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ASA Member News November 2009
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: REVIEWS EDITOR, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION/THE AMERICAN STATISTICIAN – Deadline: December 1, 2009
The ASA invites nominations and applications for reviews editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and The American Statistician. The Reviews section in JASA publishes all review-type articles and reviews of recently published books relevant to the JASA audience. The Reviews section in TAS publishes reviews of materials related to teaching statistics. The new editor will serve from 2011 through 2013, with the transition beginning in 2010. If you know someone who would be right for this position, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will contact qualified nominees to see if they are interested in applying. Those interested in becoming the next JASA/TAS reviews editor are encouraged to nominate themselves.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: EDITOR, STATISTICS IN BIOPHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH – Deadline: December 1, 2009
The ASA invites nominations and applications for editor of Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research. The new editor will serve from 2011 through 2013, with the transition beginning in 2010. If you know someone who would be right for this position, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to email@example.com. The search committee will contact qualified nominees to see if they are interested in applying. Those interested in becoming the next SBR editor are encouraged to nominate themselves.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: EDITOR, JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS – Deadline: December 9, 2009
The ASA and the International Biometric Society invite nominations and applications for editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. The new editor will serve from 2011 through 2013, with the transition beginning in 2010. If you know someone who would be right for the editorship of this journal, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will contact qualified nominees to see if they are interested in applying. Those interested in becoming the next JABES editor are encouraged to nominate themselves.
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 invited presentations and workshops 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. The program will also offer workshops providing 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.
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MATHEMATICAL METHODS APPLIED TO THE SCIENCES (XVII SIMMAC) – San Jose, Costa Rica – February 16–19, 2010
The XVIIth International Symposium on Mathematical Methods Applied to the Sciences (XVII SIMMAC) is the most important event in applied mathematics in Central America. It is organized by the school of mathematics and the Center for Research in Pure and Applied Mathematics (CIMPA) of the University of Costa Rica every two years. For more information, email email@example.com.
CONFERENCE ON FRONTIERS OF STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING AND BAYESIAN ANALYSIS – San Antonio, Texas – March 17–20, 2010
This conference is held in honor of James O. Berger and his contributions to the statistics community. 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.
2010 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – September 20–22, 2010
The 2010 FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop will be held at the Grant Hyatt, Washington, DC. The workshop provides a great forum for scientific exchanges among statisticians from government, industry, and academia. To submit a proposal for an invited session or short course, please contact the workshop co-chairs Ivan Chan and Qian Grave.
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ASA FELLOWS NOMINATIONS
The ASA is pleased to announce that nominations for ASA Fellow will be submitted electronically beginning Monday, November 16, 2009.
ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE FORMED
The ASA’s voluntary accreditation program is under way and the Accreditation Implementation Committee has been formed. Members of the team include the following:
Mary Batcher, Judy-Anne Chapman, Christy Chuang-Stein, Iain Johnstone (chair), Nancy Kirkendall, Bob Mason, David Morganstein, Jeri Mulrow, Teri Utlaut, and Geert Verbeke. Working from guidelines approved by the ASA Board in August of 2009, this committee will provide recommendations for launching and operating the accreditation program. These recommendations are expected to be ready for board consideration by April of 2010.
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. ASAGroups replace section, chapter, and other special-interest email lists, allowing groups to exchange information in real time based on individual communication preferences.
THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS OF THE ASA ANNUAL FUND
In addition to the thank you note contributors have already received, members of the ASA executive team wanted to take this opportunity to thank the more than 400 members who have contributed to the 2009 ASA Annual Fund. Your generous contributions help promote the future of statistics by allowing the ASA to provide programs and services to the statistics community that would otherwise be difficult to fund. For those of you who have not made a contribution in 2009, it is easy to make your tax-deductible gift. The ASA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
ASA AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2009 JSM PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE
The 2009 JSM Proceedings, a collection of papers and posters presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings, are available for purchase on CD-ROM at the ASA Store.
FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING
The ASA and Wiley-Interscience are excited to announce that ASA members now have a new benefit of membership—free online access to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (SAM). SAM addresses the broad area of data analysis, including data mining algorithms, statistical approaches, and practical applications. ASA members can access SAM for free through December 31, 2010, by logging into ASA Members Only and selecting My Publications. Topics include problems involving massive and complex data sets, solutions using innovative data-mining algorithms and/or novel statistical approaches, and the objective evaluation of analyses and solutions. Beginning in 2011, online access will require a subscription and ASA members will enjoy a discounted rate.
IS YOUR LIBRARY SUBSCRIBING?
Does the library at your institution or company subscribe to your favorite ASA journals? With budgets tightening and every possible cut being considered, even the best journals are being dropped. Let your librarian know that you and your colleagues, coworkers, and students need access to the best statistical literature there is. Although a face-to-face meeting is always best, you can recommend journals through the ASA journals web site. Select a journal and then click “Recommend this title to your Librarian” at the top of the page.
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