Conference Summary

1.    Conference Background

The 2021 Shenzhen International Conference on Biostatistics, organized by the Department of Statistics and Data Science and the Center for Biostatistics, Southern University of Science and Technology, will be held in Shenzhen, China from 3 August to 4 August  (https://cbs.sustech.edu.cn/#/news/conference/158 ). The Conference aims to bring together world-renowned scholars to share groundbreaking ideas in the field of biostatistics.

 

The objective of this conference is to create an interactive platform for high-level scientific discussions among top-notched researchers on the latest development in Biostatistics. It is also the conference mission to foster interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation, boosting our continuous collective effort to shape the roadmap for the development of biostatistics in the era of Big Data.

 

2.    Invited Speakers


Chris Holmes


Chair of Biostatistics, department of Statistics and the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University and Scientific Director for the Health Programme at the Alan Turing Institute, UK (Plenary talk)


Xihong Lin


Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, COPSS award laureate (Plenary talk)


GU Jing, Chair, Department of Medical Statistics, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University

HAO Yuantao, Dean, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University

LV Hui, Head of Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

OU Chunquan, Chair, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Southern Medical University

PENG Zhihang, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health Nanjing Medical University

QIN Guoyou, Professor at the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, director of the Biostatistics Research Center

WANG Bingshun, Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University

WANG Xueqin, Professor, University of Science and Technology of China

XU Wangli, Director, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Applied Statistics, Renmin University of China

XUE Fuzhong, Associate Dean of School of Public Health, Dean of Health and Medical Research Institute, Shandong University

YAN Fangrong, Director of Research Center of Biostatistics and Computational Pharmacy, School of Science, China Pharmaceutical University

YU Zuguo, Vice-President, Xiangtan University

YU Zhangsheng, Director of Clinical Research Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

ZHAO Yang, Head of Department of Biostatistics, Nanjing Medical University

ZHOU Xiaohua, Head of Department of Biostatistics, Peking University

 

3.    Agenda

2 July (Friday): Registration

3 July (Saturday): Full-Day Sessions

4 July (Sunday): Half-Day Sessions

 

4.    Registration

Please fill in the questionnaire (https://www.wjx.cn/vj/hWschf1.aspx) before 12:00 noon on June 15, 2021. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

According to the registration situation and the scale of the meeting, the conference affairs team will determine the representatives of the offline main venue and issue the forum invitation letter.

 

5.    Organization

Organizers: Department of Statistics and Data Science and Center for Biostatistics, College of Science, Southern University of Science and Technology

Organizing Committee Chairs: SHI JianQing, SHAO Qi-man, TIAN Guoliang

Organizing Committee Members: CHEN Xin, CHEUNG SiuHung, JIANG Xuejun, JIAO Xiyun, JING Bingyi, LI Zeng, MA Yifang, XU Cong, YANG Lili 

Organizing Committee secretaries: ZHOU Lin, TENG Yueran, QIU Yafang

Contact: TENG Yueran, 0755-88015729,biostat@sustech.edu.cn

 

6.    Introduction of the organizers

Department of Statistics and Data Science, Southern University of Science and Technology (https://stat-ds.sustech.edu.cn/?lang=en-us)

Established in April 2019, the Department of Statistics and Data Science aims to institute a world-class learning and research centre. The department is committed to cultivating top-notch talents with solid scientific knowledge, proactive thoughts, innovative awareness, and a global vision. The department now offers two undergraduate programs: major in Statistics, and major in Data Science and Big Data Technology. Key specialized research areas of our faculty members include Mathematical Statistics, Financial Statistics, Biostatistics and Data Science.

At present, the faculty comprises 13 members, with three additional newcomers anticipated to join the department after summer. The department has an international faculty team that consists of top-notched researchers including 1 national distinguished expert, 1 invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, 2 honor recipients of the prestigious State Natural Science Award (2nd class), 1 Changjiang Chair Professor, 2 IMS Fellows and 1 IMS board member, 1 Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, ICSA member, 1 IMS Medallion Lecturer, 1 selected member of Shenzhen distinguished talent program, 1 selected member of Shenzhen high-level national leader talent program.

 

Center for Biostatistics, College of Science, Southern University of Science and Technology (https://cbs.sustech.edu.cn/

The Center for Biostatistics, housed within the Department of Statistics and Data Science and established in July 2020, is part of the college of Science, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). At present the center research team consists of 21 members, including 3 Chair Professors, 5 Professors, 5 Associate Professors, 5 Associate Researchers, 2 Assistant Researchers, and 1 Chief Physician. Besides the aforementioned research team, the Center also invited a group of consultative members of diverse expertise, with a wide range of academic affiliations such as School of Medicine (SUSTech), Department of Biology (SUSTech), Department of Chemistry (SUSTech), Southern University of Science and Technology Hospital, Shenzhen Children’s Hospital, and Peking University Shenzhen Hospital. The Center for Biostatistics will be undertaking a blend of high-level applied and methodological researches, working at the interface of statistical, biomedical and computational sciences. In addition, the center also serves as an advisory unit for biomedical organizations (such as hospitals) and government institutions. 

The Center for Biostatistics is still in its infancy and currently, it focuses on complex data analysis (including precision medicine and public health research), adaptive clinical trials and data analysis, and statistical omics data analysis (including biology and efficient computing technology).