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Join us at the world’s largest statistical conference, the Joint Statistical Meeting 2018 taking place in Vancouver from July 28- August 2, 2018,  to see Veristat’s Mark Chang Speak on the "Controversies of Rare Disease Clinical Trial Design and Personalized Medicine" on August 1, 2018. 


About the Session:   511 - Statistical Considerations for Rare Disease Clinical Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Session Title:  "Controversies of Rare Disease Clinical Trial Design and Personalized Medicine"

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


The similarity principle can be stated as: similar things will behave similarly. For example, we believe that two patients with similar baseline characteristics will have similar responses to a drug. The similarity principle is a hidden fundamental principle for all science including statistical science (the frequentist and Bayesian paradigms). Knowing this principle is important in study rare disease from a statistical perspective.  Many controversies in rare disease trials, personalized medicine, multi-regional trial, and general statistics, such as Simpson's paradox and multiplicity issues, are rooted in the similarity principle. We will discuss the controversies in the rare disease and personalized medicine, how to use the similarity principle to resolve the issues and compare this innovative approach to traditional frequentist and Bayesian approach.

About The Speaker:   

Mark Chang_website headshotMark Chang, PhD, 
Senior Vice President, Strategic Statistical Consulting

Dr. Chang has over 20 years of experience as a statistician designing and implementing both simple and complex adaptive design trials for rare diseases. 


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