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st: North Amerian Stata Users Group meeting--August 2004
Announcement and call for presentations
The third North American Stata Users Group meeting will be
held on August 23-24, 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the
Longwood Galleria Conference Center.
The first day of the meeting, which will showcase user
presentations, is being organized by a committee chaired by
Elizabeth Allred, Harvard School of Public Health
(firstname.lastname@example.org). The second day features training
courses on GLLAMM and Stata graphics and is sponsored by
StataCorp. Details about accommodations and fees will be
posted shortly. The final program and schedule will be posted in June.
Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston
(2001 and 2003), Britain, Ireland, Spain, Germany, and the
Netherlands. Anyone interested in Stata, regardless of level
of expertise or geographic location, is invited to attend.
The meeting will include the ever-popular Wishes and Grumbles
session where users make comments and suggestions to Stata Corp.
The organizing committee seeks 10 or 25-minute Stata-related
presentations, each followed by five minutes of discussion.
Presentations may be on any topic related to the use of Stata
in research or teaching in any field, for example:
Using Stata for modeling and analysis
User-written Stata programs
Case studies using Stata in research or teaching
Using Stata to import and manage data
Using Stata for graphics
Teaching statistics with Stata
Surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields
Featured training courses:
Generalized Linear Latent and Mixed Models, presented by
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, University of California, Berkeley,
co-author of Generalized Latent Variable Modeling:
Multilevel, Longitudinal and Structural Equation Models (2004).
Stata Graphics, presented by Vince Wiggins, Vice President of
Scientific Development, StataCorp, and author of Stata's
graphics commands. This course will cover in detail the basic
commands and concepts for building high-quality Stata graphs
from scratch. You will learn new approaches to creating graphs,
including organizing and managing your data, and creating
Please submit an abstract of your presentation (200 words
maximum, ASCII text, no math symbols) through
www.repec.org/nasug2004 by May 15, 2004. Please indicate the
presentation length you prefer (10 or 25 minutes) when you
submit your abstract. Conference fees will be waived for
Please provide, in electronic form, any materials related to your
presentation (slides and programs/datasets, where applicable) to the
organizing committee before the meeting, so that they can be posted on
StataCorp's web site and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.
To see proceedings from previous Stata Users Group meetings, see
Please contact the organizers with any questions.
The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee:
Elizabeth Allred [email@example.com] Harvard School of Public
Kit Baum [firstname.lastname@example.org] Boston College and RePEc
Nicholas J. Cox [email@example.com] University of Durham
Rich Goldstein [firstname.lastname@example.org] consultant
Tony Lachenbruch [email@example.com] OBE/CBER
Marcello Pagano [firstname.lastname@example.org] Harvard School of Public
Fees and accommodations:
The cost to attend is $85.00 (students $45.00) for both days.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Boston - the Inn
Longwood Medical for August 21 - 24, 2004. The hotel is offering a
number of sleeping rooms at a discount rate of $149.00 plus 12.45% tax
room per night. Please call the hotel direct at 617-731-4700 or toll
800-468-2378 and ask for in-house reservations. Note that the last day
reservations at the discounted rate is August 2, 2004. For more
information, visit the hotel's web site at
or Best Western's web site at http://www.bestwestern.com.
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