Quantitative Risk Analysis for Translational Research in Drug Development

Course Overview

This 3-day workshop will focus on important risk modeling principles and methods applied to translational research in drug development, while guiding participants through the main steps of building risk analysis models.

Module 1 (Day 1) of this 3-day workshop, will provide participants with a an introduction to risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation. Participants will be introduced to distributions in modeling, visualization of probabilities, and a refresher in stochastic process.

In Module 2 (Day 2 & 3), participants will concentrate on fitting distributions, modeling uncertainty, sensitivity analysis, and example applications in early drug development.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery Type: in-person

Cost: $2,140.00

The course is suitable to statisticians, pharma scientists, PK/PD modelers, Outcomes Research specialists, and any professional interested in the application of risk analysis methods to translational research in drug development.

The course is designed to encourage the modeler to develop problem solving skills through a variety of exercises and case studies, and will be useful for analysts interested in an introduction to risk assessment, as well as for those with some risk modeling experience and wanting to further deepen these skills.

Participants are required to bring laptops loaded with R, and a pdf reader. R is an open-source freeware that works for Windows, Mac, or Linux and can be downloaded free of charge from the R Project website. As R is updated constantly, please download the latest version before attending the course. Also, it is recommended that participants use a code editor to facilitate the writing and storage of code: we recommend Tinn-R for Windows users, and RStudio for Mac users.

Course format

The course runs from 09:00 to 17:00 each day. Morning and afternoon coffee, and lunch are provided. Optional evening workshops on the first and second days allow extra time for running through example models and exercises.

Free ModelAssist

ModelAssist is a comprehensive risk analysis training reference and is free of cost. This reference tool provides an in-depth explanation of all of the risk analysis concepts, techniques and methods introduced in this course and greatly complements the course material. ModelAssist can be downloaded or accessed directly from our website.

Teaching Philosophy

All of our courses aim to help the participants understand risk analysis from the bottom-up, which is achieved through a relaxed, informal and interactive environment, using plenty of examples and hands-on exercises where students apply and adapt what they have learned.

Social Events

Our training courses provide an opportunity to develop or extend your professional network. We therefore arrange optional fun, interactive social events which take advantage of local attractions, cuisine, and culture. All social events are included in the course fee.

Lodging and Transportation

Course participants must arrange their own accommodation. However, we will be happy to provide information and alternatives for your travel arrangements. After you complete your registration form, please let us know that you will need our help.

Registration Discounts

Please contact us to obtain a code for the discounts below, or to discuss a special rate when registering 5 or more people. Discounts for groups of 3 or 4 people are applied automatically at registration. Discount rates cannot be combined.

* Early registration – 10% off registration (register and pay 30 days before course start date)
* Government/Academic – 5% off registration (Proof of eligibility requested after registration)
* Student – 25% off registration (Proof of eligibility requested after registration)
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