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Save the date: Channel Network Conference 2023 !

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The Channel Network Conference (CNC) is a biennial conference organized by the IBS regions of Belgium, France, Great-Britain/Ireland and the Netherlands. This conference aims at gathering Statisticians and Data Scientists to discuss the newest methodology for the analysis of biological and medical data. The 2023 CNC will be organized at Wageningen university and research, from Wednesday August 23rd to Friday August 25th 2023 as an in-person event. Wageningen University is located in the historical city of Wageningen, the Netherlands. More information will follow soon. For now: save the date!

International Biometric Conference, 10 – 15 July 2022

31st edition, Riga, Latvia

Experience a diverse program built by IBS members, statisticians, mathematicians, biological scientists, students, and other devoted to interdisciplinary efforts in advancing the collection and interpretation of information in biosciences. Hosted by the Nordic-Baltic Region of the IBS, we look forward to welcoming you safely to Riga for a valuable educational and inclusive community event.


Summer school on Advanced Bayesian Methods

12-16 September 2022

The Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics can finally organize for the 4th time the summer school on Bayesian methods. After two years that the pandemic ruled the world and blocked our initiative, we are glad that we can restart our summer school on Advanced Bayesian methods. As before, the focus is on novel Bayesian methods relevant for the applied statistician.

In the third edition of the summer school, the following two courses will be organized in Leuven from 12 to 16 September 2022:

  • Three-day course (12-14 September) on Bayesian analysis of infectious disease outbreak data by Dr. Philip O’Neill (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Two-day course (15-16 September) on Bayesian inference in latent variable models by Dr. Paul Gustafson (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Note that one is registered to the course, ONLY when the registration costs have been paid. The deadline for registration is July 31, 2022.

More information about the courses and practicalities (registration, location, transportation, etc.) can be found in due time on or in the attached document.


Non-Clinical Statistics Conference

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8th Channel Network Conference (CNC)

Wednesday 7th April 2021 to Friday 9th April 2021


The Quetelet Society organises together with the British, French, Irish and Netherlands regions the Channel Network Conference (CNC). This was supposed to take place in the wonderful city of Paris. However, because of the pandemic, it will take place as an online conference. I hope that this will not withhold you from joining us!
Apart from the contributed sessions, we have selected a few invited sessions on emerging topics, all with very good speakers:

  • Integrating and analyzing data from different sources (Data Integration)
  • Statistical modeling in movement ecology
  • Infectious diseases

Two keynotes will be given by Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat and Mathias Drton.

Finally, we offer three short courses:

  • Deep learning with R
  • Co-data learning in high dimensional prediction problems
  • Non-parametric Bayesian methods for classification

Check it out yourself: