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PSI and DIA Journal Club: Statistical Considerations for Innovative Designs in Clinical Trials
Tuesday 11 December 2018, 4pm (GMT), 8am (PT), 11am (ET)

Our next journal club, held jointly with the DIA, features two papers on the topic of Statistical Considerations for Innovative Designs in Clinical Trials. Please join us to hear Jason Yuan and Xiangmin Zhang present their recent work:

DISCUSSANTS: Dr. Jim Hung (FDA) and Peter Zhang (Otsuka)

SPEAKER: Jason Yuan (Allergan)
Clinical Study Design to Assess Both Short- and Long-term Efficacy in Addition to Group Sequential Test on Safety
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Authors: Jiacheng Yuan, Peter Mesenbrink, Jihao Zhou, Jeen Liu, Ray Zhu, and Gary Koch.
Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science 2018, Vol. 52(6) 690-695

SPEAKER: Xiangmin Zhang (FDA)
The plan of enrichment designs for dealing with high placebo response
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Authors: Xiangmin Zhang, Yeh‐Fong Chen, Roy Tamura.
Pharmaceutical Statistics, Volume 17, Issue1, January/February 2018 Pages 25-37

The event will be held on Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 4pm (GMT), 9am (PDT), 11am (EDT), just block out the date and time in your calendar.  

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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.

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