Events listing - SSA events

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Upcoming events

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • via Zoom, time stated is AEDT

    The Statistical Society of Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics are pleased to announce the following joined webinar:

    Do we die of only one cause?

    Unlocking the full potential of multiple-cause mortality data

    About this webinar

    The assumption that exactly one disease is at the origin of death is debatable, especially with an aging population and the rise of chronic and degenerative diseases. Furthermore, death certificates contain information on all the diseases that contributed to death according to the expert certifier. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is responsible for the compilation of the national mortality dataset, and especially for the coding of the 160,000+ deaths that occur each year. The coding process captures information on all diseases and conditions mentioned on death certificates and a wide range of associated causes for coroner referred deaths. It is clear that this additional information is important. Still, mortality indicators and epidemiological studies usually focus on only one of these, the so-called 'underlying cause of death', and the remaining diseases mentioned are ignored. There are two aspects that make the use of these data challenging: the way the information is reported and coded is complex, and appropriate analysis methods have been lacking. The complexities, challenges and opportunities associated with using this rich dataset will be discussed at this webinar.

    In the first part, James Eynstone-Hinkins and Lauren Moran from the Australian Bureau of Statistics will discuss current mortality data constructs and some of the benefits and limitations of underlying causes of death. They will also describe some of the existing uses of multiple-cause data and how future enhancements in classification and compilation could help unlock the potential of this rich data source. 

    In the second part, Dr Margarita Moreno-Betancur, a researcher in biostatistical methods, will talk about her work developing the first formal survival analysis methods for modelling multiple-cause mortality by exploiting all the readily-available data from death certificates.

    About the presenters

    James Eynstone-Hinkins is the Director of Health and Vital Statistics at the ABS where he is responsible for the births, deaths, marriages, divorces and causes of death datasets. James has overseen a large program of work aimed at maximising the utility of the national mortality dataset, including improvements to timeliness and quality of underlying data. He works closely with the international statistical community on coding and classification issues, and for the past three years has been a member of the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 Task Force.

    Lauren Moran is the Assistant Director of the Health and Vital Statistics Section where she heads the cause of death team. Lauren has expertise in death certification, and cause of death coding and analytics. She has led the delivery of large scale projects which enhance the use and value of health and population data including better use of multiple cause data for external causes of death.

    Dr Margarita Moreno-Betancur is an ARC DECRA fellow, and Team Leader/Senior Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). Since her PhD in Biostatistics (Université Paris-Sud, France), she leads research developing statistical methods motivated by analytical challenges arising in health and medical research studies, with focus on the areas of causal inference, missing data and survival analysis. This research is fuelled by various collaborative projects, particularly in life course and social epidemiology. She has leadership roles in the renowned Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) and the MCRI's LifeCourse Initiative, comprised of over 40 longitudinal cohort studies.

    To register

    This is a free event, but you will need to register. Click here to save your place. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Mark Wicht.

    Would you please note that the times stated are AEDT.

    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • Sydney

    This is the first time ISEC will be held in the Southern Hemisphere! Sydney is home to the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, the Tim Tam, half-decent weather even in winter, and it will be whale season...

    Confirmed plenary speakers:

    - Christl Donnelly (Imperial College, London)
    - David Borchers (St Andrews)
    - Di Cook (Monash)
    - Kiona Ogle (Northern Arizona)
    - Mark Bravington (CSIRO)

    Invited sessions on:

    - Reproducible Science
    - Methods for high throughput community data
    For more details go to http://www.isec2020.org/

    There will be a Skills Showcase the day before the conference, with introductory tutorials running in parallel on a diverse range of topics, including Spatial Capture-recapture, Learning Python, Disease modelling and more. As usual, there will be short courses in the days before the conference.


    • 1 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 4 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Cagliari, Italy

    Workshop of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2020)

    1-4 July 2020 in Cagliari, Italy

    The aim of CAS workshop is to bring together scientists working in computational statistics, scientific computation and applications in all areas of sciences, engineering, industry, economics, life sciences and social sciences.

    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Computational Statistics: new issues in the design of computational algorithms for implementing statistical methods, development in R, etc

    * Applications: statistical case study in all areas of sciences, engineering and industry, including economics, medicine, biology, earth sciences and social sciences.

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    29 February 2020: Deadline for abstract and paper submission to the CAS Workshop.

    15 April 2020: Notification of Acceptance.

    8 May 2020: Early-bird Registration ends.

    8 May 2020: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Papers.

    1-4 July 2020: ICCSA 2020 Conference.


