2010/11 session 2011-05-05 seminar

The Applied Biostatistics Association (TABA) invites you to a seminar and dinner:

Speaker: Hong Chen, McDougall Scientific Ltd.
Topic: Simulation as a Problem-Solving Tool

Simulation has been widely used in statistical research, particularly in the study of statistical properties, and the development and evaluation of statistical methods. Often, complex mathematical and statistical concepts can be more easily explained through simulations without involving formula, theorem and extensive proofs.  These advantages have made simulation a powerful tool in solving practical problems in our day-to-day statistical work.
This presentation will discuss the general approach to statistical simulations, and illustrate how simulations can be applied to provide insights into, and solutions for, practical problems in statistical practice and statistical consulting.  The examples to be discussed are based on real issues encountered while providing statistical support to clinical trials – sample size and power determination, predicting the timing of trial events, and trial monitoring and decision making under an adaptive design framework.

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011
           6-7 pm seminar
7 pm dinner (optional, but pre-registration required)

Where: Curtis Lecture Hall M,  York University, Toronto.  Maps of York University can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/maps/keele.htm

Cost: Seminar – free
Dinner – $15  (students $5)

Please RSVP to Tina Haller at taba.exec@gmail.com by Monday, May 2nd if you plan to attend the seminar or the dinner (see dinner cancellation policy below).
If you plan to attend the dinner, please mail a cheque payable to TABA to
Tina Haller
xxx xxx
If you have signed up for dinner, and have to cancel, we request a 48 hour notice.  Otherwise, TABA does have to pay for the dinner, and we will have to pass the cost back onto you.
TABA seminars are made possible thanks in part to generous donations from Everest, Amgen, McDougall Scientific Ltd and Purdue Pharma. If you would like to see your company name here as a sponsor, please contact Tina Haller  or Ruth Croxford (taba.exec@gmail.com).
TABA excutive:
Ruth Croxford, President
Reid Robson, Vice President
Tina Haller, Treasurer
Lorinda Simms, Secretary


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