Participant Testimonials

Jun 02 - Jun 07, 2019

On behalf of all the participants and the members of the STRATOS Initiative, we would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity for this fantastic week at the BIRS. Our Workshop allowed us to discuss in-depth many complex methodological issues, including challenges that require joint expertise in two or more different areas of statistical research, i.e. are related to two or more topic groups of the STRATOS Initiative. We will present the first results of this work during an Invited Session at the 41st annual meeting of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) in 2020 (one of the two largest international biostatistical conferences in the world). Many participants told us about the important progress we have achieved and how much they enjoyed this week. Thanks again to you and the excellent team at BIRS. It was a pleasure staying for five days at the Banff Center.

Michal Abrahamowicz James McGill Professor
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

I found the meeting at BIRS to be useful in several respects. It gave me a chance to learn more about approaches to causal inference in epidemiology. It opened new possibilities for scientific collaborations with experts in the fields of measurement error and data quality control. It gave me a better appreciation of the range of research going on in methods for observational epidemiologic studies. It gave me the opportunity to find out what researchers from various parts of the world are doing and to engage in informal scientific discussions with them.

Mitchell Gail Senior Investigator
Biostatistics Branch, DCEG/NCI, National Institutes of Health

BIRS is a treasure. What an incredible place for a scientific meeting.

Frank Harrell Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University