Vancouver SAS Users Group Meeting – Wednesday, November 27th @ BC Cancer Agency

I am very excited to attend my first VanSUG meeting next week!  I was very active in the SAS community in Toronto for 2 years before my recent move to Vancouver, and it was a great opportunity to learn and network with other statisticians and analytics professionals.  For the Toronto Area SAS Society, I presented on partial least squares regression, K-means clustering, and discriminant analysis, and I also helped with its statistics break-out group to answer questions and offer advice on statistics questions.  I look forward to meeting and learning from new colleagues as I join Vancouver’s own network of SAS users!

If you will come to this next VanSUG meeting, please come up and say “Hello”!  Here are the details.  This web page also has archives to past presentations and newsletters.

Wednesday November 27th, 2013, 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Agency Research Centre
675 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC

Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update: Monday, November 18, 2013 – Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver

Please join me to learn more about recent research in all aspects of HIV and AIDS in this one-day seminar!  More information about this event, including the full list of speakers and the titles of their presentations, can be found here.  Here is the description of the event from the web page:

This is an open educational event sponsored by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. A light breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided on site.

Online registration is now closed. If you still wish to register, please send a request to the following e-mail: pwhite@cfenet.ubc.ca

Please note that seating is available for up to 350 people and, therefore, pre-registration is strongly recommended. On-site registration will not be available.

If you will attend this event, please feel free to come up and say “Hello”!

VanBUG Seminars by Artem Babaian and Ryan Morin @ BC Cancer Research Centre: Thursday, November 14, 2013.

I look forward to attending the Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group’s next meeting tomorrow night!

The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre in the BC Cancer Research Centre (675 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver).  As usual, students and new professionals in bioinformatics are encouraged to meet with the seminar speaker before the seminar to ask for advice about working and studying in bioinformatics.  This meeting will take place from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BC Cancer Research Centre.

Visit the seminar page for more details.  If you will also attend tomorrow’s VanBUG event, please feel free to come and say “Hello!”.

 

A New Job at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Dear Readers of The Chemical Statistician,

You may have noticed that I have blogged less frequently in the past few months; this has been due to a major change in my career: I recently accepted a new job in the Laboratory Program at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence (BC-CFE) in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver!

Eric Cai - Official Head Shot

A bioinformatician who works in this group recommended me for this position to his supervisors during this past summer.  Having lived in Vancouver before, I have heard a lot about the work that the BC-CFE in HIV/AIDS has done for many years to improve the lives of HIV and AIDS patients and prevent HIV transmission.

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