Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 13:56:38 -0400
Reply-To: "Barron, Alfred [PRI]" <ABARRON@PRIUS.JNJ.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Barron, Alfred [PRI]" <ABARRON@PRIUS.JNJ.COM>
Subject: Applied Bayes Short Course
> Princeton-Trenton and New Jersey Chapters, ASA
> will present a Short Course on
> APPLIED BAYESIAN DATA ANALYSIS
> Instructor: Prof. Brad Carlin, Univ. of Minnesota
> Date: Monday, October 19, 1998
> Location: Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharm. Resch. Inst.
> One Squibb Drive
> Building 111, Room A, B, C
> New Brunswick, NJ
> Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
> Cost: $50 for Prince-Tret. and NJ Chapter members
> if received before Sept 28, and $65 after;
> $25 for full time students (+
> $65 for all others if received before Sept
> and $80 after.
> Includes: Breakfast, lunch, course notes. Please note
> that the textbook, 'Bayes and Empirical
> Methods for Data Analysis, by Carlin &
> is optional and available for $58.00 only
> preregistration by Sept. 28.
> Bayes and Empirical Bayes methods enable the combining
> of information from similar and independent experiments
> yielding improved inference for both individual and shared
> model characteristics. As a result of recent advances in
> computing and the consequent ability to evaluate complex
> models, Bayesian methods have increased in popularity in
> the analysis of data.
> This course introduces Bayes and Empirical Bayes methods,
> demonstrates their usefulness in challenging settings, such
> as biostatistics, and shows how they can be implemented
> using modern Markov Chain Monte Carlo computational
> methods. BUGS, the best MCMC software available, will
> also be described and illustrated.
> Further information may be viewed at:
> http://www.amstat.org/chapters/princetontrenton or
> or contact Jim Kenyon at  519-2502, or by email at
> firstname.lastname@example.org .
> - Julia Wang, R.W. Johnson Pharm. Research Institute
> Chair, Program Committee, NJ/ASA
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