IBC 2008 Scientific Programme

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Thursday, 17 July 2008

Session 11a: Invited Session: Experimental Design for Microarrays
Chair: Linda Haines, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Session Organiser: Linda Haines

Practical Design Issues for Microarray Experiments
Gordon Smyth, The Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Efficient Designs for Two-Colour Microarray Experiments
Rosemary Bailey, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

Nesting and Other Replication Issues in Two-Channel Microarray Designs
Ernst Wit, University of Groningen, Italy

Discussant (Ralf-Dieter Hilgers)

General Discussion

Session 11b: Invited Session: Recent developments in joint analysis of survival longitudinal data
Chair: Eva Petkova, New York University, United States
Session Organiser: Zhezhen Jin

Most Powerful Tests, P-Value Statistics, and Multiple Testing: Some Recent Optimality Results
Edsel Pena, University of South Carolina, United States

Nonparametric Longitudinal Process with Survival Time
Jimin Ding, Washington University at St.Louis, United States

Semiparametric Marginalized Model for Longitudinal Data with Nonignorable Dropout
Mengling Liu, School of Medicine, New York University, United States

Discussant (Thomas Scheike)

Session 11c: Spatial Modelling
Bayesian Inference for Gaussian Excursion set Generated Cox Processes with Set-marking
Mari Myllymäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Beta Versus Log-Normal Modelling: Improving Radon Mapping Techiniques
Patrick Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Boosting Geoadditive Regression Models
Thomas Kneib, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Standard Errors in Systematic Sampling
Chris Glasbey, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, United Kingdom

Linear Variance Structures for Spatial Analysis of Agricultural Field Trials
Hans-Peter Piepho, Universtaet Hohenheim, Germany

A System for Monitoring Egg Counts of the Dengue Disease Mosquito
Paulo Ribeiro, UFPR, Brazil

Session 11d: Biometrical Methods
Simple Test Statistic for Comparison of Predictive Values of Two Diagnostic Tests
Andrzej Kosinski, Duke University, United States

The H-likelihood Analysis for the Rasch Model with Many Subjects
Woojoo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic Of

Directional Multivariate Tests Rejecting Null and Negative Effects in all Variables
Ekkehard Glimm, Novartis Pharma, Switzerland

On Modelling Correlated Binary Co-morbidities
Susana Conde, University of Limerick, Ireland

Sensitivity Analysis for Complex Dynamic Models: A Global Sensitivity Index per Factor
Matieyendou Lamboni, INRA/ParisTech, France

Session 11e: Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials
Bayesian Approach to Paediatric Clinical Trials
David Schoenfeld, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States

Some Statistical Issues on Post-Termination Analysis in Sequential Clinical Trials
Kai Yu, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, United States

Analysis Methods of Multiple Endpoints of Various Data Types in Comparative Clinical Trials
Su Young Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea, Republic Of

Fitting Emax Models to Clinical Trial Dose-Response Data
Simon Kirby, Pfizer, United Kingdom

Operation Strategy of Phase I Trials in Cancer
Naoki Ishizuka, International Medical Center of Japan, Japan

Quantifying the Usefulness of PD Biomarkers in Phase 2 Screening Trials of Oncology Drugs
Eric Holmgren, Genentech, United States

Session 11f: Correlated Data in Epidemiology
An Extended Random-effects Approach to Modeling Repeated, Overdispersed Count Data
Clarice Demétrio, ESALQ/USP, Brazil

Joint Estimation of Sensitivities and Specificities in Multi-reader Multi-disease Diagnostic Studies
Alex de Leon, University of Calgary, Canada

A Comparision of Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Binary Repeated Measures Data with Additional Hierarchical Structure
Elmabrok Masaoud, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Joint Rate Models for Recurrent Event and Event Marker Data
Jianwen Cai, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

A Comparison of Several Approaches for the Analysis of a Cluster Randomised Trial with Repeated Measures
Bruno Pereira, CRLC Val d'Aurelle, France

