– Announcing the 2019 New England Rare Disease Statistics (NERDS) Workshop

Dear members and friends of the New England Statistical Society (NESS),

We are pleased to announce the 2019 New England Rare Disease Statistics (NERDS) Workshop.

The last 10-15 years have seen great emergence of drug development efforts in the rare disease space. Contributing factors include increased public awareness, encouraging drug regulation changes, scientific advancement in cellular/molecular biology and genetics, development of innovative trial designs, large influx of capital investment, availability of scientific talent through decades of cultivation, etc. As a result, a great number of regulators, academicians, and industry statisticians now work to bring these orphan drugs to patients, facing unique technical issues and challenges. NESS therefore proposes this workshop so that statisticians across the entire rare disease drug development spectrum have a common “home” to exchange ideas and share experiences, and also to network.

Time: October 11, 2019
Location: Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
Website: https://nerds.nestat.org

Registration is now open at https://nerds.nestat.org/registration-info.html. Please note that registration is capped at 150 participants (including 20 student participants with discounted rate).

If you have any question, please contact program co-chairs Yang Song (Yang_Song@vrtx.com) and Sammi Tang (sammi.tang@servier.com), or NESS Secretary Kun Chen (kun.chen@uconn.edu).

Please help to spread the words, and we look forward to your participation.

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