Bayesian Biostatistics: Special Topics with OpenBUGS and INLA

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This course is organised by Dr Pamela Warner, CRFR and Centre for Population Health Sciences (UIPHSI), at The University of Edinburgh.

Bayesian Biostatistics: Special Topics with OpenBUGS and INLA

1st & 2nd June 2017, Room G.01, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JY


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Course content

This two day course is designed for those with some previous experience of Bayesian statistical methods but who want to extend their experience into a variety of specialist areas of Biostatistical applications. The course provides coverage of the use of Bayesian software (WinBUGS/OpenBUGS and INLA) in the analysis of topic areas: linear models and Bayesian GLMMs, longitudinal analysis, Survival analysis, Meta analysis, Bioassay, Measurement Error, Imaging, and Disease mapping.

For this course a copy of the recent text by Lesaffre, E. and Lawson, A. B. (2012) Bayesian Biostatistics, Wiley, New York  will be included in the course fee. Material included in the course is covered in the second half of the text and many examples are provided from those covered in the book.

Who should attend

The course focuses on special applications found commonly in Biostatistics and is designed for those who already have some experience of applying Bayesian methods but want to extend their experience to a wider array of software (e.g. INLA) and a wider array of topics commonly found in Biostatistical collaborations.

Course presenter

Professor Andrew B Lawson (Medical University of South Carolina) has wide ranging experience of the application of Bayesian modeling to Biostatistical applications. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and author of many Biostatistical journal papers and a range of books on Bayesian methods in disease mapping and more general Biostatistical application areas. He has run many courses on related topics over a number of years.


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