The Consequences of Misspecified Random Effects Distributions on Predictions of Random Effects
John Neuhaus, University of California, San Francisco, United States

Session 11g: Poster Session 7: Biometry
Agreement between Two Independent Groups of Raters
Sophie Vanbelle, University of Liège, Belgium

Development of a Valid and Reliable Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Incidence Surveillance Tool
Jianli Li, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

Accuracy of the Gaussian Approximations to Distribution of the Wilcoxom Statistics. A Graphical Approach
Carine Bellera, Institut Bergonié, Regional Comprehensive Cancer Center, France

Minimum-Norm Estimation for Binormal Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curves
Yuval Nov, University of Haifa, Israel

A Flexible System for Fitting Non-linear Models with Latent Random Variables
Hans Skaug, University of Bergen, Norway

Concerning Biometrics and Psychometrics
John Gower, open university, United Kingdom

Maternal Mortality Estimates in Major Indian States 1997-2003: A New Approach
Dilip Chandra Nath, Gauhati University, India

Teaching a Health Statistics Service Course with Distance Education and Face to Face Students in a Combined Environment
Kevin O'Brien, East Carolina University, United States

Simulated Power of Goodness-of-fit Tests for Survey Data
Mike Steele, Bond University, Australia

ROC Curves' Threshold Estimation Based on Cost Function
Konstantina Skaltsa, University Of Barcelona, Medicine Faculty, Spain

Fingerprint Module in Security Services of Learning Management System
Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain

Estimating Locations of Clusters in Surveillance
Caroline Jeffery, Harvard School of Public Health, United States

A 3-TIER Unit Cost Analysis
Njoku Ama, University of Botswana, Botswana

Recognition and Classification of Dermatophytes fungi using Support Vector Machines (SVM)
Ana Silvia Haedo, Facultad Ciencias Exactas y Naturales-UBA, Argentina

Law Enforcement Technology for Maritime Interdiction
Samuel Musa, National Defense University, United States

A longitudinal Study of the Effects of Life-Domain Satisfactions on Loss of Sleep
Hossein Zahed, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Artificial Neural Network Based Classification Rule for Classifying Dysglycemic Asian Indians in north India
Dimple Kondal, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi, India, India

Data Imputation in Switchback Designs using a Mixed Model with Correlated Errors
Luis Fernando Grajales Hernandez, Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Colombia

Latent Growth Modeling - An Application to Longitudinal Study of "HIV1 and HIV2"
Subbakrishna Kumaraswamy, national Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

Multivariate Multilevel Analyses of the Influence of Social Capital on Self-rated Perceptions of Health: Multivariate Response Models with Missing Data
Kazue Yamaoka, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

Meta-analysis and Sensitivity Analysis for Selection Bias in Multi-arm Trials
Hathaikan Chootrakool, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom

A Mixture of Experts Model for Rank Data
Brendan Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Statistical Modelling of Human Gait
Klaus Holst, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Evidence Synthesis Meets Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Merrall, Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Aortic Valve Morphology Study by Non-Parametric Permutation Tests
livio finos, Univ. Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy

A New Lifetime Model Applied to Human Mortality
Antonio Sanhueza, Universidad de LA Frontera, Chile

Decision Criteria for the Comet Assay Validation Study
Takashi Omori, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Japan

Pairwise Comparisons of Treatment Groups via Eulerian Tours and Hamiltonian Decompositions
Catherine Hurley, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

Influence Analysis in Certain Parametric Models
Inmaculada Barranco-Chamorro, University of Seville, Spain

The Recurrent Imputation Method: Singular Spectrum Analysis of Time Series with Missing Values
Paulo Canas Rodrigues, Agricultural University of Poznan, Poland

Applying a Characterisation of the Unified Generalized Poission Distribution with Respect to the Statistical Curvature

