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Statistics Day 0 Workshop

April 23, 2019
Washington, DC

This workshop is considered "Day 0" to the 12th Annual FDA/AdvaMed Medical Devices and Diagnostics Statistical Issues Conference. Professionals often attend both the workshop and the conference. The conference will be held the day after the workshop. 

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

Room Rate:  $329/night
Cutoff date for room reservations:  April 1, 2019
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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
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ASA MDD Registration: $400.00
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