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We encourage you to register for the EMR-IBS conference in Tel Aviv                        between 22-25 April, 2013.The c...
Provisional Program              Monday, April 22nd08:30-10:00   PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 1: USING FDR IN PRACTICE: WHERE, WH...
Provisional Program              Tuesday, April 23rd08:30-09:00   OPENING SESSION              Welcome from Gertner Instit...
Provisional Program10:45-12:40   Parallel Session 2: Statistical Methods for Diagnostic Medicine, Prediction and Classific...
Provisional Program              PARALLEL SESSIONS14:00-15:30   Parallel Session 4: Bioinformatics: Contributed Papers14:0...
Provisional Program15:30-15:50   COFFEE BREAK15:50-16:50   PLENARY SESSION: BIOINFORMATICS AND STATISTICS FOR MICORARRAYS1...
Provisional Program              Wednesday, April 24th              PARALLEL SESSIONS08:30-10:35   Parallel Session 7: Sta...
Provisional Program10:55-12:40   PLENARY SESSION: STATISTICAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL TRIALS10:55-11:15   Statistical Issues in...
Provisional Program              Thursday, April 25th08:30-10:20   PLENARY SESSION: CAUSAL INFERENCE08:30-08:55   Adjustin...
Provisional Program12:20-13:30   LUNCH BREAK              PARALLEL SESSIONS13:30-14:35   Parallel Session 11: Modeling Inf...
Provisional Program14:45-16:30   Parallel Session 14: Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials 214:45-15:10   Observational...
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Organization and Production:       96 Usishkin st. Tel-Aviv 62031Tel. 972-3-602-2708 | Fax. 972-3-604-8473              ww...
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  1. 1. We encourage you to register for the EMR-IBS conference in Tel Aviv between 22-25 April, 2013.The conference promises to be very stimulating.We have an outstanding program lined up, with world-renowned invited speakers.The topic of the keynote lecture by Prof. Geert Molenberghs is "A flexible modeling frameworkfor over-dispersed, hierarchical data of a combined nature".The registration form and other details about the conference and pre-conference short coursesare available on the conference website: https://event.pwizard.com/ims/index.py?p=620Accommodation is available at a range of prices.Rooms at the conference venue (Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv) will only be held until 6 March 2013.Our social program includes a reception, gala dinner in Jaffa preceded by a short guidedwalking tour, and a half-day trip to Jerusalem to experience the history, sights, sounds andflavors of the holy city. 1
  2. 2. Provisional Program Monday, April 22nd08:30-10:00 PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 1: USING FDR IN PRACTICE: WHERE, WHY AND HOW Prof. Yoav Benjamini, Tel Aviv University, Israel Dr. Daniel Yekutieli, Tel Aviv University, Israel Dr. Ruth Heller, Tel Aviv University, Israel10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK10:30-12:30 PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 1: USING FDR IN PRACTICE: WHERE, WHY AND HOW (CONT’D)12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK13:30-15:30 PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 2: SURVIVAL ANALYSIS: BEYOND THE COX MODEL Prof. Malka Gorfine, Technion, Israel15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK16:00-17:30 PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 2: SURVIVAL ANALYSIS: BEYOND THE COX MODEL (CONT’D)19:00-21:30 RECEPTION AT THE HOTEL 2
