Conferences and symposiums Network event in biostatistics and related fields
Continued on the previous tradition of having network events in the biostatistics and related fields, we are happy to invite you the next network event on 20 September, 2023.
The target audience are all researchers working in the fields of biostatistics, bioinformatics, data science, epidemiology, or related topics. The afternoon is open to researchers at all levels, and the main focus is to enable networking and interaction.
15.00: Welcome (CBB/MEB/KEP)
15.10: Keynote presentation: "Modeling amyloid accumulation and cognitive decline" (Terry Therneau, Section of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic)
15.45: CLINICUM - High quality scientific advice for clinical and translational research through a network of staff scientists (Sandra Eloranta, KEP)
16.00: CBB as an example of CLINICUM activities – how do we help researchers? (Carsten Daub, Hannes Hagström, CBB)
16.15: Coffee break
16.45: Core facilities at KI Flemingsberg – what can they do for you?
17.15: Bioinformatics keynote and bioinformatics network at KI (Carsten Daub, CBB)
17.45-20.00: Mingle, Core Facility posters on display. Drinks and finger food.
Abstract keynote presentation: Modeling amyloid accumulation and cognitive decline
This is a statistician's perspective on how we can model the process of amyloid PET accumulation, evolution of plasma biomarkers such as P-tau 217, and cognitive decline; within the Mayo Clinic study of aging, a long term cohort study of Olmsted County, Minnesota. A key issue is the phrase "long term"; we think of a 15 year study as very long term (3 successful funding cycles!), but for any given subject the underlying biologic processes may play out over 30-50 years. The median duration of cognitive follow-up in the MCSA is 5.2 years (max 15); we see only a small snapshot for most subjects.