Invited sessions


Does size really not matter? Evaluation of treatment effects in subgroups and other small populations

   Martin Posch (Medical University of Vienna)


  • Tim Friede (University of Göttingen)
  • Stephen Senn (Competence Center in Methodology and Statistics, Strassen)
  • Gerd Rosenkranz (Novarits, Basel)


   Discussant: Willi Maurer (Novartis, Basel)


Statistical methods for omics data integration

   Clelia di Serio (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan) and Michael G. Schimek (Medical University of Graz)


  • Arnoldo Frigessi (University of Oslo, Oslo)
  • Wessel N. van Wieringen (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam)
  • Michael G. Schimek (Medical University of Graz)


   Discussant: Giuseppe Jurman (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)


Statistical methods in environmental sciences, agriculture and forestry

   Karl Moder (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) and

   Annamaria Castrignano (Agricultural Research Council, Bari)


  • Heinrich Grausgruber (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
  • Arne Nothdurft (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
  • Daniela De Benedetto (CRA-SCA Bari)
  • Fabio Castaldi (University of Tuscia Viterbo)


Innovative study designs and analysis issues in epidemiology

   Maria Grazia Valsecchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)


  • Martin Wolkewitz (University of Freiburg)
  • Marie Reilly (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm)
  • Paola Rebora (University of Milano-Bicocca)


  Discussant: Antonella Zambon (University of Milano-Bicocca)


Robust methods in biostatistics

   Alessio Farcomeni (Sapienza University of Rome)


  • Luca Greco (University of Sannio)
  • Domenico Perrotta (Joint European Research Center for the Protection of the Citizen, Ispra)
  • Luis Angel Garcia Escudero (University of Valladolid)


   Discussant: Marco Alfò (Sapienza University of Rome)


Recent advances in health impact evaluation

   Annibale Biggeri (University of Florence)


  • Alessandra Mattei (University of Florence)
  • Elizabeth R. Zell (CDC, Ponte Vedra Florida)
  • Michela Baccini (University of Florence)


   Discussant: Fabrizia Mealli (University of Florence)


Recent developments to tackle time-dependent covariates in clinical research

   Martina Mittlböck (Medical University of Vienna)


  • Stefania Galimberti (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  • Ulrike Pötschger (Children's Cancer Research Institute, Vienna)
  • Giuliana Cortese (University of Padova)


   Discussant: Per Kragh Anderson (University of Copenhagen)


Adaptive clinical trials with subpopulation selection

   Dominik Heinzmann, Hans-Ulrich Burger and Kaspar Rufiback (F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel)


  • Gernot Wassmer (University of Cologne)
  • Johannes Krisam (Heidelberg University)
  • Kaspar Rufibach (F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel)


Evidence synthesis and the use of co-data (CEN invited session)

   Tim Friede (University of Göttingen) and Leonhard Held (University of Zurich)


  • Heinz Schmidli (Novartis, Basel)
  • John Copas (University of Warwick)


   Contributed: Christian Röver, Ulrike Held


Recent advances in ROC methodology (Invited session of the Italian-Spanish-ERM regions)

   Laura Antolini (University of Milano-Bicocca), Malu Luz Calle (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona) and

   Benjamin Reiser (University of Haifa)


  • Malu Luz Calle (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona)
  • Irantzu Barrio (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
  • Christos Nakas (University of Thessaly, Magnesia)
  • Laura Antolini (University of Milano-Bicocca)


Young Statistician Session

  Andrea Berghold (Medical University of Graz)


  • Michaela Dvorzak (Joanneum Research, Graz)
  • Lorenzo Maragoni (University of Padova)
  • Klemen Pavlič (University of Ljubljana)
  • Sebastian Meyer (University of Zurich)
  • Miklós Tivadar Mályusz (ELTE, Budapest)