International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of John P. Klein

June 26-27, 2014 - Kerrigan Auditorium

Thursday, June 26, 2014

8:15-8:45 a.m. Registration

8:50-9 a.m. Welcome Remarks by the Dean Joseph Kerschner and Institute Director John Meurer

9-10:30 a.m.
Session 1: Pseudo-value regression, Session Chair Prakash Laud

Per Kragh Andersen  |  View slides (PDF)
"Pseudo-Observations: A Review"

Brent Logan  |  View slides (PDF)
"Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Correlated Time to Event Data Using Pseudo-Values

Hans C. van Houwelingen  |  View slides (PDF)
"Comparison of Stopped Cox Regression with Direct Methods such as Pseudo-Values and Binomial Regression"

10:30-11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: Competing Risks
, Session Chair Aniko Szabo  

Jason Fine  |  View slides (PDF)
"Screening for Osteoporosis: A Case Study in Interval Censored Competing Risks Data"

Thomas Alexander Gerds  |  View slides (PDF)
"Calibration Plots for Risk Prediction Models in the Presence of Competing Risks"

Sanjib Basu  |  View slides (PDF)
"A Unified Competing Risks Mixture Cure Rate Model"

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3 p.m.
Session 3: Statistical Challenges in Transplant Studies
, Session Chair Brent Logan

Mary Horowitz  |  View slides (PDF)
"The Role of Outcomes Registries in Clinical Research in Blood and Marrow Transplantation"

Mei-Jie Zhang  |  View slides (PDF)
"Summarizing GVHD and GVL Effect in Transplant Studies"

Daniel Weisdorf  |  View slides (PDF)
"Transplants for Older Individuals: Bringing the Treatment to the Population"

3-3:25 p.m.

3:25-3:30 p.m.
Remarks by Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Associate Dean for Global Health

3:30-5 p.m.    
Session 4: Statistical Techniques in Cancer Studies, Session Chair Sergey Tarima

Niels Keiding  |  View slides (PDF)
"Dynamic Statistical Modelling of Maintenance Therapy of Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"

Theodore A. Gooley  |  View slides (PDF)
"Beyond the Threshold: Impact of and Assumptions Related to Modeling Continuous Data in HCT"

Michele Guindani  |  View slides (PDF)
"Bayesian Nonparametric Estimation of Targeted Agent Effects on Biomarker Change to Predict Clinical Outcome"

5-6 p.m. Poster Session, MCW Cafeteria Lobby

6:30-9:30 p.m. Conference Banquet, Crowne Plaza Hotel (6:30-7:30 cash bar, 7 p.m. dinner)

Friday, June 27, 2014

9-10:30 a.m.
Session 5: Multistate and Dynamic Modeling,
Session Chair Ruta Brazauskas

Jerry Lawless | View slides (PDF)
"Some Issues Concerning Intermittent Observation of Multistate Processes"

Somnath Datta | View slides (PDF)
"A Nonparametric Analysis of Waiting Times from a Multistate Model Using a Novel Linear Hazards Model"

Michael Newton | View slides (PDF)
"Improved Ranking and Selection Methods for High-Dimensional Inference"

10:30-11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Session 6: Survival Analysis for Dependent Observations, Session Chair Tao Wang

Thomas Scheike | View slides (PDF)
"Measure Early or late dependence for Bivariate Lifetimes of Twins"

Alejandro Jara | View slides (PDF)
"A Flexible AFT Models for Misclassified Clustered Interval-Censored Data"

Timothy Hanson | View slides (PDF)
"Spatial Survival Analysis via Copulas"


12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3 p.m.
Session 7: Topics in Survival and Longitudinal Analysis, Session Chair Rodney Sparapani

Kwang Woo Ahn  |  View slides (PDF)
"Pseudo-Value Approach for Testing Survival Quantiles"

Amita Manatung  |  View slides (PDF)
"Joint Modeling of Longitudinal Outcomes and Discrete Survival Time Using a Copula"

Fernando Quintana  |  View slides (PDF)
"Bayesian Inference for Longitudinal Data with Nonparametric Treatment Effects"

3-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-5 p.m.
Session 8: Clinical Trials and ROC Analysis, Session Chair Jennifer Le-Rademacher

Michael Proschan  |  View slides (PDF)
"Vaccine Trials Combining Disease Incidence and Disease Severity"

Michael Kosorok  |  View slides (PDF)
"Clinical Trial Design and Analysis for Personalized Dose Finding"

Wesley Johnson  |  View slides (PDF)
"Flexible Regression Models for ROC and Risk Analysis, with or without a Gold Standard"



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