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Lancaster Medical School

Part of the Faculty of Health and Medicine

CHICAS Forum Talks

This is an informal internal forum programme where members of the group are invited to present and discuss their current work. We occasionally have external speakers. For more information, contact Dr Ben Taylor.


Forthcoming Talks and Reading Group Meetings

Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 11:00am. Furness Lecture Theatre 3. Geostatistical modelling of zero-inflated prevalence data. Emanuele Giorgi.

Monday 14th July 2014 at 2:00pm. Furness Lecture Theatre 3. Longitudinal and survival statistical methods, with applications in renal medicine. Özgür Asar.

Past Talks

Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 12:00pm. Furness Lecture Theatre 3. SAVSNET: a coordinated methodology for disease surveillance in companion animals. Fernando Buendia (Liverpool).

Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 12:00pm. Furness Lecture Theatre 3. Gaussian Process for Big Data. James Hensman (Sheffield).

Friday 14th March 2014 at 12:00pm. Furness Lecture Theatre 3. Applying spatial and spatio-temporal modeling techniques to leptospirosis in Thailand. Katie Owers (Yale).

Wednesday 12th February 2014 at 11:00am. Furness B45. Spatio-temporal analysis of leptospirosis incidence in a high-risk urban slum community in Brazil. Paula Moraga.

Friday 17th January 2014 at 10:00am. Furness C26. Analyzing Malnutrition Prevalence and its Determinants among Under-Five Children in Ghana: Multivariate Multilevel Methods. Justice Aheto.

Tuesday 10th December at 2pm. Bowland North Seminar Room 18. Use of spatial statistical methods in improving the coverage of preventive chemotherapy interventions in schistosomiasis-endemic areas. Irene Larbi.

Tuesday 12th November 2013 at 12pm. Furness B33. Case-Fatality among In-hospital Stroke Patients in Kelantan, Malaysia. Kamarul Imran Musa.

Wed 30th October 2013 at 1pm. Bowland North Seminar Room 18 (on the ground floor). Spatio-Temporal modelling of dengue fever in Zulia state, Venezuela. Maritza Cabrera (University of Bath).

Wed 16th October 2013 at 2pm. Furness B33. Non-Gaussian Geostatistics Made Easy. Patrick Brown (Cancer Care Ontario and University of Toronto).

Wed 9th October 2013 at 11am. Furness B33. Goestatistical modelling of prevalence data with preferentially sampled locations. Emanuele Giorgi.

Tue 13th August 2013 at 11am. Furness B33. Covariance modelling in longitudinal data with informative observation. Daniel Farewell (Cardiff).

Fri 21st June 2013 at 11am. Furness C67. Longitudinal and survival statistical methods, with applications in the biomedical and health sciences. Özgür Asar.

Thursday 6th June 2013 at 12pm. PSC lecture theatre. Joint CHICAS/Statistics seminar: Giardiasis in the North West: Faecal Specimen Requesting Rates by GP Practice (Nicola Reeve, CHICAS).

Tuesday 21st May 2013 at 11am. Furness B33. Case Control Study of Stroke in the Kelantan Province of Malaysia. Kamarul Imran.

Wed 15th May 2013 at 11am. Furness B33. A Short History of Spatial Statistics. Peter Diggle.

Wed 8th May 2013 at 3pm. Furness B33. Analysing Malnutrition Determinants among Under-Five Children in Ghana: Introduction to the Data and Research Objectives. Justice Aheto.

Wed 24th April 2013 at 11am. B33 Furness Building. Real time monitoring acute kidney injury by dynamic methods and model selection with random effects models for binary data. Özgür Asar.

Thur 18th April 2013 at 11am. B33 Furness Building. Title "Clustering of gliomas in the human brain and its relationship to 'hot spots' of energy absorption from radio frequency fields emitted from mobile phones". Katherine Grell, Danish Cancer Society.

Wed 17th April 2013 at 11am. B33 Furness Building. Spatial variation in the risk of Schistosomiasis haematobium and S. mansoni in village communities in southern Ghana. Irene Larbi.

Wed 20th March 2013 at 11am. C26 Furness Building. Reading group on "A Closer Look at the Spatial Structure Implied by the CAR and SAR models" by Melanie M. Wall.

Wed 6th March 2013 at 11am. B33 Furness Building. Spectral-based non-central F mixed effect models, with application to otoacoustic emissions. Peter F. Craigmile (Glasgow).

Wed 20th February 2013 at 11am. B33 Furness Building. Combining data from multiple surveys by using geostatistical methods. Emanuele Giorgi.

Wed 13th February 2013 at 11am. B33 Furness Building. Reading Group on "The Use of Bivariate Spatial Modeling of Questionnaire and Parasitology Data to Predict the Distribution of Schistosoma haematobium in Coastal Kenya". LINK TO PAPER.

Thurs 13th December 2012 at 12pm. Moment-free measures for the multivariate skew-t distribution. Emanuele Giorgi. Postgraduate Statistics Centre, Lab 1.

Wed 12th December 2012 at 11am. Reading Group. C26 Furness Building. LINK TO PAPER.

Wed 21th November 2012 at 11am. Özgür Asar. Probit Normal Marginalised Transition Random Effects Models.

Thurs 15th November 2012 at 12pm. Barry Rowlingson, joint CHICAS/Statistics seminar. "Cool Stuff from the 2012 UseR! Meeting".

Wed 14th November 2012 at 11am. Michael Sweeting (MRC Biostatistics Unit). Joint modelling of growth and rupture rates for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Wed 7th November 2012 at 11am. Reading Group. LINK TO PAPER.

Wed 10th October 2012 at 11am. Reading Group. LINK TO PAPER.

Wed 13th June 2012: Reading Group. LINK TO PAPER.

Wed 23rd May 2012 12pm: Nicola Reeve. Applications of spatial statistical methods: two example studies.

Wed 9th May 2012: Reading Group. LINK TO PAPER

Wed 29th February 2012: Reading group. LINK TO PAPER

Wed 15th February 2012: Ivonne Solis-Trapala: Graphical models with latent variables and their application in neuropsychology

Wed 8th February 2012: Russell Stothart (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine): Should SANTA leave his predictive statistics behind? Abstract

Wed 18th January 2012: Reading group. Infectious disease outbreaks

Wed 14th December 2011: Matt Sperrin (Department of Mathematics & Statistics): Time origins in survival analysis

Wed 30th November 2011: Peter Diggle: Prevalence estimation

Wed 16th November 2011: Carmen Armero: An illness-death model for studying Stage IV lung cancer progression

Wed 9th November 2011: Tom Fanshawe: Plague : History, epidemiology and statistics

Thu 3rd November 2011: Lightning talks (Nicola Reeve, Michelle Stanton and Tom Fanshawe)

Wed 19th October 2011: Peter Diggle: Monitoring progression towards renal failure

Other Programmes

Other relevant forum and seminar programmes in the University: