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Invited Talks (2009 - 2021)

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  • Cook RJ and Lee JY*. The impact of risk-free periods in the analysis of recurrent events INSERM Workshop 261: Recent Advances in Statistical Analysis of Survival Data (Online), Bordeaux, France, May 25-28, 2021.
  • Cook RJ. Defining and avoiding collider bias in health research. Bombardier Rheumatology Research Rounds (Online), University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, May 3, 2021.
  • Cook RJ. Defining and addressing dependent observation schemes in life history studies. Spring 2021 Biostatistics Online Seminar, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, April 15, 2021.
  • Cook RJ. Challenges in causal inference with survival and life history processes. Novartis AMDS Science Virtual Conference, Basel, Switzerland, March 3, 2021.
  • Cook RJ. Defining and addressing dependent observation schemes in life history studies. Online Seminar at the National Cancer Institute - Biostatistics Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. January 6, 2021.

  • Yang C*, Diao L, Cook RJ. Regression trees for interval-censored data. ICSA 2020 Applied Statistics Symposium (Online), Houston, Texas, December 13-16, 2020.
  • Cook RJ. Some challenges and approaches to causal inference with life history processes International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) 41 Krakow 2020 Virtual Conference, Krakow, Poland, August 23-27, 2020.
  • Cook RJ. COVID-19: Remarks on modeling outbreaks and pandemics. STEM Cluster for Global Resilience, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, April 23, 2020.
  • Cook RJ. Two-phase study design for censored life history processes. ENAR 2020 Spring Virtual Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 22-25, 2020.

  • Cook RJ (Keynote Presentation). Dependent selection and observation schemes in life history studies. Australasian Region Conference of the International Biometric Society, Adelaide, South Australia, December 3, 2019.
  • Cook RJ. Defining and addressing dependent observation schemes in life history studies Department of Statistics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, November 22, 2019.
  • Cook RJ. Defining and addressing dependent observation schemes in life history studies Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, November 5, 2019.
  • Cook RJ. Recurrent event analysis yielding estimands with a causal interpretation. The VI International Symposium on Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Kyoto, Japan, August 26-30, 2019.
  • Cook RJ. Longitudinal data II: mixed effects and marginal methods. Health Statistics Summer School, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, July 8-12, 2019.
  • Cook RJ (Keynote Presentation). Defining and addressing dependent observation schemes in life history studies. Scandanavian Journal of Statistics Keynote Lecture, 7th Nordic-Baltic Biometric Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 3-5, 2019.
  • Lawless JF and Cook RJ. Consequences of dependent observation schemes in life history studies: Dependent loss to followup. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, April 9, 2019.
  • Cook RJ and Lawless JF. Consequences of dependent observation schemes in life history studies: Dependent intermittent observation schemes. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, April 9, 2019.

  • Cook RJ and Lawless JF. Independence conditions and intermittent observation in life history studies. 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia, July 28-August 2, 2018.
  • Cook RJ, Moon N* and Zeng L. Response-dependent sampling and tracing in cohort studies of chronic disease. International Biometric Society, XXIXth International Biometric Conference, Barcelona, Spain, July 8-13, 2018.
  • Cook RJ. Exploiting auxiliary data in the design and analysis of family studies. 2018 ICSA China Conference with the Focus on Data Science, Qingdao, Shangdong, China, July 2-5, 2018.
  • Cook RJ and Zhong Y*. Copula-based models for testing genetic effects in family studies: efficient sampling schemes and analysis. ICSA 2018 Applied Statistics Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 14-17, 2018.
  • Cook RJ (Keynote Presentation). Observation of life history processes: independence and ignorability conditions. Statistical Analyses of Multi-Outcome Data Workshop 2018, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, June 11-12, 2018.
  • Cook RJ (Gold Medal Address). Dependent selection and observation schemes in life history studies. Statistical Society of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, June 3-6, 2018.
  • Cook RJ. Assessing exposure effects in transfusion medicine - challenges and methods for dealing with them. Research Seminar Series, TerumoBCT, Denver, Colorado, April 17, 2018.