    • 5 Jul 2020
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • Seoul, Korea

    The International Program Committee (IPC) of the International Biometric Society’s (IBS) 30thInternational Biometric Conference (IBC2020) calls for Invited Session proposals. IBC2020 will be held 5-10 July 2020 at the COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center), Seoul, Korea.

    • 6 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Gold Coast Convention Centre, 2684 -2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD

    Welcome to the ANZSC 2020 Conference

    The organising committee warmly invites you to the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Statistical Conference, which will take place on the Gold Coast from the 6th to the 10th of July 2020.

    This conference brings together four leading statistical communities in the region – the Statistical Society of Australia, the New Zealand Statistical Association, the International Institute of Business Analysis (Special Interest Group for Business Analytics), and the Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics.

    The aim of this conference is to bring together a broad range of researchers and practitioners across a variety of statistical disciplines to facilitate the exchange of theory, methods and applications.

    With these four societies working together there will be strong program components of interest to a wide diversity of academic, government, and industry colleagues. This includes the full spectrum of delegates from those advancing theoretical methodology to those working on industry applications (in traditional and non-traditional statistical areas). Of particular interest is how Big Data continues to impact all of us.

    Information on Keynote Speakers and the Conference program will be available shortly so watch this space for updates.

    The conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) situated in the heart of the Gold Coast. From GCCEC, Surfers Paradise (the social hub of the Gold Coast) is 5km to the North, the Star Casino and Pacific Fair are immediately to the South (the largest regional shopping and dining destination in Queensland), the beach (Broadbeach) is just ten minutes walk, and the Broadbeach restaurant complex is immediately to the East (short 5 minutes walk). Social tours can easily be made to the rainforest (such as Tambourine National Park and World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park), to places of Aboriginal Indigenous significance, to Stradbroke Island, and to Australia’s greatest theme parks.

    ANZSC2020 promises to be a truly amazing experience on both a professional and a social level.

    Please check out the official conference website and register your interest here.

    We look forward to seeing you on the Gold Coast in 2020!

    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Bilbao- Spain

    The 35th edition of the International Workshop on Statistical Modelling will be held in Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain) from 19 to 24 July 2020. It will be hosted by the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). There will be a short course on "Bayesian spatio-temporal modeling" by Virgilio Gómez Rubio on 19 July followed by the main meeting 20-24 July.

    The IWSM is one of the major activities of the Statistical Modelling Society, founded with the purpose of promoting and encouraging statistical modelling in its widest sense, involving both academic and professional statisticians and data analysts. Since its first edition, the spirit of the workshop has always been to focus on problems motivated by real life data and on solutions that make novel contributions to the subject.

    The atmosphere of the workshops is friendly and supportive, with no parallel sessions, with the aim of stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences related to statistical modelling. As a sign of positive feedback the IWSMs report many returning participants.

    Papers focusing on applications with important substantive implications as well as methodological issues are welcome. Submissions by students and young researchers are particularly encouraged.

    • 28 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 29 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Strasbourg, France

     The Centennial of the International Mathematical Union

    As you may know, the IMU was founded in September 1920 in Strasbourg, France. On  the occasion of the centennial of the IMU, we are organizing the conference               

     Mathematics without Borders
    The Centennial of the International Mathematical Union
                 

    You are cordially invited to participate in this conference. We will get back

    with further information regarding registration, accommodation, etc as

    soon as it is available. 

     


    • 11 Jul 2021
    • 15 Jul 2021
    • The Hague, The Netherlands

    The 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress will bring together statisticians and data scientists from academia, official statistics, health sector and business, junior and senior professionals, in an inviting environment.

    The inspiring and interactive programme will provide the platform to learn about the latest developments in statistical research and practice in an informal ambiance. A series of short courses, satellites and other events completes the WSC programme.

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Darwin, Australia

    The inaugural

    Joint Southern Statistical Meetings 2022

    will be held in Darwin from 27 June – 1 July 2022.

    This conference will bring together the leading statistical communities in the region to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners across a variety of statistical disciplines to facilitate the exchange of theory, methods and applications.

    To be kept up to date with our conference planning, please email your details to JSSM2022@gmail.com.

    We invite regional associations to contact us with expressions of interest to be part of this event. If you would like to sponsor JSSM2022 please get in touch as well.

    See you in Darwin in 2022! 

