, the 24th Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) and the 39th conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB), will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 26-30, 2018.

ViCBiostat researchers are heavily involved in the organisation of the conference, with the Organising Committee chaired by A/Prof. Kate Lee, the Scientific Program Committee co-chaired by Prof. John Carlin, and several others involved in both committees.

The biennial ASC is a valuable opportunity for statisticians across Australia to meet, hear the latest research developments, and form collaborations across a range of research areas. By combining the conference with the ISCB’s annual conference, participants will also benefit from an international and cross-disciplinary engagement. This joint conference is a particularly exciting venture for the ISCB as this is the first time that the society’s conference will be held outside of the Northern hemisphere. By bringing the ISCB conference to the Australasian region, we aim to attract biostatisticians working across the Asia-Pacific region to this important biostatistical conference, and to provide an opportunity to hear from and interact with international experts in this field.

ISCB ASC 2018 promises to be a truly Melburnian experience not to be missed!