Harvard Schering-Plough Workshop

Workshop Series

Every year the Biostatistics Department at the Harvard School of Public Health organizes a workshop dedicated to important and timely topics in the application of statistics to clinical trials.  The event is intended for researchers from industry, academia, and the regulatory agencies, and provides a neutral ground for discussing important and potentially controversial issues related to the clinical development of drugs and devices.

The first workshop took place in 1993.  Until 2009 the workshops were sponsored by the Schering-Plough Corporation, and information on those workshops can be found on this site using the links below.  In late 2009 Merck & Co, Inc. acquired Schering-Plough and is now sponsoring the event. Please visit our new website here.

    Year     Topic
2009 Global Trials:  Challenges and Opportunities
2008 Benefits and Risks:  Optimizing Decisions by Information Synthesis
2007 Individualization of Medical Treatments
2006 Assuring the Integrity of Reporting and Patient Safety in Therapeutic Trials
2005 Statistical Issues in Drug Safety Monitoring
2004 Development and Approval of Preventive and Therapeutic Products for Infectious Diseases: Impact of Statistics
2003 Development and Approval of Oncology Drug Products: Impact of Statistics
2002 Emerging Strategies in Designing and Monitoring Clinical Trials
2001 Datamining with Applications in Genomics, Clinical Trials and Post-Marketing Drug Risk
2000 Measurement and Analysis of Quality-of-Life Outcomes for Drug Development
1999 Bayesian Methods in Clinical Trials
1998 Monitoring of Clinical Trials
1997 Contemporary Issues in Clinical Trials
1996 Flexible Strategies for Clinical Trials
1995 Statistical Methods for Multiple Events Data in Clinical Trials
1994 Handling Dropouts in Longitudinal Clinical Trials
1993 Interim Analysis of Clinical Trials: Beyond Stopping Rules