Scientific Programme


26 August (Sunday)

9:00 Short Course 1: Group Sequential and Adaptive Methods for the Design of Clinical Trials
Short Course 2: Joint Modeling Approaches in Longitudinal Studies Using Random Effects
Short Course 3: Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R
Short Course 4: Identifying Genes for Complex and Mendelian Traits Using Next Generation Sequence Data
17:00 Welcome Reception

27 August (Monday)

9:00 Opening Session President’s Address
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Invited Session 1: Novel Statistical Methodology and Its Application in Marine Ecology and Fisheries Research
Contributed 1: Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Trial Data
Contributed 2: Analysis of Medical/Clinical Data
Contributed 3: Missing Data and Imputation
Contributed 4: Distribution and Statistical Inference
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Invited Session 2: The Landmark Approach to Event History Analysis
Invited Session 3: Statistical Challenges in the Analysis of Rare Genetic Variants in Association Studies
Contributed 5: Nested Case-Control Study
Contributed 6: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Studies
Contributed 7: Sampling Method
Poster Presentation 1
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Biometrics Showcase Session
Contributed 8: Cancer Clinical Trial
Contributed 9: Longitudinal Data: Modeling
Contributed 10: Analysis of Ecological Data (1)
Contributed 11: Categorical Data
Poster Presentation 1

28 August (Tuesday)

8:45 Invited Session 4: Advances in Spatial Latent Variable Modeling with Applications to Bio-Sciences
Contributed 12: Clinical Trials: Design Issues (1)
Contributed 13: Analysis of Genetic Data (1): GWAS
Contributed 14: Agriculture Research (1)
Contributed 15: Multiple Testing
Poster Presentation 2
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Invited Session 5: New Developments in Statistical Ecology
Contributed 16: Clinical Trials: Design Issues (2)
Contributed 17: Analysis of Genetic Data (2)
Contributed 18: Agriculture Research (2)
Contributed 19: Classification and Mixture Distribution
Poster Presentation 2
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Invited Session 6: Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) and Likelihood-Free Inference
Invited Session 7: Novel Mixture Modeling and Likelihood Methods in Modern Biomedical Applications
Contributed 20: Analysis of Genetic Data (3)
Contributed 21: Causal Inference (1)
Contributed 22: Analysis of Ecological Data (2)
Poster Presentation 3
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 JABES Showcase Session
Contributed 23: Meta-Analysis
Contributed 24: Bayesian Modeling and Biological Network
Contributed 25: Causal Inference (2)
Contributed 26: Analysis of Ecological Data (3) and Saturation Mutagenesis
Poster Presentation 3
18:15 IBS General Meeting and Awards Presentation

30 August (Thursday)

8:45 Invited Session 8: EHR Databases and Long Term Observational Studies in the Study of Quality of Care Assessment and Risk Factors for Outcomes – Bayesian and Frequentist Methods and Limitations on Inference
Contributed 27: Modeling and Analysis of Infectious Disease
Contributed 28: Survival Analysis: Interval Censoring
Contributed 29: Analysis of High-Dimensional Data (1)
Contributed 30: Spatial Data Analysis (1)
Poster Presentation 4
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Invited Session 9: Data Visualization: Optimization and Applications
ISI Special Invited Session: Statistical Methods of Risk Assessment on the Health Effect of the Environment
Contributed 31: Survival Analysis: Competing Risks
Contributed 32: Analysis of High-Dimensional Data (2)
Contributed 33: Spatial Data Analysis (2): Application
Poster Presentation 4
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Invited Session 10: Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials for Predictive Medicine: New Paradigm and Challenges
Contributed 34: Analysis of Imaging Data
Contributed 35: Modeling and Analysis of Environmental Data
Contributed 36: Analysis of High-Dimensional Data (3)
Contributed 37: Species Abundance/Biodiversity
Poster Presentation 5
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Invited Session 11: Exposure Reconstruction and Exposure Uncertainty in Epidemiological Studies of Radiation Health Effects
Young Statisticians Showcase Session
This is a newly added program for the IBC Kobe in 2012.
Currently an MSc or PhD candidate or graduated with one of these degrees in 2010 or 2011 were eligible to enter the competition ! Five papers(one each from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America) have been selected for presentation in the Showcase.
Contributed 38: Longitudinal Data: Analysis
Contributed 39: Analysis of Multidimensional Biomarker and Data Mining (1)
Contributed 40: Diagnostic Test
Poster Presentation 5
18:30 Conference Dinner

31 August (Friday)

8:45 Invited Session 12: Statistical Methods for Reducing Batch Effects, Summarization and Gene Filtering in High-Throughput Genomic Data
Fisher’s 50th Memorial Session
Contributed 41: Survival Analysis: Inference
Contributed 42: Application of Bayesian Method in Medical/Epidemiological Research
Contributed 43: Optimal Design and Related Topics
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Invited Session 13: International Collaborations and Networking of the Biometricians to Develop Statistical Methodologies and to Solve Global Statistical Issues
Contributed 44: Disease Monitoring and Screening
Contributed 45: Survival Analysis: Modeling (1)
Contributed 46: Analysis of Multidimensional Biomarker and Data Mining (2)
Contributed 47: Mixed/Random Effects Model
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Invited Session 14: Statistical Methods for Analyzing Neurophysiological Signals
Contributed 48: Modeling and Analysis of Clinical Research Data
Contributed 49: Survival Analysis: Modeling (2)
Contributed 50: Mixed Effects Model and Reliability of Diagnosis
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Closing and Award Presentation