Topic : The contemporary relevance of Ayurveda- biology an emerging trans disciplinary field that will shape key needs of 21st century healthcare
Darshan Shankar is currently the Vice Chancellor of University of Trans Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU). He has coordinated at a national level programs in several fields in order to demonstrate the contemporary relevance of India’s Medical Heritage. The core fields include national policy formulations for traditional medicine, in-situ conservation of medicinal plants, development of traditional knowledge data bases on medicinal botanicals, theoretical foundations of Ayurveda, scientific validation of traditional health practices and promotion of ethno-medicine. He has written one book, chapters in several books and peer reviewed articles. He has won several national and international awards including the ‘Norman Borlaug’ Award, the Columbia University’s Centre for Complementary & Alternative Medicines International Award for cultural stewardship and the Govt. of India conferred civilian award, Padma Shri.
Topic : Through the Looking Glass and What We Find There
Chitra Lele’s career of 28 years across USA and India, includes 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry (both on the sponsor and the CRO side), a few years as an academician in Universities and Institutes, and a few years in cancer epidemiology. Chitra has a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University, USA and she also completed her Associateship from the Society of Actuaries, USA. She is a founding member of Sciformix and is its Chief Scientific Officer. Her prior industry experience includes 10 years with Pfizer Global R&D, establishing India’s first Development Operations group to support global clinical trials of a pharmaceutical company. Her experience ranges across all aspects of drug development and lifecycle maintenance. Chitra is also a founding member of the IASCT.
Dr. Chitra Lele
Topic : Integrating Phase 2 Go/No-go Criteria and Phase 3 Probability of Success: A Bayesian Case Study
Adam is Head of Infectious Disease Statistics at GSK with 20+ years’ industry experience across all phases of drug development and multiple therapeutic areas. Educated and based in the UK, Adam has extensive experience in the design and conduct of cardiovascular outcomes trials and in working with the associated external groups (Academic Research Organisations, Steering Committees, IDMCs). Adam is a member of GSK’s “Global Safety Board” and is a GSK Senior Fellow. Adam also serves on the Scientific Committee for the PSI organisation and recently contributed to the PSI/EFSPI Expert Working Group on Confidentiality of Interim Results.
Adam has a range of statistical interests, with recent publications on topics such as use of assurance to support decision making in drug development, and a wide-ranging overview of blinding in clinical trials; recent external presentations have included contributions as a panellist at the 2017 ISBS Conference session “Data Monitoring Committees – Scope, Expectations and Challenges” and as speaker at the 2016 ASA Biopharmaceutical Workshop on the subject “Futility assessments in late-phase drug development: a novel two-stage outcomes trial in Acute Coronary Syndrome”.
Adam received his PhD in Statistics from University College London and has a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University.
Topic : Modelling and forecasting of count time series consisting large number of zeros and ones
Atanu Biswas is a Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He did his his PhD from the Calcutta University in 1998, and is a faculty member of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, from 1998 as well. He works in Sequential Clinical Trials, Response-Adaptive Designs, Categorical Data, Survival Analysis, Directional Data Analysis, among other topics. He has published about 175 research papers and coauthor of a book on Response-Adaptive Designs. Prof. Biswas is Associate Editors of the journals like Statistics and Probability Letters and Communications in Statistics.
Prof. Atanu Biswas