7th April 2016 at ICON Lecture Theatre, UCD O’Brien Science Centre

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Workshop on Regulatory Statistics

All staff and students with an interest in clinical research and biostatistics are invited to attend the workshop on Regulatory Statistics delivered by Dr Alan Phillips, Global Head of Biostatistics, ICON Clinical Research.

Hosted by the UCD Clinical Research Centre, this workshop will take place on Thursday, 7th April 2016 from 2pm to 5pm in the ICON Lecture Theatre, UCD O’Brien Science Centre. 

Dr Phillips' talk will cover current key trends and issues in Clinical Trial biostatistics, including:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Statistical concepts and trial design
  • Adaptive Trial Design
  • Case studies

Refreshments will be served at the end of the lecture. To enable catering, we would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance to Denise Gosling on crc@ucd.ie

Dr Alan Phillips - Biography

Dr. Phillips is Vice President and Head of Biostatistics for ICON Clinical Research, where he directs and manages the global biostatistics resource based in US, Europe and Asia Pacific. He joined ICON in 2003, and has provided biostatistical support for products in a variety of therapeutic indications including: oncology (breast cancer, renal cell carcinoma), cardiovascular disease (coronary heart failure, hypercholesterolemia and hypertension) and CNS (insomnia, Huntingdon’s disease).

With over 20 years of experience in biostatistics, Dr. Phillips has extensive knowledge of clinical trials, statistical methodology and world wide statistical regulatory requirements. Prior to joining ICON, Dr. Phillips was with Wyeth Research for over 12 years and served as Senior Director, Clinical Biostatistics. There he developed a professional statistical service for Wyeth Pharmaceutical CR&D and provided statistical support for clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas. Dr Phillips has direct experience of regulatory submission in CNS (depression, insomnia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder), Women’s Health (Hormone Replacement Therapy, Oral Contraceptives) and Cardiovascular (Hypertension). His professional experience also includes scientific positions with Proctor and Gamble and Pfizer Central Research.

Dr. Phillips received his B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Exeter and his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Birmingham. He has published in a number of areas including adaptive trial designs, patient recruitment modelling, regulatory statistical challenges (eg missing data, multiplicity), sample size estimation, and statistical principals for clinical trials. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI). In 2012, Dr Phillips was made an Honorary member of PSI in recognition of his scientific contributions to the organisation.