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At its March, 2020 meeting, the Executive Board of the IBS reviewed the Society’s Bylaws and is now recommending amendments to Articles V and VI , primarily due to a proposed change in the leadership structure which is described below. Under the current IBS Bylaws, one officer serves in the combined role of Secretary/Treasurer. In the amendments to the Bylaws, the Board has proposed splitting this position into two separate roles and describing an expanded set of secretarial activities. The Board further proposes that the new Secretary and Treasurer be elected to two-year terms, possibly renewable for a second term. Finally, the Board proposes ...
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Dear IBS Members, Thank you for your outstanding participation in the recent Society-wide election for IBS President-Elect. More than 1,000 ballots were cast and the results are in! We are pleased to announce that José Pinheiro, Global Head of Statistical Modeling & Methodology at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has been selected by the membership to serve the Society as President-Elect from 1 January 2021 through 31 December 2021. José will automatically ascend to the office of President for two years, followed by a term of one year as Outgoing President. Please join us in congratulating the new IBS President-Elect! If you have ideas ...
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Update as of 24 April, 2020: Those eligible members who have not received a ballot or who have otherwise not been able to vote for some reason should contact Executive Director Peter Doherty at the International Biometric Office. Eligible voting member of the Society in good standing will have received a notice today that they are eligible to vote for the next President-Elect of the Society. This election closes on Friday, 15 May 2020. The President-Elect is elected by the membership and automatically ascends to the office of President after one year, serving a two-year term and then one additional year as Outgoing President. The responsibilities of ...
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Sue Wilson on March 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia, just three days before her 72 nd birthday. In addition to her major scientific contributions in the area of statistical genetics, Sue served the broader biometrical community with exceptional leadership and generosity, especially in terms of mentoring junior researchers and helping to foster the profession. She was an active member of the Australasian Region of the IBS for many years and served as IBS President in 1998 and 1999. A write-up of her life can be found here: Susan Ruth Wilson Sue receiving Honorary Life Membership during ...
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Dear Colleague, The IBS Executive Board met this week and discussed, amongst other things, the global COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for IBC 2020, planned for early July in Seoul, Korea. In consideration of extensive travel restrictions being imposed by countries all over the world and with the health of our IBS community in mind, the board decided that the International Biometric Conference should not proceed as planned in July 2020. We are actively discussing alternatives, including online offerings as well as in-person meeting options, most likely for July and August 2021. We will provide more information as soon as plans firm up in more ...
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19 March, 2020 In keeping with the needs of IBS members, while also desiring to offer new services to our Regions and network now and in the future, the International Biometric Society has launched a new website which is expected to serve as the new hub of activity for all IBS stakeholders worldwide. The Society is particularly pleased that it can launch the new site during this time, which is full of uncertainty and also presents new obstacles to maintaining stable support systems for members and our colleagues. As part of this new website, an "IBS Member Community" has been unveiled and is now available as a communications tool. Members are invited ...
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Dear IBS Members, 10 April Update: By now you have heard that our plans have changed, and we have regrettably had to halt planning for an IBC in Seoul for July, 2020. We did not take this decision lightly, and eagerly look forward to seeing our friends and colleagues in person once again at an IBS event in the near future. As plans continue to fluctuate, we will of course keep you informed of our next steps. In the meantime, take care and stay healthy! Preparations continue for our biennial International Biometric Conference (IBC) to be held in Seoul, Korea on July 5-10 2020. It is shaping up to be an excellent meeting, but as you can imagine, news regarding ...
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IBS Code of Conduct Released: January, 2020 The International Biometric Society (IBS) highly values professional and appropriate behavior at all times. This involves scientific and ethical integrity, as well as respectful conduct towards others regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearances, race, religion (or lack thereof) or beliefs. Members of the IBS, as well as everyone employed on behalf of IBS or attending events organized by IBS, are expected to endorse this position and they agree ...
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Download the IBC 2020 Registration Form. Email your completed registration form to conference@biometricsociety.org or you can fax it directly to the IBO at 1+202-216-9646. Online registration will open soon. Full Conference Registration includes coffee/tea breaks, the Opening Welcome Reception, and all sessions/abstracts of all presentations. Registration fees also include some lunches. Registration Fees Member Early Bird April 16 April 17-31 June 1 or Later Regular $630 USD $750 USD $955 USD LMI Regular $315 USD $355 USD $460 USD Student $210 USD $250 USD $425 USD LMI Student ...
