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In recent years, research design and data analysis have received widespread attention due to advancements in various areas of biostatistical research. Previous Joint Biostatistics Symposium held by universities in mainland China has fostered dialogue among biostatisticians from mainland China and abroad, as well as promoting an interdisciplinary approach for research. 

International Society of Biometrics-Chinese Region, Peking University, the Chinese Association of Applied Statistics, China Association for Applied Statistics - Biomedical Statistics, in collaboration with other renowned organizations, are jointly hosting the 6th IBS-China Biostatistical Conference & The Satellite Conference of IBC2020 (SC-IBC2020) between June 30 and July 2, 2020, in Beijing, China.


Statistical Methods and Dynamics in Clinical Research, Cancer Epidemiology and Drug Development

Program Chairs:

Program Chair: Xiaohua Zhou, PhD, President, IBS-China Region. PKU Endowed Chair Professor, Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University

Program Co-Chair: Ping Hu, ScD, Statistician, U.S. National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health

Local grogram committee chair: Jinzhu Jia, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University


Peking University, Beijing, China


June 30, July 1-2, 2020


International Biometric Society-Chinese Region (IBS-China)

Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University

Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, Peking University

Center for Statistical Science and School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University

China Association for Applied Statistics-Biomedical Statistics

Confirmed invited speakersalphabetical order of last name):

Marco Bonetti, Professor, Bocconi University, Italy

Lupe Gomez, Professor, Technical University Catalunya, Spain

Kyungmann Kim, Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Victor Kipnis, PhD, Branch Chief, Biometry Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, USA

Jack Lee, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Xihong Lin, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University

Sharon-Lise Normand, Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

Yu Shen, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Basic Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Runny Udafni, Professor, University of Athens, Greece

Ying Yuan, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Preliminary schedule

Day 1 (June 30) – two short courses

Topic 1: Implementing Novel Bayesian Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs: from Theory to Practice

Topic 2: Semiparametric Regression with R 

Day 2 (July 1)

8:30-9:00  Welcome remarks

9:00-9:40  Keynote speech

9:40-10:00 Group photo

10:00-12:00     Invited Session 1 – Statistical methods in clinical research - I

12:00-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:30     Invited Session 2 – Cancer Epidemiology

15:30-15:45     Coffee break

15:45-17:45     Contributed Session 1 – TBD

Day 3 (July 2)

8:30-10:30 Invited Session 3 – Statistical methods in clinical research – II

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:45 Invited Session 4 – Biopharmaceutical regulations and industry statistics

12:45-14:00     Lunch

14:00-16:00     Contributed session 2 – TBD

16:00-16:15     Coffee break

16:15-17:00     Student awards

17:00-17:30     Closing remarks

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

1. Requirements:

  • The paper should include abstract (500 words both in English and Chinese) or full text(less than 8000 words).name of the author, positional titles, work unit, address, postal code, phone number (cell phone) and e-mail.
  • Send the paper via email to Papers due on June 1, 2020
  • The name of your paper or subject of e-mail should mark “6th IBS-China Biostatistical Conference + topic+work unit+ name”.
  • If private contents involved, please keep your privacy by yourselves. 

2. Selection of Papers

The program committee will discuss on the papers for this symposium, select the best ones and be published in the special issue of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Some of them can also be recommended for possible publication in journals like Statistic in Medicine and Statistic in Biosciences.

Selected papers will be also published as a proceeding of the symposium; if your papers are selected, and you are interested in publishing them in the proceeding, please submit your English and Chinese abstract and full text; another announcement will be made for the publication charges.

3. Please keep original manuscript yourselves, the program committee has right to edit them.

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