Invited Sessions

Invited Sessions

Invited sessions will run concurrently each day. Information related to all speakers and their abstracts will be updated as received. Be sure to check back frequently for updated information.  All session chairs will be notified of instructions closer to the conference.

IS.01: Beyond the Proportional Hazards Model: Analysis of Treatment-effects on Time-to-Event Endpoints in Cancer Development
Session Chair: Geert Molenberghs, Catholic University of Leuven & Hasselt University
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IS.02: Recent development in methodologies for neuroimaging data 
Session Chair: Min Jin Ha, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

IS.03: Recent Advanced Bayesian methods for Complex Biomedical Data Analysis 
Session Chair: Jian Kang, University of Michigan
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IS.04 Biostatistics and Team Science
Session Chair: Knashawn H. Morales, University of Pennsylvania

IS.05: Estimating Causal Effects in Exposures on Survival: Methodology in Action 
Session Chair: Stijn Vansteelandt, Ghent University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

IS.06: From Big to Smart Data in Biostatistics: An Integrative Approach 
Session Chair: Clelia Di Serio, IBS-Italian Region, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

IS.07: New Advances in Capture-Recapture Methods 
Session Chair: Pere Puig, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

IS.08: Advanced Statistical Methods for Data Arising from High Throughput Phenotyping in Agriculture 
Session Chair: Arunas (Ari) Verbyla, Data61, CSIRO
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IS.09: Innovative Theory and Applications of Hidden Markov Models in the Biosciences 
Session Chair: Paul S. Albert, National Cancer Institute
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IS.10: Statistical Issues in Developing and Evaluating Polygenic Risk Models 
Session Chair: Celia Greenwood, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital

IS.11: Methodological Issues in Observational Studies: Promoting Best Analyses and Relevant Research 
Session Chair: Willi Sauerbrei, Chair STRATOS initiative, Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany)
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IS.12: Event History Modelling in Register Based Studies 
Session Chair: Michael C. Sachs, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute
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IS.13: Data Fusion and Statistical Matching 
Session Chair: Saumyadipta Pyne, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

IS.14: Interactive Visualization for Effective Decision-making in Agricultural Sciences 
Sessions Chair: Professor Dianne Cook, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

IS.15: Biometrics Research by Women from Around the Globe 
Session Chair: Dr. Lupe Gomez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTECH

IS.16: Exploring the Limits of Multivariate and High Dimensional Inference Methods to Analyze Data in Ecology 
Session Chair: Markus Pauly, Faculty of Statistics, Technical University Dortmund
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IS.17: Spatial and spatio-temporal confounding in biometrical applications: ubiquitous undesirable effects and alleviation proposals
Session Chair: Lola Ugarte, Public University of Navarre
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IS.18: Longitudinal Modelling of Compositional data 
Session Chair: Dr. Hae-Won Uh, Department of Biostatistics and Research Support Div. Julius Center, UMC Utrecht

IS.19:  Functional, temporal and spatial data analysis in Health Sciences
Session Chair: Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, University of Leeds