Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers (SAfJR) Ulm, 1-3 April, 2020


SAfJR is an event that is aimed at career-young statisticians with an interest in survival analysis and related research areas. The conference offers an excellent opportunity for young researchers to present and discuss their work with participants at a similar phase in their careers. Keynote speakers, a tutorial, an awarded poster session and a conference dinner are the aims of the Organizing Committee.

Target Group

Early stage researchers and statisticians, such as

  • "Newbie" researchers and statisticians

  • Post-docs

  • PhD students

  • Postgraduate students

Anyone who does not consider themselves as a "young researcher or statistician" is also welcome to attend and present their work.

Invited Speakers

  • Tutorial of Torsten Hothorn, University of Zurich (CH) about "A Transformation Perspective on Survival Analysis" (Abstract)

  • Keynote talk of Michael Koller, Basel University Switzerland & Data Center of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study

  • Keynote talk of Torben Martinussen, University of Copenhagen (DK) about "Subtleties in the interpretation of hazard ratios " (Abstract)

Abstract Submission

  • Start: 1. October 2019
  • Deadline: 1. December 2019
  • Decision: 16. December 2019

More information: Here


The conference will start on Wednesday the 1st of April around 09:00 and end Friday the 3rd around 12:00. The first half of Wednesday is dedicated to the short course and the second half of the the first day will be contributed talks. A poster session with pizza is planned on Wendesday evening. The second day there will be contributed talks, one invited talk and the conference dinner. On the third day there will be another invited talk and more contributed talks.


  • Start: 13. January 2020
  • Deadline Early-Bird: 7. February 2020
  • Close: 20. March 2020
  • The conference fee is 140€. The fee includes the entire scientific programme, two lunches, drinks and bites during the breaks, pizza during the poster session and a conference dinner.

Organizing Committee´s Responsibilities

  • Jan Feifel

    Responsible for:

    • Marketing
    • Sponsoring
    • Supervision


    Jan Feifel is a doctorate of natural sciences in Biostatistics at Ulm University. He participates as a statistician and data analyst within the COMBACTE consortium. Especially he is working with clinicians of infectious diseases, microbiologists and many more to investigate the risk factors and outcome predictors of rare Carpapenem resistance all over Europe. His main research focuses on the development of novel case-cohort sampling designs for epidemiological studies and on methods of statistical inference within these designs.

  • Regina Stegherr

    Responsible for:

    • Budget
    • IT / Hardware
    • Registration Tool (online)


    Regina Stegherr is a doctoral candidate in Biostatistics at Ulm University. Her current research interests involve left-truncated survival analyses and the analysis of adverse events with varying follow-up times.

  • Anja Bertsche

    Reponsible for:

    • Abstracts
    • Poster Session
    • Programme


    Anja Bertsche works as a senior statistician at the Pharmaceutical Company Boehringer Ingelheim in Biberach. Her work and research interests involve non-clinical statistics within drug development, especially pharmaceutical and analytical development. She completed her master’s thesis about Bayesian phase II optimization for time-to-event data based on historical information in cooperation with Ulm University.

  • Sandra Frank

    Responsible for:

    • tba


Previous conferences

The previous SAfJR conferences were organised by the Universities of Copenhagen (2019), Leiden (2018), Leicester (2017, 2012), Leeds (2016), Keele (2015), Warwick (2014), and Liverpool (2013).