The Young Statisticians' Meeting 2006 will take place in Edinburgh on the
19th and 20th of April.
Participants in this annual event are career-young statisticians. Typical
delegates are either in the final stages of a Ph.D. or Msc, or have been
working as a practising statistician in an academic, medical, industrial or
business environment for up to five years.
The meeting has enjoyed considerable success and has grown in recent years
to a level where it now attracts over 100 participants from Ireland, the UK
and further afield.
The conference provides a forum for participants to exchange research
ideas, both formally (through oral and poster presentations) and informally
(over lunch, dinner and at the evening receptions). The meeting is intended
to foster greater interaction between statisticians working in different
fields and to provide an oportunity for individuals new to the field to
meet key employers and organisations.
The meeting consists of parallel sessions during the day with a poster
session and sponsorsí wine reception during the evening of Wednesday April
19th and the conference dinner on Thursday the 20th. This year's guest
speakers will be Shelia Bird from the MRC Biostatistics Unit
(http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk) and Anna Rosling from the Gapminder
The themes of individual parallel sessions will be finalised early next
year. As a guide, previous meetings have included sessions on environmental
statistics, medical and pharmaceutical statistics, theoretical statistics,
statistical computation, engineering statistics, quality control and
financial stochastic modelling.
Full details of the conference programme will be posted on the YSM2006
website (www.show.scot.nhs.uk/indicators/ysm2006) as they are finalised and
a call for papers and posters will be sent out in the new year.
In the meantime, if you have any queries about the event please contact us
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We look forward to seeing many of you at the conference.