MCP 2002
The 3rd International Conference on Multiple Comparisons
Bethesda, Maryland August 5-7, 2002

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Sponsored by The American Statistical Association and the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society (ENAR)

The purpose of the conference is to share the latest ideas, concepts and applications of multiple comparison procedures (MCPs). The conference will feature invited presentations by leading statisticians and contributed papers.

Topics:  The conference has both applied and theoretical sessions involving genomics, clinical trials (efficacy, safety, and adaptive designs), advances in False Discovery Rate, Bayesian and decision-theoretic methods, and computational issues. Representatives from the US Food and Drug Administration have arranged sessions and will participate in a roundtable discussion on the use of multiple comparison procedures in clinical trials.

Tukey Memorial Lecture: 
Brad Efron, "Empirical Bayes and Multiple Comparisons"

See the entire program here. (includes abstracts and presentation overheads)

Conference Co-Chairs: For further information about the program and submission of papers, contact Ajit Tamhane  (Northwestern University) or Peter Westfall (Texas Tech University).

Organizing Committee:
P. Bauer, Vienna; Y. Benjamini, Tel Aviv; G. Chi, FDA; C. Dunnett, McMaster; N. Geller, NHLBI; L. Gould, Merck; C. Hirotsu, Tokyo; L. Hothorn, Hannover; J. Hsu, Ohio State; S. Holm, Chalmers; C. Jennison, Bath.

Local Arrangements:  Kooros Mahjoob, US Food and Drug Administration

Academic, Corporate and Government Sponsorship:
The conference is co-sponsored by Aventis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Novartis, Pharmacia, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, SAS Institute, Inc., Schering AG, and Texas Tech University.

Previous MCP conferences: The first international conference on multiple comparison procedures was held at Tel Aviv University in 1996 and the second international conference was held at Berlin in 2000.  View the previous programs: MCP2000 MCP1996.

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