    • 6 Jul 2022
    • 14 Jul 2022
    • St Petersburg, Russia

    The ICM 2022 (International Congress of Mathematicians) will take place 6–14 July 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    The 19th General Assembly of the IMU will be held in St. Petersburg, on 3–4 July 2022. 
    The official website of the Congress is https://icm2022.org

    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • Riga, Latvia

    to be held at the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel


Past events

11 Dec 2019 rOpenSci OzUnconf 2019 - external event
10 Dec 2019 Vic Branch – We all count: Strengthening stats and maths through diversity
9 Dec 2019 UQ Institute for Social Science Research: Longitudinal Data Analysis Course
6 Dec 2019 E. A. Cornish Memorial Lecture - SA Branch Meeting
6 Dec 2019 South Australia Biostatistics Networking
6 Dec 2019 SA Cornish Lecture
4 Dec 2019 UNSW Biostatistics Seminar
4 Dec 2019 Bayesian adaptive trials workshop - external event
3 Dec 2019 Webinar: Communicating risk and uncertainty with Sir David Spiegelhalter
3 Dec 2019 Queensland branch Xmas event
3 Dec 2019 Introduction to Python for Data Science - external event
3 Dec 2019 Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens 2019 - external event
2 Dec 2019 17th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM’19) - external event
1 Dec 2019 Workshops at Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens 2019 - external event
29 Nov 2019 Data Science and Social Good Symposium - external event
28 Nov 2019 WOMBAT 2019
26 Nov 2019 WA Branch: End of year dinner
26 Nov 2019 UQ Institute for Social Science Research: Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Course - external event
26 Nov 2019 Sample Size and Power Calculations - external event
25 Nov 2019 CPD95 - Bayes on the Beach 2019
21 Nov 2019 Workshop: Pragmatic randomised trial designs for evaluating health policy and practice change interventions - external event
19 Nov 2019 UQ Institute for Social Science Research: Gathering Qualitative Data Course - external event
19 Nov 2019 CPD108 - R skills workshops: Building R packages and R Markdown
19 Nov 2019 Bayesian Logistic Regression in Practice, using R or Autostat - External Event
18 Nov 2019 Webinar: Modelling Molecule Dropout in single cell RNA-seq Experiment Leads to Improved Identification of Marker Genes
18 Nov 2019 CPD107 - Machine Learning with Python
13 Nov 2019 NSW Branch: Annual Dinner
13 Nov 2019 NSW Branch: Annual Lecture by Prof Ian Marschner
13 Nov 2019 NSW Branch: J. B. Douglas Awards
13 Nov 2019 UQ Institute for Social Science Research: Essential Social Analysis Skills Course - external event
13 Nov 2019 NSW Branch: J.B. Douglas Awards Sponsorship
12 Nov 2019 WA Branch meeting: Prof Cathryn Lewis – Hansford-Miller Fellow 2019
12 Nov 2019 Time Series & Forecasting Symposium (TSF2019), Sydney - external event
8 Nov 2019 UQ Institute for Social Science Research: Program Evaluation Course
7 Nov 2019 Statistical Design and Analysis in Data Science - external event
7 Nov 2019 Statistical Design and Analysis in Data Science - external event
5 Nov 2019 WA Branch Young Statisticians: Meet up with Professor Cathryn Lewis (2019 Frank Hansford-Miller Fellow)
5 Nov 2019 Queensland Branch meeting - November
4 Nov 2019 CPD97- Network meta-analysis and population adjustment for decision-making - CPD97
31 Oct 2019 Vic Branch – Belz Dinner
31 Oct 2019 Vic Branch – Statistics is the Crown Jewel of Data Science (Belz Lecture)
28 Oct 2019 Webinar: An introduction to business analytics beyond statistical analysis
23 Oct 2019 SA Branch Meeting: Dr David Baird VSN NZ Ltd
21 Oct 2019 NSW Branch: October Event by Prof Elizabeth Stuart
21 Oct 2019 B&B Networking Event
21 Oct 2019 CPD105 - Propensity score methods for estimating causal effects in non-experimental studies: The why, what, and how
9 Oct 2019 SSA NSW Young Statisticians & Data Scientist Careers Networking
8 Oct 2019 WA Branch: Displaying Uncertainty and Risk - Dr John Henstridge
3 Oct 2019 Randomization, Bootstrap and Monte Carlo Methods in Biology - external event
1 Oct 2019 SSA-Event: YSC2019 Dinner - Kingston Hotel
1 Oct 2019 Queensland branch meeting: Automated Technologies for Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis
1 Oct 2019 SSA-Event: Young Statisticians Conference 2019
30 Sep 2019 CPD102 - SSA Canberra/YSC Event: Pre-Conference Trivia Night!