  • Cook RJ, Zhong Y* (Keynote Presentation). Marginal and partially conditional analysis of recurrent data in clinical trials. Eigth International French Society of Statistics Meeting on Statistical Methods in Biopharmacy. Paris, France, September 14-15, 2017.
  • Cook RJ, Zhong Y*. Modeling within-family dependence in disease onset times with biased samples by design. Frontiers of Big Data and Statistical Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 18-20, 2017.
  • Lee JY*, Cook RJ. Bias in rate-based analysis of recurrent exacerbations due to symptom duration. Novartis Seminar, Basel, Switzerland, July 5, 2017.
  • Cook RJ. Issues in the design and analysis of Phase III cancer clinical trials with composite endpoints. Novartis Seminar, Basel, Switzerland, July 5, 2017.
  • Cook RJ. Selection models for enhancing power of tests of genetic associations in family studies. 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, June 24-June 28, 2017.
  • Cook RJ, Moon N*, Zeng L. The utility of tracing studies in cohorts with loss to follow-up. Biometrics Conference (ENAR), Washington, D.C., March 12-15, 2017.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical challenges in joint modeling and competing risks in cancer clinical trials. CANSSI Distinguished Lecture, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, February 24, 2017.

  • Cook RJ. Addressing complex sampling and observation schemes in cohort studies. The 14th Armitage Lecture, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge Institute for Public Health, Cambridge University, U.K., November 17, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. The design and robust analysis of cluster-randomized trials with right and interval-censored event times. MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge Institute for Public Health, Cambridge University, U.K., November 15, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Augmented composite likelihood for the analysis of family data under biased sampling schemes. Distinguished Yakovlev Lecturer. Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. University of Rochester, New York, September 15, 2016.
  • Zhong Y*, Cook RJ. The design of cluster-randomized trials using robust methods for right and interval-censored event times. 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, July 30 - August 4, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Concepts, frameworks and methods for causal inference. Computational Modeling of Demographics and Asset Prices Workshop, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, June 22-23, 2016.
  • Boruvka A*, Cook RJ. Analysis of clinical trial endpoints under dual censoring. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, St. Catherines, Ontario, May 29 - June 1, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical issues in the analysis of progression-free survival and overall survival in Phase III cancer trials. Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 4, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical issues in the interpretation of composite endpoints in phase III cancer trials. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) - Biostatistics Training Initiative. Toronto, Ontario, April 1, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Strategic planning and management of your academic career in biostatistics. Biometrics Conference - Eastern North American Region, Austin, Texas, March 6-9, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Model-misspecification in progression-free survival analysis of cancer clinical trials. Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, February 19, 2016.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical issues in the interpretation and analysis of endpoints in cancer clinical trials. Department of Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, February 17, 2016.

  • Cook RJ. Inference about the within-family association in disease onset times under biased sampling schemes. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Centre des recherches mathematiques Colloqium, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, November 26, 2015.
  • Cook RJ. Inference about the within-family association in disease onset times under biased sampling schemes. Department of Statistical Science, University of Toronto, November 19, 2015.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical issues in the interpretation and analysis of composite endpoints in cancer clinical trials. Grand Rounds, Department of Oncology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, November 5, 2015.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical issues in the interpretation and analysis of composite endpoints in cancer clinical trials. Joint Cancer and Clinical Epidemiology Rounds, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, November 5, 2015.
  • Boruvka A*, Cook RJ. Understanding the effect of treatment on progression-free survival and overall survival. Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium, Survival Session, Duke University, Durham, NC, October 22-23, 2015.
  • Cook RJ. Designing trials for rare cancers: some statistical considerations. Interaction 2015: An Integrated Industry and Academic Conference for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Toronto, Ontario, September 18-19, 2015.
  • Cook RJ, Zhong Y*. Second-order regression models for within-family assoication in censored disease onset times. Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway, August 27, 2015.
  • Zhong Y*, Cook RJ. Second-order models of within-family association in censored disease onset times. International Symposium in Statistics, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, July 6-8, 2015.
  • Cook RJ, Zhong Y*, Lee K-A. The effect of randomized treatment on post-progression survival. 2015 IMS-China International Conference on Statistics and Probability, Kunming, China, July 1-3, 2015.
  • Cook RJ (Keynote Address). Statistical issues in the interpretation and analysis of endpoints in cancer clinical trials. The Fifth International Biostatistics Workshop of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China, June 25-26, 2015.
  • Cook RJ. Adaptive clinical trials: statistical methods and practical considerations. Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 14-17, 2015.
  • Cook RJ, Lee KA, Cuerden M*, Cotton CA. Inverse weighted estimating equations for repeated measures in transfusion medicine. Biometrics Conference (ENAR), Miami, Florida, March 15-18, 2015.
  • Zhong Y*, Cook RJ. Inference regarding within-family association in disease onset times under current status observation. Biometrics Conference (ENAR), Miami, Florida, March 15-18, 2015.

