ACTA STInG Adaptive Trials Workshop


Adaptive Trials Workshop — Thursday the 22nd March, Melbourne

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance – Statistics In Trials Interest Group (ACTA-STInG), the ACTA Innovative Trials Design and Conduct Reference Group and the Biostatistics Section of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) are pleased to announce the upcoming workshop on Adaptive Trials.

This aim of this workshop is to bring together statisticians and clinicians with an interest in adaptive clinical trial designs to share knowledge and information about current research in adaptive designs and their application. The morning will provide an introduction to adaptive designs, ranging from traditional frequentist to innovative platform trials, including the statistical issues and the challenges of utilising such designs. In the afternoon four researchers who have experience in running adaptive trials will present examples of their trials. The day will include plenty of time for discussion, ending with a panel discussion about “Where to from here?”.

There will be an additional, half-day workshop on the morning of Friday the 23rd of March about conducting simulations for platform trials.

Further details about the workshop will appear here in due course.

Confirmed speakers:

Stephane Heritier, Monash University

Julie Marsh, Telethon Kids Institute

Ben Saville, Berry Consultants

James Matcham, Astra Zeneca

Steve Webb, Monash University

Tom Snelling, Telethon Kids Institute

Leonid Churilov, The Florey Institute

Mustafa Kashraw, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre