About Us

About Us

PSI is a global member organisation dedicated to leading and promoting best practice and industry initiatives for statisticians.

Founded in 1977 for pharmaceutical statisticians, members now span statisticians and statistical programmers working in all areas of drug development and healthcare, including research, pre-clinical, production, quality control, health technology, marketing, market research, academic statisticians and consultants.

As a non-profit organisation run by and for members, PSI delivers unrivaled support to its members throughout their careers, from education through to retirement. It continues to grow and evolve in order to lead and promote statistical thinking within all areas of the industry.

PSI delivers timely and relevant opportunities, support and resources including online training, networking events, specialist groups and committees, plus the renowned journal and annual conference.  Its aim is to inspire statisticians in healthcare to connect, learn and advance – so that all members are best placed to continue to serve the needs of this ever-changing and stimulating industry.

Together with other European statistical organisations, PSI is a member of the European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (EFSPI). In this capacity, PSI monitors and responds to appropriate regulatory statistical issues within the pharmaceutical industry.

There are approximately 1000 members and eight honorary life-members of PSI. Members of PSI are statisticians and statistical programmers working in all areas of the drug development process.The activities of PSI are largely planned, organised and implemented by the various committees and subgroups, under the direction of the Board of Directors.

PSI Board of Directors
 

Fiona Brock

Treasurer

Ray Harris

External Affairs & EFSPI

Anna Berglind

Regulatory Chair

Naomi Givens

Partnership Director

Alexander Schacht

Publications Chair

Mary Elliott

Training Committee Chair

Alexander Currie

Commercial Director

Tim Rolfe

Membership Secretary

Kate Taylor

Conference Chair

Paul Terrill

Scientific Chair

Vicky Marriott

CALC 

Lucy Rowell

Vice-Chair

Nigel Howitt

Chair

To see the PSI Committee Structure please click here

 PSI activities include:

An annual three day conference which provides a forum for discussion of the application of statistics, key new developments and other hot topics impacting on the work of statisticians and statistical programmers in the industry. 

A number of one-day scientific meetings and webinars (at times as joint meetings with other professional bodies). The topics of these meetings include statistical techniques, applications in pre-clinical and clinical trials, therapeutic areas, as well as regulatory and management issues.

A variety of training courses, including the notable "Introduction to Industry" training course (ITIT), for statisticians new to the industry. This course aims to broaden the participants' knowledge and appreciation of the drug development process from discovery through to marketing. 

A quarterly newsletter (SPIN). 

A bi-weekly newsletter PSI eNews

Access to the members-only area of this website, including online discussion forums, event booking, a Resource Centre and the membership database.

Please click here to apply to join PSI


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  • Network Meta Analysis (NMA) for Statisticians - Dates: 07 – 08 Mar, 2019

    This intensive course will cover all basic and advanced aspects of synthesis of evidence from studies comparing competing treatments for the same health condition. By the end of this course participants will have an understanding of the role and potential of network meta-analysis, the principles, steps and statistical methods involved; the biases that can distort indirect comparisons and network meta-analysis.
  • PSI Webinar: HTA Submissions in the UK - Dates: 21 – 21 Jan, 2019

    There is a simple equation for access in the UK: Access = Reimbursement + Uptake. Yet, whilst a simple and logical approach, each component is challenging to achieve. This webinar focuses on the National Reimbursement side: the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - who they are, what is involved in the Health Technology Appraisal (HTA) assessment, how they make decisions.
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