Opening Workshop: August 13 – 17, 2018

** Deadline for this workshop was June 18, 2018. **


This workshop will be held at SAS Hall on the campus of NC State University.


The SAMSI PMED program will bring together mathematical, statistical, computational, and biomedical scientists with the goal of forging innovative advances in data-driven, quantitative methodology for precision medicine. This workshop will provide a foundation for the year’s activities by highlighting the diverse range of perspectives on and approaches to precision medicine among quantitative and health sciences researchers through three-and-one-half days of methodological and applied talks by leading scientists. The workshop will begin with a featured lecture by Dr. Norman (Ned) Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute, who will present his views on the role of the quantitative sciences in cancer precision medicine.

On Thursday afternoon, a Working Groups formation session will take place in which leaders of proposed program-long Working Groups will
make brief presentations on the themes and objectives of the groups. Organizational meetings of each group will follow. These discussions will continue through Fridaymorning, and the workshop will adjourn at lunchtime. Group topics/themes are tentative at this time; some proposed topics include Integrated Modeling Strategies, Improved Data-Driven Sequential Decision-Making, Uncertainty Quantification for Precision Medicine, Methodology for mHealth, and Research-Practice Gaps.

Schedule and Supporting Media


Confirmed Speakers currently include:

Questions: email

** Planning for this event is ongoing. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. **