Reproducibility and Validity Problems Associated with Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for Detecting Chalmydia Trachomatis
Alula Hadgu, Centers for Disease Control, United States

Image-Derived Estimation of Arterial Input Function From Dynamic FDG-PET Studies
Jacquie Kirrane, University College Cork, Ireland

Calibration and KAPPA
Andrew Blance, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Meta-analysis of Controlled and Uncontrolled Studies: A Case Study and Simulation Results
Magdalena Kapitan, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Comparison of Some Approaches for Correcting Verification Bias
Ilker Unal, Cukurova University, Turkey

Agreement among Multiple Raters on an Ordinal Scale: Comparison of Measurements for Agreement
Yasar Sertdemir, Cukurova University , Turkey

Sample Size Calculation for Screen-Positive Designs of Screening Tests
Selcen Yüksel, Ankara University, Turkey

Evaluation of Different Diagnostic Strategies using Additional Information
Umut Arslan, Hacettepe University, Turkey

The Power of Detecting Developmental Changes in Infant Studies
Daniel Stahl, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, United Kingdom

Bayesian Non-parametric Estimation of Disease Prevalence and Diagnostic Test Characteristics in the Absence of a Gold Standard
Martin Ladouceur, McGill University, Canada

An Evaluation of Multi-Modal Biometric Fusion Approaches
Sahand Ghorbanpour, Baha'i Institute For higher Education, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Prediction of Severity of Periodontal Disease in Pregnancy
Dorota Doherty, Women and Infants Research Foundation, Australia

Estimating Health Disparity Indices with Confidence Intervals from Complex Sample Surveys: The California Oral Health Needs Assessment of Children
Stuart Gansky, University of California, San Francisco, United States

Maximum Likelihood Deconvolution of Dynamic Contrast - MRI Data via Weighted NonLinear Least Squares
Niall Fitzgerald, University College Cork, Ireland

Direct Manipulation Interfaces for Learning Applied to Statistics
Kathleen O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland

Coffee Break
Session 12a: Invited Session: Statistical analysis of networks
Chair: Chris Glasbey, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, United Kingdom
Session Organisers: Jean-Jacques Daudin and Chris Glasbey

Uncovering Latent Structure in Valued Graphs: A Variational Approach
Stéphane Robin, AgroParisTech / INRA, France

A Shrinkage Entropy Approach for Inferring High-dimensional Association Networks
Korbinian Strimmer, University of Leipzig, Germany

Prediction in Protein-Protein Interaction Networks
Gesine Reinert, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Session 12b: Special Session: A Editor's Choice of Recent Papers in Pharmaceutical Statistics
Session Organisers: Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI)

Handling Drop-out in Longitudinal Clinical Trials: A Comparison of the LOCF and MMRM Approaches
Peter Lane, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom

Power and Sample Size when Multiple Endpoints are Considered
Stephen Senn, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

PREDICT-1 (CNA106030): The First Powered, Prospective Trial of Pharmacogenetic Screening to Reduce Drug Adverse Events
Sara Hughes, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom

Session 12c: Epidemiological Methods III
Confidence Interval Location
Robert Newcombe, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Estimation of Adjusted NNT Measures for Time-to-event Outcomes by means of the Cox Regression Model
Ralf Bender, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany

Adjusting for Selection Bias in Retrospective Case Control Studies
Sara Geneletti, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Efficient Outcome Dependent Sampling Designs for Longitudinal Binary Response Data
Jonathan Schildcrout, Vanderbilt University, United States

An Extended Age Period Cohort Model for Analyasing Breast Cancer Deaths Based on Knowledge about Underlying Biology
Nobutane Hanayama, Shobi University, Japan

Estimating the Prevalence of Ex-injecting Drug Use in a Population
Michael Sweeting, MRC Biostatistics Unit, United Kingdom

Session 12d: Mixed and Random Effect Models I
Heterogeneous Variances in Nonlinear Mixed Effects Models via the SAEM-MCMC Algorithm
Mylene Duval, INRA SAGA, France

