class: center, middle, inverse, title-slide # Statistical Society of Australia
Victorian Branch ## Belz Lecture ###
### 12th October 2021 --- layout: true .footnote[ <img style="vertical-align:middle" src='images/logo/other/png_transparent/SSA_Monogram_Navy-White.png' height='40px'/> These slides are available at https://statsocaus.github.io/vic/intro/2021-10-event.html ] --- class: inverse middle # Welcome! ??? Hi everyone, welcome to the Statistical Society of Australia Victorian Branch event Belz lecture 2021. # Acknowledgement of Country <!-- https://www.statsoc.org.au/Guidelines --> Before we begin, we would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. --- name: council # SSA Vic Council 2021 .flex[ .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/emi.jpeg'>] **President** Emi Tanaka] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/damjan.jpeg'>] **Vice-President** Damjan Vukcevic] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/ben.jpeg'>] **Secretary** Ben Harrap] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/lizzie.jpeg'>] **Treasurer** Elizabeth Korevaar] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/kevin.jpeg'>] **Communication Officer** Kevin Wang] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/rheanna.jpg'>] **Membership Officer** Rheanna Mainzer] ] <br> .flex[ .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/cameron.jpeg'>] **ECSS Rep** Cameron Patrick] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/patrick.jpeg'>] **Industry Rep** Patrick Robotham] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/lidija.jpeg'>] **Deputy Secretary** Lidija Turkovic] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/hien.jpeg'>] **Deputy Treasurer** Hien Nguyen] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/daniel.jpeg'>] **Deputy Communication Officer** Daniel Fryer] .person.f5[ .circle-image-120[ <img src='images/council/lauren.jpg'>] **Deputy Membership Officer** Lauren Kennedy] ] .center.animated.pulse.infinite.slow[ **We are seeking expressions of interest for joining the council in 2022!** ] ??? * For those that don't know me, my name is Emi Tanaka and I am the President of the Statistical Society of Australia Victorian Branch and you can also see other council members in our branch on this slide. * Now 2021 is nearly coming to an end and we are going to be seeking nominations to join the council in 2022. So if you are interested, please do get in touch. --- name: contact # Statistical Society of Australia <br> .f2.color-secondary[Victorian Branch] .fr.center[ The Great Australian <br>Statisticians T-Shirt <img src="images/ssa-tshirts.png" width="300px"> .f4[[Designed by Ben Harrap](https://benharrap.com/post/2020-12-02-tshirt-competition/)] <i class="fas fa-shopping-cart"></i> .f4[Buy at https://www.statsoc.org.au/SSA-T-Shirt] .f6[Proceeds used to support early career statisticians.] ] .lh-title[ <br> <i class="fa fa-link color-secondary"></i> [www.statsoc.org.au/Victoria](https://www.statsoc.org.au/Victoria) <br> <i class="fa fa-envelope color-secondary"></i> [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) <br><i class="fa fa-envelope color-primary"></i> [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) <br><Br> <i class="fab fa-twitter color-secondary animated bounce"></i> [@SSAVictoria](https://twitter.com/SsaVictoria) <i class="fab fa-twitter color-primary"></i> [@StatSocAus](https://twitter.com/StatSocAus) <br> <i class="fab fa-meetup color-secondary"></i> [bit.ly/ssavic-meetup](http://bit.ly/ssavic-meetup) ] ??? * You can find how to get in touch here, * in particular, if you want to get in touch with the Victorian Branch, please get in touch using the victorian email address * I also want to remind you that the Society now has a T-shirt, and you can buy this in the link give here with the proceeds going to support early career statisticians --- # SSA Vic Conference & Workshop Funding * **Exclusive to SSA Vic members!** * Funding of up to $250 to cover attendance at a conference or a workshop * To apply for funding, complete the form [here <i class="fas fa-file"></i>](https://forms.gle/oba1V6iZA7DdsjYf9) * You can find some workshops listed at [SSA website events listing](https://www.statsoc.org.au/Events-listing) <br>which currently includes: * [Machine learning with Python](https://www.statsoc.org.au/Events-listing) .f5[13-14 Nov 2021] * [An Introduction to Bayesian Modelling Using Greta](https://www.statsoc.org.au/event-4472476) .f5[16-17 Nov 2021 (SOLD OUT)] * [Introduction to SQL, crash course](https://www.statsoc.org.au/event-4525684) .f5[18-19 Nov 2021] * [Data Visualisation with R](https://www.statsoc.org.au/event-4476797) .f5[6 Dec 2021] * Advanced Data Visualisation with R .f5[coming soon] * Stan workshop .f5[coming soon] ??? * If you are not a member of the Society, I would encourage you to join! * There are many benefits, including for the Victorian Branch member you can get financial support to attend conference or a workshop * There are many workshops available at the moment, including Python, Greta, SQL, Data Vis --- # Di Cook Award <img src="images/dicook-2019.png" class="circle-image-120 absolute top-2 right-3"> <br> * Calling for submission for your statistical software product! * Open only to students (or recent graduates) of Victorian or Tasmanian institutes * Submissions close at **Fri 26th Nov 2021** * Winner, announced in March 2022, will win $1,000 * Find more information at <br> .flex[ .w-20[ ] .w-60.bg-color-primary.pa3[ https://statsocaus.github.io/dicook-award/ ] ] ??? * In the last event, we announced the Di Cook award, which is an open source statistical software award for students in Victoria or Tasmanian institutes * So if you have a software package or web app or some other statistical software product, please do submit. * The submission closes on 26th Nov and the winner announced in March 2022 will win $1000 --- # Social event post-lecture * Come join for some **virtual escape room challenge** after the lecture (optional) * OR join in for some **social chat** **Register at https://www.statsoc.org.au/event-4520034** <br> <center> <img src="images/escape-room.png" width="600px" style="border: 3px solid black;"> </center> ??? After the lecture, we will have a social event so please do sign up if you are interested in joining. We have virtual escape room challenge organised, but if you're not up to that, we will have a room dedicated for social chat. --- class: inverse middle .w-80[ # Tales of clinical trials, tribulations, twists and turns ] .fr.pr3[ .circle-image-200[ <img src="images/andrew-forbes.jpeg">] ] **Belz Lecture 2021** <br> Professor **Andrew Forbes** Monash University ??? The Belz lecture is our premier event and we are honoured to have Professor Andrew Forbes talk to us about his extensive experience in clinical trials. * Professor Andrew Forbes is the Head of the Biostatistics Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. * He completed his undergraduate degree in mathematical statistics at Monash University, then went on to complete a PhD at Cornell University, USA. * After a short stint as a postdoctoral research fellow in the pharmaceutical industry, he returned to Australia and joined Monash University where he has been since. * His primary activities involve methodological research, particularly in the area of cluster randomised clinical trials, collaborating with researchers on clinical and public health research projects, including a variety of randomised trials, and teaching in the Master of Biostatistics program. * He was recently elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his contributions to biostatistics and health research. Without further adieu, please welcome Professor Andrew Forbes.