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Where authors have given permission, slides and posters from the 7th Channel Network Conference are available here. #FeaturedNews
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Thank you to all those who submitted their proposal to present an Invited Session during the 30th International Biometric Conference (IBC2020) in Seoul, Korea. The International Program Committee (IPC) was thrilled to receive over 70 proposals for review. It was a tough job narrowing down the top proposals. The IPC has confirmed 19 Session presentations that will be part of our main scientific program that will run from 6-10 July 2020. IS.01: Beyond the Proportional Hazards Model: Analysis of Treatment-effects on Time-to-Event Endpoints in Cancer Development | Session Chair: Geert Verbeke, Catholic University of Leuven and Hasselt University IS.02: Recent ...
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The International Biometric Office has become aware of a current email scam that seems to be targeting IBS members. A recent email scam with the subject “IBS LOGISTICAL SUPPORT PAYMENT” from the sender Louise Ryan is fake, and not from the IBS President or other IBS leaders. The email appears to be written from the president asking for support with a logistical support transfer. Please, do not respond in any way to the person sending this email. It is often difficult to be sure if something is real or fake, since scammers adjust their tactics. So, if you have doubt, trust your instinct and do not send any information. Never send other IBS members sensitive ...
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The International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association have approved David Warton (University of South Wales, Australia) to serve in the position of Chair of the JABES Editorial Management Committee, effective 1 January 2020. David will replace the current Chair, Jennifer Hoeting, whose term is ending. We thank Jennifer for her years of service to the committee and the Society, and congratulations to David on this accomplishment! The JABES Editorial Management Committee has responsibility for editorial policy, publication time, efficiency of manuscript handling, adequacy of page allotment, impact on statistical community, and vigor and ...
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Dear IBS Members, Thanks to those who participated in the recent Society-wide election for Secretary-Treasurer by online ballot. Our election service reviewed the 893 individual votes received, and we are pleased to announce that Vicente Núñez-Antón, Professor of Statistics at The University of the Basque Country in Spain, has been elected and will serve as Secretary-Treasurer. The individual in this position serves a three-year term, beginning 1 January 2020 and ending 31 December, 2022. Please join me in congratulating our newly elected Secretary-Treasurer. We are happy to welcome him back to the Executive Board in 2020! If you have ideas on how to make ...
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Biometrics is the flagship journal of IBS, publishing research that represents a broad range of topics related to biological sciences. We are proud to cover a diverse spectrum of subjects with the help of an esteemed group of colleagues and are pleased to recognize their work as they enter retirement from their positions as Associate Editors of Biometrics. The following Biometrics Journal AEs have retired as of July 1, 2019. We offer sincere thanks for their outstanding contributions to IBS, Biometrics and our field of study. Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani Sudipto Banerjee Pulak Ghosh Martyn Plummer Donatello Telesca Albert Vexler #Featured #Ne
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Thank you to those who submitted your online ballot for the 2019 election for Secretary-Treasurer of the International Biometric Society . We have two outstanding candidates for Secretary-Treasurer, and the person receiving the largest number of votes will win the election. We look forward to announcing the results soon! #Membership #News #Featured
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We are pleased to announce that the IBC 2020 Short Courses have been approved. Seven Short Course proposals have been selected for presentation just before the International Biometric Conference begins. All Short Courses will take place on Sunday, 5 July 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM local time. SC1: Targeting learning: bridging machine learning and causality (full day) Presenters: Antoine Chambaz & David Benkeser SC2: Model-based Geostatistics for Global Public Health (full day) Presenters: Peter Diggle & Emanuele Giorgi SC3: Measuring the Impact of Nonignorable Missing Data (half day) Presenters: Daniel F. Heitijan, PhD & Hui Xie, PhD ...
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YBA 2019 winner announced

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Young Biometrician Award The British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-BIR), jointly with the Fisher Memorial Trust, award a prize every two years for young biometricians who are members of the British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society. The award recognises the research of one paper published, or accepted for publication, in a refereed journal. This award comprises a diploma and a prize of £1000 and will be presented at the conference dinner. We are delighted to announce that the BIR-FMT 2019 Young Biometrician Award has been won by Sean Yiu for the paper “Covariate association eliminating weights: a unified ...
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David Finney Lecture

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The British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society is sponsoring the 3rd David Finney Lecture. Professor Ian Dryden will be giving the lecture on 10th June 2019 at the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh 6-8pm. Registration is free, but required for catering purposes. Please register here. Lecture Title: Object Data Driven Discovery. Abstract: Object data analysis is an important tool in the many disciplines where the data have much richer structure than the usual numbers or vectors. An initial question to ask is: what are the most basic data units? i.e. what are the atoms of the data? We describe an introduction to this topic, where the statistical ...
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The call for abstracts is now open until 31st March for CNC 2019. Further details of the conference can be found here. The conference organisers are please to announce a range of prizes available to both best poster presentation and best student oral presentation. Bursaries are available to members of the BIR, with application details found here
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