Armitage Lecture 2017


  • Broadcast Date: 30 November 2017 - 12:15 (UTC)
  • Presenter(s): Professor William Rosenberger
  • Copyright: MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge

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Registrants now have a chance to view the webinar of the lecture which took place on 9th November 2017.

Statistics Views was proud to again host a webinar of the Armitage Lecture, which is named to honour the immense contributions of Professor Peter Armitage CBE who was at the MRC Biostatistics Unit from 1947 to 1961, and whose work is recognised throughout the world as achieving a successful balance between methodological rigour and applied common sense, to which all statisticians aspire. A series of lectures bearing his name could have been established almost anywhere. However, it is particularly apt that it has been established by BSU. It was in Cambridge in the 1940s that Peter started his academic career when he read for the Mathematics Tripos. He took his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and in 1947 he started work at the MRC Statistical Research Unit, the original name for BSU.

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The 15th Armitage Lecture's guest speaker this year was Professor William Rosenberger, University Professor and Chairman, Department of Statistics, George Mason University, USA.

Professor Rosenberger spoke on:

“Randomization: The Forgotten Component of the Randomized Clinical Trial”

The half day workshop also included talks from Professor Lucinda Billingham (University of Birmingham), Dr David Robertson (MRC Biostatistics Unit) and Dr Sofia Villar (MRC Biostatistics Unit), all on the theme of clinical trials.

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