  3. 3. Provisional Program Tuesday, April 23rd08:30-09:00 OPENING SESSION Welcome from Gertner Institute Welcome from EMR Prof. Stergios Tzortzios, University of Thessaly, Greece Welcome from IBS Prof. Clarice Demetrio, Sao Paulo University, Brazil About the conference Dr. Havi Murad, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel09:00-10:15 PLENARY SESSION: PERSONALIZED MEDICINE / PHARMACOGENETICS09:00-09:25 Comparative Effectiveness in the Presence of Competing Risks for Multiple Event Time Observations Prof. LJ Wei, Harvard University, USA09:25-09:50 Improving Personalized Risk Prediction by Incorporating Short Term Outcomes Dr. Tianxi Cai, Harvard University, USA09:50-10:15 Statistical Methods for Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Networks Prof. Adrian Dobra, University of Washington, USA10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK PARALLEL SESSIONS10:45-12:40 Parallel Session 1: Biometrical Applications in Agricultural Research10:45-11:10 The Ecological Footprint of Taylors Universal Power Law Prof. Clarice Demetrio, Sao Paulo University, Brazil11:10-11:25 On The Use Of a Semi-Parametric Estimator for Censored Data, with Applications in Food Safety Exposure Assessment Prof. Marc Aerts, Hasselt University, Belgium11:25-11:40 On Individual Control Treatments in Designed Genetical and Agricultural Experiments Prof. Stanislaw Mejza, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland11:40-11:55 Biomarker Quantification Based on New Dynamic Models for Qrt-PCR Efficiency Dr. Boris Freydin, Jefferson University, USA11:55-12:10 Direct Estimation of Parameters in Systems Of Ordinary Differential Equations Dr. Itai Dattner, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands12:10-12:25 Assessing Cancer Treatment Via Biomathematical Modeling and Nonlinear Mixed Effects Statistical Models Ms. Mirit Kagarlitsky, Tel Aviv University, Israel12:25-12:40 The Estimation of the Proportion of Infected People With the Aid of Repeated Quantitative PCR Tests Mr. Ezer Miller, Gertner Institute, Israel Continued 3
  4. 4. Provisional Program10:45-12:40 Parallel Session 2: Statistical Methods for Diagnostic Medicine, Prediction and Classification10:45-11:10 Assessing the Impact of Diagnostic Tests and Biomarkers Prof. Constantine Gatsonis, Brown University, USA11:10-11:25 Construction of Confidence Regions in the ROC Space After the Estimation of the Optimal Youden Index-Based Cut-Off Point Mr. Leonidas Bantis, University of the Aegean, Greece11:25-11:40 The Use of Time Dependent ROC Curve for Evaluation of the Performance of Apache-Ii and Sofa Scores: an Application in an Intensive Care Unit Ms. Eda Karaismailoglu, Hacettepe University, Turkey11:40-11:55 Statistical Decisions in the Prize4life Data Mining Contest Involving Predicting a Neurologic Score Prof. David Schoenfeld, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA11:55-12:10 Centering and the Use of Additional Information When Calibrating in the Presence of Random Effects Prof. Samuel Oman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel12:10-12:25 Machine Learning Is Utilized for Personalized Medicine; Can It Also Be Used for Detecting Adherence Problems? HIV Treatments as a Use-Case Dr. Michal Rozen-Zvi, IBM Research, Israel12:25-12:40 Comparing Performance Of Support Vector Machines And Relevance Vector Machines For Finding Promising Molecule Mr. Selcuk Korkmaz, Hacettepe University, Turkey10:45-12:40 Parallel Session 3: Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials I10:45-11:10 Statistical Designs in Planning Randomized Cancer Screening Trials: Application to the Early Detection of Lung Cancer Dr. Ping Hu, National Cancer Institute, USA11:10-11:25 Patient Selection and Sample Size Reassessment in Adaptive Enrichment Designs Using Perfect or Imperfect Biomarkers Prof. Meinhard Kieser, University of Heidelberg, Germany11:25-11:40 Some Observations on the Design of Early Stage Clinical Trials in the Pharmaceutical Industry Mr. Hans Hockey, BML, New Zeland11:40-11:55 Hierarchical Weighted Methods which Control the False Discovery Rate Criterion and Their Use in Clinical Trials Mr. Rami Cohen, Public Health Association, Israel11:55-12:10 TBA12:10-12:25 Comparison of Statistical Tests in Presence of Many Zeros Data: Application in Vaccine Clinical Trial Mari Kassapian, Frontier Science Foundation-Hellas, Greece12:25-12:40 Competing Risk Incidence Estimation In Two-Phase Designs Paola Rebora, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy12:40-14:00 LUNCH BREAK Continued 4
