Biometrics Section announces JSM 2013 program

April 8, 2013 - 

The Biometrics Section has announced new continuing education courses and invited sessions for the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) , set to take place in Montreal from August 8-13.

JSM is the lategest North American gathering of statisticians. Attended by more than 6,000 people, JSM features presentations, panels, courses, placement services, meetings and networking opportunities.

Continuing education courses include statistical methods in genetic association studies; personalized medicine and dynamic treatment regimes; statistical methods for medical imaging analysis; statistical evaluation of prognostic biomarkers; and practical software engineering for statisticians.

Invited sessions include, current statistical issues in comparative effectiveness research; dynamic treatment regimes and adaptive designs toward personalized health care; statistical methods for big data; frontiers in longitudinal and survival data analysis; big data and statistics; and questions in cancer research.

JSM has also announced that it is now accepting applications for those interested in organizing an invited session or has an idea for one for its 2014 event, set to be held from August 2-7 in Boston. Interested applicants should contact the JAM 2014 Program Chair, Jonathan Schildcrout at

Registration for JSM 2013 opens May 1 and non-members pay $605 if they register before May 30, 2013.


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