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Date   Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:53:17 -0400

The first Canadian Stata Users Group meeting will be held Thursday,
October 22, 2009, at the Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Stata Users Group meetings are enjoyable and rewarding for Stata users
at all levels and from all disciplines. As always, this year's program
will consist primarily of user presentations together with the ever-
popular "Wishes and Grumbles" session in which users have an opportunity
to share their comments and suggestions directly with developers from

Lee Sieswerda (Thunder Bay District Health Unit) is an invited speaker;
we hope to announce a second speaker soon. Stata developers will also
attend the meeting, both to present and to take notes during the popular
"wishes and grumbles" session. We hope you will consider joining us in
October, as a presenter or an attendee.

Toronto is one of Canada's most vibrant and cosmopolitan centres.  Its
diverse cultural communities, stunning views, and outstanding shopping  
and dining opportunities add to its charm.  Toronto has an active sports
life including the Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto Maple Leafs  
(NHL), Toronto Blue Jays (MLB), and Toronto Argonauts (CFL Football).
In addition, Toronto has one of the larger zoos in North America and is

home to one of Canada's largest amusement parks, Canada's Wonderland.
Toronto is also within easy driving distance to magnificent Niagara
Falls and Ontario Wine Country.

Call for presentations

All users are encouraged to submit abstracts for possible presentations.
Presentations on any Stata-related topic will be considered, including
(but not limited to) the following topics:

	* new user-written commands, including commands for modeling and
estimation, graphical analysis, data management, or reporting
	* use or evaluation of existing Stata commands
	* methods for using Stata or for teaching statistics with Stata
	* case studies of Stata use in novel areas or applications
	* surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields
	* comparisons of Stata to other software or use of Stata
together with other software

Presentations should be either 15, 20, or 40 minutes long, followed by

Submission guidelines

Please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words (ASCII text, no math
symbols) using the web submission form at All abstracts must be received by August
31, 2009. Please include a short, informative title and indicate how
long you would like your presentation to be. If your presentation has
multiple authors, please identify one author as the primary author. The
conference registration fee will be waived for the primary author of
accepted presentations.

If you would like to discuss an idea for a presentation or have
questions about the program format, please contact a member of the
scientific committee: Leslie-Ann Keown (Statistics Canada) and Louis
Gagnon (Queens University).

For complete information on the meeting, please visit

Formerly, the North American Stata Users Group meetings were held in the
United States. This year they have expanded both south to Mexico and
north to Canada. For information on previous Stata Users Group meetings
from all over the world, please visit

We hope to see you there!

Leslie-Ann Keown
Chair, Scientific Committee

Leslie-Anne Keown 
Canadian Social Trends/ Statistics Canada 
Phone: 613-951-7264 

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