  5. 5. Provisional Program PARALLEL SESSIONS14:00-15:30 Parallel Session 4: Bioinformatics: Contributed Papers14:00-14:15 Analysis of Dose-Response Microarray Data Using Bayesian Variable Selection (BVS) Methods: Modeling and Multiplicity Adjustments Ziv Shkedy, Hasselt University, Belgium14:15-14:30 Gene-Gene Interaction Analysis of Multiple Phenotypes Taesung Park, Seoul National University, South Korea14:30-14:45 Statistical Analysis of Time-Course Tiling Array Data Dr. Anat Reiner-Benaim, Haifa University, Israel14:45-15:00 Methods For Association Analysis of a SNP-Set and Multiple Continuous Secondary Outcomes Dr. Tamar Sofer, Harvard School of Public Health, USA15:00-15:15 Discovering Findings that Replicate from a Primary Study of High Dimension to a Follow-Up Study Dr. Marina Bogomolov, Haifa University, Israel15:15-15:30 High Throughput Genome-Wide Scan for Epistasis with Implementation to Recombinant Inbred Lines (RIL) Populations Mr. Pavel Goldstein, Haifa University, Israel14:00-15:30 Parallel Session 5: Survival: Contributed Papers14:00-14:15 A Sup-Score Test for the Cure Proportion in Mixture Models for Long-Term Survivors Prof. Kyungmann Kim, University of Wisconsin, USA14:15-14:30 Cross-Sectional Sampling, Bias, Dependence, and Composite Likelihood Dr. Micha Mandel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel14:30-14:45 Nonparametric Adjustment for Measurement Error in Time to Event Data Ms. Danielle Braun, Harvard University, USA14:45-15:00 Cox Model With Intermittent and Error-Prone Covariate Observation Mr. Yury Gubman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel15:00-15:15 An R Package for the Estimation of the Transition Probabilities in 3-State Models Dr. Luis Machado, University of Minho, Portugal15:15-15:30 On Properties of Measures of Explained Variation in Survival Analysis Prof. Janez Stare, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia14:00-15:30 Parallel Session 6: Longitudinal Analysis and Time Series: Contributed Papers14:00-14:15 Application of a Random Partition Model with Regression on Covariates for Inference in a Longitudinal Study Prof. Gary Rosner, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Institute, USA14:15-14:30 Extended Cox Regression Model for the Analysis of Dental Implant Failure in Periodontal Patients Dr. Ronen Ofec, Ofec Private Dental Practice, Israel14:30-14:45 Robust Estimation for Count Time Series Prof. Kostantinos Fokianos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus14:45-15:00 Approaches to the Analysis of Unbalanced Repeated Measure and Longitudinal Data Prof. Refik Burgut, Cukurova University, Turkey15:00-15:15 Joint Modelling of Longitudinal Ordinal and Time-To-Event Data Mr. Carles Forne, University of Lleida, Spain15:15-15:30 Missing Data in Geriatric Cohort Studies Continued Ms. Dikla Geva, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 5
  6. 6. Provisional Program15:30-15:50 COFFEE BREAK15:50-16:50 PLENARY SESSION: BIOINFORMATICS AND STATISTICS FOR MICORARRAYS15:50-16:15 Removing Unwanted Variation from High-Dimensional Data Using Negative Controls Prof. Terry Speed, University of Berkeley, USA16:15-16:40 Bayesian False Discovery Rate Controlling Procedures Dr. Daniel Yekutieli, Tel Aviv University, Israel16:40-16:50 Discussion16:50-17:50 KEYNOTE LECTURE: A FLEXIBLE MODELLING FRAMEWORK FOR OVERDISPERSED, HIERARCHICAL DATA OF A COMBINED NATURE Prof. Geert Molenberghs, Hasselt University, Belgium17:50-18:35 EMR BUSINESS MEETING AND STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS19:15 LEAVE FOR JAFFA AND GALA DINNER 6
