Invited Session ‘STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies: a brief overview of some contributions of the STRATOS initiative’

organized by Anne-Laure Boulesteix (Munich, Germany) and Willi Sauerbrei (Freiburg, Germany)

1. Willi Sauerbrei on behalf of the STRATOS initiative, Freiburg, Germany

‘On recent progress of topic groups and panels’

2. Lisa McShane on behalf of the high-dimensional data topic group, US-NCI, Bethesda, USA

Statistical analysis of high-dimensional biomedical data:  issues and challenges in translation to medically useful results

3. Tim Morris on behalf of the Simulation panel, London, UK

Towards stronger simulation studies in statistical research

Lisa McShane is the main speaker and this talk will be for 40 minutes. The two other talks will be for 20 minutes. After the third talk there will be a general discussion (10 minutes) about potential contributions to the future work of the STRATOS initiative (