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2010 Italian Stata Users Group meeting


Church of San Luca, Bologna, Italy
Dates: November 11–12, 2010
Venue: Grand Hotel Baglioni
Via Indipendenza, 8
40121 Bologna
Days attending Price per person*
Day 1 only (no training course) €90
Day 1 + course (in Italian) “Analisi dei Rischi Competitivi €375
Day 1 + course (in English) “Programming an Estimation Command in Stata and Mata €375
Training course only (in Italian) “Analisi dei Rischi Competitivi €375
Training course only (in English) “Programming an Estimation Command in Stata and Mata €375
Optional dinner: All’Osteria Bottega €45
See Registration for more details.
*Price includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Announcement and call for presentations

TStat S.r.l., the distributor of Stata software in Italy, is pleased to announce the seventh Italian Stata Users Group meeting, to be held in Bologna on November 11–12, 2010. The objective of the meeting is to provide Stata users working in different research areas with the unique opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software. Stata users interested in contributing to the meeting are encouraged to submit their proposals to the scientific committee. Particularly encouraged are proposals based on

The first day of the meeting will be organized into four sessions. Each session will include three presentations of approximately 20 minutes a piece, followed by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion. The first session is reserved for an invited speaker, Maarten Buis. Two training courses will be organized on the second day of the meeting: the first, Analisi dei Rischi Competitivi, will be given in Italian (for details, click here); the second, Programming an Estimation Command in Stata and Mata, will be given in English (for details, click here). A detailed program of the meeting will be available on TStat’s website by the end of September 2010.

Submission guidelines

If you are interested in presenting your work, please submit an abstract in electronic format before August 30, 2010, to the scientific committee at the following address: statausers@tstat.it. Please include your name, affiliation, and telephone number in the email. The scientific committee will make a preliminary selection on the basis of submitted abstracts by September 15, 2010. If selected, you must submit a final version of your paper to the scientific committee by October 28, 2010.

Preliminary program

Thursday, November 11: Presentations

9:00–9:20 Registration of participants / Welcome from the scientific committee
9:20–9:30Stata—diffusione in Italia dal 2000 al 2010
9:30–10:45Session I — Invited speaker
Maarten Buis
Institut für Soziologie Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
10:45–11:00Coffee break
11:00–12:45Session II — User-written commands and routines I
2:15–3:30Session III — Exploiting the potential of Stata 11
Bill Rising
StataCorp LP
3:30–4:45Session IV — User-written commands and routines II
4:45–5:00Coffee break
5:00–5:30Session V — Report to users / Wishes and grumbles
Bill Rising
StataCorp LP

Friday, November 12: Courses

9:00–6:00Analisi dei Rischi Competitivi (in Italian)
9:00–6:00Programming an Estimation Command in Stata and Mata (in English)

Social dinner

We are pleased to announce that the optional social dinner will be held the evening of November 11 at All’Osteria Bottega on Via S. Caterina, 51. Meet at the Grand Hotel Baglioni at 7:30 PM or arrive directly at the restaurant at 8:00 PM.

Reservations must be made at the time of the conference. The participation fee is about €45 per person and is payable directly on site.


Click here for the registration form in Italian.
Click here for the registration form in English.


The conference venue, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, is located in the heart of Bologna on Via Indipendenza, 8. The hotel is a short walk from museums, theaters, galleries, and cathedrals.

Directions to venue

By plane: International Airport Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ) is 8 km from downtown; the hotel is well connected by bus and taxi.

By train: La Stazione Centrale di Bologna (Central Station of Bologna) is about 900 meters away from the hotel. From Piazza delle Medaglie D’oro, turn left onto Via Pietromellara. Go straight to Piazza XX Settembre and then to Via Indipendenza.

By car: Exit the motorway and take the ring road until the exit Fiera No. 7. Continue toward the city center, following signs for Stazione Centrale (Central Station) and then for the hotel. Parking is available nearby.


The meeting is being organized by TStat S.r.l. (www.tstat.it), the distributor of Stata in Italy. TStat has negotiated special rates with some hotels in Bologna for meeting participants. See the hotel booking form for details or to reserve a room at the reduced rate.


For more information or assistance with accommodations, please contact Monica Gianni at TStat:

Monica Gianni
TStat S.r.l.
Via Rettangolo, 12/14
67039 Sulmona (AQ)

Tel: +39-0864 210101
Fax: +39-0864 206014
Email: statausers@tstat.it


Scientific committee (statausers@tstat.it) Logistics coordinator

Una-Louise Bell
TStat S.r.l.

Rino Bellocco
Karolinska Institutet

Giovanni Capelli
Università degli Studi di Cassino

Marcello Pagano
Harvard School of Public Health

Maurizio Pisati
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

Monica Gianni
TStat S.r.l.





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