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2003 North American Stata Users Group meeting

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Monday, March 17, 2003 North American Users Group meeting
Program
Tuesday, March 18, 2003 Measurement error in nonlinear models course
8:30 – 9:30, registration (coffee and doughnuts provided)
9:30 – 4:30, with 1 hour break for lunch, plus coffee breaks
lunch and refreshments will be provided for participants
Longwood Galleria Conference Center
342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
  Professional Student
North American Stata Users Group meeting and
Measurement error in nonlinear models course
$85 $55
Measurement error in nonlinear models course only $45 $45
North American Stata Users Group meeting only $45 $20

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.

The content of the meeting has been organized by a committee co-chaired by Kit Baum, Boston College (baum.bc.edu) and Marcello Pagano, Harvard School of Public Health (pagano@hsph.harvard.edu). 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.

Program

Monday, March 17 – User Group meeting

0730–0830 Registration (coffee and doughnuts provided)
0830–0945 Session 1

Generalized latent class modeling using gllamm

Sophia Rabe–Hesketh
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College
Andrew Pickles
University of Manchester
Anders Skrondal
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Case–control study power and sample size calculations using Stata
Katie Saunders
Cancer Research UK, Genetic Epidemiology Division, University of Leeds
Tim Bishop
Cancer Research UK, Genetic Epidemiology Division, University of Leeds
Jenny Barrett
Cancer Research UK, Genetic Epidemiology Division, University of Leeds
The effects of self-perception on students' mathematics and science achievement in 36 countries
Ce Shen
Academic Technology Services, Boston College
Oleksandr Talavera
Academic Technology Services, Boston College
0945–1015 Coffee/tea
1015–1200 Session 2

Generalized linear models for prediction: some principles, some programs and some practice

Nicholas J. Cox
Durham University, UK
Using Stata to manage and create a research data bank
Frederick Wolfe
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Kaleb Michaud
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Asymptotic confidence intervals (CIs) for a difference between two independent proportions
Joseph Coveney
Cobridge Co., Ltd.
Extending xi
Phil Ender
UCLA Department of Education
Michael Mitchell
UCLA Academic Technology Services
1200–1330 Lunch and refreshments provided
1330–1500 Session 3

Teaching Stata for data management

Phil Bardsley
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina
Dan Blanchette
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina
Teaching Stata through guided practice
Estelle Young
Bowie State University
Stacy Gibbs
Bowie State University
Michael Wynn
Bowie State University
Instrumental variables and GMM: Estimation and testing
Christopher F. Baum
Boston College
Mark E. Schaffer
Heriot–Watt University
Steven Stillman
New Zealand Department of Labour
Building a collection of programs for Stata
Henrik Schmiediche
Texas A&M University
Multivariate data exploration with Stata: Evaluation and wish list
Stephen Soldz
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1500–1530 Coffee/tea
1530–1730 Session 4

Stata Journal Editors' report

H. Joseph Newton
Texas A&M University
Nicholas J. Cox
University of Durham
Report to Stata users: Stata 8
William W. Gould
StataCorp
Wishes and grumbles
William W. Gould
StataCorp
Chinh Nguyen
StataCorp
1900 Optional dinner

Tuesday, March 18 – Short Course

Full day course (0930–1630) with 1 hour break for lunch, plus coffee breaks

Registration for those not previously registered (coffee and doughnuts provided) 0830–0930. Lunch and refreshments provided.

0930–1630 Measurement error in nonlinear models
Raymond Carroll
Texas A&M University
James Hardin
Texas A&M University

Registration and cost

You can register online at http://www.stata.com/meeting/2nasug/register.html or by sending email to stata@stata.com. The costs, including lunch, are

  Professional Student
North American Stata Users Group meeting and
Measurement error in nonlinear models course
$85 $55
Measurement error in nonlinear models course only $45 $45
North American Stata Users Group meeting only $45 $20

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 at

Longwood Galleria Conference Center
342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

A block of 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 at http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html.

Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions.

The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee
 
Elizabeth AllredKit BaumNicholas J. CoxMarcello Pagano
lizard@hsph.harvard.edu baum@bc.edu n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk pagano@hsph.harvard.edu
Harvard School of Public Health Boston College University of Durham Harvard School of Public Health


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