The Effective Statistician Estimands Course

Theory, practice and driving change across your organisation

Do you want to increase your confidence around estimands?

Do you struggle to get this concept across to non-statisticians?

Do you need to explain the estimand concept to others again and again?

Are you frustrated that estimands is seen as a topic only for statistics?

I know based on discussions with many other statisticians that you’re not alone.

Implementing the ICH E9 estimands addendum in drug development is a challenging task for statisticians.

In The Effective Statistician Estimands Course, you will learn from Kaspar Rufibach and Alexander Schacht

  • some theory around estimands,
  • how to overcome practical challenges, and
  • how to drive change for a consistent implementation of estimands in your organisation.

After the course, you will feel more confident about the aspects of the estimand framework.

You will have learned from one of the top experts in this area – Kaspar Rufibach – how to address typical hurdles when working with non-statisticians.

And finally, you will have a strategy for how to drive change within your wider organisation, even if you’re not a senior leader.

The Effective Statistician Estimands Course in detail:

  • About 4 hours of videos broken down in easy to view segments (lifetime access)
  • Access to 4 one-hour questions and answer sessions with Kaspar and Alexander spread over May, June, July, and August. These will be recorded and made available.

Enrol now into The Effective Statistician Estimands Course!

Your instructors:

Kaspar Rufibach

He is an Expert Statistical Scientist in Roche’s Methods, Collaboration, and Outreach group and located in Basel.

He does methodological research, provides consulting to Roche statisticians and broader project teams, gives biostatistics trainings for statisticians and non-statisticians in- and externally, mentors students, and interacts with external partners in industry, regulatory agencies, and the academic community in various working groups and collaborations.

He has co-founded and co-leads the European special interest group “Estimands in oncology” (sponsored by PSI and EFSPI, which also has the status as an ASA scientific working group, a subsection of the ASA biopharmaceutical section) that currently has 39 members representing 23 companies, 3 continents, and several Health Authorities. The group works on various topics around estimands in oncology.

Kaspar’s research interests are methods to optimize study designs, advanced survival analysis, probability of success, estimands and causal inference, estimation of treatment effects in subgroups, and general nonparametric statistics. Before joining Roche, Kaspar received training and worked as a statistician at the Universities of Bern, Stanford, and Zurich.

Alexander Schacht

Alexander Schacht is a Statistician, Founder and Creator of The Effective Statistician, which includes a weekly podcast, several online courses and regular new content via social media. Alexander studied mathematics and received his PhD in biostatistics on non-parametric statistics from the University of Göttingen in Germany. He has authored more than 70 scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and regularly speaks at international conferences, such as PSI and EADV. With more than 20 years of experience working as a statistician in healthcare, Alexander is working primarily on phase IIIb and IV (RCT, observational studies, HTA submission, commercialisation work) with some regulatory work, as well as some work within the early phases of clinical development. Alexander is interested in a broad range of methodological areas with a specific focus on helping pharmaceutical and biotech companies make better, data-driven decisions. In fact, this keen interest saw Alexander become the chair of the EFSPI/SPI SIG on benefit-risk, founder and chair of the data visualisation SIG and the Launch and Lifecycle SIG. Alexander has also served PSI as a board director responsible for communications. Alexander is a happy husband and father of three wonderful kids, who he credits for his continued passion and drive to help patients worldwide. In his spare time, Alexander loves running and listening to podcasts.

Enrol now into The Effective Statistician Estimands Course!

If you want to get an invoice with your company details, please write an email to [email protected]. Then your company can pay against this invoice.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The online content will become available mid May 2023. The first Q&A will occur in the 2nd half of May at a time, which allows both Europeans and North American participants to join.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I need an invoice with my company details. How do I get one?
If you want to get an invoice with your company details, please write an email to [email protected]. Then your company can pay against this invoice.

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