2024 Northern European Stata Conference

Oslo, Norway, Tuesday 10 September 2024




The 2024 Northern European Stata Conference will be held in Oslo, Norway, at Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park on Tuesday 10 September 2024. The conference will start at 09:00, with registration from 08:30, and end at 17:00 (CEST).

This conference provides Stata users the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of Stata. Anyone interested in using Stata is welcome. No level of sophistication is assumed for presenters or attendees. Representatives from StataCorp will attend, and there will be an open panel discussion with StataCorp representatives where you may air your thoughts to Stata developers.


Presentation guidelines

Presentations could 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, or teaching statistics with Stata
- use of Stata in specific fields: applications and criticisms
- software comparisons
- Python integration


Submitting your presentation

Please email the scientific committee an abstract if you are interested in giving a presentation. Indicate whether you wish to give:

- a 20 min talk (followed by a 10 min discussion),
- a 10 min talk (followed by a 5 min discussion),
- some other presentation.

Include your name and affiliation. If your presentation has multiple authors, please identify the presenter.

Presenters will be asked to provide the organizers with electronic materials (a copy of the presentation and any programs or datasets, where applicable) so that the materials can be posted on the StataCorp website and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.

Abstracts should be sent no later than 16 June 2024 to StataConferenceOslo@kreftregisteret.no

The scientific organizers look forward to hearing from you with presentation offers or to discuss the suitability of a potential contribution.


Scientific committee

Chair Tor Åge Myklebust, Ph.D., Statistician, Cancer Registry of Norway at Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.

Anna L.V. Johansson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and Cancer Registry of Norway at Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.

Arne Risa Hole, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Universitat Jaume I, Spain.

Morten W. Fagerland, Ph.D. Head of Section for Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Oslo University Hospital, Norway.

Peter Hedström, Ph.D. Professor of Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden.

Committee email: StataConferenceOslo@kreftregisteret.no


General Chair

Bjarte Aagnes, Cancer Registry of Norway at Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

E-mail: StataConferenceOslo@kreftregisteret.no
Web: http://www.statanordic.com/stata-conference-2024


Logistics organizers

The 2024 Northern European Stata Conference is jointly organized by Metrika Consulting AB, the official distributor of Stata for Russia and the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Cancer Registry of Norway at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Oslo Centre for Biostatistics & Epidemiology (University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital).



Pre-conference course Monday 9 September 2024:

Modelling survival data using flexible parametric models in Stata using stpm3: concepts and modelling choices.

Paul Lambert: University of Leicester, UK and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

This course will cover the modelling of survival (time-to- event) data using flexible survival parametric models in Stata.

The course will make use of the stpm3 command (released on SSC in June 2023) which has many advantages over its predecessor, the stpm2 command (released in 2008/9).

The course will cover general modelling issues that are useful when using survival models for either description, prediction or understanding causality.

The course is aimed at individuals who have an understanding of standard survival analysis methods (e.g. censoring / Kaplan-Meier curves / Cox proportional hazards models).

The course will cover the following topics.

• The advantages (and a few disadvantages) of using flexible survival parametric models.
• Choosing the number and location of knots to model the effect of time.
• Modelling non-linear effects of covariates (using splines and other functions).
• Choice of scale: Log cumulative hazard, log hazard and other scales.
• Relaxing the proportional hazard assumption.
• Predictions of survival, hazard and other useful functions.
• Making contrasts between covariate groups.
• The use of marginal predictions (regression standardization) and contrasts to quantify the effect of exposures/treatment.
• The use of marginal predictions to assess model fit and predictive performance.
• How to perform a sensible sensitivity analysis.
• How to avoid model convergence problems.

Venue: Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park, Norway.
Date: Monday September 09, 2024, tentative schedule 11:00–18:00 (CEST)
Cost: TBD
Registration: StataConferenceOslo@kreftregisteret.no
Course page: https://www.kreftregisteret.no/survival-2024