CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS
GEORG HEINZE is biostatistician and head of the Section for Clinical Biometrics
Ulrike Held is Privatdozent and head of the Research Methods Consulting unit at the Department of Biostatistics at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Theis Lange is Associate Professor at (and former head of) the Section for Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, which is running the Statistical Advisory Service for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Since 2016 he has held a position as visiting professor at the Center for Statistical Science, Peking University, China.
Emmanuel Lesaffre is Professor at the Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat), KU Leuven, Belgium. L-BioStat together with the Center for Statistics at Universiteit Hasselt forms I-BioStat, one of the largest institutes for biostatistics and statistical bioinformatics in Europe with Statistical Consulting Service.
Richard Simon was leading the Biometric Research Program at the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. until his retirement in 2017. He founded the Computational & Systems Biology Branch as a multidisciplinary group of statistical, computational and biological scientists to develop methods for high-dimensional genomic data in cancer research. Their software, e.g. BRB ArrayTools, is widely used in statistical advising for analysis of genomic data.
Kathrine Frey Frøslie is a biostatistician at the National Research Service for Women’s Health at Oslo University Hospital, Norway. She has been an enthusiastic communicator of biostatistics for many years, she is co-author together with Jo Røislien of a children's book about statistics, and her latest adventure is a popular science blog.
Special Contributed Talks
Heather Smith: Communication Best Practices: A Triangle of Statistical Communication
Heather Smith, faculty member in the Statistics Department at Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University), San Luis Obispo.
Eric Vance: Training the Next Generation of Statistical Advisors
Eric Vance, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Applied Mathematics and director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis)