ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News July 2009
Welcome to the July edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know 5,122 people registered for JSM this year in Washington, DC, during the Early Bird period? This makes 2009 the largest Early Bird registration in JSM history! Register for the meeting.
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AMSTAT NEWS ONLINE
Amstat News is now available online. View the July issue.
2010 ICHPS CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS AND POSTERS – Deadline: August 31, 2009
The conference organizing committee is now accepting contributed abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics. The 2010 ICHPS will include a series of invited presentations and workshops examining a broad range of topics. In line with the American Statistical Association’s recent initiatives to further its efforts at engaging policymakers and other stakeholders in the health policy arena, ICHPS 2010 will focus entirely on quantitative analysis of data related to policy issues. The deadline for submission of abstracts is August 31, 2009. Abstracts can be submitted electronically via the conference web site.
Sponsored by the Biopharmaceutical Section of the ASA
Large-Scale Significance Testing of Genomic Data, to be presented by John Storey, Princeton University, on July 23, noon – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
Genomic Data Analysis with Targeted Maximum Likelihood and Super Learning, to be presented by Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley, on August 24, noon – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
Sponsored by the Quality and Productivity Section of the ASA
Prediction for Production and the Arts of Charts, to be presented by J. Stuart Hunter, Princeton University, on September 8, noon – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
2009 ASA FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP REGISTRATION & HOUSING OPEN – Washington, DC – September 24–25, 2009
The 2009 workshop will be held at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. Please join statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA for two days of sessions focused on the science and statistics associated with the development of medical products. Additional short courses will be available on September 23. For more information and to register, visit the workshop web site.
2009 NON-CLINICAL BIOSTATISTICS CONFERENCE – Boston, Massachusetts – October 21–23, 2009
The first conference in the United States to be completely devoted to nonclinical biostatistics will be held October 21–23, 2009, in Boston, Massachusetts. There will be plenty of opportunities to present and discuss current scientific issues relevant to nonclinical biostatistics. For more information contact Mathis Thoma.
65th ANNUAL DEMING CONFERENCE ON APPLIED STATISTICS – Atlantic City, New Jersey – December 7–11, 2009
The Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The conference will be followed by two parallel short courses: Analysis of Clustered Categorical Data by Alan Agresti of the University of Florida and Bernhard Klingenberg of Williams College and Statistical Evaluation of Surrogate Endpoints in Clinical Trials by Geert Molenberghs of I-BioStat, Universities of Hasselt and Leuven.
CONFERENCE ON FRONTIER OF STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING AND BAYESIAN ANALYSIS – San Antonio, Texas – March 17–20, 2010
In honor of James O. Berger and his contributions to the statistics community, this conference will be held at the downtown campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio. The conference consists of plenary, invited, and poster sessions. Plenary speakers include Donald Berry, Lawrence Brown, Persi Diaconis, Stephen Fienberg, and Alan Gelfand. The conference will provide an overview of the past, present, and future developments of statistical decisionmaking and Bayesian analysis. For more information, contact Keying Ye.
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CHANCE NOW ONLINE
CHANCE is now available online to all K–12 members and ASA member subscribers. CHANCE focuses on the use of statistics in everyday life and is for anyone with an interest in the analysis of data. It also keeps readers informed about developments and ideas in a variety of areas, including government statistics and sports. Subscribers can access the magazine through Members Only. If you do not have a subscription, subscribe to CHANCE today.
JEBS CALL FOR EDITORS
The Management Committee of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics invites applications and nominations for the editorship of Volumes 36–38 (2011–2013). Cosponsored by the AERA and the ASA, JEBS provides an outlet for papers that develop original statistical methods useful for the applied statistician working in educational or behavioral research. The new editor(s) will receive manuscripts from July 2010 through June 30, 2013. If you are interested in serving as the next JEBS editor(s), please indicate your interest, and you will be sent a letter outlining application requirements. If you wish to nominate an editor or editorial team, please send a letter of nomination and a curriculum vita for the candidate(s). Send all inquiries and nominations to Todd Reitzel, AERA director of publications.
ASA SECTION ON RISK ANALYSIS STUDENT PAPER WINNERS
The ASA Section on Risk Analysis would like to congratulate the two winners of the student paper competition. The first prize goes to Ya-Hsiu Chuang from the University of Pittsburgh, and the runner-up prize goes to Tim van Erven from the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in The Netherlands.
NEW! LEARNSTAT ONDEMAND
Webinars free the audience from having to travel and physically be in the same location for a training session. Now, recorded webinars free the audience from having to view the presentation at a certain time. After registering for a LearnSTAT OnDemand offering, a password allows users to access and view the webinar at their leisure for seven days.
Beyond the Factory Floor: Succeeding with Lean Six Sigma Outside of Manufacturing
Presented by Roger Hoerl of GE Corporate Research
Recorded April 30, 2008
Running Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes
Sponsored by the Quality and Productivity Section
Presented by Bob delMas of the University of Minnesota
Recorded February 26, 2009
Running Time: 1 hour and 42 minutes
Cosponsored by the ASA and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING CALL FOR PAPERS
Wiley-Blackwell and the American Statistical Association have entered into a new, cooperative publishing agreement for the journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. Submit your paper today.
STATISTICS EDUCATION WEB IN SEARCH OF ASSOCIATE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS
The editor of Statistics Education Web, an online bank of peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 teachers of mathematics and science, is accepting applications/nominations for associate editors and reviewers. Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of interest and a current CV or résumé to STEW Editor Scott Street and ASA K–16 Education Manager Rebecca Nichols.
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