The International Biometric Office has some exciting news we would like to announce:

The International Biometric Society (IBS) Journal Club is a new initiative set up under the Education Committee to help members and others network and discuss recent papers published in IBS journals.

Date and Time of the first Journal Club: Thursday, 20 April 2017 at 15:00 GMT

Organizer and Chair: Jim Todd (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Venue: This online session will include both audio and video content. Instructions for access will be made available to all confirmed participants.

Audience: The first Journal Club will be open to all IBS members worldwide (not limited to English-speaking natives). Eventually the Journal Club may be open to non-members, but we first plan to evaluate the Club and the views of IBS members.

Registration Fees:
*IBS Member – Free (Registration is limited)
*Non-member – N/A

>> Register to attend by contacting Alphonusus Baggett, Director of Education.

Purpose and 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 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 Education Committee, in coordination with Biometrics Co-editors and shall be of wide interest amongst 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 of approximately 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.

For more information, please contact IBS Education Committee Members Jim Todd (jim.todd@LSHTM.ac.uk) or Jaakko Nevalainen (Jaakko.Nevalainen@staff.uta.fi).