IS.01: Beyond the Proportional Hazards Model: Analysis of Treatment-effects on Time-to-Event Endpoints in Cancer Development Session Chair: Geert Verbeke, Catholic University of Leuven and Hasselt University

IS.02: Recent Development in Methodologies for Neuroimaging Data
Session Chair: Min Jin Ha, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

IS.03: Recent Advanced Bayesian methods for Complex Biomedical Data Analysis
Session Chair: Jian Kang, University of Michigan

IS.04 Biostatistics and Team Science
Session Chair: Knashawn H. Morales, University of Pennsylvania

IS05: Estimating Causal Effects in Exposures on Survival: Methodology in Action
Session Chair: Stijn Vansteelandt, Ghent University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

IS.06: From Big to Smart Data in Biostatistics: An Integrative Approach
Session Chair: Clelia Di Serio, IBS-Italian Region, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

IS.07: New Advances in Capture-Recapture Methods
Session Chair: Pere Puig, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

IS.08: Advanced Statistical Methods for Data Arising from High Throughput Phenotyping in Agriculture
Session Chair: Arunas (Ari) Verbyla, Data61, CSIRO

IS.09: Innovative Theory and Applications of Hidden Markov Models in the Biosciences
Session Chair: Paul S. Albert, National Cancer Institute

IS.10: Statistical Issues in Developing and Evaluating Polygenic Risk Models
Session Chair: Celia Greenwood, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital

IS.11: Methodological Issues in Observational Studies: Promoting Best Analyses and Relevant Research 
Session Chair: Willi Sauerbrei, Chair STRATOS initiative, Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany)

IS.12: Event History Modelling in Register Based Studies
Session Chair: Michael C. Sachs, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute

IS.13: Data Fusion and Statistical Matching
Session Chair: Saumyadipta Pyne, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

IS.14: Interactive Visualization for Effective Decision-making in Agricultural Sciences
Sessions Chair: Professor Dianne Cook, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

IS.15: Biometrics Research by Women from Around the Globe
Session Chair: Nusrat Jahan, James Madison University

IS.16: Exploring the Limits of Multivariate and High Dimensional Inference Methods to Analyze Data in Ecology 
Session Chair: Markus Pauly, Faculty of Statistics, Technical University Dortmund

IS.17: Spatial Confounding in biometrical Applications: Ubiquitous Undesirable effects and alleviation Proposals
Session Chair: Lola Ugarte, Public University of Navarre

IS.18: Longitudinal Modelling of Compositional data
Session Chair: Dr. Hae-Won Uh, Department of Biostatistics and Research Support Div. Julius Center, UMC Utrecht

IS.19: Sparse and dense temporal and spatial data analysis in Health Sciences
Session Chair: Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, University of Leeds

*All session speakers are in the process of being confirmed. They will be posted online soon.


Additional opportunities to present a session at IBC 2020

Don’t worry, there is still a chance for your submission to be selected! We encourage you to submit an abstract this fall when we announce the call for Contributed Sessions for oral and poster sessions during the Conference. Visit for more information, coming soon! We are looking forward to a successful IBC.