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Biostatistics@UHN is pleased to offer a series of introduction to biostatistics virtual rounds for the 2023-2024 academic year. Each round will be led by one of our biostatisticians and will feature a Q&A session at the end. Rounds will occur virtually over Microsoft Teams every 3-4 Fridays at 11am. 

Recordings and resources related to the rounds can be found on the Biostatistics@UHN Sharepoint page.

Rounds are free to attend. Registration is required.

Introduction to Regression Modelling

Overview of regression models, including an introduction to the regression equation, discussion of different types of models, and guidelines for selecting the model most appropriate for your research question.

Friday, April 5, 2023 @ 11am

Multivariable Regression Modelling

Introduction to multiple regression, including an exploration of the fundamentals and common uses. Interpretation of multiple regression results and introduction to confounding and interactions will be discussed.

Friday April 26, 2024 @ 11am

Introduction to Survival Analysis

Discussion of how to analyze, summarize and visualize time-to-event data, including an overview of Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards models.

Friday May 10, 2024 @ 11am

Reporting Results: Tables

When large amounts of data are present, it’s important to present the data as concisely and accurately as possible. In this talk, we will outline best practices for summarizing data for reporting, and provide examples of poor practice.

Friday May 31, 2024 @ 11am

Reporting Results: Figures

Best practices for data visualization for publication, including discussion on types of figures best suited for different types of data, and examples of poor data visualization.

Friday June 21, 2024 @ 11am

Past Sessions

Operationalizing Research Questions

Translate your research question into a succinct testable hypothesis. A broad overview of considerations for sample selection, defining study outcomes and choosing analytic strategies.

Friday September 22, 2023 @ 11am

Preparing Data in Excel

To conduct excellent research, top-quality data is a necessity. Best practices for collecting and documenting research data in Excel will be discussed. 

Friday October 13, 2023 @ 11am

Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

In-depth discussion of the concepts central to statistical inference, including type I & II errors, p-values, confidence intervals. 

Friday, November 3, 2023 @ 11am

Sample Size & Power Calculations

Overview of the critical aspects of sample size and power calculations, and how these fundamental elements can significantly impact the validity and reliability of research studies.

Friday, November 24, 2023 @ 11am

Statistical Tests

A comprehensive overview of the most commonly used statistical tests (tests, Chi-squared test, etc.) and a discussion of how to select the test most appropriate for your data and research question.

Friday, December 15, 2023 @ 11am

Statistics of Diagnostic Tests

Discussion of diagnostic test statistics, including sensitivity, specificity, AUC (area under the curve) and ROC analysis/curves, and their pivotal roles in assessing test accuracy and performance.

Friday, January 12, 2024 @ 11am

Study Design: Observational Studies

Examination of different types of observational studies, from cohort and case-control to cross-sectional designs, and the various sources of bias that can impact the validity of their findings

Friday, February 2, 2024 @ 11am

Study Design: Phase I/II Trials

Introduction to Phase I and II clinical trials and their designs, including an overview of key endpoints, commonly used dose escalation methods, and Simon's two-stage design.

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 11am

Study Design: Phase III Trials

In-depth discussion of phase III clinical trials, including design, randomization, sample size calculations, commonly used endpoints, and how to handle multiple endpoints.  

Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 11am

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