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BCASA Event Schedule

Tom Lane is the Program Chair for the 2005-2006 year. Contact him with suggestions for the chapter's program.

The events listed below are already scheduled. See the latest copy of your chapter newsletter for more information.

The ASA Dateline page lists other meetings and events, and may also include chapter events and other events in New England.

September 19, 2005 - Evening Lecture Series
Empirical Bayes Methods for Estimation of Adverse Event Rates in Clinical Trials and Active Surveillance
William DuMouchel, Lincoln Technologies
At Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols (Pratt Room, Upper School), Cambridge
6:30 - 7:00 light dinner, 7:00 - 8:00 presentation

October 22, 2005 - Short Course
Basic Concepts of Statistical Inference for Causal Effects in Experiments and Observational Studies
Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University; Elizabeth A. Stuart, Mathematica Policy Research
At Smith College, Northampton
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Check-in, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Course
Registration information

November 12, 2005 - Short Course
Negative Binomial Regression: Modeling Overdispersed Count Data
Joseph M. Hilbe, Arizona State University
At The MathWorks, Natick
9:00 - 9:30 AM Check-in, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Course (1 hour break at noon)
Registration information

December 9, 2005 - Daytime Lecture
Sampling in a Data-Rich World
Fritz Scheuren, ASA President
At Worcester Polytechnic Institute
11:00 AM

December 15, 2005 - Evening Lecture Series
A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities
Caroline Minter Hoxby, Harvard University
At Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols (Pratt Room, Upper School), Cambridge
6:30 - 7:00 light dinner, 7:00 - 8:00 presentation

January 21, 2006 - Party
Annual winter potluck dinner and party
At the home of Katherine Monti
6:00 pm
See the newsletter for details

February 23, 2006 - Mosteller Statistician of the Year Banquet
Seeing Statistical Structure
Carl Morris, Harvard University
At Frontier Science, Brookline
6:00 - 6:30 PM social, 6:30 - 7:15 PM dinner, 7:15 - 8:15 PM presentation
March 4, 2006 - Mini-Conference on Distance Learning
Distance Education, the Way of the Future?
Dominique Haughton, Bentley College (organizer)
At Bentley College
9:30 Registration, presentations from 10-12:30

April 10, 2006 - Evening Lecture Series
Design and Analysis of Dose-Response Clinical Trials
Naitee Ting, Pfizer Global Research and Development (slides), and
James MacDougall, Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging Group (slides)
At Frontier Science, Brookline
6:30 dinner, 7:00 lecture (election and Mu Sigma Rho ceremony in between)

May 17, 2006 - High School Statistics Day
Program organizers: Bob Goldman (Simmons), Joan Weinstein (Pine Manor), Rob Carver (Stonehill)
Keynote speaker: Lisa Sullivan (Boston University School of Public Health)
At Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill
8:30 - 1:00

May 31, 2006 - Daytime Lecture
Statistics in Medical Devices versus in Pharmaceutical Drugs: Viva la Difference
Greg Campbell, FDA
At BattelleCRO, Newton, MA (formerly CareStat)
Lecture begins at 3:00 p.m.
Most events require advance reservations through Sue Perry at 617-965-8000 x 21, or

Previous schedules for 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, and 2004-2005.


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