Seminar Series: Fall 2015
The seminar series will usually take place on Fridays in a Business Building room, but the exact time and location could be different due to a variety of factors including room availability in the Business Building. For actual direction to the Business Building, please see campus map. For additional information contact Dr. Kefeng Xu, (210) 458-5388.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 2-3pm, Business Building 4.02.10 (Executive Conference Room)
Presenter: Dr. Joel Michalek Professor and Vice-Chair Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in UTHSCSA
Presentation Title: An Introduction to Diagnosis and Statistical Classification
Abstract: Fundamental concepts pertaining to statistical classification and prediction and associated measures of accuracy will be illustrated with data from a recently published randomized controlled clinical trial of real-time detection of neoplastic tissue in Barrett’s esophagus with probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy. The results of the trial were generally poor and the overall goal, to demonstrate sufficient accuracy of laser endomicroscopy to eliminate the need for invasive biopsy, was not achieved.