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Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter Announces 6th Annual Symposium

1 December 2012 545 views No Comment

The ASA’s Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter, department of biostatistics at The University of Kansas Medical Center, and Cerner Corporation are pleased to announce the symposium Innovations in Design, Analysis, and Dissemination: Frontiers in Biostatistical Methods will take place April 18–19, 2013, at Cerner Corporation’s World Headquarters campus in Kansas City, Missouri.

The keynote address—Statistical Methods for Assessing the Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Medical Devices: Distributed Networks, Auxiliary Data Sources, and Learning Curves—will be delivered by Sharon-Lise T. Normand of Harvard University. Normand is a professor of health care policy in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and the department of biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also serves as director of the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center.

Thomas Love will provide a pre-symposium short course, “Using Propensity Scores to Design and Analyze Observational Studies,” on April 18. Love is a professor in the departments of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and director of the biostatistics and evaluation unit at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at CWRU MetroHealth Medical Center.

To recognize the International Year of Statistics, Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the department of statistics at North Carolina State University and president-elect of the American Statistical Association, will present the ASA presidential address in honor of the International Year of Statistics.

Registration information and the current schedule of events can be found at the symposium website.

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