History

The Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS) was founded in 1994, by Dr. Karl E. Peace, the Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar/Scientist at Georgia Southern University, and Professor of Biostatistics and Founding Director of the Center for Biostatistics in the Jiann-Ping College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. BASS is non-profit. The objectives of BASS are:

  • to provide a forum for pharmaceutical and medical researchers and regulators to share timely and pertinent information concerning the application of biostatistics in pharmaceutical environments;
  • to provide revenues to support graduate fellowships in biostatistics;
  • to provide financial grants to students pursuing the Doctorate in Biostatistics to attend annual BASS meetings.
BASS I (1994) was held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL; BASS II-III were held at the Hilton Beach Resort, Inner Harbor, in San Diego, CA; BASS IV-VII, were held at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort Hotel, Palmetto Dunes, in Hilton Head Island, SC; BASS VIII-XII were held at the Desoto Hilton, and BASS XIII-XVI were held at the Mulberry Inn, both located in the Historic District of Savannah, GA. BASS XVII was held at the Hilton Resort Hotel at Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island, SC. BASS XVIII-XIX were held at the Mulberry Inn in Savannah. The 20th Anniversary BASS meeting (BASS XX) was held at the Hilton Downtown Orlando Hotel. BASS XXI was held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Rockville, MD; whereas BASS XXII and XXIII were held at the Radisson Hotel in Rockville, Maryland. More than 360 tutorials and 57 1-day or 2-day short courses have been presented at BASS, by the world’s leading authorities on applications of biostatistical methods attendant to the research, clinical development and regulation of biopharmaceutical products. Presenters represent the biopharmaceutical industry, academia and government, particularly the NIH and FDA.
BASS is regarded as one of the premier conferences in the world.

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