Purpose & Plan
The purpose is to widen the scope for understanding papers and to provide a new networking opportunity for IBS members through a regular internet forum.
The IBS Education Committee will choose a recent paper published in the Biometrics or JABES journal. The paper may highlight an interesting application or a new methodology or development in biometrics, biostatistics or biomathematics. The papers will be chosen by the Journal Club organizer Jim Todd in coordination with the Education Committee, and shall be of wide interest among members.
The author of the paper will be asked to make a 20-minute presentation on the paper and its importance. A discussant will also be identified to highlight the main points and raise some relevant questions for a maximum time of 10 minutes. The discussion will be opened up to participants for comments, questions and responses to the paper, under the direction of the Chair. IBS members may want to email and request an opportunity to speak about the paper, but the wider audience will be able to contribute to the discussion.