Introduction to Biostatistical Methods and R with Applications to HIV and TB Research

Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, K-RITH Tower Level 1, Durban, South Africa
Event Date: 
Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 to Friday, 15 November, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, 25 October, 2019
  • Understand and explain basic biostatistical concepts;
  • Apply basic data management principles to create accurate data sets;
  • Increase statistical literacy to improve understanding and critical review of the scientific literature;
  • Describe key clinical trial design features with application to HIV vaccine trials;
  • Understand fundamental statistical methods relevant to laboratory assay validation/qualification/optimisation.

This interactive workshop will provide an introduction to basic biostatistical concepts and statistical literacy, basic data management, and key statistical considerations for the design and analysis of clinical trials.  Concepts will be motivated from real-world examples in clinical and laboratory research on HIV vaccines and TB.

Workshop faculty include:

  • Zoe Moodie, Senior Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA.
  • Lori Dodd, Mathematical Statistician, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Maryland, USA.
  • Michael Duvenhage, Clinical Trials Data Operations Manager, Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., Maryland, USA.
  • Leigh Fisher, Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA.
  • Tyler Bonnett, Biostatistician, Clinical Monitoring Research Programme (CMRP), Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., Maryland, USA.

Students from SANTHE, DELTAS Africa Programmes, AHRI, UKZN, KRISP, HPP, CAPRISA and HVTN may apply.

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Applications for this course are now closed