New Starters SIG

The New Starters special interest group is for all statisticians and programmers new to the pharmaceutical industry. The aims of the group include: organising talks, presentations and events relevant to new starters. Further aims include finding out about existing training courses relevant to new starters, and encouraging ongoing discussions to swap stories, advice and experience in order to form a network of support.

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At present we are gathering together information on training courses aimed at new starters. With the help of group members all relevant information on course content, cost, number of places, dates and other useful details will be brought together in one easily accessible place.

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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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Principal Statistician, Clinical Biostatistics


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