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    2021 WNAR/IMS/JR Annual Meeting


    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 WNAR meeting will be held virtually.  

    WNAR plans to schedule the 2023 meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.  

    Scientific Program

    Short Courses

    Invited Oral Sessions

    Contributed Oral Sessions

    Student Paper Sessions

    Poster Session

    Social Program

    Welcome Reception

    Presidential Invited Address 

    Rachel Fewster, Professor at The University of Auckland, will giving the Presidential address “How to count the things you didn't see: the magic and mystery of estimating population size”. Tuesday June 15, 2021, 3:45-5:05pm Pacific.  

    New Investigators Lunch


    Short Course information

    Short Course I (full day) - An introduction to Deep learning with Biometric and Environmental Applications 

    Thursday all day, 6/10, 8am -5pm  PST, 2021 

    Instructors: Jarrett Barber, Ph.D., Toby Hocking, Ph.D., Katharyn Duffy, Ph.D.  Cancelled due to family conflict

    Short Course II (half day) - Master Protocols: Tackling Complex Diseases (and COVID-19!) with Bayesian Adaptive Platform Trials 

    Friday morning, 6/11 8am-12pm PST, 2021

    Description here.

    Instructors: Ben Saville, Ph.D., Anna McGlothlin, Ph.D., Christina Saunders, Ph.D.

    Short Course III (half day) - RMST-based survival analysis methods for non-proportional hazards

    Friday afternoon, 6/11 1pm-5pm PST, 2021

    Instructor: Lu Tian, Ph.D.



    $50 - members of WNAR, IBS other region, IMS

    Free - student members

    $150 - non-members (cost of registration + WNAR membership) 

    Short courses

    $100 full day & $50 half day - members

    $40 full day & $20 half day- student members

    $150 full day & $100 half day- non-members 

    Abstract Submission

    Abstract submission for contributed and poster session is now open here through the same submission form.  

    Student Paper Competition

    WNAR holds a student paper competition each year in conjunction with its annual conference. Winners of the Outstanding Paper Award (one each in written and oral categories) receive a certificate of recognition and a $500 cash prize.

    All eligible entrants for both the 2021 and 2020 competition, receive free conference registration AND free registration for one of the short courses offered as part of this conference. Additional short course registrations will be invoiced separately.

    Important Dates

    April 19th, 2021 – Abstract submission deadline

    May 14th, 2021 – Paper submission deadline

    June 13th – 16th, 2021 – On-line oral presentations as part of the WNAR virtual meeting 

    Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Abstracts should be submitted via email to the Student Paper Competition Committee Chair Laura Saba (wnar2021.student.comp@gmail.com). The abstract should follow the guidelines below:

    • Information for the corresponding author (i.e., the student information), which includes first and last name, email, affiliation, and current degree program.
    • Title of the abstract
    • Authors and Affiliations
    • Abstract body (maximum of 1200 characters)

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