IDEAS Dissemination Workshop

The IDEAS Dissemination events took place from the 24th-26th September 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.

Our events were planned to coincide with the EFSPI Regulatory Statistics Workshop, which took place on the 24th & 25th September in Basel.  Posters were displayed by all of our Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) throughout this workshop and three ESRs also presented their latest research at this event on the Tuesday afternoon.  The talks given were:

The EFSPI workshop was followed by the IDEAS Dissemination Workshop on Wednesday, 26th September 2018 at Novartis in Basel.  This event was attended by around 70 delegates from academia and industry, with the aim of translating and promoting the novel methodologies developed by IDEAS over the three years of the project.  The following presentations were given by our ESRs:

Lunch was provided for all delegates, which gave our ESRs the opportunity to network and present posters on other aspects of their research.  The posters, which were also displayed at the EFSPI Regulatory meeting, are listed below:

After lunch, a keynote lecture on Changing the culture in drug development: The need to implement innovative scientific solutions was given by Frank Bretz, Global Head of the Statistical Methodology and Consulting group at Novartis.

ESRs Nicolas Ballarini and Elvira Erhardt, and Project Co-ordinators Pamela Forster and Allan Gordon also presented a light-hearted overview of the network-wide events which have taken place as part of the IDEAS programme.

Last, but not at all least, there was a short prize-giving ceremony where the following ESRs were presented with awards:

  • Johanna Mielke:  Highest number of submitted publications (an impressive total of 10).
  • Nicolas Ballarini, Eleni Vradi and Maria-Athina Altzerinakou:  Highest number of You Tube hits for their research videos with nearly 1000 views each!
  • Marius Thomas:  Shortest secondment of two days.

The workshop was an excellent opportunity for our researchers to present their final research, network with delegates from across the world of medical statistics and was a fitting finale to an exceptional training programme.