David L. DeMets Lectures



The Lectures

The David L. DeMets Lectures in Health and Quantitative Investigation are a pair of lectures held on a Thursday and Friday each November.

These lectures acknowledge Dr. DeMets’ research accomplishments in forwarding the design, monitoring, analysis, and presentation of clinical trials.

The first lecture is a research/overview talk is accessible to a general biomedical/public health audience. Ideally, it will highlight in one or more ways critical and impactful contributions from quantitative methodological areas (e.g., biostatistics and/or biomedical informatics) to discoveries in biomedicine, and/or advancement of human/public health. The second lecture is a world-class research talk in biostatistics or biomedical informatics.

The lecturer chosen each year exemplifies the “David DeMets Model of Biomedical Research” with rigorous development and application of quantitative methodological principles, married with deep engagement in an area of biomedical investigation.

Past DeMets Lectures Events

2022 Lecture Information – Dr. Michael Proschan (under construction)

2020 and 2021 lectures were cancelled because of SARS-CoV-2.

2019 Lecture Information – Dr. Richard Landis

2018 Lecture Information – Speaker cancelled

2017 Lecture Information – Dr. Rob Tishirani

2016 Lecture Information – Dr. David Heckerman

2015 Lecture Information – Dr. Thomas R. Fleming