A variety of showcases and a special invited session will be presented during the 2018 International Biometric Conference.

Review the list below or click on a title for more information:

Monday 9 July

Statistics in Practice I & II
Session I – 13:45 – 15:15 | Room: Susie Bayarri
Session 2 – 15:45 – 17:15 | Room: Susie Bayarri

Organizer and Moderator: Annette Kopp-Schneider (for Education Committee)

Frailty models: theory and practice

Theodor BalanLeiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Hein Putter, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands


Tuesday 10 July

Biometrics Showcase Session
Time: 10:30 – 12:00 | Room: Laura Pla

Organizer and Chair: Geert Molenberghs

Best papers by an IBS member in Biometrics, 2016 and 2017.

2016: Published in the December 2016 issue, volume 72, pages 1155-1163

Kim Inyoung, Virginia Tech, USA – Flexible variable selection for recovering sparsity in nonadditive nonparametric models

2017: Published in the June 2017, volume 73, pages 656-665

Joshua Tebbs, University of South Carolina, USA – Hierarchical group testing for multiple infections


Young Statistician Student (YSS) Showcase 
Time: 15:45 – 17:15 | Room: Susie Bayarri
Organizer: Pamela Shaw
Chair: Iris Pigeot [DR]

Tilahun F. Asena, Hawassa University & Arba Minch University, Ethiopia – Modeling Evolution of HIV/AIDS Disease Progression: A Parametric Semi-Markov Model with Interval Censuring

Virginia Fisher, Boston University School of Public Health, United States – Genetic Fine Mapping Incorporating Functional Annotation: A Random Effects Approach

Rafael de Andrade MoralUniversity of São Paulo, Brazil – Conditional and Marginal Models for Analysing Light Interception Data

Tea Kristiane E. Uggen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia – Automated Classification of Post-Stroke Aphasia by Severity

Yuejia Xu, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom  – Cross-selection HIV Incidence Estimation Accounting for Heterogeneity Across Communities


Thursday 12 July

Host Region Special Invited Session 
Time: 08.30 – 10:00 | Room: Susie Bayarri
Organizer: Spanish Biometric Society [SEB]: Klaus Langohr and Immaculada Arostegui 

Concepcion Arenas, Barcelona University, Spain – Identifying extreme observation to detect differentially expressed genes

Eugenia Castellanos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain – Goodness of fit models in ABC methods

David Conesa, Universitat de València, Spain – Challenging statistical issues in species distribution modeling

Jan Graffelman, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain – Recent methodological developments for a Hardy-Weingberg analysis of X-chromosomal variants

Dae-Jin Lee, BCAM – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Spain – Beta-binomial multivariate regression modeling of patient-reported outcomes


ISI Special Invited Session
Time: 15:45 – 17:15 | Room: Laura Pla
Organizers: Peter Guttorp
Competition Chair: Kaye Basford [ISI liaison to IBS]

Kristie L. Ebi, University of Washington, USA – Current impacts and future risks of climate change for health

Erin Peterson, Queensland University of Technology, Austraila – The fish data analysis tool: River-Network scaled modeling and visualization of juvenile fish abundance from multiple agencies

Guy F. MidgleyStellenbosch University, South Africa –  Opportunities for attributing ecological responses of species and ecosystems to climate change drivers


Friday 13 July

JABES Showcase Session
Time: 09:00 – 10:30 | Room: Laura Pla
Competition Chair: JABES Editor, Steve Buckland

2016 Winner: Raphael Huser, King Abdullah University and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia – Non-stationary dependence structures for spatial extremes

2017 Winner: Jenni Niku, University of Jyväskylä, Finland – Generalized linear latent variable models for multivariate count and biomass data in ecology