- 2013 as International Year of Statistics
- November 2013- 11th Armitage Lecture and Workshop
- March 2014- Medical Research Council Conference in Biostatistics
- BSU Short Courses
The MRC Biostatistics Unit is proud to announce it is also participating in the International Year of Statistics 2013, a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society.
During this yearlong celebration, MRC BSU and more than 700 organization- universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses- in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.
The MRC Biostatistics Unit established the Armitage Lectureship in the autumn of 2003. This is an annual event during which an eminent medical statistician visits for a week and works with members of the Unit. The highlight is the delivery of the Armitage Lecture, named to honour the immense contributions of Professor Peter Armitage to medical statistics. Peter Armitage's work is recognized throughout the world as achieving a successful balance between methodological rigour and applied commonsense, to which all statisticians aspire.
The MRC Biostatistics Unit 11th Annual Armitage Lecture, titled "Cross-study Reproducibility of Predictions, with Application to Genomics", will be given by Professor Giovanni Parmigiani, Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health, Chairman of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Associate Director for Population Sciences of the Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center.
The lecture will be the keynote speech in a workshop on Statistical Methods for Emerging Applications to Genomics Workshop.
Attendance at the Armitage Lecture and Workshop is free but all participants should register in advance. For further details, including the programme of the event and registration, please click here.
Date: Thursday 7th November 2013
Venue: Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College. Huntingdon Road. Cambridge CB3 0SH.
In celebration of the MRC Biostatistics Unit's Centenary year
24th - 26th March 2014
Queens' College, Cambridge, UK
The MRC Biostatistics Unit is pleased to announce the dates of its forthcoming International Conference which will take place at the Queens' College, Cambridge, UK.
The main four conference themes are:
- Evidence Synthesis to Inform Health
- Statistical Genomics
- Complex Observational and Longitudinal Data
- Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials
We have an exciting line-up of prestigious invited visiting speakers: Tony Ades, Per Kragh Andersen, Nicola G. Best, Leonardo Bottolo, Norman Breslow, Nicholas E. Day, Peter Diggle, Arnoldo Frigessi, Andy Grieve, Robin Henderson, Chris Holmes, Dirk Husmeier, Mahesh Parmar, Adrian E. Raftery, Duncan C. Thomas, and Simon G. Thompson.
MRC Biostatistics Unit has also reserved several sessions for papers. Please see Abstract Submission weblink.
- Earlybird 2 Day Registration with accommodation | Cost: £280.00
- Earlybird 2 Day Registration with no accommodation | Cost: £210.00
- Earlybird 3 Day Registration | Cost: £390.00
Please note that places at these prices are limited. As soon as they are filled, more places will be released but at an increased cost (approx. £100 more)
Registration is OPEN. Please click here for online registration.
Conference booking and abstract submission key dates:
8th August 2013:
Early Bird Registration opens: Early Bird preferential rates apply for limited numbers of places
28th October 2013:
Deadline for Submission of Contributed Paper Abstracts and for Poster Abstracts
8th November 2013:
Email notification to contributors of selected Contributed Papers and Posters
25th November 2013:
Deadline for receipt of registration fees from contributors of selected Contributed Papers
20th January 2013:
Registration with accommodation closes
24th-26th March 2014:
Welcome to the Conference!
For further details visit the Medical Research Council Conference on Biostatistics website:
For answers to conference queries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The list of current short courses is available on the website:- please click here for details.
To access past BSU Events please click here.