ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News August 2009
Welcome to the August edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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AMSTAT NEWS ONLINE
Amstat News is now available online. View the August 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.
NEW ASA WEBINARS
Sponsored by the Biopharmaceutical Section of the ASA
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.
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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JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION SITE OPENS AUGUST 24
Submissions for the 2009 JSM Proceedings (for papers and posters orally presented in Washington, DC) will be accepted August 24 through September 25, 2009. Keep an eye out for an email with instructions and a template, and don’t forget to set your spam blockers to accept emails from addresses ending with @amstat.org.
AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION TO BEGIN A PROGRAM OF VOLUNTARY ACCREDITATION OF STATISTICIANS
After reviewing a report from a group of distinguished ASA members, including results of a sample survey of ASA members, the ASA Board of Directors has endorsed a recommendation to begin a program of voluntary individual accreditation of statisticians. In so doing, the ASA joins the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), and the Statistical Society of Australia, Inc. (SSAI) in offering such a service to members.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS WANTED
The managing editor of Amstat News is searching for ASA members who are willing to put themselves in the spotlight and write a brief article about their life, to be published in an upcoming issue. The article should be 1,000 words or fewer and contain professional and personal information. Please include a photo or two of yourself and email it to Amstat News Managing Editor Megan Murphy.
STATISTICS EDUCATION WEB (STEW) 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.
NEW TEACHER RESOURCE: MAKING SENSE OF STATISTICAL STUDIES
Are hot dogs unhealthy? What percent of people wear their seat belts when driving? These are just two examples of the types of questions students will explore in Making Sense of Statistical Studies (MSSS). The Student Module consists of 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with valuable experience in designing and analyzing statistical studies. It is written for an upper middle-school or high-school audience having some background in exploratory data analysis and basic probability. The Teacher’s Module includes supporting resources to help teachers use MSSS effectively in their classrooms, as well as all the pages from the Student Module.
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