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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

5-9 December 2016 ...more


   
   

The Statistical Society of Australia and Macquarie University are pleased to announce the following workshop...

Smooth modelling in R: splines, GAMs and related models

with presenter Professsor Simon Wood of the University of Bristol, UK. 
25-26 November 2016 in Sydney

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Short course, Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

Sydney School of Public Health 20-24 June 2016

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provides participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files. DETAILS


   

Short course, Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

Sydney School of Public Health 16-20 November, 2015

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. DETAILS


   

ViCBiostat Summer School 2015
5 DAY PROGRAM
9-13 February 2015

The Royal Children's Hospital, Vernon Collins Lecture Theatre
Flemington Rd, Parkville
Melbourne
These courses are suitable for quantitative epidemiologists and applied statisticians working in health research. You should have some background and experience in the common methods of biostatistics including multivariable linear and logistic regression. The computer practical sessions will assume participants have experience with using Stata or R.
Statistical Methods in Medicine and Public Health
-  Causal inference: concepts and methods  (Monday)
      
Prof Andrew Forbes, Dr Tibor Schuster, A/Prof Lyle Gurrin

-   Analysis of longitudinal and correlated data (Tues-Wed)
      
Prof John Carlin, Prof Andrew Forbes

-    Multiple imputation for missing data (Thursday)
      
Dr Kate Lee, A/Prof Julie Simpson

-     Prediction modelling (Friday)
       
Prof Rory Wolfe, A/Prof Manoj Gambhir, Dr Damjan Vukcevic
Details regarding registration and further information on course content are now available on the website:  www.vicbiostat.org.au  
   

Short course
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data
Sydney School of Public Health

23-27 June, 2014

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provides participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files.

Who should attend?
The course is suitable for people with no previous experience in the analysis of linked health data. However, it does assume familiarity with introductory statistical and epidemiological methods, as taught, for example, in a Master of Public Health degree course. The computing component of the unit also assumes a basic familiarity with computing syntax used in SAS and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files. Participants must have this assumed knowledge.

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Scholarships

The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS) is offering scholarships for suitably qualified students who intend to undertake a fourth or honours year of study, or a Masters degree, in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics.

   

The society wants to attract enthusiastic and talented graduates, or near graduates, in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics, to career paths in biostatistics and biometrics.

Scholarships are for one year and are valued at AUD$1500. Applicants should have completed a third year of a relevant bachelors degree course, or equivalent, with a major in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics, and must have a strong academic record, potential for a career in research, a strong interest in applications of mathematics and statistics to the biosciences, and good communication skills.

Please note that the closing date for applications is Monday 3 March 2014. For further information, including application forms, please see the IBS Australasian Region websitel


   

Short course
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

18-22 November 2013

Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provides participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files.

Who should attend?
The course is suitable for people with no previous experience in the analysis of linked health data. However, it does assume familiarity with introductory statistical and epidemiological methods, as taught, for example, in a Master of Public Health degree course. The computing component of the unit also assumes a basic familiarity with computing syntax used in SAS and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files. Participants must have this assumed knowledge.

This face-to-face course is also available as PUBH5215 for University of Sydney biostatistics students. Students at other BCA universities may be permitted by their program coordinator to take it via a cross-institutional enrolment. Pre-requisites are EPI and DMC.”

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Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

24-28 June 2013
Sydney School of Public Health
The University of Sydney

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. More...

Note that programs at some universities allow cross-institutional enrolment in this course to be credited towards their BCA degree.


An Australian Academy of Science Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference

Rydges, 186 Exhibition Street , Melbourne, VIC 3000
8-12 July 2013

As the central event of the year of mathematics, the conference will bring together the entire scientific community, to cultivate discussions and collaboration. And draw on the mathematical sciences to solve challenges faced by our planet.


   

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An Introduction to Joint Models for Longitudinal and Survival Data with Applications in R
will be presented by Dr Dimitris Rizopoulos, in Sydney on 11-12 April.

Dr Rizopoulos is from the Department of Biostatistics of the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He is author of the text Joint Models for Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data, with Applications in R 

This course is aimed at applied researchers, such as statisticians, biostatisticians and epidemiologists, with interest in the analysis of longitudinal and survival data. The course assumes knowledge of basic statistical concepts, such as standard statistical inference using maximum likelihood, and regression models. In addition, basic knowledge of mixed effects and Cox proportional hazards models would be beneficial but is not required.
After this course participants will be able to identify settings in which a joint modeling approach is required. In addition, from the course it will become clear which joint models can be used depending on the actual research questions to be answered, and which model-building strategies are currently available. Further, participants should be able to construct and fit an appropriate joint model, correctly interpret the obtained results, and extract additional useful information (e.g. plots) that can help communicate the results in an efficient manner.

