We are delighted to be organising our 19th Armitage Workshop & Lecture on the theme of ‘Meeting the challenges of COVID-19 through statistics’.
Our Armitage Lecturer will be Professor Nicholas Jewell from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, speaking on:
“Biostatistics in Infectious Disease Research: Test-negative designs from Influenza, Dengue and Ebola, to COVID-19”
Test-negative designs are a relatively recent addition to observational study toolboxes, originally employed for assessment of seasonal influenza vaccination programs. I will review the rationale and development of the original test-negative design and discuss extensions to cover randomized exposures, various kinds of clustering and mixed testing programs, with illustrations from both dengue fever and Ebola virus disease. Recent interest has focused on uses of the test-negative design to estimate and compare effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. The presentation will highlight statistical issues associated with the design, analysis, and interpretation of resulting data, with suggestions for further research. The lecture will touch on statistical issues associated with causal inference, cluster randomised trials, retrospective studies, spatial statistics, and randomisation inference.
Date and Venue: Thursday 29th September, 10am – 5.30pm @ Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE
Registration: To register for free, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/19th-armitage-workshop-and-lecture-tickets-380169676737
Please note, the Workshop and Lecture will run as a hybrid event with the option to attend either in-person or virtually. When registering, please select either the in-person ticket or the virtual ticket – both are free.