Two Logistic Random Effects Models to Analyze Bounded Outcome Scores
Inmaculada Arostegui, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

Improved Iterative Schemes for REML Estimation of Variance Parameters in Linear Mixed Models
Emma Knight, The Australian National University, Australia

Hierarchical Likelihood Estimation in Non Linear Mixed Models
Danaelle Jolly, ISPED, France

Random Effect Models for Variable Selection
Youngjo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic Of

Hierarchical Likelihood Methods for Nonlinear and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with Missing Data and Measurement Errors in Covariates
Maengseok Noh, Pukyong National University, Korea, Republic Of

Session 12e: Agricultural Applications
Near-factorial Experiments in a Partial Balanced Block Design with Nested Rows and Columns for Plant Protection Research
Agnieszka Lacka, Agricultural University of Poznan, Poland, Poland

Shrinkage and BLUP in Plant Breeders' Trials - Pros and Cons
Peter Clarke, Dept of Agriculture, Western Australia, Australia

Linear Models fit to Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) Data on Anti-microbial Resistance
Carl Schwarz, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Almost Unbiased Estimation of Proportions in Group Testing
Graham Hepworth, The University of Melbourne, Australia

A Comparison of Analysis Methods for Late-stage Variety Evaluation Trials
Sue Welham, Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom

RSSI based Indoor Tracking in Sensor Networks using Extended Kalman Filters
Frede Aakmann Tøgersen, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Denmark

Session 12f: Model Uncertainty and Diagnostics
Use of the Score Test to Detect Outliers under the Alternative Outlier Model
Freedom Gumedze, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Model Uncertainty in Health Economic Decision Models
Christopher Jackson, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge UK, United Kingdom

Effects of Ambient Air Pollution (PM2.5) on Daily Mortality in Japanese 20 Cities
Ayano Takeuchi, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Assessment Factors for Toxicity based Risk Assessment in the the Presence of Non-exchangeable Species
Graeme Hickey, Durham University, United Kingdom

Non-deletion Approach to Detect Discordant Subjects in Repeated Measurements
Jungwon Mun, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, United States

Model Averaging in Quantitative Risk Assessment
Harriet Namata, Hasselt University, Belgium

Session 12g: Poster Session 8: Bayesian Methods
Methods for Estimating the Parameters of a Feccundability Model from Observations on the Time Required for Conception for a Sample of Married Women
Damilola Adekanmbi, Ladoke Akintole University Of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, Nigeria

Bayesian Survival Analysis for Prognostic Index Development, with many Covariates and Missing Data
Malcolm Farrow, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Bayesian Estimation of the Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interation (AMMI) Model
Jose Crossa, CIMMYT, Mexico

Nutrient Balance and Use Efficiency by Soybean in a Nigeria Alfisol
Vincent Aduramigba-Modupe, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Nigeria

Estimating Abundance of Pelagic Fishes Using Gillnet Catch data in Data-Limited Fisheries: A Bayesian Approach
Petra Kuhnert, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Australia

Bayesian Multi-State Models for Prediction of Diabetes Complications
Shiro Tanaka, Translational Research Center, Japan

A Conditional Bayesian Approach for Testing Independence in Two-Way Contingency Tables
Mojtaba Ganjali, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

On the use of Bayesian Inference to Improve Routine Ecotoxicological Data Analysis
Elise Billoir, Université Lyon 1, France

Bayesian Calibration When Old and New Measurement Methods are subject to Sampling Variation
Chris Theobald, Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland, United Kingdom

Introducing an Integrated Approach to Community Dynamics in relation to the Niche vs. Neutral Debate
Crispin Mutshinda Mwanza, University of Helsinki, Finland

Hidden Markov Models For DNA Sequence Segmentation : Simulation and Evaluation
Darfiana Nur, The Univeristy of Newcastle, Australia, Australia

