Welcome to the ISCB 2014 Conference

24 - 28 August 2014 in Vienna, Austria

The International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) was founded in 1978 to stimulate research into the principles and methodology used in the design and analysis of clinical research and to increase the relevance of statistical theory to the real world of clinical medicine.

It is the first time that an ISCB conference will take place in Vienna, Austria. The venue is Vienna’s main University building with arcades full of busts of famous scholars, who had taught here in past centuries. They remind us of Vienna’s long tradition, not only in Music and Arts, but also in Science, and Medicine. The current building of 1865 has a nice green yard, ideal for scientific exchanges in relaxed atmosphere. Shady parks (Rathauspark) and rose gardens (Volksgarten) are close. Furthermore, many of Vienna’s numerous sights are within walking distance from the venue. Explore, why Vienna has been such an inspiring place for centuries, and still is ranked top in the annual Mercer Quality of Living Surveys of 223 cities on this globe!

The traditional excursions on Tuesday, as well as pre- and post-conference trips will permit to get a deeper knowledge and understanding of Vienna, of Austria, and also of our close neighbours; browse this website for various suggestions. The optional conference dinner will take place in one of Vienna’s finest historic 19th century palaces, the Palais Ferstel, with live Viennese ballroom-music and dancing.

Like previous annual conferences of ISCB the 2014 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of biostatistics in medical research and practice among clinicians, statisticians and members of other disciplines, such as epidemiologists, clinical chemists and clinical pharmacologists, working or interested in the field of clinical biostatistics. Details on the scientific topics of the conference, the invited sessions, the conference courses, and on the mini-symposia on Thursday morning are available on this website.

We are convinced that ISCB35 in 2014 will be as attractive scientifically as the unique location certainly is. Therefore, mark your calendar now!

We cordially invite you to Vienna and to ISCB35,

Michael Schemper Georg Heinze
(Chair, Local Organizing Committee) (Chair, Scientific Programme Committee)