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Invitation to Learn from the Best: Evening of Insights and Networking Will Honour a Clinical Data Management Stalwart

13 September 2023 -- London, UK -- A leading global expert on clinical trial data management will give Phastar’s 2023 Sally Hollis Memorial Lecture. Professor Deborah Ashby, interim dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College, will share her vast knowledge of tackling data monitoring issues in complex clinical trials at the CRO’s Alderley Edge Business Park, Macclesfield, base, on 19 October.

Prof Ashby, a previous director of the School of Public Health and a founding co-director of the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, will discuss how to overcome the challenges of reviewing accruing data during complex trials, such as platform and adaptive designs and those with multiple endpoints. It is a topic Prof Ashby, whose research interests include clinical trials, risk-benefit decision making for medicines and the utility of Bayesian approaches, has investigated extensively.

She is the third, world-renowned, statistics expert to give the annual lecture since its inception in 2020, following the death of Professor Sally Hollis the previous year. A much-loved and highly respected member of the Phastar team, Prof Hollis started her career at the Hope Hospital in Salford and went on to be a founding member of Lancaster University’s Medical Statistics Unit.

Graham Clark, chief executive officer at Phastar said: “Sally was an immensely talented leader and her contributions were recognised as outstanding by everyone who had the privilege of working with her. That is why, each year, we invite a guest speaker who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of medical statistics to share their insights in her honour.

“Complex trial designs have become much more common in recent years. If we are to make the most of these new models and keep patients safe and data quality high, identifying and overcoming the potential obstacles is of the utmost importance. We are very much looking forward to Prof Ashby’s talk and know it will be a fitting tribute to Sally, who firmly believed in the power of sharing best practice with industry colleagues.”

Sally Hollis Memorial Lecture 2023:

Issues in data-monitoring for complex clinical trials

Speaker: Professor Deborah Ashby, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College
Lecture 17:00 | Drinks reception 18:00

19th October 2023, Alderley Park, Macclesfield, UK

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About Phastar: 
Phastar is a global specialist biometrics contract research organisation offering leading data management, data science, statistical consulting and clinical trial reporting services by providing expert consultants and managing and delivering in-house projects, FSP-style arrangements and preferred partnerships. Phastar currently has 14 offices around the world with plans to open additional locations in the future to serve prospective and existing clients. Our number one priority is ensuring on time, quality work: every project undertaken is supervised on methodology and utilises internal processes designed to guarantee optimal quality, inspired by 4,000 years accumulated technical experience across the company.