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From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Conference in Beautiful Cleveland
Date   Fri, 05 Sep 2008 06:42:16 -0400

Measuring the Accuracy of Prediction Models An International Symposium

September 29, 2008
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Clinic
InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsored by:
Cleveland Clinic Department of Quantitative Health Sciences With generous support from the Page Foundation ________________________________________

Join us for this one day symposium of interaction between speakers and audience.

* Debate on the myriad of choices regarding prediction accuracy measures.
* Learn more about what accuracy measures should be used to compare rival
prediction models when applied to a new dataset.
* Decide which tool is superior or whether any should be used.
* Leave with a strong preference for a particular approach and an ability to defend it.

Outstanding Expert Faculty:
Moderator: Nancy Obuchowski, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Confirmed Presenters : (others may be added)
Michael Kattan, PhD, Cleveland Clinic
Mithat Gonen, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Thomas Gerds, PhD, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Nancy Cook, ScD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Michael Pencina, PhD, Boston University
Andrew Vickers, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ewout Steyerberg, PhD, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Critical Discussion Topics:
The Concordance Index
The Brier Score
FROC, IDI and NRI
Reclassification and Calibration
Decision Curve Analysis
Interrelationships Among the Various Measures

Who Should Attend:
Biostatisticians
Outcomes Researchers
Clinicians who use prediction tools and risk calculators Industry executives whose business depends on identifying high risk patients

To Register Now Click Here
For More Information please visit http://www.bio.ri.ccf.org/html/symposium.html
or call 216.932.3448

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