The Italian Stata Users Group Meeting takes place on 15 November 2018 at the I Portici Hotel. There will also be an optional course on 16 November.
The meeting will provide Stata users from across Italy and the world the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software. Everyone who is interested in using Stata is welcome.
Call for presentations
Does your research rely on Stata? Do you have insights that would enlighten colleagues in your field? Prepare your abstract for the 2018 Italian Stata Users Group meeting.
Presentation topics include but are not limited to
- discussions of community-contributed Stata commands;
- case studies of research or teaching using Stata;
- discussions of data management problems;
- reviews of analytic issues; and
- surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields.
For examples of past presentations, view the proceedings page.
Submitting your presentation
Please email an abstract to the scientific committee if you are interested in presenting. Include your name, affiliation, address, and phone number. Each presentation will be 25 minutes followed by a 10-minute discussion. If your presentation requires a different time, please indicate that when the abstract is sent.
The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2018.
The final version of the presentation must be sent to the scientific committee no later than 28 October 2018.
Course: Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data
by Michael J. Crowther, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
The joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data has been an area of growing interest in recent years, with the benefits of the approach becoming recognized in ever widening fields of study. The models can provide both an effective way of conducting an analysis of a survival endpoint (for example, time to death), influenced by a time-varying covariate measured with error, or alternatively correct for nonrandom dropout in the analysis of a longitudinal outcome (for example, a biomarker such as blood pressure). This one-day course will provide an introduction to joint modeling through real applications to both clinical trial data and electronic health records, using examples in cancer and liver cirrhosis. We will study the methodological framework, underlying assumptions, estimation, model building, and predictions. We will also consider current developments in the field, looking at some of the many extensions of the standard framework, such as the ability to model multiple biomarkers and competing risks. The course will consist of lectures and computing exercises making use of the stjm and megenreg packages in Stata, written by the course lecturer.
- Lecture 1: Survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, and their combination
- Lecture 2: Joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data
- Lecture 3: Extended association structures and predictions
- Lecture 4: Further topics in joint modeling
This one-day workshop is of particular interest to biostatisticians, epidemiologists, applied statisticians, and researchers or professionals working in economics, the social sciences, or public health wishing to carry out survival analysis on longitudinal and panel data in their applied research. The maximum number of participants permitted will be restricted to 15.
Participants should be familiar with Stata. A working knowledge of survival analysis and an introductory knowledge of panel data is required.