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1 June 2015 No Comment
Edited by Sheng Luo, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

The Biometrics Section will sponsor two Continuing Education courses and six invited sessions at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Check out the list of courses and invited sessions, as well as the winner of the travel awards and Byar Young Investigator Award.

The section also invites applications for funding to support initiatives developing outreach projects focused on enhancing awareness of biostatistics among quantitatively talented U.S. students. Of particular interest are projects that encourage students to pursue advanced training in biostatistics. For more information, contact the strategic initiatives subcommittee chair, Roslyn Stone, at Roslyn@pitt.edu.

JSM 2016

It’s also time to start thinking about invited sessions for next year’s Joint Statistical Meetings, which will be held July 30 to August 4 in Chicago, Illinois. Anyone who is interested in organizing an invited session or who has ideas for one should contact the section’s 2016 program chair, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, at dbandyop@umn.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 2015 program is a good source for examples.

Remember, 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 now. The Biometrics Section will have at least four invited sessions, but if we generate enough good ideas, we will be able to compete for additional slots.

Also, if you have ideas for short courses, submit them to the section’s 2015–2016 Continuing Education chair, Andrea Troxel, at atroxel@mail.med.upenn.edu.

For more information about the section, read its latest news and updates here.

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