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8th UK meeting announced

The 8th Stata users meeting to be held in London will be held at the Royal Statistical Society on Monday and Tuesday 20th and 21st May 2002.

This is the first announcement and call for offers of presentations. Precise timings and the cost of the meeting will be announced later.

The content of the meeting is being organised by Nicholas J. Cox, Durham University ( n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk) and Patrick Royston, MRC Clinical Trials Unit (Patrick.Royston@ctu.mrc.ac.uk). The logistics are being organised by Timberlake Consultants (http://www.timberlake.co.uk), the distributors of Stata in the UK, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal.

The meeting is open to all interested. In past years people have attended not only from Britain, Ireland, and other European countries, but also from the USA, Australia, and elsewhere. StataCorp will be represented. There will be the usual `wishes and grumbles' session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers. There will also be an optional informal meal at a London restaurant on Monday evening.

We welcome offers of presentations. Please indicate by emailing either Nick Cox or Patrick Royston if you are interested in offering (1) a 20 min talk (followed by 10 min discussion), (2) a 10 min talk (5 min discussion) (3) some other presentation. Presentations could focus on user-written Stata programs, case studies of research or teaching using Stata, surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields, etc. We have received suggestions that more talks with a tutorial flavour be offered, and welcome comments on that.

The London meeting is the longest-running series of Stata users meetings. Records of most of the meetings so far, both in London and elsewhere, can be accessed via http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html

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