Joint Modelling RCT Workshop

A new workshop, funded by the Medical Research Council North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research (MRC NWHTMR) is being held 4th October 2018, 10:00 - 15.30, Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

Structure of the workshop

  • Introduction to classical joint models of time-to-event and longitudinal data
  • Extensions to competing risks data and multivariate longitudinal data
  • Dynamic Prediction
  • Clinical Applications
  • Hands-on practical session in R

How to register

Please note, this workshop is free to attend, but places are limited to 15 and must be reserved in advance via EventBrite platform.

Practical information 

What will I need on the day?

  • Bring your own laptop. Power sockets will be available to plug your chargers into.
  • We will provide printed copies of the slides and practical sheets on the day. However, you might find it useful to have PDF copies on your laptops.
  • Installed versions of R 3.4.0 (or above) and the following R packages:
    • joineR (>=1.2.2)
    • joineRML (>=0.4.0)
    • joineRmeta (>=0.1.1)
  • If you need to obtain a copy of R (which is free), please download from the CRAN website. To install R packages from CRAN, run (for example) the following command: install.packages("joineRML"), from any R console.
  • A basic knowledge of R is preferable, though not essential.
  • You may require WiFi on the day (e.g. for downloading additional R packages). If you do not have an eduroam or University of Liverpool account, you can gain guest access to the WiFi network.

Workshop material

Material will be available to download on 2nd October 2018.

Do I need to study anything in advance?

  • You might want to consider reading the following papers, but this is not essential, as we will cover the core theory in the workshop.
    • Henderson, R, Diggle, PJ & Dobson, A (2000), 'Joint modelling of longitudinal measurements and event time data.' Biostatistics, vol 1, no. 4, pp. 465-480. DOI: 10.1093/biostatistics/1.4.465
    • Williamson, P. R., Kolamunnage‐Dona, R. , Philipson, P. and Marson, A. G. (2008), 'Joint modelling of longitudinal and competing risks data'. Statist. Med., 27: 6426-6438. doi:10.1002/sim.3451
    • Hickey, G. L., Philipson, P., Jorgensen, A., & Kolamunnage-Dona, R. (2016). 'Joint modelling of time-to-event and multivariate longitudinal outcomes: recent developments and issues'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16(1), 117.
    • Sudell, M., Tudur Smith, C., Gueyffier, F., & Kolamunnage‐Dona, R. (2018). 'Investigation of 2‐stage meta‐analysis methods for joint longitudinal and time‐to‐event data through simulation and real data application'. Statistics in Medicine, 37(8), 1227–1244.

Special arrangements

  • A cold lunch will served 12:30-13:30 to allow for networking. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact the either or no later than 28th September 2018.
  • If you have any disabilities that you would like us to try to accommodate, please contact the either or as soon as possible.


If you need to cancel for any reason, please can you let us know as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to another guest.

Previous workshops


26th June 2018, The Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (ISPUP), Portugal.

25th April 2018, University of Liverpool London Campus, London UK.


6th September 2017, Alberta Health Services & Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Canada.

5th July 2017, Post-conference workshop, SAM 2017 conference, Liverpool UK.


Pre-conference course, RSS 2013 International Conference: 2-5 September, Newcastle UK.


13 September 2012, Liverpool, UK.
For a target audience of statisticians from Clinical Trials Units, and Clinical PI’s from NHS Trusts and Clinical Trials Units.


31 March 2010, Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM)
YSM is specifically designed for career young statisticians. The JoineR workshop offered them an excellent opportunity to discover a novel statistical topic currently being researched.


Four one-day training workshops were run in Liverpool, Manchester and London. 

  • 15th May 2009 (MRC, London, UK)
  • 5th June 2009 (Foresight Centre, Liverpool, UK)
  • 10th June 2009 (Conference Centre, Manchester, UK)
  • 12th June 2009 (MRC, London, UK)

Workshop feedback

The workshops were extremely successful, and received very positive feedback. Most participants found the workshop very helpful for their current data analysis and for developing future protocols.

“I found it very interesting and insightful”

“It would be an enormous pleasure for me to participate in the workshop and very useful, because my PhD thesis is about joint models”

“I was impressed with what I saw at the workshop and I look forward to comparing what I can get from JoineR with the analyses results that we have to date”

“I was really quite impressed with the software.”