2016/17 session 2016-12-06 seminar

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

Topic: Bayesian Concepts: An Introduction

Presenter: John Amrhein, McDougall Scientific Ltd.

Abstract: You employ Bayesian concepts to navigate your everyday life, perhaps without being aware that you are doing so. You rely on past experiences to assess risk, assign probable cause, navigate uncertainty, and predict the future. Yet, as a statistician, economist, epidemiologist, or data scientist, you hold tight to your frequentist methods. Why? This talk explores the philosophy of Bayesian reasoning, explains advantages to applying Bayes’ rule, and confronts the criticism of subjective Bayesian priors.

When:  Tuesday December 6th, 2016
6-7 pm seminar
7 pm dinner (optional, but registration required)

Where:  Room 7-605, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue

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

To attend, please RSVP by or on Friday, Dec 2nd:
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If you plan to attend the dinner, we accept a mailed cheque, Interac email money transfer or cash at the event. If you have to cancel the dinner we request a 48 hour notice otherwise TABA has to pay for it. For Interac email money transfer (not PayPal): do the transfer via your bank to taba.exec@gmail.com and send a separate email via your own email program to us (taba.exec@gmail.com) giving the answer to the security question you used so that we can accept the transfer. For cheques: mail cheque, payable to TABA, to
Lorinda Simms
Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
3650 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON
M1N 2E8

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please contact Lorinda Simms  or Ruth Croxford at taba.exec@gmail.com