On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee, we are delighted to invite you to Paris for the 9th International Meeting on Statistical Methods in Biopharmacy.

The SnB2022 Conference organized by the Statistics and Biopharmacy group of the SFdS (French Society of Statistics) will be held in Paris 19-21 September 2022. It is a unique event, usually organized every four years, integrating multiple perspectives on innovative applied statistical research for the drug development and an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from academia, regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies. It is to preserve this unique interactive feature that we chose to postpone the incoming edition of the conference originally planned in September 2021 as SnB2021.

In the meantime, we organized an extra Webinar entitled "Design and analysis of COVID vaccine trials: the familiar and the strange" that was held December 3, 2021 at 5 pm CET. More information can be found on the dedicated page here.

From its inception, the conference has been organized in Paris since 1989 in a 2-day format. For this new occurrence, an additional pre-conference course & a debate session will be also proposed.

The Statistics & Biopharmacy conferences are inspired by recent developments and innovations in the field of health and clinical trials. The topic of the incoming conference will be dedicated to the new challenges in drug development associated with the need for accelerating development and the availability of big data within clinical trials and outside. Multiple topics will be concerned such as data architecture, adaptative design, high dimensional data analysis with statistical and machine learning approaches and causal inference. This will be a unique opportunity to provide a scientific forum for international exchanges on theory, methods and applications of statistical & machine learning in clinical research among statisticians from various sectors and members of other disciplines interested in this field.

The conference venue is the Adenauer auditorium, located in Paris International University Campus. The City of Paris is especially reknown for its museums and architectural landmarks (such as the Louvre which was the most visited art museum in the world in 2019), historical district along the Seine classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and many other monuments such as the popular Eiffel tower. Moreover, Heritage Days are traditionally held in France on the third Sunday of September, that is the day before the conference.

We are convinced that the SnB2022 will be as attractive scientifically as the city of Paris is charming. Therefore, mark your calendar now!

Looking forward to meeting soon at the SnB2022,

Frédéric DUBOIS
Chair, Organizing Committee
Chair, Scientific Committee