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Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics Treviso Italy June 3-16, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology provides introductory and advanced courses in medical statistics and epidemiology, and their application in etiology research and public health. Courses last one week (except for Stata courses, held on the two Sundays, which last one day each).
Both introductory and more advanced one-day courses on Stata will be offered. Students can attend for a day, one week, or two weeks.

The school will be held from June 3 to June 16, 2018 at CastelBrando, Cison di Valmarino, Treviso, Italy.

Deadline for early registration is March 21 2018.

Please visit the course homepage for more information:
http://www.biostatepi.org

IBC2018 Barcelona, Spain 8-13 July 2018

The International Biometric Society (IBS) invites abstracts for contributed oral and poster presentations for the 2018 International Biometric Conference (IBC2018) to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 8-13 July 2018.

You can find all the info you are looking for in the conference website:

http://2018.biometricconference.org/

The deadline date for contributed session proposals has been extended. Abstracts must be submitted online by Friday, 19 January 2018. Submissions from a broad range of topics and perspectives are encouraged. See this announcement for a complete list of methodological topics and application areas that will be covered during the conference.

All abstracts must be submitted online . Each abstract submission must include the title, list of authors and author affiliations, and abstract, with each submission having a maximum length of 2,500 characters. The number of oral abstract submissions with the same presenting author is limited to one. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the IBC2018 International Program Committee, and presenting authors will be informed of the status of their abstract (oral presentation, poster presentation, rejection) by Monday, 12 March 2018.

Again, all abstracts must be submitted no later than Friday, 19 January 2018. For complete details, please click here.

-International Biometric Office (IBO)

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STATISTICALPS, 9-13 September 2018, Ponte di Legno, Brescia, Italy

STATISTICALPS: Summer course on medical statistics in the Alps, 8th edition

 

EXTENDED USE OF REGRESSION MODELS FOR NEW EPIDEMIOLOGIC DESIGNS AND ANALYSES
9-13 September 2018 – Residential Course
Ponte di Legno, Brescia, Italy

 

FACULTY:
Prof. Marie Reilly, Karolinska Institutet, Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dr. Chuen Seng Tan, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

COORDINATORS:
Maria Grazia Valsecchi
Paola Rebora
Center of Biostatistics for Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca

ABSTRACT:
The overall aim of this course is to present approaches to statistical design and analysis that enable researchers to design more efficient epidemiological studies and to better utilize available data from well-defined cohorts (such as national health registers or electronic medical records). The course will compare and contrast different sampling designs and the various parameter estimates they can yield by careful “reconstruction” of the underlying cohort or extensions to the regression models used. In particular, the course will show how variations of the case-control design can produce efficient and unbiased estimates of the hazard ratio and other quantities, and how the concepts of matching from classical epidemiological studies can be extended to studies of continuous outcomes. The course will demonstrate the application of these methods in designing studies to make efficient use of costly data and to conduct more flexible and informative analysis.

For a description of previous editions go to: http://www.statmed.medicina.unimib.it/.
Details of the 2018 edition will be soon available. Please, send an email to statisticalps@unimib.it for questions.
*** DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS 31st May 2018 ***

Research position @Bocconi Milano

A two-year research position in Statistics within the Department of Policy Analysis and Public

Management is available at Bocconi University. The researcher will support research activity

on the development and application of statistical methods for research in Health.

 

Candidates should have received, as a preferred qualification, a PhD or equivalent

degree in Statistics or other relevant fields, carried out in Italy or abroad. A degree

that is in the process of being conferred should be mentioned in the application.

The deadline for application is 30 NOVEMBER 2017 at 12:00 (noon)

 

The (somewhat negotiable) starting date is February 1, 2018.

