Dear colleagues,


The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) of the International Society of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

(ISBS) 6th International Symposium on Biopharmaceutical Statistics (ISBS 2019) calls for topic-contributed (TC) session proposals. The ISBS 2019 will be held 26-30 August 2019 at Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan.


TC sessions can be paper (three to five presenters and/or discussants), or panel (three to six

panelists) on a particular statistical topic in clinical trials or medical product development. TC session will be 90miutes long. For a topic contributed session proposal, please submit the completed template (download the template at,



1. Session Type (Topic-contributed)

2. Session Subtype (Paper or Panel)

3. Session Title

4. Session Organizer(s)

5. Session Chair(s)

6. Session Description

6-1 Short description of session, including focus, content, timeliness, and appeal

6-2 Speakers/panelists, including affiliation and email address for each participant and tentative title for each presentation

6-3 Format of session (e.g., chair, three speakers, and discussant)


TC session proposals should be sent by e-mail to Toshimitsu Hamsaki:, with the subject line: ISBS 2019 Topic-Contributed Session Proposal. Proposals should be submitted on or before 15 January 2019. Additional information on the ISBS 2019 is available at


The selection of TC session proposals is a competitive process due to the limited number of slots.

TC proposals will be evaluated by the SPC, and the organizers will be informed of acceptance or rejection decision by late February 2019


Please note that there are a limited number of TC session slots, and that, unfortunately, the ISBS

2019 is unable to provide funding to cover travel expenses or registration fees for speakers participating in TC sessions. Thank you for your support of the ISBS 2019. We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto.