Oceania Stata Conference

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Oceania Stata Conference 2024

Call for speakers

SDAS is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Oceania Stata Conference 2024. We are inviting submissions that showcase the application of Stata in research, methodological papers discussing or proposing innovative methods in Stata, and technical papers utilizing Stata to advance research outcomes. We welcome papers from all fields of research that demonstrate advanced and proficient use of Stata. We are particularly interested in papers pertaining to the following themes:

  • Application of machine learning in Stata
  • Development of new techniques in Stata
  • Demonstrations of Stata’s machine learning tools, such as lasso, Bayesian Model Averaging, or h2o.ai
  • Contemporary use of Stata 18 features, e.g., Group Sequential Design, Multi-level meta-analysis, or Wild cluster bootstrap.
  • Novel and innovative applications of Stata, leading to highly reproducible outcomes.
Authors are encouraged to submit their original and high-quality contributions related to the mentioned topics. The conference aims to bring together Stata users from various disciplines and provide a platform for sharing knowledge, insights, and best practices in using Stata for cutting-edge research.

Abstracts should be a single page of not more than 250 words and must be submitted as .PDF.

Please stay tuned for further updates on important dates for the conference. We look forward to your valuable contributions to make the Oceania Stata Conference 2024 a resounding success!


Registration details
  • Place: Virtual conference hosted from Canberra
  • Date: Thursday 1 February 2024
  • Cost: FREE

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Scientific Committee

Rosie Meng

Rosie Meng, Wellbeing SA

Rosie is a senior epidemiologist in the Prevention and Population Health Directorate at Wellbeing SA in South Australia. She has worked as a biostatistician at Flinders University, Curtin University, and Cancer Council Queensland. Her expertise lies in population health data management, governance, and data analysis. Since 2006, she has provided epidemiology and biostatistics consulting services to clinicians, public health researchers, and health policy makers.

John P de New

John P de New, The University of Melbourne

Prof. Dr. John P. de New (formerly Haisken-DeNew) has been a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Australia since 2011. His research interests include: financial wellbeing, education, health, applied labour economics. He is a long-standing user of Stata and produces the data-extraction tool PanelWhiz, written for Stata, to allow users to extract data from complicated household panel datasets.

Bosco Rowland

Bosco Rowland, Monash University

Bosco Rowland’s research, teaching, leadership and service experience focuses on developing and testing social behavioural principles on real world public health problems. He examines behaviours associated with health, social and emotional development and the role of risk and protective factors over the life course. His expertise incorporates the delivery and evaluation of randomised control trials (RCTs), process evaluations, and delivering and analysing large national and international longitudinal cohort studies. He has taught and published in the area of social and applied psychology, program evaluation, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. He has also taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate statistical subjects. His content area is health behaviours and social and emotional development and factors that prevent, promote and moderate these outcomes over an individual’s life course. He has worked in the University, not-for-profit and Government sectors and has held several strategic and leadership roles. He has project managed and strategically lead teams in the areas of intervention science, translational science and longitudinal cohort studies.

Submit an abstract to speak at OSC2024

If you have a paper that you believe fits the theme of the Oceania Stata Conference 2024, use this form to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

Abstract submissions due by Friday 15 December 2023.


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