Marco Bonetti will be supervising the research. Any inquiries should be

directed to marco.bonetti@unibocconi.it

 

These are the application links:

13/D1 Statistics

Application form .docx

Assegno di ricerca @Bicocca

È indetta la selezione per il conferimento di n.1 assegno di ricerca (settore scientifico-disciplinare MED/01 STATISTICA MEDICA) dal titolo: “DISEGNI DI STUDI INNOVATIVI E APPROCCI STATISTICI PER LO STUDIO DI BIOMARCATORI NELLA MEDICINA DI PRECISIONE” nell’ambito del progetto SIR-MIUR RBSI14LOVD (IDEA: Innovative DEsigns and statistical Approaches for biomarker development)
Il Centro di Biostatistica per l’Epidemiologia Clinica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Monza) sta cercando un laureato in statistica, con un dottorato di ricerca attinente, nell’ambito del progetto SIR (IDEA: Innovative DEsigns and statistical Approaches for biomarker development).
L’attività del candidato si focalizzerà sulla metodologia di disegni di studio innovativi ed i relativi metodi statistici nella medicina di precisione, prevalentemente in presenza di outcome di sopravvivenza. In particolare il candidato si concentrerà su disegni di studio efficienti e sulla valutazione e validazione dei biomarcatori, per un loro utilizzo nella pratica clinica. Il lavoro metodologico sarà accompagnato e motivato da diverse applicazioni, in particolare nell’ambito delle Malattie Fibroproliferative Croniche.
Sede lavorativa: Centro di Biostatistica per l’Epidemiologia Clinica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Monza.
Scadenza per la presentazione della domanda: 06 Dicembre 2017
Durata contratto: 1 anno (+1 rinnovabile)
Data inizio prevista: Gennaio 2018
Per informazioni scrivere a paola.rebora@unimib.it
Il bando è disponibile a questo indirizzo:

https://www.unimib.it/ateneo/gare-e-concorsi/cod-17a118

 

Bibliografia:
· Franca R, Rebora P, Basso G, Biondi A, Cazzaniga G, Crovella S, Decorti G, Fagioli F, Giarin E, Locatelli F, Poggi V, Valsecchi MG, Rabusin M. Glutathione S-transferase homozygous deletions and relapse in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a novel study design in a large Italian AIEOP cohort. Pharmacogenomics. 2012 Dec;13(16):1905-16. doi: 10.2217/pgs.12.169. ISSN: 14622416
· Rebora P, Valsecchi MG. Survival estimation in two-phase cohort studies with application to biomarkers evaluation. Stat Methods Med Res. 2014 May 19. pii: 0962280214534411.
· Rebora P, Antolini L, Glidden DV, Valsecchi MG. Crude incidence in two-phase designs in the presence of competing risks. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016 Jan 11;16:5. doi: 10.1186/s12874-015-0103-1.
· Viazzi F, Rebora P, Giussani M, Orlando A, Stella A, Antolini L, Valsecchi MG, Pontremoli R, Genovesi S. Increased Serum Uric Acid Levels Blunt the Antihypertensive Efficacy of Lifestyle Modifications in Children at Cardiovascular Risk. Hypertension. 2016 May;67(5):934-40. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.06852. Epub 2016 Mar 28. ISSN: 0194-911X.

Rinnovo quota associativa 2018

E’ fin da ora possibile rinnovare la tua adesione alla Società Italiana di Biometria per l’anno 2018.

Il versamento della quota associativa per il 2018 deve essere effettuato entro il 20 Dicembre 2017, ma ti consigliamo di procedere quanto prima, entro il 20 Novembre 2017, per poter sfruttare la quota agevolata.

Le quote associative alla SIB per l’anno 2018 rimangono invariate e sono:

Pagamento entro

20 Novembre 2017

Pagamento entro

20 Dicembre 2017

Tipologia associativa (EURO) (EURO)
Socio Ordinario

Con accesso on-line a tutte le pubblicazioni IBS

 

70,00

 

85,00

Con copia cartacea di Biometrics 80,00 95,00
Con copia cartacea di JABES 80,00 95,00
Con copia cartacea di Biometrics+ JABES 90,00 110,00
Socio Studente*

Con accesso on-line a Biometrics, JABES e Biometric Bullettin

 

Free

 

Free

* Gli studenti dovranno inviare al tesoriere (rossella.miglio@unibo.it) la documentazione attestante il loro status.

