We are pleased to announce that the IBC 2020 Short Courses have been approved.  Seven Short Course proposals have been selected for presentation just before the International Biometric Conference begins. All Short Courses will take place on Sunday, 5 July 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM local time.

SC1: Targeting learning: bridging machine learning and causality (full day) Presenters: Antoine Chambaz & David Benkeser

SC2: Model-based Geostatistics for Global Public Health (full day) Presenters: Peter Diggle & Emanuele Giorgi

SC3: Measuring the Impact of Nonignorable Missing Data (half day) Presenters: Daniel F. Heitijan, PhD & Hui Xie, PhD

SC4: Data analysis using hierarchical generalized linear models with R (full day) Presenters: Lars Ronnegard & Youngjo Lee

SC5: Causal questions and principled answers: a guide through the landscape for practicing statisticians (full day) Presenters: Saskia le Cessie & Els Goetghebeur

SC6: Extension of survival models for correlated data: joint frailty models with recurrent events, a longitudinal biomarker and a terminal event (full day) Presenters: Virginie Rondeau, Agnieszka Krol

SC07: Topological and Object Oriented Data Analysis (full day) Presenters: James Steve Marron, Yuan Wang & Moo K. Chung

In addition to selecting the short courses, the Education Committee is also in charge of organizing the Statistics in Practice session, which is part of the main scientific program that will run from 6-10 July 2020.  The committee has picked a proposal that will be especially suited for this purpose. We would like to congratulate Professor Samuel Mueller and Dr. Garth Tarr who will present their session entitled Fast algorithms and modern visualisations for feature selection. 

Congratulations to all! We look forward to seeing you in Seoul, Korea.