Registration Earlybird rates are available until 21 March. 

A 20% discount on the book is available to participants. A flyer is attached.


Longitudinal and Correlated Data

The Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) is pleased to announce a 3-day workshop in Melbourne on 11th – 13th February 2013

Presented by

Prof John Carlin (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute)
Prof Andrew Forbes (Monash University)x
A/Prof Lyle Gurrin (University of Melbourne)

Workshop details


The Australian Statistical Conference was held in Adelaide SA, between 9-12 July 2012.

The Statistical Society of Australia clebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of the national society.

A Biostatistics session was sponsored by the SSAI Biostatistics Section and chaired by the BCA.


 

Conference
ASC 2010 and OZCOTS 2010:
Statistics in the West: understanding our world
Australian Statistical Conference and Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics

6-10 December 2010
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia   
(ASC Conference 6-9 December / OZCOTS Conference 9-10 December)

The program includes a session presented by BCA members: Current topics in biostatistics.
John Carlin( University of Melbourne): Missing data methods in epidemiology
Patrick Kelly (University of Sydney): Adaptive designs in randomised clinical trials
Stephane Heritier (The George Institute for International Health): Robust methods in biostatistics

Program and registration form

Short course
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data


22-26 November 2010
Sydney School of Public Health
The University of Sydney

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provides participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files.

For further details and registration form see prof development/intro-analysis-linked-dat


Conference
Australasian Epidemiological (AEA) Annunal Conference 2010
Translating Evidence into Practice


29 September - 1 October
The University of Sydney

The program includes presentatons by a number of BCA students and alumni.

For further details and registration see AEA conference 2010


 

20 May, 2010: Introduction to Meta-analysis in Stata short course

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Centre for MEGA
Epidemiology at the Melbourne School of Population Health are hosting a
short course "Introduction to Meta-analysis in Stata" in Melbourne on
2nd/3rd August 2010.  The course will feature Professor Jonathan Sterne
from Bristol University ( www.epi.bris.ac.uk/staff/jsterne.htm)

The course will provide an introduction to systematic reviews and the
quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis) of results from several studies
that address a set of related research hypotheses. Participants will
learn to implement the methods presented through a series of practical
computing exercises in Stata.

The target audience is epidemiologists, biostatisticians and other
health researchers with strong quantitative skills and substantial
experience in biostatistical analysis including familiarity with
multivariable regression methods.  During computing practical session
participants will be provided with computing code, solutions and
assistance from tutors.  It will be assumed that participants are
familiar with using Stata.

Further details with a course outline and registration form can be found
at www.epi.unimelb.edu.au/newsandevents/mais10

Note there is an early-bird discount for participants registering before
Monday June 14th.

Enquiries to me: lgurrin@unimelb.edu.au or +61 3 8344 0731


Statistical Modelling and Inference Conference 
to celebrate Murray Aitkin's 70th birthday 

When: 1 - 4 February 2010
Where:
QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Website:
www.aitkinconference.scitech.qut.edu.au

This conference celebrated Murray Aitkin's 70th birthday and was also a celebration of statistical modelling and inference: the current and future state, as well as Murray's involvement and contributions to these fields

9 November, 2009: University of Queensland, Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics Summer School

Date: 9-18 December, 2009
Location: Brisbane

This UQ summer school offered three 2.5 day short courses:

1) Longitudinal data analysis: 9am Wednesday 9 December -12noon Friday 11 December, 2009.

2) Introduction to spatial epidemiology: 9am Monday 14 December- 12noon Wednesday, 16 December, 2009.

3) Bayesian spatial modelling: 1pm Wednesday 16 December - 5pm Friday 18, December, 2009.

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November 2009

Analysis of linked data short course

When: 23-27 November, 2009
Where: School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Website: www.health.usyd.edu.au/future/profdevelopment/intro-analysis-linked-data.php

This 5-day short course introduced the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquainted health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provided participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files.

Learning objectives:
On completion of this short course participants were able to:
•    understand the theory of data linkage methods and features of comprehensive data linkage systems, sufficient to know the sources and limitations of linked health data sets, and in particular those for NSW;
•    apply epidemiological principles to the design of studies using linked data;
•    construct numerators and denominators for the analysis of disease trends and health care utilisation and outcomes;
•    assess the accuracy and reliability of data sources;
•    check data linkages and assure the quality of the study process, e.g. consistency of definitions, missing data;
•    list the issues to be considered when analysing large linked data files;
•    write syntax to prepare linked data files for analysis, derive exposure and outcome variables, relate numerators and denominators and produce results from statistical procedures.

