Posted on Friday, August 2, 2019
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.
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).
We look forward to your participation, and please help to spread the words.