ASCPT 2018: Spotlight on Pharmacometrics

Orlando, Florida
March 20 - 24

Cytel Director, Head Quantitative Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics and Phase 1 Statistics and 2018 Steering Committee Member Cecilia Fosser's joint session begins 7:00AM, March 22nd.
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March 20 - 24
Orlando, FL

ASCPT: American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Visit the Cytel booth #517 to learn about our innovative quantitive pharmacology and pharmacometrics-related client work and open positions in the QPP field. On March 22nd, 7:00 AM, Cytel's own Cecilia Fosser serves as a member of the Pharmacometrics Steering Committee's Joint Session.

March 22 - 23
Philadelphia, PA

Adaptive Clinical Trials Symposium

Adaptive Clinical Trials Symposium brings together senior-level executives from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to examine the best practices when taking advantage of adaptive design through case studies. We are looking forward to thought-provoking presentations, and the interactive panel discussions. Our own Seth Zuckerman, Senior Director Biostatistics will present recent adaptive trial design experiences, including how these designs are "real-world" performing. Seth joins an especially impressive speaking faculty of adaptive methods and implementation pioneers, along with more recent biopharma industry clinical trial innovators.

Save 15% off the standard registration rate with Discount Code: C1001CYTEL

March 28
Cambridge, MA

Drug Development "After Hours"

Share drug development lessons learned over dinner and leave with some fresh perspectives.  This session's industry speakers are Aoife Brennan, CMPO at Synologic, Greg Fiore, CEO Sollis Therapuetics, Mike Patane from Mitobridge and Zaita Razzaghi, Verastem's Head of Safety & Pharmacovigilance.

April 9
Paris, FR

New Developments in Adaptive Designs

Adaptive trial designs can help address the challenges encountered in clinical development today by saving time, resources and improving the odds of success. Current FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has championed adaptive trial designs as a promising approach in his 2017 confirmation testimony to the US Congress.

We're hosting a special event to look at "New Developments in Adaptive Designs" by our very own Cytel Co-Founder, Cyrus Mehta. Together with Pantelis Vlachos, Director Strategic Consulting they'll be presenting on “Early Phase Development". The team will be available after the presentations to answer questions. There will also be an opportunity for a hands-on session to review Cytel adaptive trial design software East® together with our new decision-inclusive OK GO software. Reserve your space today.

April 12
Webinar 11:00AM EDT

Decisions for Your Next Trial: Ready to Adopt Regulatory-compliant CDISC Standards?

New regulatory expectations are taking shape, including the need for interactive and transparent clinical data handling, increased safety data demands and electronic data (CDISC) compliance. Trial sponsors must carefully plan their data consolidation and analysis strategies not only in preparation for CDISC-compliant submissions, but to respond to market influences and evolving clinical partnership models.

Register and gain a better understanding of the regulatory landscape and the practical steps available.

April 12
Langhorne, PA

DVDMDG Symposium: Pharmacometrics & Pharmacogenomics

The Delaware valley Drug Metabolism Discussion Group (DMDG) provides a common forum for the many different disciplines engaged in drug metabolism research. Speaking at this year's pharmacometrics symposium is Cytel's own Cecilia Fosser, Director and Head of Quantitative Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics and Phase 1 Statistics.

April 23 - 27
Berlin, DE

2018 CDISC Europe Interchange

This conference will share best practice and lessons learned from implementing CDISC data standards and streamlining clinical research to enable connections to healthcare. This year, Cytel’s Angelo Tinazzi, who serves as part of the conference committee will chair one of the streams called “Challenges and Doing Better”. His participation also includes collaboration in the ADaM stream on “The Unveiled Secrets of ADaM”.

Visit the Cytel booth to learn more about our extensive experience working with CDISC standards and the planning and implementing of large migration projects for submissions.

April 24 - 25
Burlingame, CA

Clinical Operations in Oncology Trials (West Coast)

The 2018 program is packed with interactive sessions and case studies providing attendees in this high stakes field with practical, implementable take-aways. Cytel's Natasa Rajicic will address these oncology development professionals seeking to streamline their trial operations while increasing the chances of program success.

April 25
Boston, MA

Clinical & Research Excellence (CARE) Awards 2018

Two Cytel clinical biometrics services and trial design projects are 2018 award nominees. Cytel and Biogen are finalists for "Clinical Partnership of the Year". Selected for "Most Innovative Clinical Trial Design" is the Dysphagia Detection System (DDS) from Nestlé Health Science with Cytel trial design. Join us in honoring the highest achievers in biopharma and device research.

April 29 - May 2
Seattle, WA

PharmaSUG Users Group Annual Meeting

There is something for every clinical statistical programmer at the annual PharmaSUG conference. A variety of compelling topics will be discussed along with hands-on training.  Come to the Cytel booth #7 for daily prize drawings, plus the chance to meet our own statistical programmers. Ask about our open positions in the field, too.

