Special Sessions

The CEB-EIB 2023 will host the following special sessions


«Iberoamerican» Session (not parallel)

On this occasion, the CEB will be held together with the Ibero-American Biometrics Meeting (EIB). For this reason the event will host an Ibero-American invited session with the participation of a speaker from each of the organizing regions: Spanish Region, Argentinean Region, Brazilian Region, Central American and Caribbean Region, Chilean Region and Ecuadorian Region.

Speakers (confirmed)

  • Danilo Alvares, University of Cambridge, UK (Chilean Region). A two-stage approach for Bayesian joint models: Reducing complexity while maintaining accuracy
  • Mónica Balzarini, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina (Argentinean Region). Modelización estadística y aprendizaje automático para predicción genómica en mejoramiento genético vegetal
  • Marta Bofill Roig, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Spanish Region). Maximizing efficiency in platform trials with shared controls: Optimal allocation strategies
  • Liliana Lopez Kleine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia (Central American and Caribbean Region). Retos en el análisis de datos de RNAseq de célula única
  • André Mundstock Xavier De Carvalho, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brazilian Region). SPEED Stat: an Excel package for teaching experimental statistics
  • Jessica Martha Vera Bermudez, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral – ESPOL, Ecuador (Ecuadorian Region). Predicción de potenciales zonas de pesca de la especie Scomber japonicus en el Pacífico este, a través de redes neuronales

«EMR-Italy-POR» Session (parallel)

As in previous editions of the CEB, the conference will also host an invited session organized jointly with the Italian Region and the Easter Mediterranean Region (EMR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS), as well as with the Biometrics Section of the Portuguese Statistical Society. The session will be coordinated by Anabel Forte Deltell (Universitat de València) and will feature invited speakers from Italy, EMR member countries, and Portugal.

Speakers (confirmed)

  • Susana Rafaela Guimarães Martins, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal. AUC estimation in logistic regression with missing data: a case study
  • Elena Tassistro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italia. Modelling the hazard of transition into the absorbing state in the illness-death model
  • Luís Meira Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal. A practical guide to analyzing complex survival data with Kaplan-Meier
  • Laura Antolini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italia. Adverse events with survival outcomes: from clinical questions to methods for statistical analysis

Session in honor of Carmen Cadarso Suárez (not parallel)

In this edition of the CEB-EIB we will pay tribute to Carmen Cadarso Suárez, who passed away suddenly in June 2022. Carmen Cadarso was a Galician Biostatistician, professor at the Department of Statistics, Mathematical Analysis and Optimization of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, coordinator and promoter of the national network of Biostatistics BIOSTATNET, and director of the research group «Biostatistics and Biomedical Data Science (GRID-BDS)», among many other achievements. Carmen Cadarso’s legacy and influence in the field of Biostatistics will always be remembered. The session is organized by Javier Roca Pardiñas (Universidade de Vigo).

Speakers (confirmed)

  • Wenceslao González Manteiga, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Thomas Kneib, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.
  • Jenifer Espasandín Domínguez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

«BIOSTATNET» Session (parallel)

Special session in collaboration with the national network of Biostatistics BIOSTATNET. The session is organized by David Conesa Guillén (Universitat de València), coordinator of BIOSTATNET, and will feature invited speakers from the network.

Speakers (confirmed)

  • David Conesa Guillén, Universitat de València, España. BIOSTATNET: advancing in the research of excellence in biostatistics at national and international level
  • Cristina Galán García-Arcicollar, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, España. A joint modelling approach for Health-Related Quality of Life and survival analysis of a 5-year follow-up study of COPD patients
  • Alberto Garcia Hernandez, Universidad Complutense Madrid, España. Shared parameter models for the analysis of randomized clinical trials whose primary endpoint is a normally distributed longitudinal response
  • Jesús Gutiérrez Botella, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, España. A Bayesian competing risks survival model to study the cause of death in patients with heart failure

«Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (SEE)» Session (parallel)

Special session in collaboration with the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (Sociedad Española de Epidemiología, SEE). The session is organized by Miguel Ángel Martínez Beneito (Universitat de València) and will feature invited speakers from the SEE.

Speakers (confirmed)

  • Rocío Fernández Iglesias, Universidad de Oviedo/Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Epidemiología, España. Statistical considerations for analysing data derived from longitudinal cohort studies
  • Carla Guerra Tort, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, España. Reconstruction of smoking prevalence in Spain by sex and age groups in the period 1991-2020
  • Marc Marí Dell’Olmo, Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, España. Bayesian-spatial distributed lag non-linear models: A temperature-mortality case study in Barcelona
  • Zulema Rodríguez Hernández, Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, España. Association of plasma metabolomic compounds with the incidence of cardiovascular endpoints in the Hortega Follow-Up Study