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Call for Short Course Proposals for the 2016 International Biometric Conference

The IBS Education Committee, together with the International Program Committee of the 28th International Biometric Conference (IBC2016), to be held July 10-15 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is calling for proposals for short courses. Our goal is to provide courses that will attract registrants from a number of different application areas. We also want to reach out to potential participants from economically [...]

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2016 International Biometric Conference: Call for Invited Session Proposals
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  The International Program Committee (IPC) of the XXVIIIth International Biometric Conference (IBC2016) calls for invited session proposals. IBC2016 will be held July 10-15 at the Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria is named the ‘City of Gardens’ and provides easy access to recreational activities like kayaking, whale watching, hiking, and more. An invited session brings together a [...]

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Young Statisticians Make Their Mark at the 2014 International Biometric Conference

First introduced at the 2012 International Biometric Conference in Kobe, Japan, the Young Statisticians Showcase was once again included as an integral component of the scientific program at this year’s IBC. This year, five young statisticians were awarded $3,000 each to attend and present their papers at the conference in Florence, Italy. The young statistician awardees are: Vinicius Calsavara, Institute [...]

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Two Recorded Sessions from IBC 2014 are Now Available to View!

Invited Sessions 1 and 3 from the 27th International Biometric Conference, which was held in Florence, Italy last month, are now available for viewing online. Access is restricted to members of the International Biometric Society. If you are not a member of the Society, click here for more information on becoming a member. Invited Session 1: New Frontiers for Experimental Design [...]

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Michael J. Daniels named co-editor of Biometrics

At the recent Executive Board meeting, Michael J. Daniels was appointed co-editor of Biometrics beginning his three-year term on 1 January 2015.  Daniels will succeed Jeremy Taylor. Dr. Daniels is Professor of Statistics and Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin.  Before moving to Austin, he received an ScD in Biostatistics from Harvard in 1995, then [...]

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The Truth about Personalized Medicine

Will personalization transform medicine? Personalization is a hot topic, whether it’s better recommendation algorithms for books, films, and music, smarter search engines, or Web sites and apps that can help you identify everything from the best hairstyle for your face to which shade of blue to paint your wall. So it’s no surprise that even medicine is talking individualized care. [...]

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Prizes for Best Student Oral Presentations were Recognized at IBC

More than 35 entrants in the Best Student Oral Presentation competition resulted in the awarding of prizes to four outstanding students for their presentation. Along with a certificate of accomplishment, John Wiley & Sons awarded $100 gift certificates to the winners. The following are to be congratulated! Linda Altieri, Italy, for A Changepoint Analysis for Spatio-Temporal Point Processes Brunilda Balliu, [...]

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Best Posters Announced at the IBC

  More than 400 posters were presented at the 2014 IBC and viewing and judging was spread over three days in order to accommodate all the posters.  The winners were announced at the closing ceremony of the IBC with certificates being awarded to the best among them all.  The following are the winners and the titles of the poster presentations. [...]

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IBC 2014 was a success!
Coffee Break

The International Biometric Conference was recently held in Florence, Italy earlier this month. It was a great success and we thank everyone for their contributions to and participation in the conference. Click here to view the photos from the conference.

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Congratulations to Honorary Life Members and Distinguished Service Award Recipient!

We are delighted to announce that IBS bestowed Honorary Life Membership of the Society to Lutz Edler (DR), Roger Mead (BIR), and Byron J.T. Morgan (BIR).  This award recognizes both exemplary contribution to biometry and outstanding service to the IBS. Linda J. Young (ENAR) was named the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the IBS for [...]

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