ADVICE|2018 will be a meeting to promote and develop principles and strategies for biostatistical advising in academic biomedical research. It will also be a meeting place for researchers interested in sharing insights and discussing practical, ethical, and scientific aspects of biostatistical advising/consulting. 

When & Where:

September 9-11, 2018 at Lysebu, Oslo 


Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. 

Keynote Speakers:

Confirmed list

  • Ulrike Held, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Theis Lange, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Emmanuel Lesasffre, L-BioStats, The Netherlands

Pre-Conference Course:

«Collaboration essentials for biostatistical advising»  with instructors Heather Smith, Cal Poly; Eric Vance, LISA-University of Colorado Boulder.

Important dates:

  • 15.03.2018: Abstract submission opens.
  • 15.03.2018: Early bird registration opens
  • 15.05.2018: Abstract submission closes
  • 10.06.2018: Notification on abstract acceptance
  • 30.06.2018: Early bird registration closes
  • 31.08.2018: Registration closes


Statistics plays a key role in all empirical sciences. The growing amount of data and the increasing complexity of research has created a high demand for statistical expertise for research, teaching, and advising.

Statistical advising is part of the activities at most biostatistical departments and, in many cases, takes up considerable resources. Advising may take on a wide variety of different forms from short-term contacts to partnership in long-term collaborations with wide-ranging mutual responsibilities. 

The demand for biostatistical advising and the challenges of multidisciplinary work underpin the necessity of experts in the field of biostatistical advising, junior advisors, and clients to come together to discuss challenges, solutions, evaluations, organisation, and the science of biostatistical advising.

The aim of ADVICE|2018 is to help to improve existing biostatistical advising services at universities, university hospitals, and other research centers and to foster continued education of (young) advisors. Ultimately, ADVICE|2018 aims to provide a basis for the development of a set of “best practices” on modern biostatistical scientific advising.

 We invite you to come to Oslo for this meeting to participate in development of this field.