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Bayes 2016

May 23, 2016
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Bayes 2016

Earlier this week I was at the Bayes 2016 meeting, in lovely Leuven. Although I've been to Belgium quite a few times before, this was my first trip to Leuven $-$ somebody who used to work at UCL once told me that they didn't really like the place,...

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BCEA 2.2-3 is out

May 22, 2016
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I think the newest release of BCEA, our R package to standardise and post-process the output of a health economic model, is now available from CRAN $-$ in fact, the source code is also available here. The package is rather stable, so the...

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How to be Bayesian and spare yourself a dreadful afternoon with your stupid football team losing the derby

May 9, 2016
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How to be Bayesian and spare yourself a dreadful afternoon with your stupid football team losing the derby

Yesterday was the second-last game of the Italian Serie A; I've been a Sampdoria supported since I was 12 $-$ at that time, they were starting to become one of the best clubs in Serie A (and that was back in the 80's when Serie A was arguably the best ...

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Workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy: Current status and challenges (again)

April 21, 2016
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We've had a fantastic response to the workshop. In just a few days of public advertisement (I firstly posted about it and then advertised on allstat and HEALTHECON-ALL) we got 65 registration, as of today. We have provisionally set out 100 "t...

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Workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy: Current status and challenges

April 13, 2016
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Later this year, we're holding at UCL a workshop on modelling for infectious disease with specific focus on the implications and challenges for health economic evaluation. I think this is a very interesting area for all sorts of different reasons:...

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The internship

April 12, 2016
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The internship

I've received a rather formal email (addressed to "Dear Prof Baio"!) by my good friend Andreas, asking me to advertise a position they have in the Dutch office of Mapi, a consultancy company working in the area of health economic evaluation.Mapi and us...

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What’s my job again?

April 11, 2016
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For quite some time now, Kobi (who's just turned 4) has been kind of obsessed with Monster University. In fact, all he really cares about is one particular scene in which, as part of the "scare games", the monsters have to run through a corridor while ...

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Speak for yourself

April 9, 2016
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Speak for yourself

The scientific program is now FINAL, please check www.bayes-pharma.org for the detailed program.  CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:Greg Campbell, FDABayesian Statistics in Medical Device Clinical Trials: Great Progress and Some Challeng...

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Slightly off (by 26911)

April 7, 2016
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Slightly off (by 26911)

I only half-listened to this story on More or Less earlier today, but I think it's kind of amusing (if it wasn't kind of sad for the implications it has...).Apparently, there's a myth which is cyclically resuscitated (mainly by politicians) that the do...

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Advanced Bayesian Modelling with BUGS course

April 7, 2016
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Advanced Bayesian Modelling with BUGS course

This is a(nother!) short course on Bayesian statistics $-$ it's about advanced modelling using BUGS (not the one in the picture to the left, though...) and it's being held at the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge, next month. The ...

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