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st: North Amerian Stata Users Group meeting--August 2004

From   "Elizabeth Allred" <[email protected]>
To   Statalist <[email protected]>
Subject   st: North Amerian Stata Users Group meeting--August 2004
Date   Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:14:23 -0500

Announcement and call for presentations

The third North American Stata Users Group meeting will be 
held on August 23-24, 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the 
Longwood Galleria Conference Center.

The first day of the meeting, which will showcase user 
presentations, is being organized by a committee chaired by 
Elizabeth Allred, Harvard School of Public Health 
([email protected]). The second day features training 
courses on GLLAMM and Stata graphics and is sponsored by 
StataCorp. Details about accommodations and fees will be 
posted shortly. The final program and schedule will be posted in June.

Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston 
(2001 and 2003), Britain, Ireland, Spain, Germany, and the 
Netherlands. Anyone interested in Stata, regardless of level 
of expertise or geographic location, is invited to attend. 
The meeting will include the ever-popular Wishes and Grumbles 
session where users make comments and suggestions to Stata Corp.


The organizing committee seeks 10 or 25-minute Stata-related 
presentations, each followed by five minutes of discussion. 
Presentations may be on any topic related to the use of Stata 
in research or teaching in any field, for example:

	Using Stata for modeling and analysis
	User-written Stata programs
	Case studies using Stata in research or teaching
	Using Stata to import and manage data
	Using Stata for graphics
	Teaching Stata
	Teaching statistics with Stata
	Surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields
	Software comparisons

Day 2

Featured training courses:

Generalized Linear Latent and Mixed Models, presented by 
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, University of California, Berkeley, 
co-author of Generalized Latent Variable Modeling:  
Multilevel, Longitudinal and Structural Equation Models (2004).

Stata Graphics, presented by Vince Wiggins, Vice President of 
Scientific Development, StataCorp, and author of Stata's 
graphics commands. This course will cover in detail the basic 
commands and concepts for building high-quality Stata graphs 
from scratch. You will learn new approaches to creating graphs,
including organizing and managing your data, and creating 
custom schemes.

Submission information:

Please submit an abstract of your presentation (200 words 
maximum, ASCII text, no math symbols) through by May 15, 2004. Please indicate the 
presentation length you prefer (10 or 25 minutes) when you 
submit your abstract. Conference fees will be waived for 

Please provide, in electronic form, any materials related to your
presentation (slides and programs/datasets, where applicable) to the
organizing committee before the meeting, so that they can be posted on
StataCorp's web site and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.

To see proceedings from previous Stata Users Group meetings, see

Please contact the organizers with any questions.

The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee:

Elizabeth Allred [[email protected]] Harvard School of Public
Kit Baum [[email protected]] Boston College and RePEc 
Nicholas J. Cox [[email protected]] University of Durham 
Rich Goldstein [[email protected]] consultant 
Tony Lachenbruch [[email protected]] OBE/CBER 
Marcello Pagano [[email protected]] Harvard School of Public

Fees and accommodations:

The cost to attend is $85.00 (students $45.00) for both days.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Boston - the Inn
Longwood Medical for August 21 - 24, 2004. The hotel is offering a
number of sleeping rooms at a discount rate of $149.00 plus 12.45% tax
room per night. Please call the hotel direct at 617-731-4700 or toll
free at
800-468-2378 and ask for in-house reservations. Note that the last day
to make
reservations at the discounted rate is August 2, 2004. For more
information, visit the hotel's web site at 
or Best Western's web site at

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