Announcement on April 3, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium (DISS2021) will be held on April 21-23, 2021 as a virtual conference through Zoom Meetings/Webinars.

  • We are still open for registration to the symposium and its short courses. Check out the reduced fee and the delayed starting time for morning short courses on April 21 to better accommodate the attendees from the west coast. Please visit sites.duke.edu/diss for more information. For any questions regarding registration, please contact Ms. Sharon Updike at updike@duke.edu.
  • We continue offering the symposium free for all graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who are currently affiliated with a university and with a major in statistics, biostatistics, or bioinformatics. Those interested should contact Dr. Anna Maria Masci at masci@duke.edu to provide proof for their identity and receive a promo code for complimentary registration to the symposium.
  • Detailed Information on joining the virtual conference, including keynote speeches, parallel sessions, short courses, poster session and job fair, will be emailed directly to those who registered to the symposium and its short courses on April 19.

 On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we greatly appreciate your patience and support, and look forward to meeting you virtually soon.

Best wishes,

DISS2021 Organizing Committee

 

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Announcement on January 10, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The Organizing Committee of the 2021 Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium (DISS2021) has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear to us that the chance of hosting a safe face-to-face meeting in this April is minimal. We have officially decided to convert the symposium into a virtual conference. All activities of DISS2021 will be entirely hosted online in April 21-23, 2021.

The original program schedule of short courses, keynote addresses and parallel sessions remain unchanged. Due to the availability of some speakers and instructors, we may have minor changes on the program. Please visit https://sites.duke.edu/diss for updates.

We are announcing a new reduced registration fee for the symposium and short courses. The symposium registration fees are $300 with all events included and all half-day short course fees are $300 per session. For those who have not registered for the symposium and/or the short courses, please visit https://sites.duke.edu/diss/register/ to start your registration.

To encourage the participation of the graduate students, we would like to offer the symposium free for all graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who are currently affiliated with a university with major in statistics, biostatistics, or bioinformatics. Please forward this announcement to your students or postdoctorals who have the interest. They should contact Dr. Anna Maria Masci at annamaria.masci@duke.edu to provide proof for their identity and receive a promo code for complimentary registration to the symposium.

For those who have already registered to the symposium and/or the short course(s), you will receive an email from us. For those who registered with original fees, the email will ask you to complete a short survey. Depending on your response, we will provide you either credit for attending additional short courses or partial/full refund. For those who had a complimentary registration, the change in price will have no effect your original registration. If you plan to attend, no action is required; but if you will not be able to attend the virtual conference, please let us know by responding to the email. If you are invited speakers, please also confirm with the session organizers for your availability. For any questions regarding to registration and refund, please contact Ms. Sharon Updike at sharon.updike@duke.edu.

We are still accepting the submission of poster abstracts with a final deadline April 7, 2021. Any topics that involve the use of quantitative methods in pharmaceutical developments is welcome. Information on poster session and abstract submission can be found at https://sites.duke.edu/diss/poster-session/. For any questions regarding to poster session, please contact Dr. Qing Yang at qing.yang@duke.edu or Dr. Marlina Nasution at marlina.nasution@parexel.com.

Information about participating the virtual conference after registration will be sent to you via emails in a few weeks.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we greatly appreciate your patience and support and are looking forward to meeting you virtually soon.

Best wishes,

DISS2021 Organizing Committee

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Announcement on June 13, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The Organizing Committee of the Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and possible dates of reopening to normal schedule. It has become clear to us that the chances of safely having a face-to-face meeting by the end of this August is very low. After careful evaluation by the committee, we have made the difficult decision to further postpone the Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium from August 26-28, 2020 to April 21-23, 2021. The postponement will maximize the chances that we will be able to meet safely in person in Durham, NC. As the new dates are in 2021, we will use the new short name DISS2021 to refer to the coming symposium. In the case that it is still not safe to meet in person by April 2021, we will have to convert the symposium into a virtual meeting.

At this time, we plan to keep the program schedule unchanged, although we do expect some changes due to the availability of invited speakers and short course instructors. Please visit the symposium website https://sites.duke.edu/diss for updates and other information regarding poster sessions, job fairs, and travel/accommodation.

For those who have already registered for the symposium and/or short courses, you do not have to do anything unless you are no longer able to attend the event at the rescheduled date. If this applies to you, please contact Ms. Sharon Updike at sharon.updike@duke.edu for a refund.

For those who have not registered for the symposium and/or the short courses, please visit https://sites.duke.edu/diss/register/ to complete your registration.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we greatly appreciate your continued patience and support.

Best wishes and stay safe,

DISS2021 Organizing Committee

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Announcement on March 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the arising concerns over the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak and the travel restrictions of several workplaces of our invited speakers and participants, we have decided to postpone the Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium 2020 from April 1-3 to August 26-28.  This will be now be held on-line.

At this moment, the Organizing Committee has no plan to make any change on the current program schedule except for the change of the dates (https://sites.duke.edu/diss/program/) and to hold it on-line. Specifically, August 26 will be the date for short courses, and August 27 and August 28 will be the dates for keynote speeches and parallel sessions, poster session and job fair. If you have already registered and are able to join the symposium on August 26-28, you do not need to change anything. For those who registered but are not able to join the symposium on August 26-28, please contact Sharon at sharon.updike@duke.edu for cancellation and refund. For those who have not yet registered, the website will remain open to new registration to the symposium postponed to August.

The postponement will have impact on those who already made travel plans. Please contact your travel agencies to modify flights and hotel reservation. The contact information for Durham Hilton hotel can be found at https://sites.duke.edu/diss/travel-hotel/. As we know, many flight carriers are offering free flight changes caused by coronavirus outbreak.

We will update the symposium website and the registration system to reflect the postponed dates and various deadlines. Please visit the symposium website https://sites.duke.edu/diss/ for update on the event and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by the unexpected change of the symposium dates. We hope that by the end of August the coronavirus outbreak will be under a full control and we are able to meet you here in Durham.

Best wishes,

DISS2020 Organizing Committee