ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News July 2006
Welcome to the July edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know more than 1,100 ASA members joined the Association in or before 1970? Each year, those members reaching a milestone year of 35, 40, 45, or 50 years of membership receive a certificate of recognition and an invitation to a special reception in their honor at JSM. The ASA extends its deepest thanks to our most faithful members. View the list of Longtime Members.
In Amstat News
In this month's column, President Sallie Keller-McNulty, with the help of Virginia deWolf and Mary Foulkes, tackles the meaning of science policy. Read the column.
JSM 2006 ADVANCE REGISTRATION - Deadline: July 20, 2006
Advance registration for JSM closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 20. Registration will resume onsite in Seattle on Saturday, August 5, and increased prices will apply. Register Now.
JSM 2007 INVITED SESSION PROPOSALS - Deadline: July 26, 2006
JSM 2007 invited session proposals are due July 26, 2006, by midnight.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON VOLUNTEERISM MEETING - Seattle, WA - August 6, 2006
A Special Interest Group (SIG) on volunteerism within the ASA has been established due to an increase in the breadth of volunteering efforts and the number of statisticians serving as volunteers. A meeting of the SIG will take place at the JSM in August, so if you are interested and able to attend the meeting, go to Room 303 in the Washington State Convention & Trade Center from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday, August 6. If you are participating in volunteer activities, we would like to include your efforts in the inventory of ongoing volunteering activities; please send a brief description of your volunteering activity to Shail Butani, Rod Little, or Bob Starbuck. Read a description of what the SIG is seeking.
2006 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP - Washington, DC - September 27-29, 2006
The 10th annual workshop will be held September 27-29 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. This year's workshop boasts five plenary sessions and numerous parallel sessions co-chaired by statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA. In addition, short courses on related topics will be offered the first day of the workshop for an additional fee.
LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR FALL 2006
Selection Bias and Covariate Imbalance in Randomized Clinical Trials, presented by Vance W. Bergen in Bethesda, Maryland, October 20, 2006.
Applied Longitudinal Analysis, presented by Garrett Fitzmaurice and Nan Laird in Alexandria, Virginia, October 27, 2006.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
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JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE
Announcing the launch of the Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, a broad-based journal encouraging submission of original research papers, significant review articles, and book reviews. Papers will be available online in October, and the first issue will go to press in March 2007.
CALL FOR PAPERS: STATISTICS IN BIOPHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH
On July 1, 2006, the ASA's new journal, Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research, began accepting manuscripts. Articles in the journal are expected to focus on the needs of researchers and applied statisticians in biopharmaceutical industries. The journal accepts papers discussing appropriate statistical methodology and information regarding the use of statistics in all phases of research, development, and practice in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, device, and diagnostics industries. Submit manuscripts. Direct Inquiries about manuscript content to the editor, Joseph Heyse. Inquiries about using Allentrack, the online manuscript submission system, may be directed to email@example.com.
SPECIAL OFFER TO JERHRE SUBSCRIBERS
ASA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on individual subscriptions to The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. To subscribe, visit ASA Members Only. Get a Free Sample of JERHRE (March issue).
ASA SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ASA is seeking an executive director to begin in 2007. The ideal candidate will have an innovative vision of the goals of the Association and the statistics profession. The executive director acts as the secretary of the Association, serves as a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors, and is a national spokesperson for the ASA. Major responsibilities include management of the national office in Alexandria, Virginia, and outreach to the statistical sciences professional community. More information.
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