On the 5th – 6th April 2017, the University of Leicester hosted the sixth annual Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers conference. The two-day conference, which originated in Leicester, was aimed at early career researchers with an interest in analysis of time-to-event data, and related topics such as multi-state models.
The conference programme included invited talks from keynote speakers Dr Nick Latimer (University of Sheffield), Dr Therese Andersson (Karolinska Institutet) and Prof Per Kragh Andersen (University of Copenhagen), as well as a contributed talks and a poster session. The attendees’ talks covered a wide range of topics including multi state modelling, flexible parametric modelling and computational methods. During the conference, participants were also treated to a conference dinner and evening social at the renowned Chutney Ivy Restaurant and Bar. The conference concluded with a talk from a committee member of the Young Statisticians Section (YSS), and a career development talk delivered by Dr Laura Gray.
The conference was interesting and engaging, and was a perfect event for career young statisticians to present their research and network with a group of like-minded career young researchers in their field of work.
Next years meeting will be held on 24 – 26 April 2018 in Leiden, the Netherlands, further information can be found at SAfJR2018.com