# 2 Day Seminar: Biostatistics for the Non-Statistician (Boston, United States - June 25-26, 2018) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--()--The "Biostatistics for the Non-Statistician" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This seminar provides a non-mathematical introduction to biostatistics and is designed for non-statisticians. And it will benefit professionals who must understand and work with study design and interpretation of findings in a clinical or biotechnology setting.

The focus of the seminar is to give you the information and skills necessary to understand statistical concepts and findings as it applies to clinical research, and to confidently convey the information to others.

Emphasis will be placed on the actual statistical (a) concepts, (b) application, and (c) interpretation, and not on mathematical formulas or actual data analysis. A basic understanding of statistics is desired, but not necessary.

Agenda

Day 1 Schedule

Lecture 1: Why Statistics?

• Do we really need statistical tests?
• Sample vs. Population
• I'm a statistician not a magician! What statistics can and can't do
• Descriptive statistics and measures of variability

Lecture 2: The many ways of interpretation

• Confidence intervals
• P-values
• Effect sizes
• Clinical vs. meaningful significance

Lecture 3: Common Statistical Tests

• Comparative tests
• Regression analysis
• Non-parametric techniques

Lecture 4: Bayesian Logic

• A different way of thinking
• Bayesian methods and statistical significance
• Bayesian applications to diagnostics testing
• Bayesian applications to genetics

Day 2 Schedule

Lecture 1: Interpreting Statistics - Team Exercise

• Team Exercise: Review a scientific paper and learn how to
• Interpret statistical jargon
• Look for reproducibility, transparency, bias, and limitations
• Convey information coherently to non-statisticians

Lecture 2: Study power and sample size

• Review of p-value, significance level, effect size
• Formulas, software, and other resources for computing a sample size

Lecture 3: Developing a Statistical Analysis Plan

• Using FDA guidance as a foundation, learn the steps and criteria needed to develop a statistical analysis plan (SAP)
• An SAP template will be given to all attendees

• Comparing Survival Curves
• Pharmocokinetics/Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD)
• Taking a holistic view to study design and interpretation

## Contacts

ResearchAndMarkets.com
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Bioinformatics

## Contacts

ResearchAndMarkets.com
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Bioinformatics