You are invited: SSA and ASPAI AGMs - 4 August 2020
The 2020 Annual General Meetings of the Statistical Society of Australia, Inc and the Australian Statistical Publishing Association Inc will be held on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm via Zoom.
The SSA and ASPAI AGMs and the talk following the AGMs are available to members of SSA only. Please register for the event using the link on the left. You do not need to register separately for the talk following the AGMs.
The agendas, minutes of the last AGMs and any other documents for this meeting can be viewed and downloaded here.
This year’s AGMs will be followed by a presentation from RSS President, Professor Deborah Ashby at 6:15pm. Professor Ashby is the Director of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London where she holds the Chair in Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials, and was Founding Co-Director of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit.
The talk of Professor Ashby is titled
Florence Nightingale at 200: using data to improve health from the time of the Crimea to the time of the coronavirus
Florence Nightingale, best known as the Lady with the Lamp, is recognised as a pioneering and passionate statistician. She had argued successfully with her parents to be allowed to study mathematics, and later nursing, and then combined these skills with her political awareness to use data imaginatively and powerfully to improve health. As we celebrate the bicentenary of her birth in the most extraordinary of circumstances, the need for statistical and data skills to improve health show no signs of abating. What lessons can we draw from Florence Nightingale?