.10-2.45              Dr Jonathan Bartlett, University of Bath
Causally valid treatment effects from Cox models

2.45-3.20              Dr Clemence Leyrat, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Emulating a target trial from observational data in the presence of immortal-time bias: challenges and applications

3.20-3.40              Break

3.40-4.15              Dr Ruth Keogh, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Using sequential trials to estimate treatment effects in longitudinal observational data, with an application in cystic fibrosis

4.15-4.50              Dr Shaun Seaman, MRC Biostatistics Unit
Adjusting for time-varying confounders in survival analysis using structural nested cumulative survival time models

4.50-5.00              Discussion and close