The MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, is delighted to announce that registration and abstract submission are now OPEN for BAYES 2018: Bayesian Biostatistics Workshop, Satellite of ISBA 2018.

Workshop Overview:

Bayesian statistics is increasingly taking on a leading role in all areas of biomedical research, continually challenged by emerging questions in clinical medicine and public health.

This workshop will bring together scientists interested in the latest applications and methodological developments of Bayesian Biostatistics in trial designs, addressing the need for more efficient and flexible approaches to answer key clinical questions; and in the analysis of complex observational data, to enhance causal understanding of disease processes in support of personalised clinical care and public health policies.

The objective of the workshop is multifold:

Promote Bayesian thinking and practice in biomedical sciences
Present applied case studies in clinical and non-clinical settings
Update delegates on new applications and methodological developments in Bayesian statistics in different areas of medicine and public health
Offer opportunities for statisticians for reorientation within the changing environment of the bio-pharmaceutical world

The three day workshop, taking place at Homerton College, Cambridge, UK, from the 20th – 22nd June 2018, will comprise of one day training course on Bayesian approaches to incorporate historical data into clinical trials, and two days of keynote talks and contributed oral and poster presentations.

Keynote speakers include:

Professor Deborah Ashby – Imperial College London
Professor Mike Daniels – University of Florida
Professor Jack Lee – University of Texas
Professor Mihaela van der Schaar – Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, Oxford

Abstract Submissions:

We welcome abstract submissions for contributed oral presentations and posters on the following themes:

Adaptive trials
Bayesian approaches to bias modelling and causal inference
Decision support for health policy and clinical care
Bayesian contributions to regulatory setting

Please submit your abstract to:

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st March 2018


To register your place on the workshop, go to:

Deadline for registering: 15th April 2018

This workshop is endorsed by ISBA, Adolphe Quetelet Society, and Royal Statistical Society, supported by Department of Mathematics, UCLM, and jointly organised by the MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, University College London, Pharmalex (Arlenda), GlaxoSmithKline and University of Zurich.

Further information at: