Workshop

ViCBiostat Summer School 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

ADELAIDE     2nd & 3rd February 2016                           MELBOURNE  8th - 12th February 2016

"STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH"

This year we are taking our Summer School on the road, with a two-day program in Adelaide, followed by a five-day program in Melbourne.  Each program is designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate to advanced statistical methods that are important in modern health research. The courses will include extensive discussion of practical examples and hands-on training in relevant statistical software using the Stata and R packages.

Who should attend?
These courses are suitable for quantitative epidemiologists and applied statisticians working in health research. You should have some background and experience in the common methods of biostatistics including multivariable linear and logistic regression. The computer practical sessions will assume participants have experience with using Stata or R.


VENUE DETAILS

University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus
B16 Cat Suite 2, Ingkarni Wardli Building (see location at F12 on map below)

University of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 207 Bouverie St, Carlton.
Lecture Theatre 2 (8, 9, 10 & 12 Feb)
Lecture Theatre 1 (11 Feb)


2 DAY PROGRAM - UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

2nd & 3rd February - Causal methods workshop (Tues & Wed)
PRESENTERS: Prof Andrew Forbes, Assoc Prof Lyle Gurrin, Dr Jessica Kasza, Dr Murthy Mittinty, Dr Tibor Schuster
Course outline & daily timetable


5 DAY PROGRAM - UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
8th & 9th February - Longitudinal & correlated data analysis (Mon & Tues)
PRESENTERS: Prof John Carlin, Prof Andrew Forbes
Course outline & daily timetable

10th February - Multiple imputation for missing data (Wednesday)
PRESENTERS: A/Prof Julie Simpson, Dr Kate Lee, Dr Cattram Nguyen
Course outline & daily timetable

11th February - Meta-analysis (Thursday)
PRESENTERS: Dr Emily Karahalios, Dr Jo McKenzie
Course outline & daily timetable

12th February - Survival analysis: competing risks and time-dependent covariates (Friday)
PRESENTERS: Dr Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Dr Tibor Schuster, Prof Rory Wolfe, A/Prof Lyle Gurrin
Course outline and daily timetable


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Participants are expected to have copies of required software applicable for each day pre-installed on laptops and ready to use.  Please contact Marian Chandler on (03) 9936 6049 no less than 2 weeks prior to commencement of the program if problems are foreseen.   R or Stata V12 or above required for all sessions.


COURSE STRUCTURE

Each day runs from 9.00am - 5.00pm with the following breaks:

  • 10.30am - 10.50am: Morning tea
  • 12.30pm -   1.30pm: Lunch
  •   3.00pm -   3.20pm: Afternoon tea
    * catering provided.

COURSE FEES AND REGISTRATION
Click here to see course fees

Click here to make a booking for the Adelaide program via Trybooking. 

Click here to make a booking for the Melbourne program via Trybooking.

Please note the following:

  • Early bird rate finishes on 8/1/16.
    PLEASE NOTE:  THE EARLY BIRD RATE FOR THE ADELAIDE PROGRAM ONLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 17/1/16
  • Students must be full time.  ID number is required to register.
  • ViCBiostat post docs and PhD students only attend FREE but must complete online registration process for administration purposes. Refer to email from Marian for discount code instructions.
  • MCRI staff may request a cost centre transfer but must complete online registration process for administration purposes.  Follow the process as prompted and at the checkout page enter “Internal” in the promotion code box.  Your cost centre manager must email approval to complete the cost centre transfer and the cost centre number to Andrew Verberne, MCRI Finance Dept.
  • All prices inclusive of GST.
  • Registration fee includes catering.
  • A small booking fee applies in addition to prices stated.


Contact Marian Chandler for any questions regarding registration.


SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Ibis Hotel
Rydges Hotel
The Larwill Hotel - quote RCDINT when booking to obtain corporate rate.


COURSE FACILITATORS