Cost:
Cost for the short course was $2430 including GST.
Discounts are available for a group of participants from the same institution or organisation, as follows:
3-4 participants: 10% discount;
5 or more participants: 20% discount.
The full course fee must be paid by 9 November 2009. Cancellation after this date will incur a fee of $100 per participant for administration.

September 2009

Young Statisticians Conference 2009 - We're Young and Significant!

The Young Statisticians Conference 2009 was held on 25th and 26th September 2009 at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS). Speakers included Dr Louise Ryan, Chief, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Professor John Croucher, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University and Dr Chris Barnes, Australian Institute of Sports Performance Analysis.

For more information, visit www.statsoc.org.au/young-statisticians-conference.htm

November 2009

3rd Australian and New Zealand Stata Users Group Meeting 

Date: Thursday 5 Nov 2009 

Venue: The University of Sydney The Darlington Centre 

Keynote speaker: Roberto G. Gutierrez


This meeting involved structured thematic sessions on novel usage of Stata for analysis of biostatistics, econometric, psychological data etc. Stata developers from US will host a "wishes and grumbles" session

    Also, there were 2 Workshops:
  • Analyzing Complex Survey Data Using Stata
  • Introduction to Stata Programming and Mata Matters

for more information visit www.survey-design.com.au/anzsugm1.html

Young Statisticians Network

The Young Statisticians Network is designed for new career & students in statistics. The aim is to provide a network for you.

www.statsoc.org.au

facebook group

www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5558277994&ref=ts


July 2008

Australian Statistical Conference 2008

The BCA hosted a day of this conference (Wed 2 July) with a full program of invited speakers on biostatistics, including Professor Simon Thompson of the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge (U.K.) and Dr Miguel Hernán, Harvard School of Public Health.

ASC08 Conference website

BCA alumni presentations from the Biostistics Day:

Alumni 1 
Alumni 2 

July 2008

The 6th Australian Biostatistics Workshop:

Graphs for Causal Inference in Epidemiology

Date: 6 July

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The BCA joined with the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) and Statistical Society of Australia to organise this workshop, immediately preceding the AEA/PHAA annual conference. The presenters at the workshop were Miguel Hernán and Sonia Hernández-Díaz of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health


2008 Population Health Congress Joint Scientific Meetings of the AEA, AFPHM, PHAA, and AHPA  

Held on 6-9 Jul 2008 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Dec 2007

The 6th Australian Biostatistics Workshop:

Graphs for Causal Inference in Epidemiology

Date: 6 July

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The BCA joined with the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) and Statistical Society of Australia to organise this workshop, immediately preceding the AEA/PHAA annual conference. The presenters at the workshop were Miguel Hernán and Sonia Hernández-Díaz of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health

Cluster Randomized Trials / 2 Day Workshop

Date: 6-7 Dec 2007 

Location: The University of Sydney 

www.ascthegeorgeinstitute.org/cluster


August 2007

The 5th Australian Biostatistics Workshop:

"Multilevel Modelling"

The BCA and the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA, www.aea.asn.au ) held a one day workshop in Multilevel Models in Hobart on Sunday 26th August 2007 , immediately preceding the 2007 Joint Scientific Meetings of AEA/IEA-Western Pacific Region in Hobart, 26-29 August 2007. Click here to view the presentations (pdf). 

The principal speaker was Professor Alastair Leyland, who heads the program on Measuring Health, Variations in Health and the Determinants of Health at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow, UK. His recent research has focussed on inequalities in mortality in Scotland and he is one of the principal investigators on the National Evaluation of Sure Start. Professor Leyland has extensive research program in the application of multilevel modelling to health data, and has given a number of training courses on this topic with colleagues in Europe. Further details can be found at professor Leyland's website: 

www.msoc-mrc.gla.ac.uk/staff.php?staffID=AL 

During his visit to Hobart Professor Leyland was also a plenary speaker at the Joint Scientific Meetings of AEA/IEA-Western Pacific Region. 

The workshop began with an introduction to multilevel data structures, fitting multilevel models and interpreting the results. The afternoon was devoted to example applications of multilevel modelling in epidemiology, including some invited presentations from local speakers. There was a session demonstrating software for multilevel modelling and a discussion session later in the day. 


Dec 2003

The 4th Australian Biostatistics Workshop: 


A 2-day BCA Workshop was held at the University of Melbourne on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October.

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