The conference is organized by the Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland.

CONFERENCE VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel WASHINGTON DC-SILVER SPRING (8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910) Half a mile from the Silver Spring Metro Station. Silver Spring is a suburb of Washington DC.

MAJOR CONFERENCE THEME TOPICS:

Applications of Risk Models in Cancer Studies

Assessing the Accuracy of Risk Models

Competing Risks Models

Disease Incidence and Risk Prediction in the Population Level

Evaluation of Prediction Models

Genetic Susceptibility Risk Models

Individualized Disease Risk Prediction

Individualized Prognosis of Disease

Infectious Diseases and Epidemic Risks

Markers of Disease Genes and Clinical Trials

Methodology and Advances in Risk Assessment

Model Evaluation and Validation

Models for Early Detection of Cancer

Prognosis and Treatment Selection

Reliability Methods and Applications

Risk Assessment in Pharmacogenomic-based Clinical Effects

Risk Assessment for Occupational and Environmental Health

Risk Management

Risk of Food and Waterborne Pathogens

Risk Reclassification Methods