Meetings Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday

    Donate to Low and Middle Income Country Travel Awards Program

    IBS Event

    Sunday, May 5 - Friday, May 31, 2024

    IBS has instituted a Matching Funds Program. For every dollar that a region or individual donates, IBS will match it with an equal amount with a limit specified during the annual budget process. This means that we have the potential to enable many more people from LMICs to attend IBS-sponsored conferences.

  • Monday

    PROBASTAT 2024, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia

    Non-IBS Event

    Monday, May 20 - Friday, May 24, 2024

    The 8th international conference on Probability and Statistics, known for a friendly and relaxed academic atmosphere, fosters exchange of ideas and research in diverse areas, including:

    • Statistical Inference in Parametric and Nonparametric Models
    • Multivariate Analysis, Regression and Mixed Models
    • Optimal Experimental Design
    • Applied Statistics

    Smolenice, Slovakia

  • Wednesday

    Brazilian Region (Rbras) Conference

    IBS Region Event

    Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, May 31, 2024

    The 68th Brazilian Region of the International Biometrics Society (RBras), promoted by International Biometric Society,  will be 29-31 May 2024, at the Department of Exact Sciences of the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ), University of São Paulo (USP), Piracicaba , Brazil.

  • Sunday

    2024 WNAR/IMS Meeting

    IBS Region Event

    Sunday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 12, 2024

    The 2024 WNAR/IMS meeting WNAR/IMS meeting will be in Fort Collins, Colorado from 9-12 June 2024. The conference will be joint with the 2024 Graybill Conference, to be held at Colorado State University. Fort Collins is 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver, approximately 2 hours from major ski resorts and 45 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. The city has a thriving arts scene and an extensive mix of outdoor recreation activities. Wen Zhou (Colorado State) is the Local Organizer and Graybill Co-organizer, Prince Allotey (UW) and Catherine Lee (Kaiser Permanente) are the WNAR Program Chairs, Jie Peng (UC Davis) is the IMS Chair, and Kayleigh Keller (Colorado State) is the Student Competition Chair. Registration information and other details about the meeting will be posted to the WNAR site as they become available.

  • Thursday

    Summer School in Genetic Epidemiology, Davos 2024

    Non-IBS Event

    Thursday, June 13 - Saturday, June 15, 2024

    Summer School in Genetic Epidemiology, Davos 2024

    Join us from June 13 to June 15, 2024, at the picturesque Medicine Campus Davos for an intensive course in Genetic Epidemiology. Enhance your knowledge of molecular genetics, genotyping technologies, study designs, statistical methods, and much more.

    For more information and to register, visit or email


    Thanks to the increasing throughput of sequencing technologies, it is now possible to genotype thousands of people as part of a genetic association study. The design of such studies and the analysis of the resulting data require advanced knowledge of biology, statistics, and computer science. This course provides a foundation in genetic epidemiology to equip participants to work with large human genetic datasets.


    • Biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, computer scientists about to start a genetic association study, e.g., a whole-genome association study (GWAS).
    • Scientists interested in learning more about genetic epidemiology

    Learning Objectives

    • Basics of molecular genetics
    • Study design for association analysis: case-control, cohort, and quantitative traits
    • Population stratification and cryptic relatedness
    • Genetic markers and their characteristics
    • Genotyping technologies like TaqMan, microarrays, and sequencing
    • Quality control in genotyping
    • Association analyses, estimate genetic effects
    • Multiple testing
    • Rare variant analysis
    • Biological interpretation of genetic variants
    • Optional: Haplotype-based analyses
    • Optional: Sample sizes for association studies
    • Optional: Mendelian randomization studies


    Knowledge/competencies Participants should have a level of knowledge in biology, statistics, and computer science equivalent to that of a high-school certificate. Ongoing or finished studies in university-level biology, statistics, or computer science would be beneficial but are optional.



    • Students: 50 CHF
    • Academic and non-profit: 150 CHF
    • Industry: 300 CHF

    The course fee covers the lessons, coffee breaks, and two lunches.

    Send an email to before May 10, 2024 (application deadline), with the following information:

    • Full name
    • Status: student (1st bachelor, 1st master, with proof), non-profit academic, industry
    • Affiliation: university, institute, or company name
    • A short paragraph about your work, how this course will benefit you

    Then, please wait for our confirmation and further instructions. The number of participants is limited to 30.

    Venue and time

    The course will be held at the scenic Medicine Campus Davos.

    Start: June 13, 2024, at 13:30.

    End: June 15, 2024 at 12:45.


