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A Call for IBS Editors

IBS seeks nominations/suggestions for two editors of Society publications: the Biometrics Book Review Editor and the Biometric Bulletin Editor. IBS members are invited to submit suggestions for nominees or self-nominations for Biometrics Book Review Editor, with service to begin 1 January 2016 and will conclude 31 December 2018. Suggestions will be forwarded to the search committee for consideration. Send the [...]

Newly Elected Executive Board Members take Office
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More than 1,000 ballots were cast in the recent election for Executive Board members and we are pleased to announce the result. The following Society members were elected: Karen Bandeen-Roche (ENAR), Frank Bretz (ROes), Krista Fischer (N-B), Joel Greenhouse (ENAR), Freedom N. Gemedze (GSAf), Tae Rim Lee (RKo), and Ernst Wit (ANed). The remaining members of the Executive Board are: [...]

Save the Date! IBC 2016 will be held 10-16 July in Victoria, BC Canada.

Information in now available for IBC 2016!  The schedule of events, invited and short courses sessions, call for contributed abstracts, and governance meetings will be posted over the next six months. Information on the beautiful city of Victoria and British Columbia is already available as well as travel and accommodation suggestions.  Visit the website often to see the latest updates [...]

Presenter/Speaker Grants Available to Regions Representing Developing Countries

The IBS Education Committee is pleased to announce the availability of funds for Regions/Networks representing developing countries.  Financial support may be available to secure a speaker for an IBS-sponsored regional conference in 2015. In order to apply for funding through IBS, the Region (or Network) should review the following requirements and submit a proposal at least 90 days prior to [...]

2014 International Biometric Conference Meeting Abstracts are Now Available

The 27th International Biometric Conference took place in Florence, Italy, earlier this year in July. The scientific programme is dedicated to recent developments and application of Biometry and Statistics in the many different fields in life and environmental sciences. To view the abstracts from the presentations presented at the meeting, please click here. Please note that access to the meeting abstracts [...]

IBS Regional Meetings’ Travel Awards Program

IBS is pleased to announce that the Awards Fund Committee has instituted a program to assist IBS members from developing countries in attending conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks. If you are interested in attending a conference in 2015, either in your own Region or outside your Region, but do not have the resources to attend, please consider submitting an [...]

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 [...]

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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Prose Editing Project Set to Assist Non-English Writers

Authors whose native language is other than English and who are not fluent in written English may find themselves at a distinct disadvantage since most major science and policy journals require that manuscripts be submitted in English.  To assist IBS members who don’t have ready access to colleagues who can assist them with their English language prose, the Prose Editing [...]