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Call for presentations

The 15th Northern European Stata Conference takes place on 10 September 2024 at the Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park. There will be an optional workshop on 9 September.

This conference will provide Stata users with the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of Stata. Representatives from StataCorp will attend and host an open-panel discussion, so you can share your questions and feedback directly with Stata developers. Anyone interested in using Stata is welcome. No level of expertise is assumed for presenters or attendees.

Presentation guidelines

Presentation topics may include

  • using Stata for modeling and analysis,
  • discussions of community-contributed Stata commands,
  • using Stata to import and manage data,
  • using Stata for graphics,
  • teaching Stata or teaching statistics with Stata,
  • Python integration,
  • software comparisons, and
  • surveys or critiques of Stata in specific fields.

For examples of past presentations, view the proceedings page.

Submitting your presentation

If you are interested in presenting, please email your abstract to the scientific committee. Indicate whether you would like to give

  • a 20-minute talk (followed by a 10-minute discussion),
  • a 10-minute talk (followed by a 5-minute discussion), or
  • some other presentation.

Include your name and affiliation. If your presentation has multiple authors, please identify the presenter. The deadline for submissions is 16 June 2024.

Submit abstract

Workshop: Modeling survival data using flexible parametric models in Stata using stpm3: Concepts and modeling choices


Paul Lambert
University of Leicester, UK and Karolinska Institutet


9 September 2024


This course will cover the modeling of survival (time-to-event) data using flexible survival parametric models in Stata. It will make use of the stpm3 command (released on the SSC in June 2023), which has many advantages over its predecessor, the stpm2 command (released in 2008/9). It will cover general modeling issues that are useful when using survival models for either description, prediction, or understanding causality.

It is aimed at individuals who have an understanding of standard survival analysis methods (for example, censoring and Kaplan–Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards models). The course will cover the following topics:

  • the advantages (and a few disadvantages) of using flexible survival parametric models
  • choosing the number and location of knots to model the effect of time
  • modeling nonlinear effects of covariates (using splines and other functions)
  • choice of scale: log cumulative hazard, log hazard, and other scales
  • relaxing the proportional hazard assumption
  • predictions of survival, hazard, and other useful functions
  • making contrasts between covariate groups
  • the use of marginal predictions (regression standardization) and contrasts to quantify the effect of exposures/treatment
  • the use of marginal predictions to assess model fit and predictive performance
  • how to perform a sensible sensitivity analysis
  • how to avoid model convergence problems

Visit the official course page for more information.

Scientific committee

Tor Åge Myklebust, PhD – Chair
Cancer Registry of Norway
Anna L.V. Johansson, PhD
Karolinska Institutet & Cancer Registry of Norway
Arne Risa Hole, PhD
Universitat Jaume I
Morten W. Fagerland, PhD
Oslo University Hospital
Peter Hedström, PhD
Linköping University


Visit the official conference page for more information.

Logistics organizer

The 2024 Northern European Stata Conference is jointly organized by Metrika Consulting AB, the official distributor of Stata for Russia and the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Cancer Registry of Norway at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital).

Bjarte Aagnes – General chair
Cancer Registry of Norway

View the proceedings of previous Stata Conferences and Users Group meetings.