The December NISS-Merck Meet up was featured as a news story in the January 2019 issue of AMSTAT News.
From the article:
"Big data, real-world data (RWD), and observational data have become ubiquitous and essential components of the drug development and commercialization process. Researchers, statisticians, and data scientists must generate evidence and gain insights from these massive data. Various types of RWD—such as claims, electronic health records, surveys, and digital data—provide opportunities for successful partnerships between academia and business, industry, and government organizations. This is why RWD and its applications in the pharmaceutical industry was the topic of the fourth virtual meet-up sponsored by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and Merck and co-sponsored by the ASA’s Health Policy Statistics Section (HPSS) for the first time this year."
To date there have been four meet-ups averaging nearly 300 attendees calling in per event! The format is usually a short talk by 2 or more invited speakers followed by a panel discussion which includes a moderator’s perspective, their questions and questions submitted by the audience. The meet-up lasts for an hour. The talk is recorded and shared on the NISS website for folks that could not connect to the live event.
Mark your Calendar!
The next meet-up will focus on "The Statistical Challenges in Immuno-oncology". It is scheduled for January 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET.
A huge thank you to Dan Holder for being central to setting up all of the successful NISS-Merck meetups!