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EFSPI Member Groups 2014

 

EFSPI, the European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry, is open to national constituted groups of statisticians, who are working in or for the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, EFSPI is engaged in statistical aspects of research, development, production, and surveillance of both drugs and medical devices. The objectives of the Federation are (according to the EFSPI constitution):

·         To promote professional standards of statistics and the standing of the statistical profession in matters pertinent to the European pharmaceutical industry;

·         To offer a collective expert input on statistical matters to national and international authorities and organizations;

·         To exchange information on and harmonise attitudes to the practice of statistics in the European pharmaceutical industry and within  the member groups.

 

After constitutional meetings since 1990, the Federation was officially launched in August 1993. For now, there are 10 member groups. Thus, 10 European countries are represented in EFSPI and can be reached by mailings organized by the respective national groups.

 

 

Country

 

Group name

Approx. Number of

Statistician Members

 

Belgium

SBS/BVS (Société Belge de Statistique / Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek – Biostatistics section)

144

Denmark

Dansk Selskab for Biofarmaceutisk Statistik (DSBS)

135

Finland

SSL (Statistikot Suomen lääketeollisuudessa)

50

France

SFdS (Société Francaise de Statistique – Biopharmacy and Health Group)

550+

Germany

APF (Arbeitsgruppe Pharmazeutische Forschung of German Region of International Biometric Society)

300

Italy

BIAS (Biometristi dell'industria Farmaceutica Associati)

100

Netherlands

PSDM (werkgroep Pharmaceutische Statistiek en Datamanagement van Vereniging Voor Statistiek – Biometrische Sectie)

100

Sweden

FMS (Föreningen för Medicinsk Statistik)

220

Switzerland

BBS (Basler Biometrische Sektion) of International Biometric Society

100

United Kingdom

PSI  (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry)

1100

 

Total

2799

Belgium

Full Name

(short name)

Société Belge de Statistique/Belgische Vereniging

voor Statistiek (SBS/BVS) – Biostatistics Section

Address

c/o Emmanuel Quinaux, IDDI, 30 Avenue Provincale, 1340 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Telephone

+32 10 62 15 78

Web Site

www.sbs-bvs.be/bstat.htm

Email Address

emmanuel.quinaux@iddi.com     
avandebo@its.jnj.com

Current Chair

Catherine Legrano

Email Directory Contact

Emmanuel Quinaux  emmanuel.quinaux@iddi.com
catherine.legrano@uclouvain.be

National Mother Org.

Société Belge de Statistique/Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek(SBS/BVS)

EFSPI Council Members

Emmanuel Quinaux, An Vandenbosch

 

Description

The Biostatistics section of the SBS/BVS (Société Belge de Statistique/Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek) was founded in 1993.  Its members are mainly statisticians working in or for the pharmaceutical industry, or in a statistics department at a Belgian university. The section's objectives are to organise meetings or courses on statistical issues pertinent to the pharmaceutical industry, to promote collaboration with academic experts and to open/maintain contacts with official authorities and other statistical associations.

 

Denmark

Full Name

(short name)

Dansk Selskab for Biofarmaceutisk Statistik

(DSBS)

Address

c/o Kristian Windfeld,  H. Lundbeck A/S, Ottiliavej 9, 2500 Valby, Denmark

Telephone

+45 36 30 13 11

Web Site

http://www.dsbs.dk

Email Address

KRWI@Lundbeck.com

Current Chair

 

Email address

 

Email Directory Contact

Kristian Windfeld  KRWI@Lundbeck.com

National Mother Org.

Dansk Selskab for Biofarmaceutisk Statistik (DSBS)

EFSPI Council Members

Arne Haahr Andreasen (aha@statgroup.dk),
Birgitte Biilmann Rønn (bbr@novonordisk.com)

Description

DSBS was formed in March 1992 as an independent non‑profit association.
The aims of DSBS are to further the exchange of information between
professional statisticians working for the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark
and abroad, to promote professional standards, and to constitute an expert
body in biopharmaceutical statistical matters.