    We have pre-reserved 15 double rooms and 6 single rooms at Hotel Ochsen ( at a special discounted rate. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be secured by completing payment by May 20, 2024. Please note that after this deadline, participants will be responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. For details on the rates and payment methods, or if you have any queries, please contact

    Davos, Switzerland

  • Monday

    4th Corsican Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

    Non-IBS Event

    Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 5, 2024

    As part of the HEAR+ STAT series of courses, this intensive course cover the field of net survival and excess mortality, investigating both theoretical and application aspects using R software. The Summer School is aimed at biostatisticians, statisticians, epidemiologists; researchers and students; those working in a registry of cancer, of chronic disease or in any other field relevant to these methodologies and applications.

    Corte, France

  • Saturday

    ENAR 2024 Joint Statistical Meeting

    IBS Region Event

    Saturday, August 3 - Thursday, August 8, 2024
    Portland, OR, United States

  • Monday

    Applied Bayesian Statistics School - ABS24 : Bayesian Phylogenetics and Infectious Diseases

    Non-IBS Event

    Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30, 2024

    We are glad to inform you that the next Applied Bayesian Statistics school - ABS24 will be held in the city of Como (Italy), along the Lake Como shoreline, on August 26-30, 2024.

    The school is organized by CNR IMATI (Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies at the National Research Council of Italy in Milano), in cooperation with Fondazione Alessandro Volta.


    The lecturer will be Prof. MARC SUCHARD (Department of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA), with the support of Filippo Monti (PhD student in Biostatistics, UCLA, USA).

    As in the past (since 2004), there will be a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, along with presentations by participants about their work (past, current and future) related to the topic of the school.

    OUTLINE: The aim of this course is to explore the core challenges of Bayesian inference of stochastic processes in modern biology in terms of data-scale, model-dimensionality and compute-complexity. Challenging and
    emerging statistical solutions will be illustrated through the analysis of biological sequences, such as genes and genomes. Molecular phylogenetics has become an essential analytical tool for understanding the complex patterns in which rapidly evolving pathogens propagate across and between countries, owing to the complex travel and transportation patterns evinced by modern economies, along with growing political factors such as increased global population and urbanization. 
    As an accessible course for all, a brief introduction of the underlying biology (for statistical researchers) and of modern Bayesian inference (for practicing biologists) will be also provided.
    Topics will cover probabilistic modeling techniques using both discrete- and continuous-valued stochastic processes including continuous-time Markov chains and Gaussian processes; large-scale data-integration approaches incorporating factors like human mobility and climate measurements; recursive computing and other mathematical tricks to evaluate seemingly intractable likelihoods; state-of-the-art sampling methods for high-dimensional models including Hamiltonian Monte Carlo and its more recent non-reversible extensions; delivering timely inference on advancing computing hardware like graphics processing units and (maybe even) quantum devices.

    Como, Italy

  • Monday

    LinStat 2024 International Conference: Poprad, Slovakia

    Non-IBS Event

    Monday, September 2 - Friday, September 6, 2024

    International Conference on Trends and Perspectives in Linear Statistical Inference. Will be held in Poprad, Slovakia. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of statistics and its applications as well as matrix analysis and its applications to statistics, and offer them a possibility to discuss current developments in these subjects.

  • Monday

    GEOMED 2024

    Non-IBS Event

    Monday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 11, 2024

    GEOMED is a bi-annual, international, interdisciplinary conference on spatial statistics, geographical epidemiology and public health. The conference focuses both on the developments in methodology and the applications of methods for spatial and spatio-temporal data in public health. GEOMED 2024 is organized by the Data Science Institute of Hasselt University (Belgium). It will take place in Hasselt, a beautiful city in Belgium, from 9 until 11 September 2024.

    The selected key topics for this edition are: 
    - Geographical modeling of infectious diseases 
    - Geographical modeling of health in low-income countries 
    - Environmental epidemiology and climate change 

    Next to this, a range of topics will be represented. They include (but are not limited to): 
    - Geo-referenced health data 
    - Disease mapping 
    - Risk assessment for public health 
    - Computational methods for analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal data 
    - Visualization methods 
    - Geostatistical modeling 
    - Spatial and spatio-temporal health surveillance 
    - Novel methodology for spatial data 
    - Deep learning methods for spatial data analyses 
    - Cluster detection and epidemic outbreaks 

    Hasselt, Belgium

  • Sunday

    32nd International Biometric Conference (IBC2024)

    IBS Event

    Sunday, December 8 - Friday, December 13, 2024

    Atlanta, Georgia USA

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