Welcome to the September edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know nearly 6,800 people attended JSM 2009 in Washington, DC, making it the largest JSM on record? JSM 2010 will be held in Vancouver from July 31 to August 5.
In Amstat News
This month’s special edition of Amstat News focuses on careers in statistics, featuring articles about career preparation and highlighting careers of past and present ASA members. Amstat News is now available online. View the September issue.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION – Deadline: September 25, 2009
CALL FOR 2010 STUDENT INTERNSHIP LISTINGS – Deadline: October 20, 2009
If your organization would like to list an internship opportunity in the December 2009 issue of Amstat News and on the ASA web site, a completed formed must be returned to the ASA by October 20, 2009. Any 2010 internship listings received after October 20 will be posted on the ASA web site only.
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.
HEC FINANCE AND STATISTICS CONFERENCE – Paris, France – October 2, 2009
Leading experts will present their latest research on the term structure of interest rates, robust statistics, and the dynamics of volatility. The conference targets an audience of academics and finance practitioners. Speakers include Francis X. Diebold, James D. Hamilton, Elvezio Ronchetti, Kenneth Singleton, and Fabio Trojani.
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.
8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY STATISTICS – Washington, DC – January 20–22, 2010
The 2010 ICHPS will include a series of invited presentations and workshops that examine a broad range of topics. In line with the American Statistical Association’s recent initiatives to further its efforts to engage policymakers and other stakeholders in the health policy arena, ICHPS 2010 will focus on quantitative analysis of data related to policy issues. In addition to invited and contributed sessions, the program will offer workshops intended to provide research training and career development in the methods, resources, and applications at the forefront of contemporary health policy research. The 2010 program also will highlight plenary speaker Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CONFERENCE ON FRONTIERS 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 will consist 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.
The ASA is pleased to announce the newest benefit of membership, the ASA Community. The ASA Community provides an online setting for like-minded statisticians to connect with peers through tools that make it easy to communicate, collaborate, and share. Get started today!
IS STATISTICS DESIRED AND FEARED? CHECK OUT THE AUGUST ISSUE OF TAS!
Don’t miss the thought-provoking article by Xiao-Li Meng in the August 2009 issue of The American Statistician, “Desired and Feared—What Do We Do Now and Over the Next 50 Years?” TAS Editor John Stufken also provides a short introduction on related issues, accompanied by an open invitation for comments.
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, the Statistical Society of Canada, and the Statistical Society of Australia, Inc. in offering such a service to members.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS WANTED
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