Annual meeting 2013

The Annual HTMR Network Meeting was held on February 4 2013 in London. Four parallel sessions focussed on Stratfied Medicine, Outcomes, Evidence Synthesis and Health Economics. Professor Doug Altman and Professor Jane Armitage provided keynote sessions.


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Stratified Medicine

  • Chris Harbron: Personalised HealthCare /Stratified Medicine : An industry perspective.
  • Rick Kaplan and Louise Brown: FOCUS4: a novel stratified design to advance biomarker development across multiple subtypes of colorectal cancer.
  • Desmond Walsh:  Stratified Medicine - developing disease-focused partnerships to stratify disease and the methodological challenges.
  • Laura Bonnett: Identifying responders in epilepsy trials.      


  • Nigel Stallard: Combining short-term and long-term endpoint data in a clinical trial with treatment selection.
  • Liz Gargon: COMET update.
  • Jamie Kirkham: Outcome Reporting Bias in Trials (ORBIT II).

Evidence Synthesis

  • Julian Higgins: Conditional Power for CRASH.
  • Claire McKenna: Value of Information for CRASH: Discussion of the role of meta-analysis to design CRASH.

Health Economics

  • Joshua Pink: Clinical trial simulations in health economics.

Keynote talks

  • Doug Altman: Improving the quality and value of clinical trials: the role of reporting guidelines
  • Jane Armitage: Sensible guidelines for clinical trials initiative