 

 

 

 

 Finland

Full Name

(short name)

Statistikot Suomen Lääketeollisuudessa

(SSL)

Address

c/o   toni.sarapohja@orionpharma.com   tiina.hakonen@oncos.com

Telephone

+358 70 9000 120

Web Site

http://www.sslry.fi/

Email Address

 

Current Chair

Tommi Nurminen

Email address

 

Email Directory Contact

Tiina Hakonen tiina.hakonen@oncos.com
Toni Sarapohja
toni.sarapohja@orionpharma.com   

National Mother Org.

Statistikot Suomen Lääketeollisuudessa (SSL)

EFSPI Council Members

Tiina Hakonen,Toni Sarapohja,

Description

SSL was founded in 2001 as an independent non-profit association.  It aims to provide a forum for discussions on statistical methods, to promote professional standards, and to further the exchange of information among the professional biostatisticians within the pharmaceutical industry.  The members are from pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations.

 

France

Full Name

(short name)

Société Francaise de Statistique - Biopharmacy and Health Group (SFdS)

Address

Institut Henri Poincaré, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231, Paris cedex 5

Telephone

+ 33 1 44 27 66 60

Web Site

http://www.sfds.asso.fr

Email Address

biopharma@sfds.asso.fr

Current Chair

Gerard Derzko

Email address

Gerard.derzko@uumericable.fr

Email Directory Contact

François Aubin, f.aubin@cardinal-sys.com, 

National Mother Org.

Société Francaise de Statistique (SFdS)

EFSPI Council Members

François Aubin

Description

Founded in 1986 within the ASU, the group consists of members working in pharmaceutical research areas, mainly in the industrial context. The group aims to advance the practice of statistics in pharmaceutical research by organising scientific meetings, courses and working parties and by furthering contacts with official authorities and other statistical associations.

 

Germany

Full Name (short name)

Arbeitsgruppe Pharmazeutische Forschung
(APF)

Address

c/o Frank Langer, Lilly Deutschland GmbH, Werner Reimers Str. 2-4, 61352 Bad Hamburg, Germany.

Telephone

+49 421 6858385

Web Site

 http://www.biometrische-gesellschaft.de/arbeitsgruppen/pharmazeutische-forschung.html

Email Address

langer@lilly.com

Current Chair

 

Email address

 

Email Directory Contact

Frank Langer langer@lilly.com

National Mother Org.

German Region of the International Biometric Society

EFSPI Council Members

Christoph Gerlinger christoph.gerlinger@bayer.com

Frank Langer langer@lily.com

Description

The group is organised as a working group within the German Region of the International Biometric Society. The group was founded in 1978 and its aim is to establish and develop information exchange concerning all biometrical aspects within pre‑clinical and clinical research, and within clinical development of drugs.

 

 

Italy

Full Name (short name)

Biometristi dell´Industria Farmaceutica Association
(BIAS)

Address

c/o Paolo Morelli, CROS NT srl, Via Germania, 2 37135 VERONA

Telephone

+39 039 7390 319

Web Site

www.bias-it.org

Email Address

info@bias-it.org

Current Chair

Stefania Mirandola, Fabio Montanaro, Beatrice Barbeta, Glauco Cappellini, Angelo Tinazzi

Email address

info@bias-it.org

Email Directory Contact

Paolo Morelli, paolo.morelli@cros.it

Giampaolo Giacovelli, giampaolo.giacovelli@rottapharm.com

National Mother Org.

Biometristi dell´Industria Farmaceutica Associati (BIAS)

EFSPI Council Members

Giampaolo Giacovelli, Paolo Morelli

Description

BIAS is an independent association, founded in 1985 with the aim of constituting a forum for regular discussion on statistics and data management applied to the pharmaceutical industry. Members of the group are people working as statisticians and data managers in the (or for the) pharmaceutical industry. The current membership represents several pharmaceutical companies and CROs.


Netherlands

Full Name (short name)

Pharmaceutical Statistics and Data Management
(PSDM)

Address

Egbert Biesheuvel, MSD, PO Box 20, 5340 BH OSS The Netherlands.

