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2016 Nordic and Baltic Stata Users Group Meeting in Oslo - Call for Papers


















Announcement and call for presentations 

The 2016 Nordic and Baltic Stata Users Group meeting will be held in Oslo, Norway at Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The conference starts at 09.00, with registration from 08.30, and it ends at 17.00.

This meeting will provide Stata users the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of Stata. Anyone interested in using Stata is welcome.

Representatives from StataCorp -- David Drukker, Executive Director of Econometrics, and Yulia Marchenko, Executive Director of Statistics -- will attend, and there will be the usual "Wishes and grumbles" session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers.

The day after the Stata user group meeting, a one day course in flexible parametric survival models will be given by professor Paul Lambert co-author of the Stata program stpm2 and the book “Flexible Parametric Survival Analysis Using Stata: Beyond the Cox Model”.



To register for the meeting, please send an email to Metrika containing your name, affiliation, and contact details:



If you are interested in giving a presentation, please email the scientific committee at and indicate whether you want to give

- a 20 min talk (followed by a 10 min discussion),

- a 10 min talk (followed by a 5 min discussion), or

- some other presentation.


Abstracts should be sent by email to the scientific committee no later than August 11, 2016 (but preferably much earlier).

Presentations can focus on a topic of interest, including but not limited to:

- using Stata for modeling and analysis

- user-written Stata programs

- using Stata for data management

- using Stata for graphics

- teaching Stata

- teaching statistics with Stata

- surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields

- software comparisons

No specific level of sophistication is assumed for presenters or attendees. The scientific committee looks forward to hearing from you with presentation offers or to discuss the suitability of a potential contribution.


Scientific committee

Coordinator: Tor Åge Myklebust, Statistician, The Cancer Registry of Norway.

Arne Risa Hole, Reader in Economics, Univ. Sheffield.

Hein Stigum, Senior scientist, Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Morten Wang Fagerland, Biostatistician, Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE).

Peter Hedström, Professor, Institute of Analytical Sociology, Linköping University.




The meeting will be held at the new research building (Building K), Auditorium FOBY (Forskningsbygget), Radiumhospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Ullernchausseen 70, 0310 Oslo, GPS:59.9307,10.662. 



Please consult the official travel guide to Oslo:

From Oslo Airport, the Airport Express Train leaves every 15 minutes and it takes 25 minutes to Nationaltheatret Station next to the metro station at the main street Karl Johans gate.

The westbound metro line 3 (Kolsås) will take 14 minutes to Montebello metro station from which the meeting venue at Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park is an easy 7 minutes downhill walk.



In the city center area close to the main street Karl Johans gate you find a range of hotels. Here are some you might consider:

5-star: Hotel Continental.

4-star: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz.

3-star: Best Western Karl Johan Hotel.

2-star: Cochs Pensjonat in the corner of Royal Palace Park with central location, solid accommodation and reasonable prices.

Norlandia Hotell Montebello, at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, is a patient hotel with limited places during the week for non-patients.


Further information:



The meeting is free, but there will be an option to order lunch for which a small fee will be charged. Due to the few dining alternatives at the conference venue we recommend ordering the optional lunch.

Logistics organizers

The Stata User Group meeting is jointly organized by The Cancer Registry of Norway - Institute of Population-based Cancer Research and Metrika Consulting.

Meeting coordinator: Bjarte Aagnes, The Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-based Cancer Research. Email: 


Post-conference course

A one day course in "Flexible Parametric Survival Models" by Professor Paul C. Lambert will be held on September 14, 2016, the day after the Stata Users Group meeting. Please contact the meeting coordinator Bjarte Aagnes at for further information about this event.