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2 May 2016 43 views No Comment
Edited by Sheng Luo, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

It’s time to start thinking about invited sessions for next year’s Joint Statistical Meetings, which will be held July 29 to August 3 in Baltimore, Maryland. Anyone who is interested in organizing an invited session or who has ideas for one should contact the section’s 2017 program chair, Barbara Englehardt, at bee@princeton.edu.

A typical invited session consists of three 30-minute talks followed by a 10-minute invited discussion and 10 minutes of floor discussion. However, other formats are possible. The 2016 program is a good source for examples.

The most mature ideas will have an advantage in competing for the limited number of slots, so it’s best to have your ideas in final form by the middle of June. The Biometrics Section will have at least four invited sessions, but we will be able to compete for additional slots if we generate enough good ideas.

It’s also time to submit ideas for short courses to our 2016–2017 continuing education chair, Rosemarie Mick, at rmick@upenn.edu.

Read more about the section’s role in JSM 2016 in Amstat News.

Funding Opportunity

The Biometrics Section also invites applications for funding to support projects developing innovative outreach projects focused on enhancing awareness of biostatistics among quantitatively talented U.S. students. Of particular interest are projects that will encourage students to pursue advanced training in biostatistics. Visit STATtr@k for more information.

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