Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials

SPH BS 856

An adaptive design is a clinical trial design that allows modification to aspects of the trial after its initiation without undermining the validity and integrity of the trial. Adaptive designs have become very popular in the pharmaceutical industry because they can increase the probability of success, considerably reduce the cost and time of the overall drug development process. With a recent rapid development in this area, there is a high demand for statisticians proficient in designing and conducting adaptive clinical trials. Students will learn different (both frequentist and Bayesian) adaptive designs and gain hands-on experiences on adaptive randomization, adaptive dose-finding, group sequential, and sample-size reestimation designs.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Chang L 213 W 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Pre-req: SPH
BS851 or obtain
permission of
MED Campus
Class Closed

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