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#13: Survival Models in Stan

  • Jul 28, 2016 · 5:30 PM

Survival modeling is a standard component of clinical data analysis, but often proves challenging in practice. Not only is there a variety of approaches to modeling the baseline hazard function, but model checking and evaluation is complicated since we are often not modeling the censoring process explicitly.

This session will work through several examples of doing survival analysis using Stan, including both parametric and nonparametric approaches to modeling the baseline hazard.  We will describe practical approaches to posterior predictive checking and model evaluation, as well as several extensions to the standard proportional hazards model such as incorporating nonlinear covariate effects, time-varying covariate effects, and stratified analysis with/without varying-coefficients.

The presenter Jacki Buros is a biostatistician at the Hammer Lab, which is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.  These examples are motivated by her work evaluating biomarkers for response to immunotherapy.


We will have pizza at 5:30 and will start the talk at 6:00 PM.  Please, come on time as we will be unable to accommodate late arrivals. Thank you!

P.S. We are instituting a small registration fee to help pay for the food and get a more accurate attendee count.

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  • Hans V.

    Are there any intro books to get in to survival models and their application? preferably in digital marketing.

    July 28

  • David C.

    My elevator did not go to the 4th floor, do I need a badge or are there stairs from 3rd floor Google ?

    July 28

  • Rick G.

    I'm waiting by the elevator

    July 28

  • Eric N.

    When you come to 75 9th Ave (Chelsea market) take an elevator to the 4th floor

    1 · July 28

  • Chris H.

    Hello. I am downstairs and they won't let me up to the fourth floor. Who should I contact?

    July 28

  • Vitaly D.

    Hi! Really looking forward to tomorrow. Is there anything specific we should install/download before the lecture? (besides some version of the Stan interface?)

    July 27

    • Chris H.

      Will the presentation and code be posted?

      July 28

    • Jacki B.

      Yes, both will be shared

      1 · July 28

  • Daniel L.

    It's a good time to update RSVPs for tomorrow. If you can't make it, we can let people on the waitlist in.

    July 27

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