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Statistics Day 0 Workshop

April 23, 2019
Washington, DC

Don't miss out on this year's "Day 0" to the 12th Annual FDA/AdvaMed Medical Devices and Diagnostics Statistical Issues Conference. This event will take place the day before the conference and is co-hosted by AdvaMed and the American Statistical Association (ASA) Medical Device Division. The interactive workshop will feature discussions around important  statistical challenges in precision medicine including dynamic risk assessment and prediction, decision analysis, risk-stratification of diagnostic test performance, and prediction and diagnostic accuracy.

Featured Speaker:


Laura Hatfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School

Short course outline:

Generating actionable evidence on medical devices

  • Evaluating the decision
  • Evaluating the data

Bayesian basics

  • Reasons for taking a Bayesian approach
  • Basics of posterior inference
  • Implementation of Bayesian estimation via MCMC
  • Software options for Bayesian computation

Synthesizing RCT evidence

  • Bayesian network meta-analysis
    • Arm-based
    • Contrast-based

Beyond randomized controlled trials

  • Casual inference
    • Specify a research question
    • Identify inferential targets
    • Specify causal and statistical assumptions
    • Choose an estimation method
  • Popular study designs
    • Cross-sectional
    • Confounding adjustment (e.g., propensity scores, matching)
    • Regression discontinuity
    • Instrumental variables
  • Longitudinal
    • Difference in differences
    • Interrupted time series
  • Case Study
    • Objective performance criteria informed by Bayesian heirarchical modeling

Hotel & Meeting Logistics

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-2200

Registration Fees

AdvaMed Accel Member Registration: $400.00

AdvaMed Member Registration: $500.00

Non-Member Registration: $600

Government and Non-Profit Registration: $350.00

ASA Member Registration: $500.00
*Please contact us at advamedevents@advamed.org(link sends e-mail) for discount code

ASA MDD Registration: $400.00
*Please contact us at advamedevents@advamed.org(link sends e-mail) for discount code