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The second North American Stata Users Group meeting will be held March 17, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Longwood Galleria Conference Center. It will be followed by a short course, Measurement error in nonlinear models, presented by Raymond Carroll and James Hardin.
This is the first announcement and call for offers of presentations. Precise timings will be announced later. To register, visit http://www.stata.com/meeting/2nasug/register.html.
The content of the meeting is being organized by a committee co-chaired by Kit Baum, Boston College (baum.bc.edu) and Marcello Pagano, Harvard School of Public Health (email@example.com). The logistics are being organized by StataCorp.
Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston (2001), Britain, Spain, and the Netherlands. All meetings are open to anyone interested, without regard for level of expertise or geographic location. StataCorp will be represented. There will be the usual "wishes and grumbles" session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers. The organizing committee invites offers of presentations. Presentations should be Stata-related in some manner. We encourage submission on any topic to do with the use of Stata in research, teaching, or any other field. The following headings are illustrative, but not restrictive.
Presentation proposals will be evaluated by the organizing committee. Those proposals accepted by the committee will require either 25 minutes of presentation followed by five minutes of discussion or ten minutes of presentation followed by five minutes of discussion. Please state the length of presentation preferred on the abstract submission.
Please submit an abstract (200 words maximum, ASCII text, no math symbols) to Kit Baum by December 15, 2002. Conference fees will be waived for presenters. Abstracts and contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, email address, fax, and phone numbers) should be entered on online at http://fmwww.bc.edu/nasug2003/submission.html.
Presenters will be asked to provide materials related to their talk (slides and programs/datasets, where applicable) in electronic form, preferably prior to the meetings, to the organizing committee, so that they may be posted on StataCorp's website and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.
North American Stata Users Group meeting and
Measurement error in nonlinear models course
|Measurement error in nonlinear models course only||$45||$45|
|North American Stata Users Group meeting only||$45||$20|
The costs above are correct; StataCorp is subsidizing the course. Costs include lunch.
There is no cost for presenters either day, nor for the dinner on March 17th. Presenters should email Lisa Gilmore (firstname.lastname@example.org) to tell her whether you will be able to join us for dinner on March 17th, and whether you will be attending the Measurement error in nonlinear models course.
The North American Users Group meeting will be held on March 17, 2003, and the Measurement error in nonlinear models course will be held the next day. Both events will be held at
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Boston — the Inn at Longwood Medical for March 15–19, 2003. The hotel is offering a limited number of sleeping rooms at a discount rate of $149.00 plus 12.45% tax per room per night. Please call the hotel direct at 617-731-4700 or toll free at 800-468-2378 and ask for in-house reservations. Note that the last day to make reservations at the discounted rate is February 22, 2003. For more information, visit the hotel's website at http://www.bestwestern.com/prop_22028 or Best Western's website at http://www.bestwestern.com.
Proceedings from most of the prior meetings of the Stata Users Group can be accessed via http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html.
Please feel free to contact the organizers with any relevant questions.
|The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee|
|Elizabeth Allred||Kit Baum||Nicholas J. Cox||Marcello Pagano|
|Harvard School of Public Health||Boston College||Durham University||Harvard School of Public Health|