Vaccines SIG


  • To create a professional platform for statisticians in the Pharmaceutical industry, Regulatory agencies and Public Health organizations working on the research and development of vaccines to understand how best to apply methodologies.
  • To keep up-to-date, discuss, apply and encourage relevant statistical and methodological developments. 
  • To encourage professional development. 
  • To organise (web)seminars and sessions in worldwide conferences on topics related to methodological developments in vaccines research.

Who we are

  • Holly Janes, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA.
  • An Vandebosch, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium
  • David Radley, Pfizer, USA.
  • Fabian Tibaldi, GSK Vaccines, Belgium. (chair 2020)
  • Frank Liu, Merck Sharp & Dohme corp., USA
  • Tsai-Lien Lin, FDA, USA.
  • Wenquan Wang, Sanofi Pasteur, USA.
  • Fabrice Bailleux, Sanofi Pasteur, France
  • Larry Moulton, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
  • Ad Theeuwes, Seqirus – A CSL Company, The Netherlands

How to get in touch

If you have an interest in being involved in this SIG, or have an interesting case study or experience to share please contact Fabian Tibaldi (email:

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Workshop in 2020 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop
September 23–25, 2020
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Statistical Innovations and Practices in Vaccine Development


 Vaccines have been playing a critical role in public health through prevention of infectious diseases.  An effective vaccine could prevent serious diseases, reduce disease burden on families and communities, or even eradicate diseases (e.g. smallpox).  Vaccine research and development have been and will be important in this everchanging world.  In developing new vaccines and managing life cycles of existing vaccines, new challenges keep emerging, and innovations are following.


As an integral part of the vaccine development, statisticians also come up with innovations in study designs and analysis methodologies.  Speakers from academia, industry and government will share their experiences with some of the following innovations in solving challenges in vaccine development: biomarker assessment (correlates of risk and correlates of protection) especially for first-in-class vaccines; bridging of vaccine efficacy to new settings; multiplicity challenges in multivalent vaccines (multiple serotypes of a pathogen) or due to co-administration with routine vaccines that results in testing of many hypotheses to show non-inferiority of the routine vaccines with vs. without investigational vaccine; evaluation of effects for new serotypes added on top of an existing vaccine; real world data/evidence implementation (e.g. hybrid trial design); application of estimands in vaccine trials to address intercurrent events; and safety assessment/monitoring.


Chair: Josh Chen

Organizers: Frank, Lihan Yan (FDA CBER) and Wenquan Wang (Sanofi) 

Potential speakers for the session include, to be confirmed


Dr. Peter Gilbert, Fred Hutch

Dr. Lihan Yan, CBER, FDA

Dr. Judy Pan, Sanofi Pasteur

Dr. Jianing Li, Merck & Co., Inc.



More meetings, conferences and presentations in our Newsletter from May 2020.


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