2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium

Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium is the flagship event for the Boston Chapter. The Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium provides a unique venue for sharing statistical applications and research in the biotech-pharma industry, and building connections among all colleagues of the Greater Boston area engaged in statistical practice. We welcome the participation of industry statisticians, academic researchers, university students, and any professionals interested in pharmaceutical statistical topics.

The Boston Chapter first organized the Boston Pharmaceutical Symposium in 2017. Since then, the symposium has become a very successful annual event. Because statistics is a fundamental element of this symposium, the Boston Chapter and the symposium's scientific committee recently changed the name of the symposium from "Boston Pharmaceutical Symposium" to "Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium".

The 2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium will be held at Sanofi’s Campus, in Cambridge MA on October 31 and November 1, 2024. On November 1 it is going to be a full-day event, featuring invited talks, a poster session, network opportunities, and much more. On October 31 it is going to be short courses.


Abstracts for Poster/Lightning Talk

Participants interested in sharing their work at the symposium are encouraged to submit an abstract to the poster session. A limited number of abstracts will be invited to give a lightning talk before the poster session, and a student poster award competition will be presented. Presentations may be given on any topic related to pharmaceutical statistics. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to, adaptive designs, Bayesian designs, platform trials, basket/umbrella trials, master protocols, use of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) in clinical trials, real-world data/evidence (RWD/RWE) studies, dose optimization, quantitative decision-making, wearable devices, analysis of pediatrics studies etc.

Opens: July 17, 2023

Closes: September 13, 2023 

To submit an abstract, you will need the following: 

1. Authors’ names 

2. Presenting author’s email and affiliation(s) 

3. Abstract title 

4. Abstract text (250-word limit) 

5. Abstract keywords (max 6) 




The Boston Chapter invites you to the 2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium. Sponsor categories can be found here

Please contact Wenting Cheng (chengwt@umich.edu, Co-chair of 2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium, President of Boston Chapter) and Zhaoyang Teng (zhaoyang.teng@servier.com, Co-chair of 2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium) if you have questions.

Thank you to our 2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium sponsor that has already been confirmed.

Venue Sponsor: Sanofi



2024 Boston Pharmaceutical Statistics Symposium Scientific Committee

    Symposium Co-Chair and President of Boston Chapter of ASA

         Wenting Cheng, Biogen

    Symposium Co-Chair and Chair of Speakers and Short Course Subcommittee

         Zhaoyang Teng, Servier

    Symposium Vice-Chair and Venue Host 

         Gautier Paux, Sanofi

    Symposium Vice-Chair and Chair of Poster and Lightning Talks Subcommittee

         Xihao Li, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Symposium Past-Chair and In-charge of student volunteers, Boston local liaison

         Kristin Baltrusaitis, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Chair of Communication Subcommittee and Webmaster of Boston Chapter of ASA

         Kush Kapur, argenx, Inc.

    Symposium Scientific Committee Members

         Hailu Chen, Alkermes

         Brooks Clark, Cytel

         Jinghui Dong, Kite, Gilead Science

         Jimmy Efird, VA CSPCC - Boston

         Lei Gao, Moderna

         Kosalaram Goteti, EMD Serono & ISOP (SxP-SIG)

         Larry Han, Northeastern University

         Ina Jazic, Vertex

         Jun Ke, Astrazeneca

         Fotios Kokkotos, Boston University

         Maria Kudela, Pfizer

         Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Alexion

         Qing Li, Morphosys

         Jianchang Lin, Takeda

         Charles Liu, Gilead

         Jameson Luks, MaxisIT

         Jianing Wang, Massachusetts General Hospital

         Ting Wang, Biogen

         Tu Xu, Novo Nordisk

         Disa Yu, Sanofi

         Weidong Zhang, Sana Biotechnology