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Notice to Readers 1997 CDC and ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods

CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will cosponsor a statistical methods symposium, "Statistical Bases for Public Health Decision Making: From Exploration to Modeling," January 29-30, 1997, in Atlanta. A short course on Exploratory Data Analysis will be offered January 28, 1997, in conjunction with the symposium. The symposium and course are open to the public.

Scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts in one of the following areas: 1) the influence of statistical methods on development/implementation of public health policy; 2) statistical approaches to assessing the effectiveness and economic impact of preventive interventions and technologies; 3) exploratory data analysis, robust methods; and 4) miscellaneous modeling applications.

Abstracts should be postmarked no later than July 1, 1996. Authors of papers accepted for presentation or posters will be notified by September 30, 1996. Registration and abstract information and additional information regarding scientific content of the symposium is available from the CDC/ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE, Mailstop C-08, Atlanta, GA 30333; telephone (404) 639-3806; internet address

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