Workshop

ViCBiostat Summer School 2019

Monday, 18 February 2019 to Friday, 22 February 2019

STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

The ViCBiostat Summer School is back in 2019, this time in partnership with the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA).  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?

Prerequisite knowledge for these workshops is a sound understanding of epidemiological and statistical concepts and knowledge of either Stata or R.

Venue Details

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital
DAYS 1-3:
Walford/Cox Room, Level 5, 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville, Melbourne
**Please note:  Report to MCRI reception on Ground floor and wait for staff member escort to Level 5.  Security pass is required to access lifts.

DAYS 4-5:
HELP Centre, Level 1, Royal Children's Hospital (see ACTA website for further details).

Program Details

DAY 1: 18 Feb - An Introduction to multiple imputation for missing data 
PRESENTERS: A/Prof Katherine Lee, Prof Julie Simpson, Dr Cattram Nguyen.
Course outline TBA

DAY 2: 19 Feb - Advanced multiple imputation: Longitudinal data and sensitivity analyses
PRESENTERS:  Dr Margarita Moreno Betancur, A/Prof Katherine Lee, Prof Julie Simpson.
Course outline TBA

DAY 3: 20 Feb - Risk Prediction Modelling 
PRESENTERS: Prof Rory Wolfe, Dr Damjan Vukcevic.
Course outline TBA

DAYS 4 & 5: 21 & 22 Feb in partnership with ACTA - Adaptive designs and multiple testing procedures for clinical trials 
PRESENTERS: Prof James Wason, Dr David Robertson, Dr Adrian Mander, Dr Michael Grayling.
Course outline

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
R or Stata V14 or above required for all sessions.  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.   

Detailed information for Days 1-3
SEE ACTA WEBSITE FOR DETAILS RELATING TO DAYS 4 & 5

COURSE STRUCTURE
Days 1-3 run from 9.00am - 5.00pm with the break times below.  

  • 10.30am - 10.50am: Morning tea
  • 12.30pm -   1.30pm: Lunch
  •   3.00pm -   3.20pm: Afternoon tea

COURSE FEES AND REGISTRATION
Click here to see course fees.   EARLY BIRD DEADLINE ENDS 18/1/19.

  • Registration fee includes catering (morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch)
  • Students to supply ID number when registering on Trybooking.  Students must be full time.
  • MCRI staff may request a cost centre transfer but must register via Trybooking using a promo code. See here for process.
  • ViCBiostat post docs and PhD students attend FREE but must complete online registration process for administration purposes. Refer to separate email from Marian for promo code instructions.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: refund of registration fee less 25% if cancellation greater than one week before course.  Less than one week, no refunds will be given.
  • All prices inclusive of GST.
  • A small booking fee applies in addition to prices stated.

Registration is now open via Trybooking.

Contact Marian Chandler for any questions regarding registration.


SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

The Larwill
Melrose Apartments
Mercure North Melbourne

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