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Machine Learning and Data Analysis
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2008
The program is ideal for health policy fel-
lows and analysts, government employees,
28–31—24th International Methodology
private sector health care employees, clini-
Symposium, Gatineau, Ottawa
October cians, and consultants. Key sessions focus
The theme for this conference is “Data
on how to communicate research findings
Collection: Challenges, Achievements, and
16–18—Winemiller 2008 Conference on
to policymakers and how the public’s per-
New Directions.” It will bring together
Survival Analysis and Its Applications,
ception of polling data influences health
statistical methodologists and analysts from
Columbia, Missouri
policy. For details, visit www.academyhealth.
the data collection community—including
This workshop will bring senior and junior
org/orientation or contact Anna LaFayette,
those from private, government, univer-
researchers together to discuss recent
1150 17th Street NW, Suite 600,
sity, and other research organizations—to
advances and issues in survival analysis,
Washington, DC 20036; (202) 292-6700;
address a variety of topics related to data
with a focus on its applications in fields
orientation@academyhealth.org.
collection. The first day will consist of
such as biology, economics, finance, workshops, while the following days will
medical studies, psychology, and public consist of both plenary and multiple
health. For more information, visit http://
➤21–22—Beijing 2008 Luxury Summit,
streams of parallel sessions. Additional
faculty.missouri.edu/~Winemiller2008 or
Beijing, China
research and results will be presented via
contact Tony Sun, 146 Middlebush Hall,
Attended by global luxury leaders, this sum-
poster sessions. For details, visit www.
Columbia, MO 65211; (573) 882-6667;
mit will give attendees the opportunity to
statcan.ca/english/conferences/symposium2008
sunj@missouri.edu.
examine and discuss China’s growing role
or contact Chris Mohl, 100 Tunney’s
in the luxury market, China’s strategies for
Pasture Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario K1A
retail and promotion, the interpretation
17—16th Merck-Temple Conference on
0T6, Canada; symposium2008@statcan.ca.
of China’s luxury consumption, branding,
Research Topics in Biopharmaceutical
luxury fashion, protecting your brand in
Statistics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
China, financing and investing, and talent
This year’s conference will concentrate
November
strategy and crisis management. For more
on meta-analysis, randomization, and
information, visit www.cfeci.com/bjls2008
3–7—Fifteenth Annual
the handling of missing endpoint data. A
or contact Joanna Shao, Suite 1416, Yu’an
Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics
fair amount of time has been reserved for
Plaza, No. 738, Dongfang Road, Pudong,
Symposium, Savannah, Georgia
discussion. Speakers include Betsy Becker,
Shanghai, International 200122, China;
Donald A. Berry will deliver the keynote
Brenda Gillespie, Lawrence Gould, Ingram
86-21-68758108; joannash@cfeci.com.
address, “New Developments in Bayesian
Olkin, Marvin Zelen, and Janet Wittes. For
Clinical Trials.” For more information,
more information, visit www.sbm.temple.
edu/biostat or contact Boris Iglewicz, Dept.
22–24—BIT’s Congress and Expo of visit http://bass.georgiasouthern.edu or con-
of Statistics, Temple University, 1810 N.
Molecular Diagnostics (CEMD-2008), tact Ruth Whitworth, Georgia Southern
13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122;
Beijing, China University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
(215) 204-8637; borisi@temple.edu.
This congress and expo is dedicated to Public Health, P.O. Box 8015, Statesboro,
building a platform of the molecular diag- GA 30460; bass@georgiasouthern.edu.
nostics industry and providing insight from
➤20–23—Health Policy Orientation,
key industry leaders concerning cutting-
8–10—The Impact of Information
Washington, DC
edge molecular diagnostics technology. For
and Integrated Statistical Systems on
This orientation will offer an in-depth
more information, visit www.bitlifesciences.
Socio-Economical Development, Ras-Al-
understanding of formal and informal poli-
com/cemd2008 or contact Helen Zhao, 26
Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
cymaking processes and the players who
Gaoneng St., R405, Dalian Hightech Zone,
This conference aims to shed light on the
shape health policy in Washington. With a
Dalian, International 116025, China;
role and importance of information systems
one-to-one ratio of faculty to participants,
0086-411-84799609-813;
and integrated statistical systems in the
the orientation will feature presentations by
helen@bitlifesciences.com.
socioeconomic development of modern
leading experts, group discussions, hands-
societies in general and of Ras-Al-Khaimah
on tutorials, and a congressional site visit.
in particular. The organizing committee
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