Course: Practical Bayesian Analysis


  • 25 February - 26 February 2014
  • Theobalds Park, Cheshunt, UK
  • Organiser: PSI - Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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This two day course introduces practical Bayesian analysis in the clinical trial setting.

This course provides an introduction to practical Bayesian analysis in the clinical trial setting. It is aimed at statisticians who are looking for a practical introductory course and who need to be able to conduct Bayesian analyses as part of their day to day work. The course begins with an introduction to Bayesian analyses using problems common in the clinical trial setting
and progresses to the use of Bayesian approaches in Dose Response modelling and Meta-Analysis.

The course will provide a step-by-step guide to conducting Bayesian analyses in WinBugs and in SAS®, so that by the end of the course you will be able to conduct your own analyses. Some other resources that facilitate Bayesian analysis will be briefly discussed, including a brief demonstration of how BugsXLA provides an interface to WinBUGS that greatly simplifies the whole process.

A laptop is strongly recommended to be able to follow the examples, but is not essential. SAS (version 9.2 and 9.3), WinBUGS or OpenBUGS as well as BugsXLA will be demonstrated. Participants will be able to follow the examples without a laptop.

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