Announcing the IBS Journal Club
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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 [...]

Announcement of Travel Award Program 2017

The International Biometric Society Travel Award Committee has instituted a program to assist only IBS members from Developing Countries in attending conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks. If you are interested in attending a conference in 2017, either in your own region or outside your region, but don’t have the resources to attend, please consider submitting an application for a travel [...]

Joint ISI + IBS Initiative for 2017 World Statistics Congress
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Joint ISI + IBS Initiative for 2017 World Statistics Congress  The International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Biometric Society (IBS) are jointly sponsoring an initiative to fund two young statisticians who belong to the IBS to participate in the 2017 World Statistics Congress (WSC) being held in Marrakech Morocco on 16-21 July. A “young statistician” is someone who has [...]

2018 IBC Call for Short Course Proposals
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The Deadline to Submit 2018 International Biometric Conference Short Course Proposals is 15 March, 2017 The International Biometric Society (IBS) Education Committee is calling for short course proposals in support of the XXIXth International Biometric Conference (IBC2018), to be held 8-13 July 2018 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Our goal is to provide courses that will [...]

Honorary Life Member David Finney Turns 100

On behalf of all members of the International Biometric Society, we send our congratulations and best wishes to our former President (1964-65) and Honorary Life Member (1984) David J. Finney, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Congratulations!

2018 IBC Call for Invited Session Proposals
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The Deadline to Submit 2018 International Biometric Conference Invited Session Proposals is 1 February, 2017 The International Program Committee (IPC) of the International Biometric Society’s (IBS) XXIXth International Biometric Conference (IBC2018) calls for invited session proposals. IBC2018 will be held 8-13 July 2018 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of [...]

Annual Dues Renewal

It’s time to renew your 2017 IBS membership dues. Membership renewal payment is due: 01 January 2017.  If you are a current Direct At-Large member of IBS (not a member with your Region), you can now pay your annual dues online. 2017 Membership Dues Invoice Payment To view and pay your membership dues invoice online, log in to your IBS account [...]

IBS Honorary Life Member David Cox Named the Inaugural Recipient of the International Prize in Statistics

Sir David Cox, a long-time member and an important figure in the field of statistics, has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The International Prize in Statistics, offered by the International Prize in Statistics Foundation, was launched by five leading international statistics organizations, including the International Biometric Society. A primary objective of the prize is [...]

Election results of the newly elected IBS Executive Board for 2017
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Congratulations to the newly elected International Biometric Society Executive Board for 2017. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected to the Board: President-Elect: Louise Ryan (Australasian Region, announced previously) Secretary/Treasurer: Brad Biggerstaff (Western North American Region) Executive Board Director Asia/Australasia: Brian Cullis (Australasian Region) Executive Board Director Europe: Andreas Ziegler (German Region) and Mark Brewer [...]

Award Winners Announced – Best Paper in Biometrics by an IBS Member

The Best Paper in Biometrics Award is given biennially by the IBS to one Biometrics paper from each of the previous two years identified by the Co-editors as being of the highest quality and importance.  The winners of the Award for 2014 and 2015 have been selected: 2014:  Published in the December 2014 issue, volume 70, pages 993-1002, “Bayesian nowcasting [...]