Upcoming Events:

FACTS Learning Events
FACTS licensees are offered participation in regular webinars geared towards the FACTS program. These webinars are conducted by Berry Consultants personnel on the 4th Friday of most months and have focused on topics such as FACTS features, introductory materials, comparing and choosing designs, getting more out of FACTS, and others. Access to past webinars is also available. If you are a FACTS licensee and interested in these materials, please contact us.

Recent Events:

Innovative Clinical Trial Designs in NHLBI Related Research Areas – Meeting at ASH​
November 30, 2018 1-4 pm PT, San Diego. In this course we will quickly review the elements of the standard randomized clinical paradigm and note how each element arose to facilitate robust scientific conclusions, but often at high resource costs. Students completing the course will become familiar with a wide array of innovative trial techniques and the motivations and costs of pursuing each. Suggested attendees for this introductory learning event including hematologists and clinicians at all levels with and without clinical trial experience and with and without prior training in clinical trial design or statistical analysis. Register here for this FREE course presented by Kert Viele and Anna McGlothlin.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Innovative Clinical Trials Resource (ICTR) Upcoming Events
Visit the ICTR site to find the most updated listing of upcoming events for Berry Consultants’s work as the ICTR for NHLBI. This will include informational videos and webinars.

NHLBI ICTR Webinar, “An Introduction and Overview of Innovative Trial Design”, September 20, 2018 3pm-4pm ET
In our first ICTR webinar, Kert Viele will review the value of the main components of a gold standard randomized clinical trial and review a variety of innovative trial techniques in comparison to the gold standard. For each innovative technique, he will discuss the potential advantage and disadvantages of the method in comparison to a standard clinical trial, illustrating the tradeoffs to be considered when adopting innovative clinical trials. Innovative trial designs to be discussed include flexible sample sizes, enrichment, the utilization of historical information, multiple arm and multiple domain trials, and novel endpoints. 

2018 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop
September 12-14, 2018, Washington, D.C. Berry Consultants will again have a strong presence at this year’s ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop. Team members presenting are Scott Berry, Melanie Quintana and Tom Parke. Scott Berry will be a part of the Friday, September 14th Parallel Session from 1:15 to 2:30pm, “Adaptive Enrichment Designs: New Methods and Clinical Applications”, where he will discuss the Bayesian adaptive DAWN stroke trial. Melanie Quintana will be a part of the Friday, September 14th Parallel Session from 1:15 to 2;30 pm, “Innovations in Rare Disease Clinical Programs” where she will discuss Combining Clinical Progression Modeling with Innovative Trial Design in Rare Disease Trials. Tom Parke will present the topic, “Evaluating Phase II Trial Designs by Estimating the Effect on the Net Present Value of the Development Program” during a Roundtable Discussion from 11:45am to 1:15pm on Thursday, September, 13. To learn more and register to attend the event, please visit the workshop web page.

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)
July 22-26, 2018, Chicago. Scott Berry of Berry Consultants presented at this year’s AAIC. On Monday, July 23 from 9:30am to 4:15pm, see the poster he contributed to, “A Novel Alternative Model to Mmrm As the Primary Model for Sporadic AD Clinical Trials: The Proportional Mmrm” at Hall – F1 – McCormick Place. Click here to learn more about the conference.

July 28- August 2, 2018, Vancouver, B.C. Berry Consultants was once again a sponsor and had a significant presence at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).  Berry Consultants hosted an exhibit booth (#324) and was involved in many sessions throughout the week. For more information about our team members’ sessions at JSM, please see here and follow us on Twitter @BerryConsultant.  For more information about JSM 2018, please see JSM’s website.

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