A Bayesian Methodology for On-line Detecting the Onset of Influenza Epidemics
David Conesa, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Rainfall Predictive Modeling to Support Agricultural Decision Making in Fucion Upland
Valentina Di Stefano, University of Florence, Italy

Bayesian Semiparametric Survival Model of the BSE Epidemic and Surveillance
Jukka Ranta, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Finland

Continual Reassessment Method Adaptively Changing the Prior Distribution Referring to Initial Cohort Observation
Naoki Ishizuka, International Medical Center of Japan, Japan

The Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant E.coli in Wild Rodents in a Woodland Habitat
Chris Sherlock, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Double Generalized Linear Model From a Bayesian Perspective
Afranio Vieira, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Predictive Probability of Success as a General Tool for Clinical Development
Mauro Gasparini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Bayesian Smoothing Of MicroArray's Copy Number Data
Xavier Puig, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Bayessian Hierachical Models for Selecting Clinical Trial Proposals of New Targeted Drugs
Valentin Navarro, Catalan Oncology Institute - L'Hospitalet, Spain

Bayesian Modelling of NIR Spectra to Quantify Metals in Agricultural Soils
Javier Morales, Miguel Hernández University, Spain

GenoSNP: A New Genotyping Algorithm for the Infinium SNP Genotyping Platform that uses Robust Bayesian Clustering
Eleni Giannoulatou, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Session 13a: Invited Session: Frailty models for correlated family data
Chair: Juni Palmgren, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Session Organiser: Juni Palmgren

Three-state Frailty Model for Age at Onset of Dementia and Death in SwedishTwins
Samuli Ripatti, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Additive Gamma Frailty Models for Genetic Linkage and Association Analysis
Hongzhe Li, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Using Random-effects Proportional Hazards Methods to Identify Susceptibility Loci for Complex Disorders
Mariza de Andrade, Mayo Clinic, United States

Discussant (Terry Therneau)

Session 13b: Special Session: Showcase of papers published in JABES
Chair: Carl Schwarz, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Some Recent Innovations in Capture-Recapture Modelling
Ken Pollock, North Carolina State University, United States

Assessing Inter-population Variation in Survival Using Mark-Recapture Data
Olivier Gimenez, CNRS, France

Multi-List Methods Using Incomplete Lists in Closed Populations
Jason Sutherland, Dartmouth College, United States

Session 13c: Bioinformatics
Penalized Nonlinear Canonical Correlation Analysis for Whole Genome Association Studies
Sandra Waaijenborg, Academic medical center, Netherlands

An Algorithm to Find Co-Regulated Gene Clusters: Important Improvements
Tomasz Burzykowski, Hasselt University, Belgium

A Spike and Slab Centering Distribution in Dirichlet Process Mixture Models for Gene Expression
Sinae Kim, University of Michigan, United States

Multiple Testing in Contingency Tables
Adelaide Freitas, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Combinatorial Mixtures of Multiparameter Distributions: An Application to Bivariate Data
Valeria Edefonti, University Of Milan, Italy

Statistical Methods for the Detection of Positive Selection using Genome Maps
David Ramsey, University of Limerick, Ireland

Session 13d: Clustering and Classification
A Hierarchical Bayes Model for Two-Way Clustering
Jian Zhang, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Multivariate Functional Linear Discriminant Analysis Based on Pairwise Pseudo-likelihood Modeling Combined with Spline
Kristien Wouters, Hasselt University, Belgium

Model-Based Clustering of Longitudinal Data
Paul McNicholas, University of Guelph, Canada

Classification through Reduced-Dimensional Mixture of Multivariate Gaussians
Cinzia Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy

Combining Information Obtained from Different Spatial Clustering Methods
Rossella Miglio, University of Bologna, Italy

Genotype Calls and Copy Number Analysis with the Oligo Package
Benilton Carvalho, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States

