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1995 Symposium on Statistical Methods

CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; the Atlanta chapter of the American Statistical Association; the Biostatistics Division, Emory University School of Public Health; and the Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, will cosponsor a statistical methods symposium entitled "Small Area Statistics in Public Health: Design, Analysis, Graphic and Spatial Methods" January 25-26, 1995, in Atlanta. A short course, "Geographic Information Systems: Concepts and Perspectives for Small Area Analysis in Public Health," will be offered January 24, 1995, in conjunction with the symposium.

The symposium will include invited plenary presentations and contributed papers. Abstracts will be accepted in the following areas: "borrowed strength" methods for small-area estimation; use of small-area statistics in environmental health issues; small-area statistics and ethnic subpopulations; estimation and forecasting from small samples; detection of temporal and spatial trends in disease patterns; geographic information systems; mapping and graphic methods for public health research; and confidentiality and data-accessibility issues. Abstracts should be postmarked no later than August 1, 1994.

Abstract, registration, and cost information is available from CDC's Division of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Epidemiology Program Office, Mailstop C-08, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333; telephone (404) 639-0080. Additional information regarding scientific content of the symposium is available from the Chair, 1995 CDC and ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods, telephone (404) 488-4300 (Internet: SJS1@CEHEHL1.EM.CDC.GOV).

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