May 4
Cambridge, MA

Second Annual Boston ASA Symposium

Building on the success of the 2017 event, the American Statistical Association (ASA) Boston Chapter holds its second annual pharmaceutical symposium again at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The full-day program features talks by regional trial design innovators including Harvard's L.J Wei, together with Cytel's own Charles Liu and Yeting Du. Registration closes on April 13.

May 7 - 8
Boston, MA

Chief Medical Officer Summit: CMO 2018

Cytel will again present an expert presentation at the annual forum for physicians in emerging biotech to exchange best practices in the advancement of drug development in  Although the program is primarily designed for CMOs, other biotech and specialty R&D decision-makers and the investment stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

May 15 - 16

Outsourcing Clinical Trials EU

This year's annual summit will feature more interactive formats aimed at enabling better collaboration between trial sponsors and solution providers and providing attendees with practical take-aways. Stop by the Cytel booth to learn how a biometrics focus can improve your program's chance of success.

May 17 - 20
Gainesville, FL

Annual Meeting: International Indian Statistical Association

Hosted by the University of Florida Department of Biostatistics, "From Data to Knowledge, Working for a Better World" is the theme for the 2018 IISA Annual meeting. Attend and hear Cytel's own President and Co-Founder, Cyrus Mehta deliver this year's keynote address.

June 1 - 5
Chicago, IL

ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

Are adaptive trials the answer? Would your trial benefit from utilizing more innovative trial designs? Cytel ASCO posters collaborations with sponsor companies showcase the growing adoption of population enrichment and sample-size re-estimation methods to improve oncology research. Visit booth #20101 to engage with our adaptive design and implementation experts.

June 3 - 6
Raleigh, NC

PhUSE US Connect 2018

PhUSE (Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange) is staging their first Annual US Connect Conference in Raleigh, NC. Join our own statistical programmers participating in the 10 concurrent conference session streams.  Meet our experts at the Cytel booth to better understand the benefits of centralizing your clinical trial biometrics functions.

June 3 - 6

PSI Annual Meeting: Pharma Statistics in Industry

The 2018 conference features a variety of plenary, parallel, breakout discussions and poster sessions. Cytel's own Rajat Mukherjee leads a workshop on the growing importance of data science in clinical research. Stop by the Cytel booth to learn more about the start-of-the-art of adaptive trial design and implementation from the experts.

June 6 - 8
Valetta, MT

PCMG Annual Conference 2018

PCMG (Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group), is a dedicated and unique association of outsourcing professionals working in research and development functions within the pharmaceutical industry. The annual conference is taking place at The Grand Hotel Excelsior and the conference theme is "50 Shades of Outsourcing". Cytel is delighted to sponsor the event and Natalie Fforde, Senior Director of FSP Services at Cytel will be on hand over the three days to discuss any aspects of the conference and/or your outsourcing needs.

June 11 - 15
Salerno, IT

ISNPS 2018: International Society of Non-Parametric Statistics

The 4th ISNPS (International Society of Non-Parametric Statistics) conference takes place in Salerno, Southern Italy and this year’s focus is recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics, in order to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, collaboration amongst researchers from all over the world and further development of the field. We're looking forward to the plenary talks, round table discussions, and the poster sessions.

June 12 - 13
London, UK

Outsourcing Clinical Trials: UK & Ireland 2018

Cytel is again a supporting sponsor of the Outsourcing Clinical Trials in the UK & Ireland annual conference.  Join us in a debate towards developing the practical strategies to help your company, whether big or small, to improve developmental timelines.

July 28 - August 2
Vancouver, CA

JSM 2018: Joint Statistical Meetings

Cytel statisticians will again play a prominent role at this year's American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meetings.  Visit our booth #524 for a schedule of sessions showcasing our experts' own research, for demos of the latest version of East® and new software to support clinical trial decision-making.

October 10 - 11
Zurich, CH

DACH 2018: Outsourcing Clinical Trials

Through in-depth research conducted with the regions' biopharma companies, this event will deliver insight, debate and discussion on high priority outsourcing, operations and technology-based themes in the clinical trial space.

September 23 - 26
Bellevue, WA

SCDM: Society of Clinical Data Management Annual Conference

Join us in the Pacific Northwest and network with your fellow biopharma and device development professionals to help move the Clinical Data Management discipline forward. Visit our booth to learn our CDM experts' contributions to the 2018 agenda.

November 4 - 7
Frankfurt, DE

PhUSE Annual Connect EU 2018

This year in Frankfurt, PhUSE EU Connect is again Europe's largest congregation of biopharma statistical programmers. 2018 meeting themes include how our work can improve through insights into machine learning solutions, insight-enabling visualisations and interactive displays. Visit our booth to learn Cytel's own 2018 agenda contributions.

