Invitation to the colloquium

Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to the 67th Biometric Colloquium “Scenes from Biostatistics” of the German Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-DR)!
The colloquium will take place online from March 14 to 17, 2021, and will be organized by Andreas Faldum and his team of the Institute of Biostatistics and Clinical Research of the WWU Münster.

Let us surprise you, not only by the exciting scientific program of our conference! In addition, there will be online social events such as lounges for coffee and chatting, a wine tasting and a guided tour through Münster. We are looking forward to meet you and your avatar!

If you like feel free to visit the showroom for our virtual conference building.

Best regards from the local organization team
of the Institute of Biostatistics and Clinical Research of the WWU Münster

Welcome by the President of the German Region of the IBS

Prof. Dr. Werner Brannath, President of the IBS-DR

Dear colleagues!

The Biometric Colloquium is always a special event of the German Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-DR) whose scientific and social program is of great importance for biostatistics in Germany, Europe and beyond. Especially in the present time, characterized by COVID-19, in which the empirically based life sciences enjoy a great deal of public attention, biometrics also plays a special role. It is therefore all the more important that we biostatisticians also have the opportunity in spring 2021 to discuss our findings and points of view. In 2021, the Biometric  Colloquium will set completely new accents. Due to the increasing COVID-19 infection figures since September 2020, a conference in attendance is unfortunately not possible and the local organizers together with the IBS-DR have decided in favour of a pure online conference. The special feature of this conference is on the one hand the extensive scientific program, which is, among other things, with more than 15 invited speakers, three tutorials on modern biometric topics and a current lecture for the public, not inferior to any of the past colloquia. On the other hand, it offers numerous events on highly topical subjects, such as statistics in the era of Corona and for platform trials, which have now become even more important. There will also be several sessions on causal inference (including estimands for clinical studies) and on completely new topics, such as interpretable machine learning and statistics in nursing sciences. Many other current topics will also be addressed in sessions with invited speakers. There will also be the opportunity for participants to present their own research in live sessions or posters, both with the possibility for scientific discussions. I would like to thank the Scientific Program Committee and our working groups for the composition and organization of the scientific program. In addition to the extensive scientific program, there will also be the opportunity for personal exchange, e.g. by creating a virtual meeting place where people can meet and spontaneously exchange ideas online in small groups. The social evening will take the form of an online wine tasting. My special thanks go to Andreas Faldum and his team for the creative and very committed conference organization. I wish all participants an exciting scientific and social event.

With best regards,

Werner Brannath

President of the IBS-DR