COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Survival Analysis for Decision Making CPD Course

Survival Analysis for Decision Making

Following on from the successful delivery of the Survival Analysis for Decision Making CPD course 2021 with Delta Hat, we are delighted to be running two additional courses on 2-3 February 2022 and 14-16 September 2022. The course will run virtually and is designed with special attention to the issues that are posed in applications of survival analysis and is informed by a rich programme of statistical and conceptual examples.

This course has been developed as a collaboration between PenTAG, the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (University of Exeter), a longstanding HTA unit providing advice to NICE, and Delta Hat, a leading consultancy in health economics and evidence-based medicine.

About the course

Survival analysis, or the analysis of time-to-event data, is a central part of health technology assessment (HTA), with important implications both for understanding the clinical effectiveness of treatments and for modelling their cost-effectiveness.

This course is especially designed for HTA assessors, medical affairs specialists, Health Economics and Outcomes Researchers among other professionals in the field of HTA. It is led by experts from two groups: Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) at the University of Exeter and Delta Hat. PenTAG has been providing advice to NICE on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of drugs and other interventions since 2001, while Delta Hat is a cutting-edge consultancy comprised of economists and statisticians working in HTA. Both groups have been working together to share their strengths since 2018, having developed a strong record of collaboration to better meet the needs of NICE and the NHS through timely, innovative approaches to HTA.

The course is designed with special attention to the issues that are posed in applications of survival analysis and is informed by a rich programme of statistical and conceptual examples. The audience will engage with expert knowledge on the role of survival analysis in the HTA process on multiple perspectives.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn and implement key survival analysis methods in R statistical software (assuming little or no prior knowledge)
  • Critically appraise applications of survival analysis in the HTA context
  • Understand how survival analysis informs economic modelling
  • Develop strategies for the extrapolation of time-to-event data
  • Apply learning techniques and examples in future projects
Event details

Date:  2nd and 3rd February 2022

Venue: Zoom

Programme