November welcomed a new edition of the Annual Armitage Lecture and Workshop. This year event was hosted at the Kaetsu Educational and Cultural Centre, Murray Edwards College in Cambridge.
The MRC Biostatistics Unit established the Armitage Lectureship in the autumn of 2003. This is an annual event during which an eminent medical statistician visits for a week and works with members of the Unit. The highlight is the delivery of the Armitage Lecture, named to honour the immense contributions of Professor Peter Armitage to medical statistics. Peter Armitage’s work is recognized throughout the world as achieving a successful balance between methodological rigour and applied commonsense, to which all statisticians aspire.
The MRC Biostatistics Unit 11th Annual Armitage Lecture, titled “Cross-study Reproducibility of Predictions, with Application to Genomics”, was given by Professor Giovanni Parmigiani, Professor of Biostatistics atHarvard School of Public Health, Chairman of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Associate Director for Population Sciences of the Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center.
The lecture was the keynote speech in a workshop on Statistical Methods for Emerging Applications to Genomics Workshop.
Attendance at the Armitage Lecture and Workshop was free and more than 100 participants registered in advance. For further details, including the programme of the event please click here.
Venue: Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College. Huntingdon Road. Cambridge CB3 0SH.
Time: 11:00 – 17:30
Lunch and refreshments will be provided and free car parking is available on site (please use the Huntingdon Road entrance to Murray Edwards College).