  7. 7. Provisional Program Wednesday, April 24th PARALLEL SESSIONS08:30-10:35 Parallel Session 7: Statistical Methods for Image Analysis08:30-08:50 Surfaces, Shapes and Anatomy Prof. Adrian Bowman, University of Glasgow, Scotland08:50-09:10 Multi-Scale Multiple Testing for Detection of Regions of Genomic Copy Number Change in Population Analyses Dr. Armin Schwartzmann, Harvard University, USA09:10-09:30 Wavelet-Domain Methods for Scalar-on-Image Regression Prof. Phil Reiss, New York University, USA09:30-09:50 A Life-Table Approach to The Kinetic Analysis of Time-Course Data from Molecular Imaging Studies with PET in Cancer Prof. Finbarr OSullivan, University College Cork, Ireland09:50-10:05 A Spatial Factor Model for Summarizing Area-Level Townsend-Like Index Dr. Demetris Lamnisos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus10:05-10:20 Comparison of PNN and SVM in Determining the Disease in Diabetes Ms. Duygu Aydin, Hacettepe University, Turkey10:20-10:35 Contributed Paper - TBA08:30-10:35 Parallel Session 8: Statistical Issues in Monitoring Institution Performance08:30-08:55 Provider Comparisons: Identifying and Meeting Goals Prof. Tom Louis, Johns Hopkins University, USA08:55-09:20 The National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare in Israel: Methodological Challenges Prof. Orly Manor, Hebrew University, Israel09:20-09:35 Using Classification Trees Modeling to Investigate Drug Mr. Dan Kajungu, Indepth Network, Uganda09:35-09:50 Genome-Wide Association Interaction Analysis for Complex Diseases: an Example on Alzheimer Disease Dr. Elena Gusareva, University of Liege, Belgium09:50-10:05 Optimal Sequential Designs for Microarray Experiments Dr. Legesse K. Debusho, University of Pretoria, South Africa10:05-10:20 A Sharper Meinshausens Procedure Dr. Aldo Solari, Unviersity of Milan Bicocca, Italy10:20-10:35 Rotation-Based Multiple Testing in the Multivariate Linear Model Dr. Livio Finos, University of Padua, Italy10:35-10:55 COFFEE BREAK Continued 7
  8. 8. Provisional Program10:55-12:40 PLENARY SESSION: STATISTICAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL TRIALS10:55-11:15 Statistical Issues in Clinical Trial Reporting: Prof. David DeMets, University of Wisconsin, USA11:15-11:35 Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials Dr. Frank Bretz, Novartis, Switzerland11:35-11:55 Statistical Considerations in Studies of Medical Devices Prof. Sharon-Lise Normand, Harvard University, USA11:55-12:40 Floor Discussion12:40-13:40 LUNCH BREAK14:00 VISIT TO JERUSALEM 8
  9. 9. Provisional Program Thursday, April 25th08:30-10:20 PLENARY SESSION: CAUSAL INFERENCE08:30-08:55 Adjusting for Time-Varying Confounding in Survival Analysis Using Structural Nested Cumulative Failure Time Models Prof. Stijn van Steelandt, University Ghent, Belgium08:55-09:15 Selective and Future Ignorability in Causal Inference Dr. Marshall Joffe, University of Pennsylvania, USA09:15-09:35 Robust Estimation of Causal Effects of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents on Mortality Dr. Roee Gutman, Brown University, USA09:35-10:20 A Discussion of Estimators of the Odds Ratio Prof. Christiana Drake, University of California, USA09:35-09:50 Reconsidering Definitions of Direct and Indirect Effects in Mediation Analysis Dr. Ilya Novikov, Gertner Institute, Israel09:50-10:05 Assessment of Outcomes in Mental Health Research Dr. Amita Manatunga, Emory University, USA10:20-10:45 COFFEE BREAK PARALLEL SESSIONS10:45-12:20 Parallel Session 9: Machine Learning Methods in Biostatistics10:45-11:10 Advances in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials and Treatment Policies Prof. Susan Murphy, University of Michigan, USA11:10-11:30 Support Vector Regression for Right Censored Data Dr. Yair Goldberg, Haifa University, Israel11:30-11:50 Identifying Subgroups in Large Observational Data Sets Dr. Marianthi Markatou, TJ Watson Research Center, IBM, USA11.50-12.05 Confidence Interval for Test Error of Support Vector Machine Classifiers Mr. Jonathan Yefenof, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel12.05-12.20 Genetic Algorithm in L∞-Space For Holistic Face Recognition Dr. Carlos Villegas-Quezada, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico10:45-12:20 Parallel Session 10: Spanish-Italian Session10:45-11:05 P-Splines Mixed Models: A Flexible Approach for Spatio-Temporal Data Prof. Maria Durban, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain11:05-11:25 Smoothing Survival Estimates Through Pseudo Values Dr. Federico Ambrogi, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy11:25-11:45 A New Method for Choosing the Best Model: "Farms" Ms. Susana Perez-Alvarez, IrsiCaixa Foundation, Spain11:45-12:05 Comparative Randomized Inverse Sampling Prof. Mauro Gasparini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy12:05-12:20 A General Class of Models in Continuous Time Capture-Recapture, with Application to Drug Users in Italy Dr. Alessio Farcomeni, La Sapienza University, Italy Continued 9
