Past PSI Events


  • 03 Jun 2018

    2018 PSI Annual Conference

    The 2018 PSI Conference held in Amsterdam on the 3-6 June broke more records by being the biggest PSI conference to date, with 391 delegates.
  • 14 May 2017

    2017 PSI Annual Conference

    The 2017 PSI Conference held in London on the 14-17 May was our most successful UK conference to date.
  • 22 May 2016

    2016 PSI Annual Conference

    The 2016 PSI conference took place at The Pullman Hotel, Berlin, between 22 to 25 May 2016. It was the 39th consecutive annual event.
  • 22 May 2016

    A PSI Pre-Conference Training Course

    A PSI Pre-Conference Training Course on Subgroup Analysis Presented by Aaron Dane, Armin Koch, Ilya Lipkovich & Gerd Rosenkranz
  • 10 May 2015

    2015 PSI Annual Conference

    The 2015 PSI Annual Conference "Relevant Applications in a Changing Environment" took place at The Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, between 10 – 13 May. It was the 38th consecutive annual event and attracted just under 300 delegates and exhibitors.
  • 11 May 2014

    2014 Annual Conference

    The 2014 PSI Annual Conference took place at The Tower Hotel, London, between 11 – 14 May. It was the 37th consecutive annual event and attracted over 300 delegates and exhibitors.

Scientific Meetings

  • 28 Feb 2018

  • 28 Nov 2017

    European Statistical Meeting: Latest Trends in Health Technology Assessments

    This 1-day scientific meeting will provide an update on latest trends in HTA, including: the Real-World Evidence Navigator tool created by the IMI GetReal project; the EUnetHTA Joint Action 3 initiative and methodology being researched; introduction to value-based frameworks and estimands in HTA. Patient perspectives in HTA will be discussed including how to involve patients in HTA and latest methods in patient reported outcomes. HTA related methodological considerations will be highlighted including approaches to handle treatment switching in HTA. Industry HTA case studies will also be presented.
  • 22 Nov 2017

    PSI One Day Meeting: Extrapolation

    Use of extrapolation techniques is playing an increasingly important role in the development of new medicines particularly with regard to special populations such as paediatrics and rare diseases. This meeting will include speakers from industry, academia and regulatory (including Rob Hemmings from MHRA).
  • 27 Sep 2017

    PSI One Day Meeting: Estimands – Examples for Statisticians!

    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.
  • 19 Jun 2017

    PSI One Day Meeting: Career Young Statisticians

    The aim of this meeting is to provide a relaxed environment for career young statisticians where they can present and discuss various statistical topics and interact/network with other statisticians in similar positions to themselves.
  • 15 Jun 2017

    BBS / PSI One-day Event on Cancer Immunotherapy

    This joint Basel Biometric Society / PSI one day meeting will present an overview of the science and potential statistical challenges across a range of topics covering early and late phases of development, regulatory and health technology assessments.
  • 30 Mar 2017

    Free PSI Scientific Meeting. Translational Statistics: Ideas-Evidence-Innovation-Communication

    Speakers include John Hinde, Claire Brittain, Paul Frewer, Fabio Rigat, Thomas Jaki, Guiyuan Lei and Ricardus Vonk
  • 02 Nov 2016

    PSI One Day Meeting: Sample Size Re-estimation – dealing with those known unknowns!

    The aim of this PSI one day meeting is to present an overview of available methods for sample size re-estimation together with several case studies where such methods have been used in late phase clinical trials.
  • 14 Sep 2016

    Time-to-Event and Recurrent Event Endpoints

    This exciting one-day workshop will cover a wide range of statistical aspects relating to event-driven trials. This is a joint event with the BBS (Basel Biometric Section of the Austro-Swiss Region of the IBS);
  • 05 Jul 2016

    The Design and Analysis of N of 1 Trials

    This course will present the latest thinking on n-of-1 trials and cover not only their analysis through SAS®, R® GenStat® and meta-analysis packages but also approaches to design.
  • 17 Jun 2016

    PSI One Day Meeting: Immunology Diseases

    During this one day meeting, PSI aims to cover a wide range of immunology diseases, design considerations and statistical challenges when working in this therapeutic area.160 +
  • 27 Apr 2016

  • 13 Nov 2015

    PSI Respiratory One Day Meeting

    During this one day meeting, PSI aims to cover a wide range of respiratory diseases and design considerations when working in this therapeutic area. We hope that sharing between different areas; will stimulate interesting discussion and an opportunity to knowledge share.
  • 09 Oct 2015

    PSI Graphics One Day Meeting

    This PSI one day meeting aims to cover a wide variety of areas where graphics can, and are, being used within the pharmaceutical industry and beyond. By sharing and engaging in multiple and varied examples attendees will come away from the meeting with a renewed appreciation of the benefits of graphical representations and ideas of where these tools could prove useful within their own areas of work.
  • 28 Sep 2015

