Scientific Meetings

Scientific Chair: Mouna Akacha (Novartis), Conference Chair: Lucy Rowell (Roche)

The Scientific committee organises a number of one-day scientific meetings, webinars and the annual conference as well as joint meetings with other professional bodies each year. The topics of these meetings include statistical techniques, applications in pre-clinical and clinical trials, therapeutic areas, as well as regulatory and management issues.


The Scientific Committee meets each month and alternates between teleconferences and face to face meetings primarily in London or the surrounding area.


The Scientific Committee is composed of the following members

Mouna Akacha (Novartis)
Jonathan Alsop (Numerus)
Tony Cornelius (Cmed)
Adam Crisp (GSK)
Maria Efstathiou (Quintiles)
Jennifer Gilbride (Sum Of Squares Ltd)
Andrew Holmes (Veramed)
Russel Jones  (Boehringer-Ingelheim)
Vivian Lanius (Bayer)
Rachael Lawrance  (RL Biostatistics Ltd)
David Lawrence (AstraZeneca)
Nick Manamley (Amgen)
Rachel Moate (MedImmune)
Emanuela Pozzi (Roche)
Lucy Rowell (Roche)
Julia Saperia (MHRA)
Kate Taylor (Amgen)
Paul Terrill (Cros-Nt)
Sue Todd (Reading University)
Lynsey Womersley (Phastar)


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  • Statistics Fundamentals for Clinical Trials for Non-Statisticians (or ‘How to speak stats in a day!’) - Dates: 14 – 14 Nov, 2017

    This is a 1-day course, aimed to introduce statistics to people who work on Clinical Trials, but who are not Statisticians. No previous knowledge of Statistics is assumed as we start right at the beginning with the basics. Many practical examples are given and the emphasis is on application and understanding rather than the equations and the technical background.
  • PSI One Day Meeting: Estimands – Examples for Statisticians! - Dates: 27 – 27 Sep, 2017

    The PSI Scientific Committee have put together this one day meeting to provide Statisticians with real world examples of how Estimands have been defined. Presenters will give their insight into discussions with colleagues, working groups and regulators and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask your questions on defining an Estimand.
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