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Section Offers Exciting JSM 2010 Program

1 June 2010 No Comment
Edited by Page Moore, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

    The theme of this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings, to take place July 31–August 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia, is “Statistics: A Key to Innovation in a Data-Centric World.” The Biometrics Section will sponsor invited sessions spanning a range of topics in biostatistics, including the following:

    • Statistical Evaluation of Markers Used to Select Treatment, organized by Margaret Pepe of the University of Washington
    • Study Design and Statistical Analysis Challenges in Women’s Health Studies, organized by Marcia Ciol of the University of Washington
    • Evaluation of Risk Prediction, organized by Shulamith Gross of Baruch College
    • Getting More from Genomewide Association Studies, organized by Mitchell Gail of the National Cancer Institute

    The section also will cosponsor a short course, “Regression Modeling Strategies,” presented by Frank Harrell Jr. on August 1.

    Check the online program for locations and times.

    Mixer and Business Meeting

    The section mixer and business meeting, which will be held at JSM on August 2, is an excellent networking opportunity. The 2010 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award and travel awards will be presented, and Jim Cochran will take a few minutes to talk about Statisticians Without Borders, a group that does pro bono statistical work related to international health issues, particularly in the developing world. The mixer is open to all JSM attendees.

    ENAR 2011
    It’s time to think about invited sessions for ENAR 2011, which will be held March 20–23 in Miami Beach, Florida. Anyone interested in organizing an invited session or who has ideas for one should contact Jason Fine, 2011 program chair, at jfine@bios.unc.edu.

      A typical session consists of three 30-minute talks and a 15-minute discussion or four 25-minute talks and a five-minute floor discussion. June 11 is the deadline for proposals, which should be detailed to compete in this highly competitive process.

      JSM 2011

      Next year’s Joint Statistical Meetings will be held July 30–August 4 in Miami Beach, Florida. Anyone interested in organizing an invited session or who has ideas for one should contact Tianxi Cai, 2011 program chair, at tcai@hsph.harvard.edu.

      A typical invited session consists of three 30-minute talks, a 10-minute discussion, and 10 minutes of floor discussion; however, other formats are possible. The 2010 program is a good source for examples.

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

      Additionally, ideas for short courses should be sent to Annie Qu, 2011–2012 continuing education chair, at anniequ@illinois.edu.

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