Fl ASA Chapter
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of West Florida (UWF) will host the 2020 ASA Florida Chapter meeting in Pensacola on March 6-7, 2020.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Tommy Wright, Center Chief, Statistical Research and Methodology, US Census Bureau.
  • Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
  • Dr. Bimal Sinha, UMBC Presidential Research Professor.

Invited speakers

  • Dr. William Woodall, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
  • Dr. Kshitij Khare, Associate Professor, Univresity of Florida

Workshop Speaker

Dr. Thomas Mathew, UMBC Presidential Research Professor.
Workshop title: The Statistical Assessment of Bioequivalence and Biosimilarity.
Description: The topic of bioequivalence deals with procedures for testing the equivalence of two drug products: typically, a generic drug and a brand name drug. Biological availability or bioavailability of a drug is the rate and extent to which the active drug ingredient is absorbed into the blood, and becomes available at the site of drug action. Two drug products are bioequivalent if they have similar rate and extent of absorption into the blood. In the workshop, the bioequivalence problem will be introduced using examples, and its historical development will be described. The data for bioequivalence assessment are generated using cross-over designs, and the data are obtained on three variables: Area under the time-concentration curve (AUC), the maximum blood concentration (Cmax) of the active ingredient, and the time to reach the maximum concentration (Tmax). Univariate bioequivalence consists of the separate modeling and analysis of the data on each of these variables. Multivariate bioequivalence consists of the joint modeling and analysis of the data on the three variables. Various statistical criteria used for bioequivalence assessment will be explained, and the statistical methodology for testing the corresponding hypotheses will be addressed. A well known and widely used procedure for testing average bioequivalence (i.e., equivalence of population means) is the two one-sided test or TOST. The emerging area of equivalence testing in the context of biosimilars will be addressed. Some recent developments in the area of equivalence testing will also be mentioned.

Student Competition

The competition is open to all students. The student must be the lead author of the work. The student should register for the conference and must present their work at the conference to be eligible for the award. A committee will evaluate the quality and scientific content of the oral/poster presentation. Winners will receive a cash prize and a certificate.


The ASA FL Chapter will be hosted in:
  • Friday 6th: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Darrell Gooden Center - UK College of Health (Bldg. 234): Room 219.
    • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Science and Engineering - College HMCSE (Bldg. 4): Poster session will be on the second floor. Dinner and Dinner talk will be on the first floor. Rooms 305, 310 and 102.
  • Saturday 7th: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Science and Engineering - College HMCSE (Bldg. 4): Rooms: 102, 205, 210.
Visitors driving to Pensacola should get their Free Parking Permit from Visitor's Center (Bldg. 81) or Bldg. 91. See also WHERE YOU CAN PARK.
Fl ASA Chapter