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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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Italians do it better!

March 14, 2016
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Italians do it better!

I've just spent a little over one hour to sort out my registration, travel and accommodation for the upcoming ISBA conference, later this year in Sardinia $-$ well, I say "sort out"... I think most of the details have been sorted out, so fingers crosse...

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Short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis

March 11, 2016
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We're now ready to start the advertisement for our short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis (I've posted about this here). The course will be at UCL from the 8th to the 9th of June, later this year. I think we have been...

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2 MSc Scholarships in Medical Statistics

March 10, 2016
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2 MSc Scholarships in Medical Statistics

Our department has just been awarded two NIHR MSc studentships in Medical Statistics. In fact, we've been successful in securing funds for the next 3 years (2 studentships per year). This is kind of cool $-$ we're already increasing the numbe...

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