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Journal Club

Sponsored by Wiley

PSI Journal Club: PhD Webinar
15 May 2019, 4pm - 5pm (GMT)

Our next journal club is the inaugural PhD webinar, where we will share 4 topics with you from 4 PhD students. Our format will be slightly changed, with each student presenting for 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. 

Our discussants are formed from the PSI Committee:

  • Alexander Schacht (
  • Priya Gokani (Amgen)
  • Jack Elkes (Imperial University Clinical Trials Unit)
    SPEAKER: Orlagh Carroll (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) 
    Topic: How are missing data handled in observational time-to-event studies? A systematic review.

    SPEAKER: Maximilan Pilz (Heidelberg University)
    Topic: Optimal adaptive two-stage designs for normally distributed outcomes

    SPEAKER: Stella Prerussler (Heidelberg University)
    Topic: Optimal sample size allocation and go/no-go decision rules for phase II/III programs where several phase III trials are performed

    SPEAKER: Matthew Smith (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
    Topic: Investigating the inequalities in survival of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: results from a non-parametric approach

    Please click here to download the flyer.

    Please click here to register.



    What is PSI's Pharmaceutical Statistics Journal Club?

    PSI's Pharmaceutical Statistics Journal Club is a free-to-attend virtual meeting which takes place quarterly. PSI members and non-members alike are welcome to join the meetings. Journal Club meetings feature papers from PSI's official journal Pharmaceutical Statistics which is published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The authors of two papers are invited to present their work and each presentation is followed by a discussion.

    The full version of the papers being presented at each meeting are freely available to all for a period around the Journal Club meeting date. The details of upcoming meetings will always be available on this page.

    Past Journal Club Meetings

    Journal Club meetings are recorded and made available via Individual presentations and the audio recordings can be accessed from shortly after the event. 

    Click here for details of all previous meetings.

    How does PSI's Pharmaceutical Statistics Journal Club work?

    • Journal Club meetings are held quarterly and last 1½ hours.
    • Two papers will be selected from Pharmaceutical Statistics and authors will be invited to present their papers (20 mins) followed by discussion (25 mins) for each paper.
    • Attendees dial into an interactive web facility or through a TC, to follow along with the speaker.
    • Papers and slides will be available to download beforehand from this page. 
    • These TCs are open to both PSI & non-PSI members. Please register and block out the date and time in your calendar.
    • Audio recordings will be available shortly after the TCs to download should you wish to catch up on the event or just listen again.

    Further information

    For further information or to provide feedback on PSI's Pharmaceutical Statistics Journal Club, please contact

    Further details on Wiley, sponsor of PSI's PST Journal Clubs can be found at For details of other PSI Events please visit the events page, or for information on joining PSI please click here.


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