The National Program on
Complex Data Structures


October 13-15, 2005
Workshop on Current Issues in the Analysis of Incomplete Longitudinal Data
held at the Fields Institute , 222 College Street, Toronto

Registration On-Site
Housing & Hotels
Poster Session Abstracts FieldsVisitor Resources
Poster Abstracts Confirmed Participants Audio and Slides of Talks
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Organizing Committee:

Peter Song (Statistics and Actuarial Science, Waterloo)- Committee Chair
Michal Abrahamowicz (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill )
Richard Cook (Statistics and Actuarial Science, Waterloo)
Paul Gustafson (Statistics, UBC)
Liqun Wang (Statistics, UManitoba)


Statistical methods for the design and analysis of longitudinal and clustered data are critical for valid and efficient research in the medical, public health and social sciences. Such data are widely used to study causality, develop health policy, and carry out program assessments. In these settings, numerous statistical challenges have arisen, which cannot be addressed by conventional linear or generalized linear regression techniques.

The primary purpose of this workshop is two-fold: (i) to provide a much needed venue for a lively and open dialogue on various issues in longitudinal and clustered data analysis for both researchers with common interests in methodological development and subject-area specialists dealing with this type of data, and (ii) to identify important outstanding methodological problems on which to base collaborative research. At this workshop participants will have a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and build collaborative ties with other methodological researchers and researchers in other disciplines.

This workshop will focus on four main themes:
(1) longitudinal data analysis with missing values,
(2) measurement error models,
(3) joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data, and
(4) models for multi-state data.

For each theme, the workshop will feature an invited overview talk and a few invited talks on some specific topics of current interest.

This workshop will be appropriate for university faculty, research staff, data analysts, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Poster Session:
In addition to invited talks and panel discussions, the workshop holds poster sessions to all participants. Any participant who is interested in presenting a poster is welcome to email its title and abstract to Professor Peter Song [] by September 15, 2005.
Stands and 36 x 48 inch poster board will be provided.

Confirmed Participants as of October 6, 2005:

Fullname University/Affiliation
Abarin, Taraneh University of Manitoba
Abrahamowicz, Michal McGill University
Ahmed, Rashid University of Waterloo
Albert, Paul S NIH
Allen, Brian University of Guelph
Atenafu, Eshetu University of Toronto
Bull, Shelley University of Toronto
Carriere Chough, K. University of Alberta
Chan, Stella Institute for Work and Health
Chang, Chi-Hsing Info-Spectrum Inc.
Chen, Cynthia Institute for Work and Health
Chenouri, Shoja'eddin University of Waterloo
Cook, Richard J. University of Waterloo
Darlington, Gerarda University of Guelph
Dixon, Stephanie University of Guelph
Duchesne, Thierry Laval University
Fang, Miao Institute for Work & Health
Gillis, Dan University of Guelph
Gustafson, Paul University of British Columbia
Haller, Tina Statcon Consulting Services
Horrocks, Julie University of Guelph
Hu, Joan Simon Fraser University
Huo, Yan University of Western Ontario
Huszti, Ella McGill University
Kim, Hyang Mi University of Alberta
Kourti, Theodora McMaster University
Koval, John University of Western Ontario
Lawless, Jerry F. University of Waterloo
Le, Lisa University of Toronto
Le, Wen University of Toronto
Lee, Sophia University of Toronto
Lesosky, Maia University of Guelph
Li, Daniel H. University of Manitoba
Lim, Sooyeol The Hospital for Sick Children
Lin, Xihong Harvard University
Lix, Lisa University of Manitoba
MacKenzie, Todd Dartmouth Medical School
Maki, Ellen Analytica Statistical Consulting Inc
Manno, Michael St. Michael's Hospital
Matheson, Flora St. Michael's Hospital
Mirea, Lucia University of Toronto
Mulayath Variyath, Asokan University of Waterloo
Nielsen, Jason Simon Fraser University
Oakden, Wendy University of Toronto
O'Rourke, Keith Loeb Research Institute
Parkhomenko, Elena University of Toronto
Partridge, Matt University of Guelph
Pong, Clara University of Guelph
Pourahmadi, Mohsen Northern Illinois Univ.
Raboud, Janet Mount Sinai Hospital
Robins, James M. Harvard University
Roushanaei, Bita University of Waterloo
Shen, Sandy University Health Network
Song, Peter University of Waterloo
Stafford, James University of Toronto
Sutradhar, Rinku University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital
Sylvestre, Marie-Pierre Montreal General Hospital - divison of Clinical Epi
Taylor, Jeremy University of Michigan
Thomas, Roland Carleton University
Torabi, Mahmoud Carleton University
Vasilyeva, Olga Vassilieva University of Western Toronto
Wang, Liqun University of Manitoba
Wu, Changbao University of Waterloo
Wu, Lang University of British Columbia
Xiong, Wei University of Guelph
Yi, G. Y. University of Waterloo
Zeng, Leilei Simon Fraser University
Zhang, Peng University of Waterloo
Zhao, Ryan Institute for Work &Health

The workshop provides travel supplements for graduate students attending this workshop, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.. The travel supplements are not awards, and any full-time graduate student from a Canadian university participating the workshop is eligible to apply. This funding is to be used towards travel costs to the workshop, up to a maximum of $500.
To apply for the travel support, please send a letter, including a short budget of the costs to be met by this travel aid. The letter needs also include a statement indicating that you are currently a full-time student, your current affiliation and your supervisor if applicable.
** Note, application deadline was September 15, we are no longer accepting applications.

The registration fee is $100 for regular participants but $25 for graduate students and post-docs.

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