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2013

January

15 January 2013

Dr. Eric Laber, Assistant professor, Department of statistics, North Carolina State University

Topic: Adaptive Inferrence After Model Selection 

22 January 2013

Shujie Li, PhD Candidate, Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Topic: Recursive Polya tree mixture model: a new Bayesian nonparametric model.

29 January 2013

Dr. Jinko Graham, Associate professor, Statistics and Actuarial Science, IRMACS Lab, Simon Fraser University

Topic: A test drive of haplotype-informed ancestries for fine-mapping complex genetic traits. 

February

5 February 2013

Ivan Diaz Munoz, PhD Candidate, Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Topic:Population Intervention Causal Effects Based on Stochastic Intervention

12 February 2013

Dr. Peter ThallProfessor, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston Texas

Topic: Utility-Based Dose-Finding with Ordinal Toxicity and Efficacy 

19 February 2013

Dr. Paul Albert, Chief and Senior Investigator, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda MD

Topic:Joint models for multivariate longitudinal measurements and a binary event: An application to predicting poor pregnancy outcomes from longitudinal ultrasound 

26 February 2013

Dr. Brad Carlin, Professor and Head, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University Minnesota

Topic:A Bayesian Missing Data Framework for Multiple Outcome Mixed treatment Comparisons

March

12 March 2013

Cyr E. M'Lan, PhD Assistant Professor University of Connecticut Department of Statistics

Topic: Objective bayesian Analisis of Bilateral

19 March 2013

Dr Rhonda Rosychuk, Professor, Biostatistics consulting group Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Topic: Advice for Statistical Consultants in an Academic Medical Setting

26 March 2013

Dr Brian Hobbs,Assistant professor, Biostatistics, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Topic: Adaptive trial design in the presence of historical controls

April

2 April 2013 - CANCELLED

Dr. Nandita Mitra,Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania

Topic: Assessing the sensitivity of cost-effectiveness measures to unmeasured confounding

9 April 2013

Dr Connie Stewart, Assistant Professor, Statistics, Universiity of New Brunswick

Topic: Statistical methods for use in diet estimation based on fatty acid signature analysis

September

**Wednesday, September 18th, 2013**

Andrew Vickers, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

How do we know whether a predictive model is of clinical value? How do we know whether a molecular marker is worth measuring? A discussion of some simple decision analytic methods

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm,  Education Building, 3700 rue McTavish, room 129

24 September 2013

Reijo Sund, Adjunct Professor, Senior Statistician, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.

Topic: Issues and opportunities for register-based data analysis - experiences from Finland

October

1 October 2013

Nandita Mitra, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania.

Topic: Assessing the sensitivity of cost-effectiveness measures to unmeasured confounding

8 October 2013

M'Hamed Lajmi Lakhal Chaieb, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Université Laval.

Topic: Multivariate Survival Cure Model

15 October 2013

Marie-Helene Roy-Gagnon, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Topic: Empirical kinship estimation in the French Canadian founder population

22 October 2013

Russell Steele, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.

Topic: Comparing Approaches for Causal Inference for Recurrent Injury Data

29 October 2013

David Wolfson, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.

Topic: The Analysis of Biased Survival Data

November

5 November 2013

Jim Ramsay, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology; Associate Member, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.

Topic: The Statistics of Shock: Dynamics for Epidemiologists and Biostatisticians

12 November 2013

Tibor Schuster, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University.

Topic: The curse of (confounder) dimension.

19 November 2013

Olli S. Miettinen, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University.

Topic: Diagnostic research: an orientation

26 November 2013

Samy Suissa, Director, Centre For Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Research Institute - Jewish General Hospital; Director, McGill Pharmacoepidemiology Research Unit; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University.

Topic: The randomized controlled trial: the holy grail of evidence?

December

3 December 2013

Benoît Mâsse, Applied Clinical Research Unit - Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine.

Topic: Adjusting for post-randomization variables in HIV prevention trials.

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