  10. 10. Provisional Program12:20-13:30 LUNCH BREAK PARALLEL SESSIONS13:30-14:35 Parallel Session 11: Modeling Infectious Disease13:30-13:55 Hope-Simpsons Progressive Immunity Hypothesis Explains Herpes Zoster Incidence Data Dr. Piero Manfredi, University of Pisa, Italy13:55-14:20 The Impact of Misspecified Disease Dynamics on Modeling Individual Heterogeneity in The Acquisition of Infectious Diseases Dr. Niel Hens, Hasselt University, Belgium14:20-14:35 Modeling and Statistical Analysis of the Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Seasonal Influenza in Israel Dr. Amit Huppert, Gertner Institute, Israel13:30-14:30 Parallel Session 12: Student Competition13:30-13:50 Revisiting Random Effects Analysis in Group FMRI Studies Mr. Jonathan Rosenblatt, Tel Aviv University, Israel13:50-14:10 Quasi-Likelihood Inference and Prediction for Count Time Series Mr. Vasiliki Christou, University of Cyprus14:10-14:30 Causal Mediation Analysis to Study The Relation Between Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer Incidence Ms. Alessandra Grotta, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy14:35-14:45 BREAK14:45-16:30 Parallel Session 13: Survival and Longitudinal Analysis14:45-15:10 Statistical Measures to Evaluate Biomarkers as Predictors of Incident Cases Prof. Patrick Heagerty, University of Washington, USA15:10-15:35 Combining Joint Models with Different Association Structures Using Bayesian Model Averaging Dr. Dimitris Rizopoulos, Erasmus University, Netherlands15:35-15:55 Estimating a Survival Distribution in the Presence of Dependent Left Truncation Prof. Rebecca Betensky, Harvard University, USA15:55-16:15 Clustering Longitudinal Count Data Dr. Dimitris Karlis, Athens University, Greece16:15-16:30 Joint Modeling Of Two Longitudinal Outcomes And Competing Risk Data Ms. Eleni-Rosalina Andrinopoulou, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands Continued 10
  11. 11. Provisional Program14:45-16:30 Parallel Session 14: Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials 214:45-15:10 Observational Studies in Healthcare: Are They Any Good? Prof. David Madigan, Columbia University, USA15:10-15:30 Resolving Inference Issues in Mixed Models Dr. Samaradasa Weerahandi, Pfizer, USA15:30-15:45 Randomization: To Block or Not To Block Prof. Urania Dafni, University of Athens, Greece15:45-16:00 Examining the Reliability and Usefulness of Interim Analysis Data: Case of Antipsychotic Drug Trials Prof. Jonathan Rabinovitz, Bar- Ilan University, Israel16:00-16:15 Cost Effectiveness Evaluation for Promoting HIV Treatment Adherence: Cohort Simulation Using a Pilot Study Data Ms. Nuria Perez-Alvarez, Fight against AIDS Foundation, Spain16:15-16:30 Effect of the Choice of Copulas in the Asymptotic Relative Efficiency of the Logrank Test Based on a Composite Endpoint Mr. Oleguer Plana-Ripoll, Aarhus University, Denmark16:30-16:55 COFFEE BREAK16:55-18:25 PLENARY SESSION: REPLICABILITY OF RESEARCH RESULTS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES16:55-17:25 Empirical Studies of Repeatability, Replication, and Reproducibility Prof. John Ioannidis, Stanford University, USA17:25-17:55 Replicability and Selective Inference Prof. Yoav Benjamini, Tel Aviv University, Israel17:55-18:15 Replicability Analysis for Genome-Wide Association Studies Dr. Ruth Heller, Tel Aviv University, Israel18:15-18:25 Discussion18:25-18:35 CLOSING REMARKS 11
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