 

Le quote associative dovranno essere versate mediante bonifico bancario.

Le coordinate bancarie su cui effettuare il versamento sono:

 

Banca: Unicredit 

Filiale: Via di Novoli, 85/I – Firenze 50127

Cc intestato a : Società Italiana di Biometria

IBAN: IT59X0200802847000400809758

BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1512

 

Onde evitare inconvenienti si prega di indicare correttamente:

1) nome e cognome del socio 2) a favore di: Società Italiana di Biometria 3) causale del versamento: quota associativa SIB 2018 (+ eventuale pubblicazione)

Si prega di verificare con accuratezza la cifra e la data del versamento, tenendo presente che la cifra indicata per la quota associativa si intende al netto delle spese di commissione bancaria.

 

Si chiede infine ai soci di informare il tesoriere dell’avvenuto pagamento con una e-mail contenente data del bonifico, cifra versata ed eventuali pubblicazioni richieste (rossella.miglio@unibo.it – Tel: 051 2098242).

Two Medical Statistician positions @ Liverpool

Here is the original post for two positions in Liverpool.

We are looking to recruit 2 Medical Statisticians. This is an opportunity to work in partnership with highly motivated researchers from a diverse range of disciplines and make a major contribution in the field.
These posts are part of a new recruitment drive to support the expansion in clinical and public health trials at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. You will have the opportunity to work in partnership with highly motivated researchers from a diverse range of disciplines and make a major contribution in the field. The School works on diseases that cause a high burden in low and middle income countries, which include HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases and acute lower respiratory infections. We support phase II/III clinical trials of new diagnostics, drug treatments and vaccines and large scale global health trials evaluating strategies of health care delivery.
Further details of those posts can be found by visiting our website at: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/vacancies

Assegno di ricerca a Brescia

E’ indetta la selezione per il conferimento di n.1 assegno di ricerca (settore scientifico-disciplinare MED/01 STATISTICA MEDICA) dal titolo: Analisi di dati relativi a progetti di prevenzione cardiovascolare e renale in soggetti sottoposti a terapie oncologiche o ad altre condizionidi rischio ed a progetti di valutazione e follow-up di pazienti cardiopatici.

Il candidato ideale ha esperienza in ambito di metodi statistici applicati a problemi di natura medica e sarà coinvolto nell’attività di ricerca del gruppo della Cardiologia degli Spedali di Brescia oltre ad altre potenziali collaborazioni.

Sede lavorativa: Unità di Biostatistica e Bioinformatica, Dipartimento Medicina Molecolare e Traslazionale, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia.

Durata dell’assegno: 12 mesi.

Scadenza per la presentazione della domanda: 08/11/2017 ore 23:59.

Il bando è disponibile a questo indirizzo:

https://www.unibs.it/sites/default/files/ricerca/allegati/Bando%20PICA%20DSMC2017a007%20metra-calza.pdf

Postdoc position in Biostatistics in Oslo

One postdoc position is available at the Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo, see

https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/141899/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-in-biostatistics

Mixed models or multilevel models are frequently being used in medical research to deal with observations that are somehow correlated. Typical examples being longitudinal studies with repeated responses and cross-sectional studies with clustered observations (e.g. patients nested within centers).
In the post-genomic era, we are more and more often faced with the problem that we have to deal with high-dimensional sets of explanatory variables, also within the framework of mixed models. However, many aspects of high-dimensional mixed models are still poorly understood. The aim of the current project is to investigate various aspects of such models and to contribute to an improved understanding of its capabilities. The project will be driven by problems in cancer research.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics or a related quantitative subject with proven competence in statistics. We are looking for candidates with a strong mathematical / statistical background. Some knowledge of penalized regression methods, e.g. the lasso, is an advantage.

More information Email: Magne.thoresen@medisin.uio.no

Duration: 26 months

Date of start: as soon as possible

Deadline for applications is 13.10.2017.

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