Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry, abbreviated to PSI[1], is an organisation for the promotion of statistical thinking in order to improve the quality of research and development in the pharmaceutical industry.

PSI is a non-profit organisation formed in 1977 which was later converted to a company limited by guarantee, a process which was completed in January 2003. PSI achieves its vision by providing a forum for regular discussion of statistics and matters relating to the practice of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as promoting good statistical practice within the industry.

PSI's membership is around 1000 statisticians from across the Pharmaceutical Industry and academia. About 80% of these are UK based. PSI hosts an annual three day conference for its members, as well as several one day meetings and training courses. It publishes a quarterly newsletter "SPIN" and sponsors the international journal "Pharmaceutical Statistics", published by John Wiley & Sons.

PSI is a member of the European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (EFSPI).

PSI Conference[edit]

Since 1978 PSI have held a conference annually, the locations of which are listed below:

The PSI annual conference
Year Location
1978 The Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
1979 Jesus College, Oxford University
1980 Newnham College, Cambridge University
1981 Lincoln Hall, Nottingham University
1982 Wentworth College, York University
1983 Wills Hall, Bristol University
1984 St Hilda's College, Oxford University
1985 Sorby Hall, Sheffield University
1986 The Murray Building, Southampton University
1987 The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate
1988 The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport
1989 Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool
1990 The Viking Hotel, York
1991 The Grand Hotel, Bristol
1992 Hospitality Inn, Brighton
1993 The Grand Hotel, Bristol
1994 Hilton National Hotel, Coventry
1995 The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
1996 De Vere Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth
1997 Stratford Moat House Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
1998 The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
1999 De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
2000 Stakis Metropole Hotel, Brighton
2001 Carden Park Hotel, Chester
2002 Sopwell House Hotel, St Albans
2003 Tortworth Court Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge
2004 Carden Park Hotel, Chester
2005 City Hall, Cardiff (Joint meeting with Royal Statistical Society)
2006 Tortworth Court Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge
2007 Carden Park Hotel, Chester
2008 The Hotel, Brussels (Joint meeting with EFSPI)
2009 Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton
2010 The Midland Hotel, Manchester
2011 Cotswold Water Park Hotel, South Cerney
2012 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield
2013 Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
2014 The Tower Hotel, London

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The abbreviation PSI is chosen in preference to the more literal SPI to avoid connotations with the word "spy", and to tie in with the Greek letter Ψ - Greek letters playing a substantial part in statistics. Ψ was the original logo of PSI.

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