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Second Australian and New Zealand meeting

The first Australian and New Zealand Stata Users Group (ANZSUG) meeting was a big success in Adelaide in 2004. We will hold the second ANZSUG in Melbourne in September 2006. Stata users from all disciplines and experience levels are invited to attend.

The meeting's goal is to bring together a wide range of users to discuss statistical analysis, data management, and graphics using Stata. We encourage speakers to present their experiences with the package, whether using standard commands, writing new programs, or exploiting the graphics facilities.

There will be a 1-day workshop on mixed models in Stata the day after the second ANZSUG. The workshop will be a hands-on opportunity to learn about mixed models (often called random-effects models) and their implementation in Stata. The application of these models includes variance-components analysis, longitudinal (panel) data analysis, and hierarchical (multilevel) regression. The workshop will focus on continuous-scale dependent variables but will also cover categorical dependent variables.

Submission guidelines

Please email your submissions to Rory.Wolfe@med.monash.edu.au before August 11. The program committee will notify authors by 18 August whether they will be required to present at the meeting.

Please submit final abstracts for oral presentations at the second ANZSUG meeting on September 20. The available slots for presentations will be 10 or 20 minutes followed by discussion (total presentation lengths of 15 and 30 minutes). We are open to offers (with rationale) of shorter or longer talks or of different presentation formats. Because of time constraints, we cannot accept all abstracts.

Presentations may be on any topic related to using Stata in research or teaching in any field. Examples include the following:

  • Using Stata for statistical analysis
  • User-written Stata programs
  • Importing and managing data in Stata
  • Using Stata for graphics
  • Teaching Stata
  • Teaching statistics with Stata
  • Using Stata in specific fields

Abstracts should be submitted to the appropriate organizer, based on the topic of the abstract. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words with at most one reference. Use ASCII text only. Indicate your preferred presentation style (oral or your own format) and length (10 or 20 minutes).

You must electronically submit your presentation (slides) to the organizing committee before the meeting.

Users Group meeting
Date: Wednesday
September 20, 2006
Venue: Marriott Hotel
Exhibition Street
Date: Thursday
September 21, 2006
Venue: Monash University Conference Centre
Collins Street
  Wednesday Thursday Both days
Early bird registration
(before August 25)
$150.00 $150.00 $250.00
Regular registration
(August 25–September 20)
$225.00 $225.00 $450.00
Prices include morning/afternoon tea and lunch.
Photo by Kevin Connors

Workshop on mixed models in Stata

Thursday 21 September, 2006
Monash University Conference Centre, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Presenter: StataCorp, led by Roberto G. Gutierrez

StataCorp's mixed-models workshop is designed for people who are already familiar with Stata.

Bring your own laptop if possible, although a few laptops will be available for early birds. Workshop material will include multilevel and longitudinal modeling using Stata with an emphasis on xtmixed, as well as some gllamm.

Registration and accommodations

Registration is closed.

The meeting will be held at

Marriott Hotel
Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Australia

The workshop will be held at

Monash University Conference Centre
Collins Street
Melbourne, Australia

Register before August 25 to take advantage of early bird prices (both days for $250.00 or one day for $150.00). Regular registration is from August 25 until September 20 (both days for $450.00 or one day for $225.00).

Course sponsors

The second ANZSUG meeting is sponsored by StataCorp and Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty. Ltd. (Australian and New Zealand distributors of Stata).

Organizing committee

Rory Wolfe (principal organizer)
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Monash University

Robert Breunig
School of Economics
Australian National University

John Carlin
University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia

Peter Herbison
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago

  Karl Keesman
Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty. Ltd.

Philip Ryan
Department of Public Health
University of Adelaide

Lyn Watson
Mother and Child Health Research
LaTrobe University





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