Scientific Topics

The Scientific Programme Committee particularly encourages submissions of contributed presentations about the invited session topics, as well as the topics below.

Design and analysis of clinical trials
Methodological issues and case studies in epidemiology
Pharmaceutical statistics and regulatory issues
Bayesian methods in biostatistics
Survival analysis, multistate models and competing risks
Longitudinal data analysis
Methods for handling missing data
Statistical methods for systems biology and genetics

More specialized:
Development and validation of clinical prediction models
Diagnostic studies
Adaptive and dynamic treatment strategies
Novel designs and methods for simulations
Modeling infectious diseases
Observational studies and causal inference methods
Meta-analysis and network meta-analysis
Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research
Penalized methods in high- and in low-dimensional regression analyses
Pharmacoepidemiology and drug development
Statistical interactions: estimation and testing
Practical experiences with targeted therapy studies
Issues in multiple testing
Software aspects of efficient statistical analyses