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.