Session 13e: Survival Analysis I
Cure (Split Population) Models in Parametric Survival Analysis
Rebecca Shanmugam, Medical Research Council, South Africa

A Measure of Explained Variation of Survival Models
Janez Stare, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exploiting a Gold Standard to Compare Nonparametric Estimators of Survival in the Presence of Truncated Data
Mauro Gasparini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Non-PH Survival Modelling with Frailty and Structured Dispersion
Joseph Lynch, University of Limerick, Ireland

Truncated Mixture Models for Mortality and Survival up to Weaning of Calves
Lucas Lopez Segovia, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Session 13f: Statistics in Epidemiological Research
The Zelterman Estimate of Population Size under Heterogeneity
Dankmar Boehning, University of Reading, United Kingdom

The Impact of Time-dependent Bias in Proportional Hazards Modelling
Jan Beyersmann, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Uncertainty Assessment of Net Transition Probabilities of Risk Factors in Chronic Disease Modelling Estimated from Cross Sectional Data
Jan van de Kassteele, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands

Nonparametric Estimation of Hazard Ratios of Continuous Predicators in Multistate Models
Luís Machado, University of Minho, Portugal

Lung Cancer Risk Associated to Radon and Smoking amoung French Uranium Miners: Impact of the Replacement of Missing Data
Sophie Jacob, IRSN, France

Modelling Continuous Variables with a Spike at zero – on Issues of a Fractional plynomial based Procedure
Heiko Becher, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Session 13g: Poster Session 9: Regression Methods
Weighted Metric Scaling and Distance-based Regression in Genomic Data
Carles M Cuadras, University of Barcelona, Spain

Multiple Regression Methodology: The Removal of Heavy Metals through Electrodialysis
Ana Lima, Polytechnical Instute of Coimbra, Portugal

Model Assessment, Selection and Averaging
Hsin-Cheng Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Province Of China

Statistical Evaluation of Some Aspects of Pito Consumption in Navrongo, Upper East Region, Ghana and Its Health Implications.
Richard Clottey Anang, University for Development Studies, Ghana

Relating Variety Ranks on Criteria Rankings by Men and Women
Elias Obudho, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Modelling Moisture Desorption Isotherms of Macadamia Lernel
Robert Forrester, Australian National University, Australia

Overdispersion in Wadley's Problem: The Altham-Poisson Distribution
Linda Haines, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Different Appoaches for Modelling Grouped Survival Data: A Mango Tree Study
Suely Giolo, UFPR, Brazil

Selecting the Best Treatment for the Patient's Disease
Alberto Morabito, università di milano, Italy

Regression Models for Analysing Cost Data
Iris Reinhard, Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany

Modelling Reporting Systems
Gerhard Neubauer, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria

Using Regression Trees to Model Mercury Concentrations in Spurdog
Alberto Alvarez, NUI Galway, Ireland

A SAS-macro Package for Development and Validation of Prognostic and Diagnostic Models based on the Logistic Regression Model
Rainer Muche, University of Ulm, Germany

Modelling the Rooting Ability of Polyscias Kikuyuensis Cuttings under Different Growing Media and Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA) Concentrations Using Logistic Regression
Vincent Oeba, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya

A Consistent Analysis of Granular data via the use of Composite Link Functions
Clive Moncrieff, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Estimation of Seed Germination Using Piecewise Regression Model
Zerihun Taddese, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia

Fitting a Logistic Regression Model to Forest Biometric and Soil Data
Kyriaki Kitikidou, Dimokritos University of Thrace, Greece

Survival of Lung Cancer Patients in the Halluca Study: An Analysis with Failty Models
Andreas Wienke, University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Log-Burr XII Regression Models with Censored Data
Edwin Moises Marcos Ortega, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Assessment of the Effect of Chronic Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution in Lung Function using Three-level Hierarchical Models
Venedictos Kapetanakis, St. George's, University of London, United Kingdom

