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SECTION NEWS
Biometrics
JSM, Byar Award Winners Round Out
Section Activities
Edited by Page Moore, Biometrics Section Publications Officer
T
he theme of this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings, August Longitudinal Data Analysis: Semiparametric and
1–6 in Washington, DC, is “Statistics: From Evidence to Nonparametric Approaches, given by Annie Qu and
Policy.” Be sure to check out the following events spon- Peter Song
sored by the Biometrics Section.
August 1, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Continuing Education Courses
Methodology for Competing Outcomes: The Analysis of
Missing Data in Longitudinal Studies: Strategies for
Multiple Mutually Exclusive Endpoints in a Clinical Trial,
Bayesian Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis, given by Michael
given by David Naftel
Daniels and Joseph Hogan
August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 1, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Absolute Risk Prediction, given by Mitchell Gail and
Ruth Pfeiffer
August 4, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mixer and Business Meeting
Invited Sessions
The Issue of High Dimensionality and Missing Data in
Please join us for drinks, appetizers, and
Complex Epidemiological Studies, organized by Samiran
mingling during the Biometrics Section
Sinha of Texas A&M
mixer and business meeting at JSM in
August 2, 4:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Washington, DC. It is a great networking
opportunity and excellent way to meet other
Recent Developments in Dimension Reduction, organized by
Biometrics Section members. In addition,
Wensheng Guo of the University of Pennsylvania
the recipient of the 2009 David P. Byar Young
August 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Investigator Award will be presented. The
Nonparametric Approaches for High-Dimensional Data,
mixer and business meeting will be held
organized by Annie Qu of the University of Illinois at
on August 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Urbana-Champaign
Meeting Room 6 at the Renaissance Hotel. August 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
The mixer is open to all JSM attendees,
and we hope to see you there.
Statistical Challenges in Personalized Medicine and Genetic
Guided Clinical Trials, organized by Colin Wu of the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
August 5, 8:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Statistical Issues and Second Code of Life: Epigenomics,
organized by Rebecca Doerge of Purdue University and Jaya
Satagopan of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
August 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Check the online program at www.amstat.org/meetings/
jsm/2009/onlineprogram for updates on locations and times.
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