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ISCB Conference 2022

Newcastle, UK 21-25 August 2022

The 43rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB43) will be held on 21-25 August 2022, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, as a hybrid conference (with in-person face to face and virtual attendance options).

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The ISCB was founded in 1978 to stimulate research in the design and analysis of clinical research and increase the relevance of statistics to the world of clinical medicine. Its Annual Conference is a highly appreciated academic event that attracts 700 to 1000 researchers from the 5 continents. The Annual Conference programme extends over 5 days and includes teaching sessions, invited talks by specialists in the field, oral presentations of research papers, workshops, and poster presentations.
Newcastle upon Tyne is a vibrant destination with a famously warm welcome. With 7 bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle is a diverse and exciting conference destination, set in the heart of North East England. Discover more about Newcastle, Gateshead, and the North East of England here.
The conference will take place at Newcastle Helix, in the heart of the city centre, on the Newcastle University Campus, in both the Frederick Douglass Centre and the Urban Sciences Building, which are adjacent buildings. The venue is within 10 minutes’ walk of a large variety of restaurants, hotels and other accommodation. The city has excellent travel connections and Newcastle International Airport (NCL) is only 15 minutes from the city centre, connected directly to over 80 destinations.
We are pleased to announce 2 distinguished keynote speakers for this conference. The President’s Invited Speaker will be John Carlin (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia) and the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) has invited Bhramar Mukherjee (University of Michigan, US) as Keynote Speaker.

The introductory day (Sunday 21 Aug) will be dedicated to 4 short pre-conference courses in biostatistics. The tentative titles are:
• Introduction to machine learning for health questions (full day)
• Design and analysis of precision medicine trials (full day)
• R for omics data integration (half day)
• Making the most out of R with tidyverse (half day)
There will be 6 invited sessions covering:
• Master Protocols
• Machine learning methods with small data
• Bayesian non-parametrics and machine learning for causal inference
• Semi-competing risks and causal inference
• Ageing
• Methodology for simulation studies
The programme will also include contributed oral and poster sessions, whilst Thu 25 Aug will be devoted to the Early Career Biostatisticians’ Day (ECD) and Mini-Symposia.
We believe the Conference will give an excellent opportunity to reach senior and junior statisticians, bioinformaticians, data analysts and other data professionals, and clinical and epidemiological research professionals in the public or private sectors. We encourage you to actively participate to the 43rd ISCB conference from 21-25 August 2022, and to meet in Newcastle for an exciting scientific conference. The abstract submission will open on the 10th January.

Key dates:
Abstract submission opens 10 Jan 2022
Abstract submission deadline 14 Mar 2022
Early Bird Registration deadline 31 May 2022

Scientific Programme Committee:
Thomas Jaki (UK, chair), Gianluca Baio (UK), Harald Binder (DE), Svetlana Cherlin (UK), Richard J. Cook (CA), Michael J. Crowther (SE), Michael J. Daniels (US), Karla Diaz-Ordaz (UK), Nan van Geloven (NL), Lupe Gómez Melis (ES), Satoshi Hattori (JP), Leonhard Held (CH), Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat (UK), Kelly Kidwell (US), Oleguer Plana-Ripoll (DK), Nathalie Støer (NO), Ioanna Tzoulaki (GR), An Vandebosch (BE)

Local Organising Committee:
Dawn Teare (Chair), John Matthews (Treasurer), Svetlana Cherlin, Mike Cole, Michael Grayling, Adetayo S. Kasim, Luke Ouma, Jeremie Nsengimana, Vicky Ryan, James Wason, Faye Williamson, Nina Wilson