February 11, 2020

Anca presents at PHASTAR office

Anca went to visit the London PHASTAR team in Chiswick for their monthly company meeting to present some of the research that’s been going on at ICTU, as well as her systematic review that investigates how rescue medication is defined, reported, and adjusted for in randomised controlled trials. It was also amazing to hear Jennifer Roger’s presentation describing her experience with her BBC Watchdog appearance, where companies within a different industry were ranked to establish who was the best and who was the worst when considering factors such as complaints, customer satisfaction, and cost. 

February 10, 2020

Do early skincare interventions prevent eczema and food allergy?

The protocol for an individual patient data meta-analysis to establish whether early skin care interventions, such as moisturisers, can prevent eczema or food allergy is now available. Published in the Cochrane database, this protocol provides details of the planned analyses that will be conducted by Suzie Cro and Victoria Cornelius. The primary analysis will estimate the pooled treatment policy effect of early skincare interventions on eczema and food allergy. Sensitivity analysis will also explore the pooled effect of complying with early skin care intervention. Subgroup analyses will explore whether risk for atopy, based on genotype and family history are associated with the pooled treatment effect. Results coming later this year!

February 07, 2020

PSI Visualisation Special Interest Group

PSI have recently launched a new visualisation special interest group (SIG). The group aims are to train statisticians and quantitative scientists about effective visualisations to look beyond tables alone. This group is led by Alexander Schacht of UCB and includes our own Rachel Phillips as a core member. The SIG’s first initiative, “Wonderful Wednesdays” will teach participants about visualisation principles and allow them to apply the techniques they learn to examples from the field of healthcare. To learn more about the initiative and how to get involved follow the link below:

January 31, 2020

MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership Statistical Analysis Working Group

The new MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership Statistical Analysis Working group  (SAWG) is now open to expressions of interest to join. If you are researching/interested in developing and applying methods for the statistical analysis of clinical trials we encourage you to join. This group is being co-led by Richard Emsley (KCL) and Tim Morris (UCL) and includes our own Suzie Cro as one of the core members. Additional details on the groups remit and form to join can be found at the below link.

January 01, 2020

Featured in Imperial People

One of our team members, Jack Elkes, was featured in the Imperial College London blog which is a look behind the scenes with the staff who make the College tick called Imperial People.

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