BiostatMCW 2017

BiostatMCW 2017:

Biostatistics in the Modern Computing Era with a grant writing workshop and a BART short course

at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, September 28 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Division of Biostatistics of the Medical College of Wisconsin in association with its partners is holding a national biostatistics conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) of the ASA and the Wisconsin Chapter of the ASA. The focus of the conference will be modern biostatistics featuring the perspectives and ongoing work of leading statisticians from both the Bayesian and Frequentist viewpoints. Topics of primary interest are clinical trials, high-dimensional data, population health, precision medicine and survival analysis.  The conference will be held September 28-30, 2017 at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.  The autumn weather in Milwaukee is historically very pleasant and enjoyable.  Beer-making, bratwurst and Oktoberfest are great German traditions brought to Milwaukee and Wisconsin by waves of immigrants. There will be social events featuring beer, bratwurst and biostatistics hosted at idyllic beer gardens on the cheese coast including an exclusive engagement of polka-palooza with The Polkaholics led by Don Hedeker with a guest appearance by Brad Carlin.

Special Dates

Monday, July 17, 2017

Abstract Deadline for Presentations/Posters


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Final registration deadline


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2017 Speakers

(click on images for more information) More speakers will be added in the coming months

Tentative Schedule

More details will be added in the coming months, including registration information and possible travel support for students and early career researchers.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Morning & Early Afternoon:  Invited Lectures  

Late Afternoon: Contributed Presentations

Early Evening: Poster Session followed by a welcoming of all attendees at a local beer garden.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Morning & Early Afternoon:  Invited Lectures

Extended Lunch Hour: Grant Writing Workshop

Late afternoon: Contributed presentations

Evening: Social gathering at Estabrook Public Beer Garden with music by Polkaholics

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A short course on Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) featuring Rob McCulloch

Organizing Committee Chairs:
Raphael Fraser and Rodney Sparapani



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