6th – 11th July 2014, Florence, Italy
This July kicks off with the 27th International Biometric Conference (IBC) being hosted by the Italian Region of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). This is the first time that the society has returned to the Region for more than sixty years. The one previous visit to Italy was in 1953 for the 3rd IBC that took place in Bellagio on Lake Como.
International Biometric Conferences have been sponsored by the International Biometric Society since 1947 and represent one of the major activities of the IBS. The Society organizes a major international conference every two years. The conference is dedicated to recent developments and application of Biometry and Statistics in many different fields of life and environmental sciences.
The International Program Committee (IPC) built the core of the scientific programme by selecting 24 invited sessions from across many different areas of biometry. They have also scheduled some special sessions, including Biometrics and JABES Showcases, a Young Statisticians Session, an Invited Session from the ISI, and, for the first time at an IBC, a Statistics in Practice session that is a regular and popular feature of German Region meetings. Alongside these, they have an extensive contributed programme with 41 sessions of oral presentations and three Poster Sessions.
MRC Biostatistics Unit at IBC2014
- Graham Wheeler (Career Development Fellow – Adaptive Clinical Trials research group) Contributed talk: “Modelling semi-attributable toxicity in dual-agent phase I trials with non-concurrent drug administration”.
- Frank Dondelinger (Career Development Fellow – Statistics and Machine Learning for Precision Medicine research group) Contributed talk: “Network Inference and Dynamical Prediction Using Biochemical Kinetics”.
- Olympia Papachristofi (PhD student at BSU) Contributed talk: “Enhancement of an ideal framework for the assessment of surgical interventions: understanding the complexities and construction solutions“.
- Evelina Gabasova (PhD student at BSU) Contributed talk: “Bayesian integrative clustering of genomics datasets”.
- Linda Sharples (Visiting Scientist at BSU) will be giving an oral presentation co-authored by Chris Jackson (Senior Statistician at BSU).
For further details on IBC2014 please visit http://www.ibs-italy.info/ibc-2014.html