    European Statistical Meeting on Estimands

    Controversy and confusion exist on the definition and selection of appropriate estimands in the clinical trial context. This meeting will provide a forum to hear about the latest developments and discussions on this topic. Speakers include members of the ICH working group as well as representatives from academia, European regulatory bodies and industry. The day will end with a panel discussion including all speakers.
  • 07 Sep 2015

    Advanced Topics in Survival Analysis

    The course assumes familiarity with basic methods for summarising survival data, including estimates of the survivor function and the log rank test.
  • 29 Jun 2015

    Statistical Innovations in Clinical Trials

    London Area Symposium: Statistical Innovations in Clinical Trials at Amgen (Uxbridge) in collaboration with Cytel. Speakers are Peter Colman (UCB) Cyrus Mehta (Cytel), James Wason (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge), Kevin Carroll (kjcstatistics)
  • 19 Feb 2015

    Estimands Discussion Meeting

    In October 2014 the ICH Steering Committee endorsed a final Concept Paper with the goal of developing new regulatory guidance, suggested to be an Addendum to ICH E9, which promotes harmonised standards on the choice of estimands in clinical trials and an agreed framework for planning, conducting and interpreting sensitivity analyses of clinical trial data. An Expert Working Group sponsored by ICH has been established to further develop the concept and is due to report findings in December 2015. Frank Bretz and Chrissie Fletcher are the EFPIA representatives on the ICH E9(R1) Expert Working Group
  • 05 Nov 2014

    How do Data Monitoring Committees Operate?

    This one day meeting is aimed at people who serve on Data Monitoring Committees, people who organise them, and people involved in preparing statistical reports and safety listings for them. The day will cover the remit and organisation of DMC’s, together with speakers’ personal experiences of the proces
  • 03 Sep 2014

    Prior Elicitation

    This 1-day scientific meeting provides an opportunity to learn about some of the main techniques for incorporating historical data into study analyses using different discounting methods, and for eliciting expert prior information in situations where no or limited historical data are available.
  • 05 Jun 2014

    Communicating Complex Statistical Concepts

    With increased pressures to run smaller, quicker studies that need to deliver more answers than ever before we are tasked with designing innovative studies that can meet these demands but remain statistically sound. This 1-day meeting aims to address how we, as statisticians, can better communicate the underlying complex statistical methodology such that our clinical colleagues better understand the risks and the decisions they will be able to make at the end of the study.

Training Courses

  • 09 May 2018

    PSI Training Course: Multiple Testing in Confirmatory Clinical Trials

    This course will focus on the principles underlying multiple comparison procedures and their applications to confirmatory clinical trials. We will describe simple ways to construct valid multiple tests, and will explore how tests can be incorporated into recycling strategies.
  • 24 Apr 2018

    Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

    This 2-day course will provide an introduction to the methods of health technology assessment.
  • 24 Apr 2018

    PSI Toxicology SIG Workshop 2018

    The Toxicology SIG provides a forum for statisticians working in regulatory and investigative toxicology to discuss issues and interact with one another. This 1.5-day workshop will involve hopefully approximately 20 statisticians, focusing on discussions around “best practice” in the statistical analysis of various data types.
  • 06 Mar 2018

    A PSI Training Course on Missing Data

    The course will provide participants the opportunity to gain insight into some of the more useful new methodologies for missing data, with a view to being at the service of the real scientific question of interest.
  • 14 Nov 2017

    Statistics Fundamentals for Clinical Trials for Non-Statisticians (or ‘How to speak stats in a day!’)

    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.
  • 21 Sep 2017

    Improving Influence and Increasing Impact: Essential Skills for Industry Statisticians

    This course will lead participants, in a non-threatening and encouraging atmosphere, through the process of understanding their own strengths and weaknesses and what this means when working as a strategic partner or as part of a larger team. It will include workshops to practice the skills and behaviours discussed.
  • 28 Jun 2017

    Estimating Sample Sizes in Clinical Trials

    The three most important aspects of a clinical trial are: design, design and design. A sample size estimate is just one aspect of a clinical study design. The course describes calculations for sample size estimation in the design of clinical trials. It will be highlighted how the objectives of a clinical trial will impact on sample size calculations. The course is a practical course and all methods will be illustrated with examples and case studies.
  • 14 Mar 2017

    Toxicology SIG Workshop 2017

    The Toxicology SIG provides a forum for statisticians working in regulatory and investigative toxicology to discuss issues and interact with one another.
  • 01 Mar 2017

    Dose Finding in Drug Development using MCP-Mod

    This course will introduce and discuss methods for Phase II dose finding studies, including a review of basic multiple comparisons and modelling methods, as traditionally used in these studies. A unified strategy for designing and analysing dose finding trials denoted MCP-Mod, combining multiple comparisons and modelling, will be the focus of the course.
  • 26 Jan 2017

    Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Training Course

    Presented by Mark Sculpher, Neil Hawkins and members of the HTA SIG
  • 08 Nov 2016

    Introduction to Simulation

    The aim of this course is to provide participants an understanding simulation techniques. The 2 day course includes a variety of practical examples and example code will be provided in both SAS and R. Presented by Les Huson
  • 22 May 2016

    A PSI Pre-Conference Training Course

    A PSI Pre-Conference Training Course on Subgroup Analysis Presented by Aaron Dane, Armin Koch, Ilya Lipkovich & Gerd Rosenkranz
  • 08 Mar 2016

    Structured Benefit-Risk Assessment – Methodology and Practice

    The 2 day course includes a practical workshop whereby participants will critically evaluate the benefit-risk balance of medicinal and healthcare product(s) in a robust and transparent manner.
  • 24 Nov 2015

    Advanced Concepts in Adaptive Design

    A PSI Training Course on Advanced Concepts in Adaptive Design.
  • 21 Oct 2015

    Introduction to Simulation

    This course provides an introduction to simulation techniques as applied to problems in the design and analysis of clinical trials.
  • 13 Oct 2015

    Toxicology SIG Workshop

    The Toxicology SIG provides a forum for statisticians working in regulatory and investigative toxicology to discuss issues and interact with one another.​
  • 20 May 2014

    Missing Data

    A PSI Training Course on Missing Data Presented by Mike Kenward (GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Biostatistics) and James Roger (Honorary Professor of Biostatistics) Department of Medical Statistics London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 25 Feb 2014

    Practical Interactions for Statisticians

    This course provides an introduction to practical Bayesian analysis in the clinical trial setting. It is aimed at statisticians who are looking for a practical introductory course and who need to be able to conduct Bayesian analyses as part of their day to day work. The course begins with an introduction to Bayesian analyses using problems common in the clinical trial setting and progresses to the use of Bayesian approaches in Dose Response modelling and Meta-Analysis.
  • 04 Feb 2014

    Introduction to Pharmacokinetics & Bioequivalence

    This course serves as an introduction to pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence. It aims to introduce much of the terminology that is used. It will be most suited to Statisticians or Statistical Programmers who have familiarity with clinical trials but have had limited previous experience with designing or analysing trials with pharmacokinetics or bioequivalence objectives. A basic understanding of ANOVA will be assumed.

Journal Club


Careers Meetings

  • 28 Feb 2018

    Medical Statistics Taster Day 2018

    Our annual careers event, Medical Statistics Taster Day, will be held at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 28th February 2018.
  • 30 Jun 2017

    YSS Statistical Showcase 2017

    This year's event will be held on Friday 30th June, 10am - 7pm, near to the RSS headquarters in Erroll Street, London.
  • 16 Mar 2017

    Schools Event 2017: Maths Meets Medicine, Bath

    Students aged 14-15 will be selected from schools in the regions close to the events to take part in a number of interactive and fun statistics-related workshops, which aim to complement and extend the statistics concepts being taught at KS4 and KS5 levels.
  • 13 Mar 2017

    Schools Event 2017: Maths Meets Medicine, Guildford

    Students aged 14-15 will be selected from schools in the regions close to the events to take part in a number of interactive and fun statistics-related workshops, which aim to complement and extend the statistics concepts being taught at KS4 and KS5 levels.
  • 22 Feb 2017

    PSI Careers Event 2017

    The next PSI Careers Event will be held at the University of Reading on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. MSc students, as well as final year BSc and PhD students will be invited to attend.
  • 01 Jun 2016

    Schools Event 2016

    The Careers and Academic Liaison Committee (CALC) are planning a Schools Event, to be hosted at the University of Reading summer 2016. Date to be confirmed
  • 25 May 2016

    Updated: Berlin Careers Seminar

    As part of the PSI conference in Berlin this year, we will be hosting an interactive careers seminar for students local to the Berlin area.
  • 18 Apr 2016

    SMi’s 8th Annual Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials

    The event is designed to highlight an array of topics, including adaptive designs within the context of a development programme, Bayesian analysis in adaptive design, biomarker-driven trials, opportunities of adaptive enrichment designs in the era of precision medicine, and much more!
  • 03 Feb 2016

    Careers Fair 2016

    The Careers and Academic Liaison Committee (CALC) are planning the annual Careers Fair Event on Wednesday 3rd February 2016, to be hosted at the University of Reading.
  • 19 Feb 2014

    Success at the PSI Careers Event 2014

    On the 19th February 2014, CALC ran the fourth annual PSI careers event. Fifteen different companies and organisations descended on the University of Sheffield, along with approximately 90 BSc, MSc and PhD students from across the country for a half-day event which consisted of a mix of presentations, newly created workshops, and time for the students to talk to the different companies.

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