JSM 2013 Biometrics Section Seeks JSM Proposals, Applicants

November 12, 2012 - 

The Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2013 is currently seeking proposals for biometrics topic-contributed talks, as well as applications for the 2013 David P Byar Young Investigator Award and project funding applications.

Held Aug. 8-13 2013 in Montreal, JSM is the largest North American gathering of statisticians. Attended by more than 6,000 people, JSM features presentations, panels, courses, placement services, meetings and networking opportunities

The JSM 2013 biometrics section is currently collecting proposals for topic-contributed sessions. These sessions are organized around a central topic – in this case, biometrics – and consist of five speakers and a moderator.

If you are interested in organizing such a session, contact Wei Sun at wsun@bios.unc.edu. The final deadline to submit session abstracts is Feb. 4, 2013. For more information, click here.

In addition, JSM 2013 is looking for applicants to apply to its 2013 David P Byar Young Investigator Award. Awarded to a young investigator for best emerging work to be presented during the annual conference, the winner receives a $1,500 award. For more information, including eligibility for this industry recognition, visit the Biometrics Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) website award application page.

The ASA Biometrics Section is also looking for applications for funding to support projects developing innovative outreach projects focused on enhancing awareness of biostatistics. Of interest are projects encouraging students to pursue advanced training in biostatistics. Funding is anticipated for up to three projects, with total funding of up to $3,000 per project. For more information, contact Strategic Initiatives Subcommittee chair, Roslyn Stone, at Roslyn@pitt.edu.

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