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7th UK meeting announced

The 7th UK Stata user group meeting will be held at:

The Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
14–15 May 2001

Royal Statistical Society
Royal Statistical Society, London

Date and location

The 7th annual UK Stata user meeting will be held on 14th and 15th May 2001 at the Royal Statistical Society in London.

All are welcome to attend. 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.

Cost (excluding VAT)

2-days attendance67 GBP
1-day attendance45 GBP
2-days attendance48 GBP
1-day attendance28 GBP

Please send requests for application forms to info@timberlake.co.uk or contact 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 organizers

The scientific organizers of the meeting are

Bianca De Stavola <Bianca.Stavola@lshtm.ac.uk> and
Stephen Jenkins <stephenj@essex.ac.uk>

in conjunction with

Timberlake Consultants <info@timberlake.co.uk>, the UK distributors of Stata.


The meeting will most likely follow the format of previous meetings, i.e., a mixture of longer talks and shorter talks.


Abstracts can be found by clicking here or by clicking on the titles in the Program section.


Monday, 14 May

09:30–10:00 Registration and Coffee/Tea
10:00–10:05 Introduction and welcome
Bianca De Stavola and Stephen Jenkins
10:05–10:25 Plotting graded data: a Tukey-ish approach
Nicholas J. Cox (Durham University)
10:25–10:45 Fitting log-linear models with ignorable and non-ignorable missing data
Andrew Pickles (University of Manchester)
10:45–11:05 Flexible parametric alternatives to the Cox model ... and more
Patrick Royston (UCL)
11:05–11:25 Coffee/Tea
11:25–11:45 Adjusting for cross-over in a trial with survival end-points
Ian R. White (BSU, Cambridge), Abdel Babiker (UCL), Sarah Walker (UCL)
11:45–12:05 G-estimation of the effect of exposures in longitudinal studies
Jonathan Sterne (University of Bristol) and Kate Tilling (King's College Longdon)
12:05–12:20 A graphical interface for Stata estimation commands
Michael Hills (London) and David Clayton (Cambridge)
12:20–12:40 xtgraph: summary graphs of xt data
Paul Seed (King's College, London)
12:40–13:40 Lunch
13:40–13:55 Triangular plots
Nicholas J. Cox (University of Durham)
13:55–14:25 Extensions to gllamm6
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh (Institute of Psychiatry)
14:25–14:40 Sample size calculation in complex studies with failure time outcome
Abdel G. Babiker (UCL) and Patrick Royston (UCL)
14:40–15:25 Report to users and glimpses to the future, including question and answer session for user grumbles, comments, and suggestions
William Gould and Bobby Gutierrez (StataCorp)
15:25–15:55 Coffee/Tea
15:55–17:15 StataCorp session, continued
17:15 End of formal sessions. Informal session begins in pub nearby. An informal dinner (at each participant's own expense) with our StataCorp guests is likely to follow later.

Tuesday, 15 May

09:00–09:30 Coffee/Tea
09:30–09:45 Failure rates in the presence of competing risks
Mohamed Ali
09:45–10:00 A discrete time split population survival (cure) model
Stephen Jenkins (University of Essex)
10:00–10:30 Efficient management of multi-frequency panel data with Stata
Christopher F. Baum (Boston College)
10:30–11:00 Splines with parameters that can be explained in words to non-mathematicians
Roger Newson (Guy's Hospital)
11:00–11:30 Coffee/Tea
11:30–11:50 Propensity score matching
Barbara Sianesi (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
11:50–12:10 Smoothed hazards
Ken Simons (RHBNC)
12:10–12:50 Predicting ordinal outcomes: options and assumptions
Mark Lunt
12:50–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 Frailty in survival analysis models
Bobby Gutierrez (StataCorp)
15:30 End of meeting





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