Telephone

+31 412 66 3922 or Mobile: +31 613 661717

Web Site

http:// www.psdm.nl

Email Address

Egbert.biesheuvel@merck.com

Current Chair

Egbert Biesheuvel   

Email address

Egbert.biesheuvel@merck.com

Email Directory Contact

Egbert Biesheuvel – egbert.biesheuvel@merck.com

Stefan Driessen - stefan.driessen@abbott.com

National Mother Org.

Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VVS) - Biometric section

EFSPI Council Members

Egbert Biesheuvel, Stefan Driessen

Description

PSDM is a working group of the Biometrics Section of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research. lt was founded in June 1993. Its aims are to provide a forum for discussions on pharmaceutical statistics and data management, to promote professional standards and to establish a central expert body in pharmaceutical matters for contacts with Netherlands Drug Regulatory Authorities. The members of PSDM are mainly from pharmaceutical companies, but also from contract research organisations and university departments.  The PSDM is a member of the International Network for Clinical Data Management Associations (INCDMA).

 

Sweden

Full Name
(short name)

Föreningen för Medicinsk Statistik
(FMS)

Address

c/o  John Adler, AstraZeneca, R&D Molndal, SE-431 83 Molndal

Telephone

+46 31 776 1514

Web Site

http://www.maths.lth.se/matstat/statsamf/FMS_information_hm_2000.htm

Email Address

John.adler@astrazeneca.com

Current Chair

Anna Ekmah

Email address

anna.ekmah@amm.gu.se

Email Directory Contact

John Adler – john.adler@astrazeneca.com

Marie Göthberg magg@novonordisk.com

 

National Mother Org.

Svenska Statistikerfrämjandet

EFSPI Council Members

John Adler, Marie Göthberg

Description

FMS was founded in 1987 as a section of the Swedish Statistical Association. Its members are mainly from the pharmaceutical industry and university departments of statistics. The aims of FMS are to contribute to improved application of statistical methods within medical research, to provide a forum for discussion about statistical applications, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry, and to further the exchange of professional expertise among the members of the society.

 

Switzerland

Full Name (short name)

Basel Biometric Society
(BBS)

Address

c/o Marisa Bacchi, PHD Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Gewerbestrasse 16 CH-4123, Allschwil, Switzerland G06.02.E15.1

Telephone

+41 61 565 6427

Web Site

http://www.ceb-institute.org/bbs/

Email Address

marisa.bacchi@actelion.com

hans_ulrich.burger@roche.com

 

Current Chair

Mike Branson

Email address

Michael.branson@novartis.com

Email Directory Contact

Vanessa Furrer: vanessa.furrer@novartis.com

National Mother Org.

Region Oesterreich-Schweiz des Internationalen Biometrischen Gesellschaft

EFSPI Council Members

Marisa Bacchi, PHD, Hans Ulrich Burger

Description

BBS is a section of the Austrian‑Swiss Region of the International Biometric Society. About half of its members work in the pharmaceutical industry. Founded in 1970, the aim of the BBS is to cater for the interests of the International Biometric Society in the Basel  region and to further the contact and the exchange of professional expertise between its  members.

 

United Kingdom

Full Name (short name)

Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry
(PSI)

Address

PSI Secretariat, Durford Mill, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5AZ

Telephone

+44 (0)845 1800 349

Web Site

http://www.psiweb.org

Email Address

admin@psiweb.org

Current Chair

Robert Cuffe

Email address

robert.l.cuffe@vivhealthcare.com

Email Directory Contact

Membership Team: admin@psiweb.org

National Mother Org.

Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI)

EFSPI Council Members

Chrissie Fletcher fletcher@amgen.com
Kevin Carroll kevin.carroll@kjcstatistics.com

Description

PSI is a non-profit organisation formed in 1977. PSI provides 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. Members of PSI are statisticians working in all areas of the drug development process, including research, pre-clinical, clinical, production, quality control, marketing and market research; as well as academic statisticians, consultants and others interested in the application of Statistics within the industry. The majority of members are based in the UK.