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North American
Stata Users Group Meeting

Boston, Massachusetts, 23-24 August 2004

Announcement and call for presentations

The third North American Stata Users Group meeting will be held on August 23-24, 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Longwood Galleria Conference Center.

The first day of the meeting, which will showcase user presentations, is being organized by a committee chaired by Elizabeth Allred, Harvard School of Public Health. The second day features training courses on GLLAMM and Stata graphics and is sponsored by StataCorp. Details about accommodations and fees will be posted shortly. The final program and schedule will be posted on the web later.

Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston (2001 and 2003), Britain, Ireland, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. Anyone interested in Stata, regardless of level of expertise or geographic location, is invited to attend. The meeting will include the ever-popular Wishes and Grumbles session where users make comments and suggestions to Stata Corp.

Day 1: Monday, 23 August

The organizing committee seeks 10-minute or 25-minute Stata-related presentations, each followed by five minutes of discussion. Presentations may be on any topic related to the use of Stata in research or teaching in any field, for example:

Day 2: Tuesday, 24 August

Featured training courses:

Generalized Linear Latent and Mixed Models, presented by Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, University of California, Berkeley, co-author of Generalized Latent Variable Modeling: Multilevel, Longitudinal and Structural Equation Models (2004).

Stata Graphics, presented by Vince Wiggins, Vice President of Scientific Development, StataCorp, and author of Stata's graphics commands. This course will cover in detail the basic commands and concepts for building high-quality Stata graphs from scratch. You will learn new approaches to creating graphs, including organizing and managing your data, and creating custom schemes.

Submission information:

Please submit an abstract of your presentation (200 words maximum, ASCII text, no math symbols) via the web form by May 15, 2004. Please indicate the presentation length you prefer (10 or 25 minutes) when you submit your abstract. Conference fees will be waived for presenters.

Please provide, in electronic form, any materials related to your presentation (slides and programs/datasets, where applicable) to the organizing committee before the meeting, so that they can be posted on StataCorp's web site and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.

To view proceedings from previous Stata Users Group meetings, see

Please contact the organizers with any questions.

The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee:

updated 12 Feb 2004