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Second Australian and New Zealand meeting

Users Group meeting
Date: Wednesday
September 20, 2006
Venue: Marriott Hotel
Exhibition Street
Melbourne
 
Workshop
Date: Thursday
September 21, 2006
Venue: Monash University Conference Centre
Collins Street
Melbourne
  Wednesday Thursday Both days
Registration
(Deadline: September 20)
$225.00 $225.00 $450.00
Prices include morning/afternoon tea and lunch.
Register online at Monash University

The first Australian and New Zealand Stata Users Group (ANZSUG) meeting was a big success in Adelaide in 2004. We will hold the second ANZSUG in Melbourne in September 2006. Stata users from all disciplines and experience levels are invited to attend.

The meeting's goal is to bring together a wide range of users to discuss statistical analysis, data management, and graphics using Stata. We encourage speakers to present their experiences with the package, whether using standard commands, writing new programs, or exploiting the graphics facilities.

There will be a 1-day workshop on mixed models in Stata the day after the second ANZSUG. The workshop will be a hands-on opportunity to learn about mixed models (often called random-effects models) and their implementation in Stata. The application of these models includes variance-components analysis, longitudinal (panel) data analysis, and hierarchical (multilevel) regression. The workshop will focus on continuous-scale dependent variables but will also cover categorical dependent variables.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.monash.edu.au/cmo/stata-users/.

Melbourne
Photo by Kevin Connors

Program

Wednesday, September 20
8:45–9:10 Registration and refreshments
9:10–9:15 Open
9:15–10:45 Session 1: Biostatistical applications

9:15–9:30  Analysis of short interrupted time series using a double bootstrap approach
Andrew Forbes
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
9:30–10:00  A marginal semi-parametric model for the analysis of recurrent event data in the presence of terminal events
James Cui
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
10:00–10:15  Variance components models using xtmixed
Rory Wolfe
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
10:15–10:45  Measures of agreement: analysis using Stata
John Moran
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

10:45–11:15 Morning tea/coffee
11:15–12:30 Session 2: Output and data manipulation, random allocation

11:15–11:45  Publication Quality Tables in Stata
Ian Watson
University of Sydney
11:45–12:00  Random allocation: A refresh on ralloc
Phil Ryan
Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide
12:00–12:30  Managing data in Stata: Experience from the diamond longitudinal study
Patty Chondros
Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne

12:30–1:30 Lunch
1:30–2:00 Session 3: Complex data and an introduction to Mata

1:30–2:00  Graphs for all seasons
Nick Cox
Durham University
2:00–2:30  An introduction to Mata
Bill Gould
StataCorp
2:30–3:00  Maximum likelihood modeling in binary multilevel response models
Murray Aitkin
School of Behavioural Science, University of Melbourne
Irit Aitkin
School of Behavioural Science, University of Melbourne
3:00–3:30  Multiple imputation tools: a new architecture for multiple imputation in Stata
John Galati
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

3:30–4:00 Afternoon tea/coffee
4:00–5:00  Session 4: Report to Users and Wishes and Grumbles
Roberto Gutierrez
StataCorp
Bill Gould
StataCorp
5:00 Close

Workshop on mixed models in Stata

Thursday 21 September, 2006
Monash University Conference Centre, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Presenter: StataCorp, led by Roberto G. Gutierrez

StataCorp's mixed-models workshop is designed for people who are already familiar with Stata.

Bring your own laptop if possible, although a few laptops will be available for early birds. Workshop material will include multilevel and longitudinal modeling using Stata with an emphasis on xtmixed, as well as some gllamm.

Registration and accommodations

The meeting will be held at

Marriott Hotel
Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Australia

The workshop will be held at

Monash University Conference Centre
Collins Street
Melbourne, Australia

Registration is from August 25 until September 20 (both days for $450.00 or one day for $225.00). To register, visit http://www.conferences.monash.org/stata06/index.cfm?p=313.

Course sponsors

The second ANZSUG meeting is sponsored by StataCorp and Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty. Ltd. (Australian and New Zealand distributors of Stata).

Organizing committee

Rory Wolfe (principal organizer)
rory.wolfe@med.monash.edu.au
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Monash University

Robert Breunig
robert.breunig@anu.edu.au
School of Economics
Australian National University

John Carlin
john.carlin@rch.org.au
University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia

Peter Herbison
peter.herbison@otago.ac.nz
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago

  Karl Keesman
keesman@tpg.com.au
Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty. Ltd.

Philip Ryan
ryan@adelaide.edu.au
Department of Public Health
University of Adelaide

Lyn Watson
l.watson@latrobe.edu.au
Mother and Child Health Research
LaTrobe University

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