New Starters SIG


Overview of New Starters SIG

A special interest group to facilitate networking amongst ‘new starters’ (statisticians and programmers) working in medical research - the pharmaceutical industry, Contract Research Organisations and Clinical Trial Units. The group will organise between one and three events per year to achieve this. Networking will be facilitated through three types of event – symposia, development and social.

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At present we are planning events to facilitate networking amongst new starters. Please get in touch if you have ideas that fall within this remit, if you would like to take the lead in organising a specific event, , or if you would be interested in being more generally involved in the running of the SIG

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To facilitate networking by organising events that cover the three above categories at least once per year, either by a series of three events or by combining these into fewer events. Examples could include:


  • Fora to present members’ own work - either as sessions of oral presentations or as scientific poster sessions as a ‘breakout’ activity

  • Informal discussion of published research papers in a ‘Journal Club’ framework 


  • Awareness of career paths available within industry. Talks on career paths presented by external speakers


  • Fora in which new starters can meet one another, in an informal setting. These can be considered purely ‘social’ events and include various ‘icebreakers’

  • ad hoc satellite events following other PSI meetings

Who we are

Jack Euesden: Principal Statistician, GSK
Samuel Hadlington: Biostatistician, IQVIA

How to get in touch

Upcoming Events

PSI One Day Meeting: New Starters SIG

  • Date: 28th March 2019
  • Location: IQVIA, 500 Brook Drive, Reading, RG2 6UU

Full details TBC

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EventsFuture Events

  • PSI Toxicology SIG Workshop 2019 - Dates: 02 – 03 Apr, 2019

    This 1.5-day workshop will involve approximately 20 statisticians, focusing on discussions around “best practice” in the statistical analysis of various data types.​
  • PSI Journal Club: Missing Data - Dates: 24 – 24 Jan, 2019

    Our next journal club, held jointly with the DIA, features two papers on the topic of Statistical Considerations for Innovative Designs in Clinical Trials. Please join us to hear Jason Yuan and Xiangmin Zhang present their recent work.

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