November 14 - 15
Munich, DE

Clinical Operations in Oncology Trials (EU)

2018 Clinical Operations in Oncology Trials EU attendees can debate the practical strategies to help their company improve operational efficiencies in conducting oncology clinical research. Cytel adaptive trial and data science experts will again contribute. Learn about this year's presentation at our booth and how innovative approaches trial designs can increase your trial's chances for success.

November 6 - 7
Boston, MA

Outsourcing in Clinical Trials: New England 2018

Cytel is again a supporting sponsor of the Outsourcing Clinical Trials conference in Boston.  Join us there for a conversation towards developing the practical strategies to help your company, whether big or small, to improve developmental timelines.

November 28
London UK

14th Annual Scrip Awards

The Scrip Awards categories range from rewarding the broader achievements of companies to innovations in deal-making, advances in R&D and the more personal accomplishments of teams and individuals.

November 28 - 29
Basel, CH

BioData World Congress 2018

Cytel will again sponsor this important gathering of Life Science professionals and share how our Data Science experts are helping biopharma companies to formulate optimal program development strategies. In 2017, Cytel's Rajat Mukherjee spoke in the track "Transforming Big Data into Smart Data".

Archived Event Presentations

October 2017

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EUGM 2017 Presentations

The 5th annual East User Group Meeting (EUGM) in Cambridge, MA, featuring expert contributions from hosts Biogen, AstraZeneca, Pfizer as well as Cytel. Their presentation topics included designing basket trials, new methods for optimizing the distribution of sites and utilizing safety statistics in adverse event monitoring.

September 2017

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2017 ASA Biopharma Regulatory Industry Statistics Workshop

See Cytel expert presentation slidesets:

  • Sample Size Re-Estimation: Controlling Type-1 Error, by Yannis Jemiai 
  • Bayesian Study Design to Leverage Informative Prior Information, by Jim Bolognese and Sam Hsiao
  • Efficiency Promising of Zone Designs, by Cyrus Mehta, Sam Hsiao & Lingyun Liu
  • PS4b Parallel Session, by Caroline Morgan

August 2017

Replay Webinar

Innovative Trial Design Symposium: Adaptive Designs and Improving Operational Efficiency

Hear Jim Bolognese and Narinder Nangia from Alkermes on designing Phase 2 trials based on program-level optimization (i.e., optimizing the entire Phase 2/3 drug development strategy). You'll learn how:

  • Phase 2 sample size can be optimized to yield maximum eNPV when selecting 1 or 2 doses for Phase 3
  • Studying more doses in Phase 2 can improve Probability of Success, yielding higher product eNPV, unless AE rates low for all doses

November, 2016

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Symposium: Development in Oncology and Orphan Indications

Download the slidesets and watch the presentation replays from the Cytel and Pfizer open seminar and applied trial design workshop focused on oncology and rare disease clinical development.  In addition to biostatisticians, clinicians and R&D leadership as well will find the expert talks and trial design workshop enlightening.

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Watch Demo: Dual-Agent Phase 1 Trials with East®

East® Escalate version 6.4 adds two dose escalation design methods to support single- and dual-agent studies:
(1) BLRM method extension for dual-combination trials
(2) Product of Independent beta Probabilities Escalation (PIPE).  Demonstration highlights:
- Simulate and compare designs under different dose-toxicity profile assumptions
- Determining best dose for next patient cohort based on modeling the accumulating data
- Communicating effectively with clinicians to guide dosing decisions, increase success rates

From the CMO Summit
May, 2017

Watch: Asking the Right Questions of Your Data: Experiences with Model-informed Development

Cytel experts reveal how QPP (Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics) -based insights can guide the determination of the optimal program development strategy. Presented by Cecilia Fosser, Director, Quantitative Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics and Chuck Gelb, Sr. Business Development Director.

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EUGM 2016 in London

Watch: Trial Innovation and Implementation with East® Training

EUGM 2016 Promo video 1

In March 2016, biostatistical and drug development operations innovators met to help bridge the gap between newer methods and the medical, operational and regulatory realities.

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Watch: Know the Risks You Need to Manage in Clinical Outsourcing

Time and again, we hear “Outsourcing key clinical functions is a clinical development risk mitigation strategy”. But do you really know the risks you need to mitigate in today's clinical research? Little wonder why the results so often disappoint: Sponsors don't know well what they should be considering to succeed.

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Watch: Innovative Design and Optimal Trial Decision-Making

The Cytel and Sanofi trial design symposium presented ways to implement innovative approaches to dose finding and dose escalation trials, ultimately to better support confirmatory efforts.  Hear expert presentations from trial and decision experts at AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Takeda and Cytel.