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2014 Summer Institute: Experimental Design and Analysis Methods for Developing Adaptive Interventions: Getting SMART

Inbal Nahum-Shani, Ph.D. Daniel Almirall, Ph.D.

Topic: Experimental Design and Analysis Methods for Developing Adaptive Interventions: Getting SMART

Presenters: Daniel Almirall and Inbal Nahum-Shani

Date: June 19-20, 2014

Venue: North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex, The University of Michigan

Objective: The overarching goals of this two-day workshop are to (a) provide an introduction to adaptive interventions; (b) help you to gain the background needed to plan a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART); and (c) help you learn how to implement data analytic methods with SMART study data to construct adaptive interventions.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Institute on Innovative Methods (Experimental Design and Analysis Methods for Developing Adaptive Interventions: Getting SMART) to be held June 19-20 at the University of Michigan. The Institute will be held in Room 2255 North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex, 105 S. State Street, Ann Arbor. (See the Summer Institute venue information.)

Registration and computer set-up will be between 8:30 and 9:00 AM on Thursday, June 19, with the workshop beginning promptly at 9:00 AM. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. You may download the agenda for the 2-day Institute. You will be provided a packet of material that includes the presentation slides for easy note-taking, as well as a flash drive containing SAS files, slides, and handouts.

Computers are not provided. We strongly encourage you to bring a laptop computer for conducting exercises throughout the workshop. Please be sure that a current, free-standing version of SAS for Windows is installed on the laptop. (If you run a network version of SAS in your office it may not work offsite.) Prior to arriving, please see the workshop preparation instructions and install any necessary software files after creating an account on The Methodology Center's website.

The North Quad, where the Institute will be held, has wireless Internet service. Attendees will need to use one of two available wireless signals (guest wireless or eduroam). Once you connect, you will have to give an email address to initiate access. Technical staff will be available on those days to assist.

Thank you and we look forward to an exciting Summer Institute.

Danny Almirall & Inbal (Billie) Nahum-Shani


Comments about the Summer Institute

Not only is Penn State’s Methodology Center considered one of the best statistical training centers in the country, but the center is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse—because of this, they can attract well-known speakers who are leaders in substance-use research. This provides a great environment in which we can learn and network.
Michael Marshal, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh
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