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8th UK meeting program 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.

The content of the meeting has been 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, Italy, 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.

The cost of the meeting is £69.50 + VAT for both days or £49.50 + VAT for one day only. This includes lunch, coffee and tea. For further information on registration, please contact info@timberlake.co.uk.

Detailed programme

Monday, 20 May 2002

0930–1000 Registration and coffe/tea
1000–1005 Introduction and welcome
1005–1040 Creating plots and tables of estimation results using parmest and friends
Roger Newson
Department of Public Health Medicine, King's College, London
1040–1115 Simulation studies comparing different genetic methodologies using Stata
Harland Austin
Department of Epidemiology, Emory University
1115–1145 Coffee
1145–1220 Graphics before and after model fitting
Nick Cox
Department of Geography, University of Durham
1220–1255 Standardising anthropometric measures in children and adolescents with new egen functions
Suzanna Vidmar
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne
Kylie Hesketh
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne
John Carlin
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne
1255–1405 Lunch
1405–1440 Using Stata at the Office for National Statistics: an overview
Matthew Barnes
Office for National Statistics
1440–1515 A note on ownership and productivity in UK businesses
Ralf Martin and Chiara Criscuolo
Office for National Statistics, CeRiBA, and London School of Economics
1515–1530 The Stata Technical Bulletin and the Stata Journal: editors' report
Joe Newton
Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University
Nick Cox
Department of Geography, University of Durham
1530–1600 Tea
1600–1715 Programmable GLM: a collection of case studies
Bobby Gutierrez
StataCorp, College Station, TX
1715 Close

Tuesday, 21 May 2002

0930–1005 BCa bootstrap confidence intervals
James Carpenter
Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Patrick Royston
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
1005–1040 The use of fractional polynomials to model interactions between treatment and continuous covariates in clinical trials
Patrick Royston
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
Wilhelm Sauerbrei
IMBI, University Hospital of Freiburg
1040–1115 Applying the Cox proportional hazard regression model to competing risks
Mohamed Ali
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Abdel Babiker
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
1115–1145 Coffee
1145–1220 Adjusting for measurement error in explanatory variables
Ian White
MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
Chris Frost
MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
Shoji Tokunaga
MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
1220–1300 Further steps towards a graphical interface for making tables and estimating effects
Michael Hills
1300–1400 Lunch
1400–1435 How to face lists with fortitude (Tutorial)
Nick Cox
Department of Geography, University of Durham
1435–1530 Report to users
Bill Gould
StataCorp, College Station, TX
1530–1600 Tea
1600–1715 Discussion: Wishes and grumbles
1715 Close

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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