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10th UK Stata Users Group meeting

Notice of meeting and call for papers

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Dates: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 June 2004
Venue: Centre for Econometric Analysis
CASS Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London     EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom
Cost: £65 + vat = £76.38

The London Stata Users Group meeting is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2004. We are marking the event by making the presentations even more useful to those who attend. We will be including in this meeting survey lectures from Stata users of international repute and from senior members of StataCorp — the developers of Stata — aimed at addressing fields where Stata is particularly useful.

In the previous nine years, we have established a tradition of excellent presentations by users, and we have fostered contacts among researchers who use Stata, expert users who extend and further develop Stata, and developers at StataCorp.

Stata users' meetings began in London, and more have been held here than in the rest of the world combined. (Other users' meetings have been held in Berlin, Boston, Córdoba, Dublin, Maastricht, Madrid, and Utrecht.)

Part of the reason for our success is the openness of the meetings. All are welcome to attend and participate. You are invited whether or not you have attended previously and wherever you reside. In past years, we have had attendees not only from Britain, Ireland, and other European countries, but also from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

Preliminary program

Invited talks

Topics in time series regression modeling: testing for stationarity, unit roots, long memory, and endogeneity in IV and GMM contexts
Kit Baum, Department of Economics, Boston College

From datasets to results sets in Stata
Roger Newson, Department of Public Health Sciences, King's College London

Meta-analysis in Stata: history, progress, and prospects
Jonathan Sterne, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol

Stata graphics, under the hood
Vince Wiggins, Vice President, Scientific Development, StataCorp

User presentations

Applying the Cox proportional hazards regression model to competing risks
Abdel G. Babiker, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London, and Mohamed M. Ali, LSHTM

Separation brings analysts and their graphs together
Matthew Barnes, Office for National Statistics, London

Circular statistics in Stata, revisited
Nicholas J. Cox, Durham University, UK

Controlling for time-dependent confounding using marginal structural models
Zoe Fewell, University of Bristol

Tabulation of multiple responses
Ben Jann, ETH Zürich

Compliance-adjusted intervention effects in survival data
Lois Kim and Ian R. White, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge

Biplots, revisited
Ulrich Kohler, WZB, Berlin

Multiple imputation of missing data: an implementation of van Buuren's MICE, and more
Patrick Royston, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London

Evaluation of diagnostic tests for diseases in pregnancy: some statistical issues
Paul T. Seed, King's College London

Analyzing linked employer-employee data with Stata
Richard Upward, University of Nottingham

Report to users
William Gould, President, StataCorp

Wishes and grumbles
William Gould, President, StataCorp
Vince Wiggins, Vice President, Scientific Development, StataCorp

more to come

An optional, informal meal will be held at a London restaurant on Monday evening. There is an extra cost for attending the dinner.

See www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html for the proceedings of other user group meetings.

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Submission of a paper

We will also include the usual mix of professional talks. If you are interested in presenting a paper on a Stata theme, please submit an abstract (100–200 words) by email by 15 March 2004 to Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk.

Nick is organizing the academic program together with Patrick Royston, MRC Clinical Trials Unit.

Registration and accommodations

Registration is closed.

The logistics of the conference are being organized by Timberlake Consultants, distributors of Stata in several countries, including the UK and Ireland.

There will be a small conference fee (£65 + vat = £76.38) to cover costs for coffee, tea, and luncheons. An invoice will be sent to you only when the program for the conference becomes available.

The UK Stata Users Group Meeting Organizers

Nicholas J. Cox Patrick Royston
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Patrick.Royston@ctu.mrc.ac.uk
Department of Geography Cancer Division
University of Durham MRC Clinical Trials Unit

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