30 Sep 2019 CPD101- Mediation Analysis Using Potential Outcome Framework
30 Sep 2019 CPD103 - Maximising the use of Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Products and Analysis Tools
30 Sep 2019 CPD98- Communicating with R Markdown
26 Sep 2019 SA Branch Meeting: Peter Kasprzak
24 Sep 2019 Vic Branch – Young Statisticians Showcase 2019
24 Sep 2019 NSW Branch: A notion of depth for curve data by Dr Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux
23 Sep 2019 CPD106- Advanced R skills: Introduction to Shiny and Building R Packages
17 Sep 2019 SSA Webinar with Noel Cressie: Inference for Spatio-Temporal Changes of Arctic Sea Ice.
10 Sep 2019 WA Branch Meeting - Matt Schneider
5 Sep 2019 Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference, 2019 - external event
3 Sep 2019 Queensland Branch meeting: Shiny showcase
28 Aug 2019 SA Branch Meeting - Dr Kathy Haskard
27 Aug 2019 Vic Branch – Detecting botnet activity using machine learning
20 Aug 2019 Talk on the QUT Digital Observatory
19 Aug 2019 Oceania Stata Conference - external event
18 Aug 2019 ISI 2019 – 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress - external event
13 Aug 2019 WA Branch Meeting - Joint IBS and SSA - Suman Rakshit
7 Aug 2019 SA Young Statisticians' Career Event
7 Aug 2019 2019 International Conference and Workshops on Survey Research Methodology - external event
6 Aug 2019 NSW Branch: Gender and Cultural Bias In Student Evaluations of Teaching at Universities by A/Prof Yanan Fan
24 Jul 2019 SA Branch Meeting - Dr Murthy N Mittinty
24 Jul 2019 The Research School on Statistics and Data Science 2019 (RSSDS2019) - external event
18 Jul 2019 Vic Branch - Tutorial on sequential Monte Carlo methods in statistics
18 Jul 2019 Minitab Insights Event Australia - external event
17 Jul 2019 Statistical Tools for the Pharmaceutical Industry - external event
9 Jul 2019 (Cancelled) WA Branch Meeting
9 Jul 2019 SSA-QLD Career Seminar: Lead With Statistics
7 Jul 2019 34th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM2019) - external event
4 Jul 2019 Gaining skills in biostatistical consultancy- CPD94
3 Jul 2019 R skills workshops: R Markdown and Building R packages
2 Jul 2019 Tutorial on Sequential Monte Carlo methods in Statistics
1 Jul 2019 Computational and Applied Statistics (CAS 2019) - external event
30 Jun 2019 42nd Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2019 - external event
28 Jun 2019 Semiparametric regression with R - CPD99
26 Jun 2019 SA Meetup event: What went wrong with the polls? Do statisticians have a role to play?
25 Jun 2019 Vic Branch - Mentoring Breakfast
19 Jun 2019 Systematic reviews & meta-analysis of prognosis studies
11 Jun 2019 WA Branch Meeting - Dr Adriano Polpo - Hypothesis Tests: Using Adaptive Significance Levels for Decisions
11 Jun 2019 Data science helping to create a better justice system - an ACEMS Public Lecture at UTS
29 May 2019 SA Branch Meeting - Dr Beben Benyamin & Dr Ang Zhou
28 May 2019 Vic Branch – A recipe for quantifying the impact of prevention
28 May 2019 ICORS-LACSC 2019 - external event
16 May 2019 Fast algorithms and modern visualisations for feature selection - CPD96
14 May 2019 WA Branch Meeting - Young Statisticians Meeting
7 May 2019 QLD branch - Multimorbidity: Measurement for Health related Quality of Life and Health service use
7 May 2019 Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange - external event
4 May 2019 Data Day- Melbourne - external event
2 May 2019 Data Day- Sydney - external event
30 Apr 2019 Vic Branch – Reproducibility and Open Science
29 Apr 2019 Spatio-Temporal Statistics with R
17 Apr 2019 SA Branch Meeting - Professor Michael Sorich
9 Apr 2019 WA Branch Meeting - Prof Inge Koch
2 Apr 2019 QUEENSLAND ORDINARY BRANCH MEETING
2 Apr 2019 QUEENSLAND AGM
27 Mar 2019 SOUTH AUSTRALIA AGM
19 Mar 2019 Vic Branch – AGM + Statistics with industry: demonstrating impact
11 Dec 2018 Queensland Xmas Party
26 Sep 2018 Young Statisticians’ Workshop 2018
25 Sep 2018 Urban Modelling and Understanding with Machine Learning
11 Sep 2018 Young Statistician Careers Seminar
5 Sep 2018 Workshop: Semiparametric Regression with R with Matt Wand
28 Aug 2018 SSA Biostatistics Networking Event
26 Aug 2018 International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018

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