NIHR Statistics Group Fifth Annual Conference – Statistical Literacy and Research Integrity with an emphasis on data visualisation to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s Bicentenary

Location: Online | Date: 24 June 2021

The NIHR Statistics Group aims to bring together statisticians, clinicians and scientists to develop and promote best methodological practice in research in health and social care. Theme and Programme for 2021:   

Theme: Statistical literacy and research integrity with an emphasis on data visualisation to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s Bicentenary.  

Speakers: Professors Christina Yap (Institute of Cancer Research), Martin Bland (University of York), Janet Peacock (Dartmouth College), Anne-Marie Keenan (NIHR Academy)  

Breakout session topics: As in previous years we aim to have around 12 workshop style breakout sessions, some of which will run in parallel. Topics for these sessions will soon be confirmed. Potential topics include emulating trials using routine data, developing personas using machine learning, trial monitoring, randomisation and blinding, visualisation of ophthalmic data, visualisation of drug harm profiles, PPI and statistical research, risk-benefit assessments, preparing a trial application with an adaptive design.  

Submit a poster

As the conference will be fully online this year, each accepted ‘poster’ presentation will take the format of a quick fire talk of around 3 minutes each. We welcome abstracts on any topic including experiences and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors of the accepted abstracts will be expected to present their poster during the allocated poster presentation session. To submit an abstract follow this link. The deadline for poster submission is 25th March 2021.

In addition to the main conference, early-career statisticians are invited to register for an Early Career Event on the 23rd June. 

 The Early Career Morning 

This half day session will serve as an opportunity to find out more about the NIHR statistics group, what it can offer early career statisticians including its mentoring scheme, and how to make the most of the conference. There will be career talks with Q&A sessions  and an opportunity for early career researchers to meet and discuss particular challenges they are facing and possible solutions.  

The Main Conference 

The aim of the conference is to give an update of the NIHR Statistics Group’s recent activities, involve new and existing members in the formation of future activities, and provide networking opportunities to share and promote best practice. It is an ideal forum for statisticians who work in isolation. 

Who is the conference aimed at? 

Statisticians who are associated with NIHR research.  This includes researchers/trainees partly- or fully-funded by an NIHR grant, those involved in an NIHR infrastructure. Non-statisticians who are interested in statistics are also very welcome to attend. 

Registering early is encouraged as it will allow delegates to help shape the final schedule for the conference in terms of populating breakout group topics and format. 

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