Centre for Biostatistics Seminar
|Starts:||14:00 8 Apr 2019|
|Ends:||15:00 8 Apr 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
'PSORT and WORKWELL: some projects from the BCU' - Dr Antonia Marsden
Abstract: In this seminar, I’ll talk about a couple of projects I have worked on and am currently working on post-PHD as part of the Biostats Collaboration Unit.
PSORT is an MRC and industry funded programme aiming to gain a better understanding of determinants of response to biologic therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis and to provide guidance on the choice of biologic therapy for individual patients. I’ll talk though two projects I’ve been involved in: 1) Identifying demographic, social and clinical predictors of biologic therapy effectiveness using registry data, and 2) Evaluating the impact of a prescribing algorithm whereby patients who initiate a biologic therapy have their drug level assessed at 4 weeks and are switched to a salvage therapy if this drug level is below a specified threshold.
The WORKWELL trial is a Versus Arthritis funded randomised controlled trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis which has recently opened to recruitment. I’ll give an overview of the study and talk about some of the strengths and challenges in the design and analysis of the trial including the randomisation method and the complex nature of the intervention.
Role: Research Associate in Biostatistics
Organisation: School of Health Sciences
Travel and Contact Information
Jean McFarlane Building