2021 New England Rare Disease Statistics (NERDS) Webinar Series

The New England Statistical Society (NESS), alongside the 2021 New England Rare Disease Statistics (NERDS) Organizing Committee, is pleased to announce that we have finalized the agenda for a series of virtual webinars (Nov-Dec) focused on the current state of statistical and clinical research in rare disease drug development.

We had a very successful virtual NERDS 2020 event last year, where we had well over 200 registrants. This year we aim to keep the conversation going with several webinars that are aimed to keep our rare disease community connected and informed of recent advances and research. We all look forward to a day when we will be able to safely meet again in person for this event as we had done in 2019.

Registration is now open at https://nerds.nestat.org. Once you register, you will receive notifications and invitations to future webinars, as well as all NERDS announcements.

  • Webinar Session #1: Real World Evidence and Real World Data. Time: Nov. 5, 2-4 PM EDT. Confirmed Speakers: L.J. Wei (Harvard University), Jane White (Pfizer) and Jian Zhu (Servier)
  • Webinar Session #2: Master Protocols. Time: Nov 12, 2-4 PM EST. Confirmed Speakers: Anne Heatherington (Takeda), Don Berry (MD Anderson) and Jianchang Lin (Takeda)
  • Webinar Session #3: External/Historical Data. Time: Nov 19, 2-4 PM EST. Confirmed Speakers: Jeff Barrett (C-Path), Ruthie Davi (Acorn AI), Veronica Bunn (Takeda) and Chenghao Chu (Vertex)
  • Webinar Session #4: Composite Endpoints. Time: Dec 3, 2-4 PM EST. Confirmed Speakers: Marc Buyse (IDDI and Cluepoints), Yan Wang (FDA), Glen Laird (Vertex) and Xiaoyan Liu (Vertex)

If you have any question, please contact program co-chairs Jeff Palmer (Jeffrey.P.Palmer@pfizer.com) or Andy Chi (Andy.Chi@Takeda.com), or NESS Secretary Jianan Hui (jianan.hui@servier.com).

Please help to spread the words, and we look forward to your participation!

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