Statistics Without Borders to Meet at JSM 2010
James J. Cochran
Statistics Without Borders (SWB), an organization committed to providing not-for-profit organizations with pro bono statistical consulting to assist in the resolution of international health issues (broadly defined), will meet August 1 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia. SWB officers and volunteers will learn more about related activities, discuss the progress SWB has made in establishing working relationships with other not-for-profit organizations, and talk about SWB projects at various stages of completion. All interested individuals are welcome to attend.
Also of interest to SWB volunteers is an invited panel session, titled “Global Statistical Capacity and the Role of Statistical Societies,” scheduled on August 1 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. (See Panel to Discuss Role of Statistical Societies in Global Capacity Building). Additionally, a meeting of the ASA Volunteerism Special Interest Group will follow the SWB meeting.