The Symposium will take place at the Cerner Vision Center on Cerner Corporation’s World Headquarters campus in Kansas City, Missouri on April 18-19, 2013. This event is sponsored by the Cerner Corporation, the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and the Department of Biostatistics at The University of Kansas Medical Center.
Symposium Keynote Address
Friday April 19th 9:00-10:00 am
Statistical Methods for Assessing the Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Medical Devices: Distributed Networks, Auxiliary Data Sources, and Learning Curves
Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Ph.D.
Professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health; Director of the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (Mass-DAC)
Symposium Invited Presentations
Detecting CNV Regions Using Genomics Data of Different Platforms
Dr. Jie Chen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Missouri-Kansas City
A Causal Difference-In-Differences Approach for Zero-Inflated Outcomes
Dr. Bing Han, Ph.D.
Statistician; Professor, Parde Rand Graduate School Based in Santa Monica CA
Integrative Analysis Approaches for Cancer Genomics and Pharmacogenomics
Dr. Brooke Fridley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at University of Kansas Medical Center, Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource in University of Kansas Cancer Center, and Interim Site Director for K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core
Pre-Symposium Short Course
Thursday April 18th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Using Propensity Scores to Design and Analyze Observational Studies
Dr. Thomas Love, Ph.D.
Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Biostatistics and Evaluation Unit at the Center for Health Care Research & Policy at CWRU – MetroHealth Medical Center
ASA Presidential Address in honor of the International Year of Statistics
Thursday April 18th 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Enhancing the Visibility of the Statistics Profession: The ASA, the International Year of Statistics, and You
Marie Davidian, Ph.D.
William Neal Reynolds Professor, Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University and President of the American Statistical Association