  • Cook RJ, Zhong Y*, Diao L*. The utility of copula models in health research. CRM-CANSSI Workshop on New Horizons in Copula Modeling. Centre des recherches mathematiques, Montreal, Quebec, December 15-19, 2014.
  • Cook RJ, Wu Y*. Variable selection with interval-censored time to disease progression: identifying genetics risk factors in arthritis. Statistical Issues in Biomarker and Drug Co-development. Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario, November 7-8, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. Analysis of recurrent hospitalization and death in cardiovascular trials. Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-7, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. A copula model for marked point processes arising in transfusion medicine. Statistical Analysis of Multi-Outcome Data 2014, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 31-July 1, 2014.
  • Diao L*, Cook RJ. Use of copulas for joint modelling of recurrent and terminal events. Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-7, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. A copula model for marked point processes arising in transfusion medicine. Statistical Analysis of Multi-Outcome Data 2014, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 31-July 1, 2014.
  • McIsaac M*, Cook RJ. Adaptive design for two-phase response-dependent sampling. 2014 Meeting of the International Chinese Statistical Association, Portland, Oregon, June 17, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical challenges arising in transfusion research. Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, May 25-28, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. Multi-state analysis of serial biomarkers, interval-censored progression times, and death. Eastern North American Region of the Biometrics Society, Baltimore, Maryland, March 16-19, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. A copula model for marked point processes. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, March 6, 2014.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical science in health research: fascinating challenges and opportunities. McMaster Student International Health Initiative, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, February 8, 2014.

  • Diao L*, Cook RJ, Lee K-A. A copula model for marked point processes. Conference on Statistical Science in Society, Waterloo, Ontario, July 31-August 2, 2013.
  • Cook RJ. Assessing treatment effects based on recurrent events when mortality rates are high. Novartis Statistics Symposium, East Hanover, New Jersey, June 13-14, 2013.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical methods for the analysis of recurrent events: an overview Novartis Statistics Symposium, East Hanover, New Jersey, June 13-14, 2013.
  • Cook RJ. Evaluating treatment effects on non-fatal and fatal events. ICSA 2013 Applied Statistics Symposium, Washington, DC, June 9 - 12, 2013.
  • McIsaac M*, Cook RJ, Poulin-Costello M. Missing data strategies for clinical trials in dermatology. ICSA 2013 Applied Statistics Symposium, Washington, DC, June 9-12, 2013.
  • Cook RJ. Assessment of treatment effects following intermediate events in cancer trials. Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, May 26-29, 2013.
  • Cook RJ. Composite endpoints in clinical trials. Biostatistics Unit, St. Mike's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, May 8, 2013.
  • Wu Y*, Cook RJ, Lee K-A, Qiu X. Selection of genetic risk factors for times of disease progression subject to interval-censoring. CANNeCTIN Biostatistics and Methodological Innovation Working Group: Videoconference Seminar, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, January 11, 2013.

  • Cook RJ. Dependent observation schemes in life history studies: problems and solutions. Fall Colloquium, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, November 21, 2012.
  • Cook RJ. On model misspecification with composite endpoints in clinical trials. Department of Biostatistics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, October 25, 2012.
  • Cook RJ. Marginal models and selection effect in clinical trials in transfusion medicine. Symposium in Honour of Jack Kalbfleisch, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 28-29, 2012.
  • McIsaac M*, Cook RJ. Two-phase designs yielding incomplete exposure data in clustered or longitudinal responses. International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) on Longitudinal Data Analysis Subject to Outliers, Measurement Errors, and/or Missing Values. Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, July 17, 2012.
  • Cook RJ, Wu L*. On model misspecification with composite endpoints in clinical trials. Workshop on the Statistical Analysis of Multiple Outcomes. Paris, France, July 10, 2012.
  • Cook RJ (Keynote Address). Models and methods for dealing with correlated data in chronic disease processes. Graduate Student Research Conference 2012 - Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, April 24, 2012.
  • Cook RJ. Selection effects and causal inference: statistical challenges in transfusion trials. CRM Colloquium, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, March 2, 2012.

