About the Conference

The 44th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) is jointly organized with the Italian Region of the International Biometric Society.

It will be held from 27-31 August 2023, in Milan, ITALY, at the University of Milano Bicocca.

The ISCB Conference focuses both on methods and practical applications of biostatistics in medical, pharmaceutical and health-related research. Its aim is also to stimulate the use and development of new methods to further increase the value of scientific research in medicine.

 The ISCB was founded in 1978 to stimulate research in the design and analysis of clinical research and increase the relevance of statistics to the world of clinical medicine. Its Annual Conference is a highly appreciated academic event that attracts 700 to 1000 researchers from the 5 continents.

The Annual Conference program extends over 5 days and includes teaching sessions, invited talks by distinguished specialists in the field, oral presentations of research papers, symposia, and poster displays.

Main contents

As with previous ISCB annual conferences, there will be talks on a wide range of statistical topics, such as:  recent advances in high dimensional data analysis, causal inference, predictive algorithms and models, complex study protocols, efficient and innovative designs in clinical trials and observational studies, analysis of longitudinal data, quantification of effects and safety signals in clinical trials, and design and evaluation of vaccination programmes.


The scientific program promises to be of interest to statisticians, clinicians and members of other disciplines related to clinical research, such as epidemiologists, statistical geneticists and data scientists.

It is a pleasure to invite you all to come to the vibrant city of Milan to attend the Conference, participating in the stimulating scientific program and enjoying the social events.

We are also pleased to announce that the conference will be hybrid (with the possibility of a virtual attendance option).

LOC Chair

Maria Grazia Valsecchi


20 January
Call for abstracts opens
31 March

Abstracts and awards application deadline

20 May
Accepted abstract will be notified
7 June
Early bird deadline
15 June
Deadline for presenters to register for Conference
27 August
Pre-Conference Courses
28-31 August 2023
Conference Days
30 November 2023
The Biometrical Journal Special Issue - deadline for submission

Dear Colleagues,


We are happy to inform you that abstract submission for the 44th Annual Conference of the

International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) – Joint conference with the Italian

Region of the International Biometric Society in Milan (Italy), 27-31 August 2023, has been


NEW Deadline for Abstract Submission is 31 March 2023.

We welcome abstract submissions through the Conference online form


The extension of the deadline also applies for awards and participation support schemes,

which are detailed at

Registration for the conference are closed.

For related announcements please visit

We look forward to receiving your abstract contributions.

With kind regards,

Stefania Galimberti – ISCB44 SPC Chair

Maria Grazia Valsecchi – ISCB44 LOC Chair


Conference topics

• Longitudinal and correlated data
• Machine learning and deep learning methods for health
• Methods for rare diseases
• Missing data
• Non parametric and semiparametric methods
• Precision medicine
• Prediction models
• Real world data
• Statistics in epidemiology
• Survival analysis

• Bayesian theory and computation
• Biomarker discovery, development and validation
• Causal inference and causal machine learning
• Competing risks and multistate models
• Covid19 spread, diagnosis and interventions
• High dimensional data
• Innovative clinical trial designs
• Innovative epidemiological designs
• Latent variable modelling


Local Organizing Committee


Chair: Maria Grazia Valsecchi

Vice-chair: Laura Antolini

Treasurer: Paola Rebora

                    Davide Bernasconi

                    Valeria Edefonti

                    Aldo Solari

Scientific Programme Committee


Chair: Stefania Galimberti (IT)

             Claudia Angelini (IT)

             Jonathan Bartlett (UK)

             Stefano Calza (IT)

             Clelia Di Serio (IT)

             Malka Gorfine (Israel)

             Dario Gregori (IT)

             Thomas Jaki (Germany)

             Thomas Lumley (New Zealand)

             Rajarshi Mukherjee (USA)

             Cécile Proust-Lima (France)

             Marie Reilly (Sweden)

             Kaspar Rufibach (Switzerland)

             Thomas Scheike (Denmark)

             Ewout Steyerberg (NL)

             Francesco Stingo (IT)

             Giota Touloumi (GR)

             James Wason (UK) 

             Emily C. Zabor (USA)

Mini-Symposia Committee


Chair: Marco Bonetti

            Federico Ambrogi

            Emanuele Di Angelantonio

            Stefania Galimberti

            Mauro Gasparini

            Maria Luisa Restaino



The city of Milan, with its centuries of history and art, is a world-class economic and cultural hub, a capital of business, history, art, fashion, design and culinary delights to suit every taste, budget, and requirement. Its extraordinary aesthetic traditions have been the humus for the new design projects, recently commissioned to leading architects. The city also enjoys an enviable setting in Lombardy. Filled with enchanting art cities, this is the Italian region with the largest natural parks and splendid lakes – like Como – surrounded by mountains and offers many opportunities for delegates.

University of Milano-Bicocca


UNIMIB is a young, dynamic, multi-disciplinary research oriented university. Located in the heart of Milan, its campus-district offers state-of-the-art facilities and is easily accessible through public transport (metro line & buses).


The nearest station to the University of Milan-Bicocca is Milan Greco Pirelli.

Take one of the following lines:

Line 5:Bicocca stop, in Viale Fulvio Testi near Piazza della Scienza, or Ponale stop, near the U16 building.
Line 1:  Precotto stop, then take Tram 7 towards Messina.
Line 3Zara stop, then take Tram 7 towards Precotto.


Line 7: Arcimboldi Ateneo Nuovo stop for Buildings U6/U7 or Università Bicocca Scienza stop for Buildings near Piazza della Scienza.
Get off at the Stazione Greco stop to catch the Bicocca shuttle.

Line 31: San Glicerio stop


Line 87 from Milano Central Station to Milano Greco Pirelli

Linea 51 Ponale Testi stop

Line 81 and 86

Linea 728: Milano Greco stop

ISCB Awards and Support

Student Conference Awards are available for registered postgraduate students to attend and present a paper at the conference, upon request at the time of abstract submission. 

Conference Awards for Scientists are available to biostatisticians from the countries underrepresented in the field of clinical biostatistics to attend the conference, upon request at the time of abstract submission.

Scientists and students from Developing Countries can apply for financial support to participate in the conference






Organizing Secretariat: Promoest s.r.l.

Barbara Colonnello and Ilaria Magnani

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+39 0243912468