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6th UK meeting announced

The Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
15 May 2000

Royal Statistical Society
Royal Statistical Society, London

Date, location, and enrollment

The 6th annual UK Stata user meeting will be held on 15th May 2000 at the Royal Statistical Society in London.

All are welcome to attend. Dr. Nicholas J. Cox writes, "`UK' indicates venue, no more, no less. In previous years, we have enjoyed the participation of visitors from several countries, not only from Europe, but also spanning from Australia to the United States. We welcome participation by anybody interested in the use of Stata, at whatever level."

Enrollment will be handled by Timberlake Consultants.

Cost: GBP 46 + VAT.

You may enroll by emailing info@timberlake.co.uk or by contacting them directly:

Timberlake Consultants Ltd.
Unit B3 Broomsleigh Business Park
Worsley Bridge Road
London SE26 5BN
United Kingdom

+44 (0)208 697 3377 (voice)
+44 (0)208 697 3388 (fax)

Event organisers

The academic content is being organised by Nicholas J. Cox, Durham University (n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk) and Patrick Royston, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London (p.royston@ic.ac.uk).

The arrangements are being made by Timberlake Consultants.

Format

The meetings will include a mixture of paper sessions and open discussions.

Timetable

Program

15 May 2000

0925 Introduction and welcome
0930 Fitting complex random effect models with Stata using data augmentation:
an application to the study of male and female fecundability
David Clayton
MRC Biostatatistics Unit, Cambridge
René Ecochard
DIM Hospices Civils de Lyon
1000 Nonparametric regression modelling using MCMC methods
Gareth Ambler
Medical Statistics and Evaluation, Imperial College
1030 Analysis of cancer survival with Stata
Andy Sloggett
Epidemiology and Population Health,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1100 Coffee
1130 Enhancing access to statistical software tools and datasets for research and instruction
Christopher F. Baum
Economics, Boston College
1200 A web-based "Survival Analysis using Stata" course to accompany a lecture course: what is it and was it worth doing?
Stephen Jenkins
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
1215 Confidence intervals for rank order statistics: Somers' D, Kendall's tau_a and their differences
Roger Newson
Department of Public Health Sciences, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine
1230 Lunch
1345 Parametrizing Regression Models
Michael Hills
consultant
David Clayton
MRC Biostatatistics Unit, Cambridge
1415 Quantile plots for right-censored data
Tony Brady
Medical Statistics and Evaluation, Imperial College
Patrick Royston
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
1445 Plotting and fitting univariate distributions with long or heavy tails
Nicholas J. Cox
Geography, University of Durham
1515 Tea
1545 Report to users
followed by Open discussion: Wishes and grumbles
William Gould
StataCorp, College Station, TX
1715 Formal end of meeting

See http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html for the proceedings of other Stata user group meetings.

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