SSC 1996 Annual Meeting

SSC 1996 Annual Meeting

June 2 - 5, 1996
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario


Biostatistical Issues in Pharmacoepidemiology


Organizer and Chair:
Charles H. Goldsmith, McMaster University


Speakers:
Michael Edwardes*, McGill University & Samy Suissa, McGill University
Sampling Within Cohorts to Assess Risk


Richard J. Cook, University of Waterloo
Monitoring Multiple Outcomes in Randomized Trials


Andrew R. Willan*, McMaster University, Bernie J. O'Brien, McMaster University & Deborah J. Cook, McMaster University
Benefit-Risk Ratios in the Assessment of the Clinical Evidence of a New Therapy


Biostatistical Applications of Neural Nets


Organizer and Chair:
Rollin F. Brant, University of Calgary


Speakers:
Tony Plate*, British Columbia Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia, Pierre Band, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Joel Bert, University of British Columbia & John Grace, University of British Columbia
Neural-Network Models of the Relationship Between Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption and Cancer


Jack V. Tu, Harvard Medical School and University of Toronto
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Artificial Neural Networks versus Logistic Regression for Predicting Outcomes


Penny M. A. Brasher*, Alberta Cancer Board & Maire A. Duggan, Foothills Hospital
PAPNET: An Application of Neural Networks in Cervical Cancer Screening


Discussant:
Rob Tibshirani, University of Toronto


Statistics in Resource Management Controversies


Organizer and Chair:
Rick Routledge, Simon Fraser University


Speakers:
Don Russell, Canadian Wildlife Service
Oil and the Porcupine Caribou Herd - Do Data Really Matter?


Valerie LeMay, University of British Columbia
Forest Land Inventory - Estimation under Constant Change


Rick Routledge, Simon Fraser University
Fishy Statistics: The Case of the Missing Salmon


Estimating Functions in Biostatistics


Organizer:
Mary L. Lesperance, University of Victoria

Chair:
John Neuhaus, University of California, San Francisco


Speakers:
Charmaine Dean*, Simon Fraser University & Ying C. MacNab, Ministry of Health, British Columbia
Empirical Bayes Methods for Local Smooth Mapping of Infant Mortality Rates in British Columbia


Jerry Lawless, University of Waterloo
Estimating Functions for Longitudinal Studies


Biostatistics in Epidemiology, Dealing with Interaction and Confounding


Organizer:
Karen Campbell, University of Western Ontario

Chair:
Neil Klar, University of Western Ontario


Speakers:
W. Douglas Thompson, University of Southern Maine
Conceptual and Practical Issues in the Epidemiologic Evaluation of Interactions


John Neuhaus, University of California, San Francisco
Bias and Efficiency Loss Due to Omitted Covariates in General Linear Models


Jack Siemiatycki, Institut Armand-Frappier
An Empirical Evaluation of the Magnitude of Confounding Bias