Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 14:04:00 EST
Reply-To: "Givens, Jimmie D." <jdg3@NCH09A.EM.CDC.GOV>
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From: "Givens, Jimmie D." <jdg3@NCH09A.EM.CDC.GOV>
Subject: Symposium on Statistical Methods - Registration Info
1997 CDC and ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods
Statistical Bases for Public Health Decision Making
From Exploration to Modeling
The sixth biennial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) symposium on
statistical methods will be held January 28-30, 1997 at the Westin Peachtree
Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia . The symposium includes a short course,
Exploratory Data Analysis and Graphical Methods for Public Health Decision
Making, on January 28 and technical sessions, which will include invited
speakers, contributed papers and posters, on January 29-30.
Topic areas for the symposium are: The Influence of Statistical Methods on
Development/Implementation of Public Health Policy, Statistical Approaches
to Assessing the Effectiveness and Economic Impact of Preventive
Interventions and Technologies, Exploratory Data Analysis and Robust
Methods, and Miscellaneous Applications (Modeling, Repeated Measures, and
Survey- related Issues).
Invited speakers are: David J. Sencer, M.D., MPH, former Director of CDC,
Karen Kafadar Ph.D., Sallie Keller-McNulty,Ph.D., James M. Lepkowski, Ph.D.,
Willard G. Manning, Jr., Ph.D, Louise B. Russell, Ph.D., Edward Sondik,
Ph.D., Director, National Center for Health Statistics and Alice S.
The short course, presented by Sallie Keller-McNulty, Ph.D. and Karen
Kafadar, Ph.D., will provide an exciting introduction to the world of
graphical statistics and exploratory data analysis (EDA). EDA blends
statistical visualization techniques with analytical tools to create
powerful and intuitive methods for studying what underlies one's data. This
course will develop the basic building blocks of EDA, motivate how EDA can
become a natural part of the data analysis process and discuss how to
effectively communicate the insight gained form EDA to others.
The Symposium is open to the public. There is no registration fee for
CDC/ATSDR employees. For non-CDC/ATSDR employees, the registration fee for
both the short course and technical sessions is $140 and for the technical
sessions alone is $25. For students, the registration fees are $125 and
$10, respectively. Registration closes on January 3, 1997.
Registration information may be obtained from Barbara McDonnell, CDC,
Epidemiology Program Office, MS D01, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333,
(Telephone:404-639-3806, Fax: 404-639-4463, Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org).