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JSM Session Chairs Needed

1 March 2013 No Comment

The Biometrics Section is seeking volunteers to chair a session at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held from August 3–8 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. If you are interested, contact the section program chair, Wei Sun, at weisun@email.unc.edu.

Sun, along with section education chair, Donglin Zeng, also has organized six continuing education courses and six invited sessions:

CE Courses

  • Statistical Methods in Genetic Association Studies, Danyu Lin (The University of North Carolina)
  • Personalized Medicine and Dynamic Treatment Regimes, Michael Kosorok and Eric Labler (The University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University)
  • Analysis of Interval-Censored Survival Data, Philip Hougaard (Lundbeck)
  • Statistical Methods for Medical Imaging Analysis, Hongtu Zhu and Haipeng Shen (The University of North Carolina)
  • Statistical Evaluation of Prognostic Biomarkers, Patrick J. Heagerty and Paramita Saha-Chaudhuri (University of Washington and Duke University)
  • Practical Software Engineering for Statisticians—co-sponsored with Section on Statistical Computing, Murray Stokely (Google)

Invited Sessions

  • Current Statistical Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research, Organizer: Haibo Zhou, The University of North Carolina
  • Dynamic Treatment Regimes and Adaptive Designs Toward Personalized Health Care, Organizer: Lu Wang, University of Michigan
  • Emerging Statistical Methods for Big Data, Organizer: Ping Ma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Frontiers in Longitudinal and Survival Data Analysis, Organizer: Gang Li, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Big Data, Big Impact When Statistics Matter, Organizer: Ching-Ti Liu, Boston University
  • Questions in Cancer Research: What Are the Most Pressing Statistical Problems? Organizer: Michelle Dunn, National Cancer Institute
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