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Design and Analysis of Experiments in Healthcare

6th July 2015 to 10th July 2015

Organisers: Rosemary Bailey (St Andrews), Barbara Bogacka (Queen Mary, London), Holger Dette (Bochum) and Ralf-Dieter Hilgers (Aachen)

Workshop Theme

This workshop aims to bring together researchers in the design and analysis of experiments in healthcare, including academic researchers as well as people from the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  1. randomization in trials with small population groups;
  2. designs for dose-response studies;
  3. designs for dependent observations;
  4. optimal designs for pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic (PK/PD) models;
  5. adaptive design;
  6. population-enrichment designs.

Tuesday will be devoted to PODE (Population Optimum Design of Experiments), organised by Barbara Bogacka: see

Thursday was devoted to an Open for Business Industry Day, organised by Vlad Dragalin, in partnership with the Turing Gateway to Mathematics. A key aim of this workshop was to highlight state-of-the-art design of experiments methodologies and how these can impact the wider societal health objectives. For full details and information on the Programme,  please see

This workshop was partly supported by the IDEAL (Integrated Design and Analysis of small population group trials) consortium: see

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2015

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Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £230
  • Student Registration Package: £185

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £TBC

Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we are unable to offer accommodation to successful applicants and therefore ask that you source your own. Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Accommodation Package and Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 08 July at Cambridge Dining Company - Cambridge Union Society. Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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