Summer Conferences!

by Joseph Rickert

Summer is here, but it is not too late sign up for some summer conferences. The following short list promises interesting speakers, a wide range of topics and plenty of R content.

June (21 - 23) - The PSI 2021 conference is online and the Registration Portal is still open. Keynote speakers Alan Smith and Ian Bott from the Financial Times, and Janet Wittes, President of the WCG Statistics Collaborative, head the program.

June (21 - 24) - The Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference 2021 is virtual. Wendy Martinez of the Bureau of Labor statistics will present A Conversation About Data Ethics, Nassim Taleb of Black Swan fame will deliver the keynote on Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails, and Di Cook and RStudio’s Carson Sievert will both talk in the Statistical Computational & Visualization Session. Registration is open.

July (1 to 2) - R for HTA Annual Workshop This online workshop from the Health Technology Assessment Consortium will be focused on R for trial and model-based cost-effectiveness analysis. Registration is open until June 30.

July (5 - 9) - useR!2021 looks like it is going to be a blockbuster of a conference. The keynote talks alone would be worth the price of admission. This exceptional lineup comprises a remarkably diverse, international group of long-time contributors, new faces, R developers, statisticians, journalists, and educators representing the global R community and speaking on a wide range of topics. I am very pleased to be presenting A little bit about RStudio on July 9 at UTC 9PM. Registration closes on June 25.

July (28 - 30) - Juliacon 2021 will be online and everywhere and Free! Long time R contributor Jan Vitek, Xiaoye Li of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Soumith Chintala of Facebook AI Research will be the keynote speakers. It is free but you need to Register.

Aug (8 - 12) - The JSM will be online. A keyword search using R and Shiny will turn up quite a few interesting talks. I am particularly looking forward to the talk Simulating Clinical Trials Data with Synthetic.Cdisc.Data and Respectables] by Gabe Becker and Adrian Waddell and the session on Tools to Enable the Use of R by the Biopharmaceutical Industry in a Regulatory Setting which contains five talks from members of the R Consortium’s R Validation Hub working group.

August (24 - 27) - R/Medicine 2021 is online and on track to repeat the last year’s international success. Registration is open. The deadline for submitting Abstracts is June 25. Workshops being planned include:

  • R/Med 101: Intro to R for Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals
  • R Markdown for Reproducible Research (R3)
  • SAS 2 R: Getting off the Island!
  • From Excel to R+REDcap
  • Spatial Analysis of Healthcare Data

Sept (6 to 9) - RSS 2021 International Conference The Royal Statistical Society conference hopes to be in person in Manchester, UK. The keynote speakers will be Tom Chivers and David Chivers, Melinda Mills, Jonty Rougier, Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, Bin Yu, and Hadley Wickham. Submissions for poster presentations are currently open with a deadline of July 1. Registration is open with an early booking discount available until June 4.

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