How the Workshop Is Organized
The method of planning and organizing the ASA Biopharmaceutical FDA-Industry Statistics Workshop is unique from other conferences as it has a more "grass-roots" style. The workshop was originally a meeting for FDA statisticians that later expanded to include all statisticians interested in statistical practices for all areas regulated by the FDA. Although the workshop has achieved attendance by over 800 statisticians in 2011, it still maintains the same grass-roots approach for its planning. By bringing both FDA and industry speakers into each session, the highly valued original intent of the conference is maintained. The value is enhanced further when academic speakers can be engaged as well as speakers from other regulatory agencies. The end result is the most relevant conference for statistical practitioners in the biopharmaceutical arena.
All are welcome to submit a session proposal and are welcome to attend the grass-roots organizing meeting held each year in late January or early February.