The Models of Lactation Curves
G. Tamer Kayaalp, Çukurova University, Turkey

Cost Analysis of Renal Replacement Therapies before and after Renal Transplantation in Estonia
Ülle Kirsimägi, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Sensitivity Analysis of Longitudinal Data with Non-random Dropouts using Semi-parametric Models
David Todem, Michigan State university, United States

Is my Banana Ripe? An Introduction to Least Squares Support Vector Machines
Alan Kimber, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Coffee Break
Session 14a: Invited Session: Advances in dynamic regimes and sequential treatments
Chair: Erica Moodie, McGill University, Canada
Session Organiser: Erica Moodie

Direct and Indirect Approaches to Finding Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes
Robin Henderson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Dynamic Maintenance Treatment of Children with Leukaemia
Susanne Rosthøj, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Estimating the Causal Effect of Breastfeeding on Infant Weight Gain
Robert Platt, McGill University, Canada

Discussant (James Robins)

Session 14b: Microarray II
Biomarkers for a Categorical Response Variable in early Drug Development Microarray Experiments
Suzy Van Sanden, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium

Pattern Discovery and Exploration with an Application to Time Course Microarray Data
Susan Wilson, Australian National University, Australia

Using Baseline Gene Expression for Multi-Compound Screening in Early Drug Development Experiments
Adetayo Kasim, Hasselt University, Belgium

Sequential Analysis for Microarray Data based on Sensitivity and Meta-analysis
Guillemette Marot, INRA, France

A Structural Mixed Model to Shrink Covariance Matrices for Time-course Differential Gene Expression Studies
Florence Jaffrezic, INRA, France

A Robust Statistical Method for the Detection of Alternatively Spliced mRNAs from Affymetrix exon Arrays
George Nicholson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Session 14c: Bayesian Methods
Meta-analysis of Multinomial Outcomes when Categories are Combined
Patrick FitzGerald, University of Sydney, Australia

Analyzing Cancer Mortality with Missing Cause-of-Failure
Ananda Sen, University of Michigan, United States

An Extension of Bayesian Methods to the Change-point Problem in Regression
Jason Wyse, University College Dublin, Ireland

Adjusting for Unmeasured Covariates - A Bayesian Approach
Nicola Fitz-Simon, UCD, Ireland

A Bayesian Analysis of Correlated Interval-Censored Data
Khangelani Zuma, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Modelling of Heterogeneous Time Trends in Bayesian Age-Period-Cohort Models
Andrea Riebler, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Session 14d: Models and Methods for Ecological Research
Comparison of Methods for Phenology
Adrian Roberts, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, United Kingdom

Age-specific Parameter Estimation from Individuals of Unknown Age in Capture-recapture Data
Eleni Matechou, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Bootstrapping Data with Multiple Levels of Variation
Alan Welsh, The Australian National University, Australia

A Bayesian Mixture Model for Estimating Inter-generation Chronic Toxicity
Jonathan Rhodes, The University of Queensland, Australia

Measuring Both Functional and Phylogenetic Complexity: A New Challenge for Ecologists
Sandrine Pavoine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Heterogeneity in Integrated Population Modelling
Panagiotis Besbeas, Athens University of Economics and Business / University of Kent, Greece

Session 14e: Analysis of Genetic Data II
The Power of CHI-SQUARE Type Goodness-of-fit Test Statistics for the Hardy-Weinberg Law
Mike Steele, Bond University, Australia

Gamma Frailty Model for Linkage Analysis with Application to Interval Censored Migraine Data
Marianne Jonker, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Support Vector Machine Adaptation to Biallelic SNP Data
Manuel García-Magariños, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A Likelihood Model that accounts for Censoring Due to Fetal Loss can accurately test the Effects of Maternal and Fetal Genotype on the Probability of Miscarriage
Colin O'Donnell, Univ Colorado Health Sci Cntr, United States