  • Cook RJ. Causal inference and selection effects: statistical challenges in randomized transfusion trials. Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, November 9, 2011.
  • Cook RJ. Causal inference and selection effects: statistical challenges in randomized transfusion trials. Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, October 6, 2011.
  • Cook RJ, Wu L*. Some surprising findings regarding composite time to event outcomes in clinical trials. International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Ottawa, Ontario, August 21-25, 2011.
  • Boruvka A*, Cook RJ. Semiparametric regression models for interval-censored life history data. Joint Statistical Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 30-August 4, 2011.
  • Cook RJ (Plenary Talk). Statistical issues in cancer trials featuring recurrent and terminal events: A multistate framework. Statistics 2011 Canada, IMST 2011-FIM XX, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, June 30-July 3, 2011.
  • Cook RJ. Estimating treatment effects for episodic interventions based on response-dependent observation ICSA, New York, New York, June 26-29, 2011.
  • Cook RJ, Diao L*. Joint analysis of multiple Markov processes under interval censoring. Statistical Society of Canada, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, June 12-15, 2011.
  • Cook RJ, Wu L*. Statistical issues in the use of composite endpoints in clinical trials. Cutting Edge Symposium on Advanced Biostatistics and Methodological Issues in Clinical Trials. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, April 28-29, 2011.
  • Cook RJ, Wu L*. Assessing treatment effects based on composite endpoints. Biometrics Meeting, Eastern North American Region, Miami, Florida, March 20-23, 2011.

  • Cook RJ, Tolusso D*. Second order generalized estimating equations for clustered current status data. International Biometrics Conference, Florianopolis-SC, Brazil, December 5-12, 2010.
  • Cook RJ. Statistical issues in the assessment of treatment effects for recurrent episodic conditions. Eighth Armitage Lecture and Workshop Programme: Issues in Longitudinal Analysis. Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, November 4, 2010.
  • Cook RJ, Pullenayegum E*. Selection biases in repeated measures analysis of treatment effects for recurrent episodic conditions. Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia, July31-August 5, 2010.
  • Cook RJ. Workshop on optimization and data analysis in biomedical informatics. Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario, June 11-12, 2010.
  • Cook RJ. Workshop on optimization and data analysis in biomedical informatics. Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario, June 11-12, 2010.
  • Cook RJ. Estimating treatment effects for episodic interventions based on response-dependent observation. Statistical Society of Canada, Quebec City, Quebec, May 25, 2010.
  • Cook RJ. Second-order estimating equations for clustered current status data. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, April 12, 2010.
  • Cook RJ, Lawless JF, Lakhal-Chaieb L*, Lee K-A. Robust estimation of mean functions and treatment effects for recurrent events under event-dependent censoring and termination. Biometrics Meeting, Eastern North American Region, New Orleans, Los Angeles, March 21-24, 2010.
  • Cook RJ. A copula-based mixed Poisson model for bivariate recurrent events under event-dependent censoring. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, January 19, 2010.

  • Cook RJ. Dealing with incomplete covariates and left truncated survival times in oncology trials. Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, November 24, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. Second order estimating equations for clustered current status data. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Community Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, November 3, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. Inverse weighted GEE for dealing with noncompliance in cluster randomized studies. Causal Inference, Oslo, Norway, September 21-23, 2009.
  • Cook RJ, Chen B*, Yi GY. Marginal methods for estimating treatment effects in cluster randomized longitudinal studies with incomplete responses and non-compliance. Emerging Issues in the Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Banff International Research Station (BIRS), Banff, Alberta, August 16-21, 2009.
  • Yi GY, Zeng L, Cook RJ. Pairwise likelihood method for clustered longitudinal data. Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, D.C., August 1-6, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. Multistate analysis of bivariate interval-censored failure time data. Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, D.C., August 1-6, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. Estimating treatment effects in cluster randomized longitudinal studies with incomplete responses and non-compliance using estimating functions. International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) on Inferences in Generalized Linear Longitudinal Mixed Models, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, July 20-22, 2009
  • Cook RJ. A copula-based mixed Poisson model for bivariate recurrent events under event-dependent censoring. Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 28-June 1, 2009.
  • Cook RJ, Shen H*, Boruvka A*. Estimating effects of risk factors with left-truncated responses and incomplete covariate data. Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Ottawa, Ontario, May 25-May 28, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. Bone markers in zoledronic acid in pivotal Zometa trials. Novartis Bone Marker Advisory Board, Orlando, Florida, May 28, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. Disease expression and comparative studies in ankylosis spondylitis. SPARCC Scientific Meeting, Montr\'eal, Quebec, March 27, 2009.
  • Cook RJ, Yi GY. Monitoring non-inferiority trials with recurrent event outcomes over multiple treatment periods. Biometrics Meeting, Eastern North American Region, San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2009.
  • Cook RJ. The effect of zoledronic acid in survival among patients with cancer metastatic to bone. Zenith Meeting, Novartis Bone Marker Advisory Board, Seville, Spain, January 23, 2009
  • Cook RJ. Methods for analysing recurrent events subject to event-dependent censoring. Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, January 15, 2009.
 
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