2023 Orange County  Biostatistics Symposium

29-30 Sep 2023

Thank you for attending the 2023 Orange County Biostatistics Symposium!

This year's event has concluded with great success. Thank you to all of our speakers and attendees!

We would greatly appreciate it if you could provide your feedback of this year's event in the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/ymUZUZq4FVSEczUv6

Thank you for your participation and please keep a lookout for next year's event!

Congratulations to our 2023 poster submission winners!

Best visualization award:  "Stress, Screens, and Crying Scenes: Analyzing Cyclical Concerns in Child Development" by Aubree Krager (California State University, Fullerton) and Deborah Franza (University of California, Irvine).


Best statistical analysis award: "Enhanced subgroup identification in heterogeneous clinical courses of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathy-related interstitial lung disease burden using a growth rate model and its prognostic implication" by Jiahao Tian (University of California, Los Angeles).


Best insight award: "Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption & Association with Asthma ED Visits in California" by Miontranese Green (University of Southern California).


Judge's honorable mention awards: "Bayesian Methods for Estimating Treatment Effects in Subgroup Analyses" by Haiwei Zhou (University of Connecticut)  and 

"Modeling Transmission Dynamics of Tuberculosis-HIV Coinfection in South Africa" by Simeon Adeyemo (California State University, Long Beach).

Opening Note from our Chair

Dear Attendees and Speakers,


On behalf of 2023 OC Biostatistics Symposium Committee, I would like to welcome you to this year’s Symposium on 29-30 September.  The Symposium is a 2-day event to be held at Dream BIG Conference Center at Edwards Lifesciences. We have a great program with the theme, “Innovative Designs in Expediting Drug and Device Development” that focuses on clinical, statistical and data science aspects of the drug and device development.  The event includes more than 40 speakers covering 2 keynote sessions (Days 1 and 2), a panel discussion on Day 2 and several parallel tracks of invited sessions in clinical/statistics, data science and academic research.  In addition, we have about 14 posters to be presented on Day 2.  Please see attached digital version of the Scientific Program.


If you have registered to the event, you should have received a confirmation email with the details and a QR code.  We have sent sent driving, parking, and security instructions to enter Edwards campus on both days of the event.  Please see below for parking instructions. Those who are attending in-person, breakfast, lunch, snacks will be provided on both days.  We also welcome you to an evening social reception on Day 1 (5-7 PM).  Those attending virtually should have received meeting login information. 


Once again, we are excited to host this great event and look forward to your participation. Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.



Gajanan Bhat


Chair, 2023 Orange County Biostatistics Symposium

Venue and Parking

Dream BIG Conference Center, Edwards Lifesciences Conference, Irvine, CA

Driving and Parking instructions:

A. For attendees who are driving:


B. For attendees who have registered but taking ride share or walking to the campus or have not registered yet/doing onsite registration, OR have not registered but driving on your own:


C. For those who are attending virtually:


D. All Edwards Lifesciences employees who work onsite:

Who should attend?

Statisticians, statistical analysts/programmers, clinical research professionals, clinical trial and research operations, regulatory affairs associates, academic researchers, students, or anyone interested in learning more about drug development and regulatory aspects.


Please click Registration tab on the menu here

The event provides an option for in-person or virtual attendance and the registration page provides respective options. Virtual attendance will be offered using Microsoft Teams with the available features.

All in-person registrations include breakfast, lunch on both days and evening reception on Day 1.


Day 1

Day 2

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Breakfast, Keynote session, Invited and contributed topics in clinical/statistics, data science/analytics and academic research 

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 - 4:45 PM - Invited and contributed topics in clinical/statistics, data science/analytics and academic research

Poster Session: 10:00 - 4:00 PM