The Use of Disease Propensity to Reduce Heterogeneity in Nested Genetic Association Studies of Complex Conditions
Fazil Baksh, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Models for Genetic Linkage and Association based on Family Data
Juni Palmgren, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Session 14f: Computational Methods
Modelling Seasonal Effects in Irish Indoor Radon Levels
Órlaith Burke, University College Dublin, Ireland

Modelling Cell Generation Times Using the Tempered Stable Distribution
Karen Palmer, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Laplace Approximation for Linear Mixed-effect Models under Elliptically Contoured Distributions
Felipe Osorio, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile

Modelling the Dynamics of Biomarkers during Primary HIV Infection taking into account the Uncertainty of Infection Date
Julia Drylewicz, INSERM, U897 Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Center, France

Permutation and Rotation Tests based on Pairwise Distance Measures in High-dimensional Data
Siegfried Kropf, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Genome-wide Association Defines More than Thirty Distinct Ssusceptibility Loci for Crohn's Disease
Jeffrey Barrett, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Session 14g: Poster Session 10: Epidemiological Research
Comparing Multiple Treatment Effect on Remission in Schizophrenia: Marginal Structural Models might Overcome Confounding in Observational Studies
David Suarez, Fundació Parc Tauli, IU-UAB, Spain

Bias from Categorisation of Ccontinuous Exposures Measured with Error
Mark Gilthorpe, University of leeds, United Kingdom

Confidence Intervals for Current Status Data with Competing Risks
Marloes Maathuis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

A Bayesian latent Variable Model for the Consistency of Symptoms Reported during Hypoglycaemia
George Streftaris, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

Clustering on Factor Analysis Dietary Patterns: the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancers
Valeria Edefonti, University Of Milan, Italy

Hierarchical Likelihood for Longitudinal Count Data
Rosemeire Fiaccone, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

A Three State Markov Model Devised to Evaluate Progression of Northern Ireland Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Andrea Rainey, Queens University Belfast, Ireland

How good is the Semiparametric-efficient Estimator if the Model is nearly correct?
Thomas Lumley, University of Washington, United States

Comparing Ordinal Regression with Rasch Analysis in an Ophthalmic Context
Frances Denny, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland

Elaboration of a Standard Questionnaire for the Epidemiological Survey on Dental Trauma and Avulsion
Maria Lucia Marçal Mazza Sundefeld, University of São Paulo State, Brazil

Non-Compliance in Surgical Patients with Herniated Lumbar Discs: An Application of a Latent Class Model as Selection Model
Johnny Marzialetti, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Some Properties of Five Parameters Generalized Logistic Distribution and its Application to Quanta Response Data

NPC Test: A New Statistical Software for Multivariate Permutation Tests
livio finos, Univ. Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy

The T4 Cell Count as a Marker of HIV Progression in the Absence of Any Defence Mechanism
morire labeodan, university of pretoria, South Africa

A Stochastic Model of the Dynamics of HIV under a Combination Therapeutic Intervention
morire labeodan, university of pretoria, South Africa

Nonstationary Markov Transition Models for Computing the Probability of Dementia before Death
Richard Kryscio, University of Kentucky, United States

A Model for Psychiatric Questionnaires with Embarrassing Items
Mariana Curi, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Transition Probabilities and Tests to Compare Treatments with Longitudinal Binary Data
Dalton Andrade, UFSC, Brazil

The Analysis of Clustered Data - A Comparison between Hierarchical Models and the Generalized Estimating Equations Approach
Peter Martus, Charite, Germany

Prevalence and Persistence of Salmonella in Belgian Broiler Chicken Flocks: An Identification of Risk Ractors
Harriet Namata, Hasselt University, Belgium

A Comparison of Methods for Correlated Binary Data
Gerarda Darlington, University of Guelph, Canada

Flexible ROC Regression Analysis
María José Rodríguez-Álvarez, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Moving Window Based Method for Population Survival Estimation
Tomas Pavlik, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

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