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The Israeli Biostatistics Forum was founded in 2001 by Ori Davidov (Haifa Univ.) as a branch of the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the International Biometric Society (EMR-IBS). It is an informal group of biostatisticians who work in universities, industry and government.

Havi Murad renewed the meetings of the forum in 2013 during her EMR-IBS presidency. The meetings are held once a year in November. In addition the forum meets at the Annual Israeli Statistical Association (ISA) meeting in May in two biostatistical sessions held in collaboration with EMR-IBS. You are invited to be a part of this group and to participate in the meetings.

The next meeting will be held on the 27th of November 2016 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The local organizers are: David Zucker, Micha Mandel and Or Zuk from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The topic will be "Analysis of Medical Record Data from Hospitals and Health Care Services (Kupot Holim)". The speakers, all from Israel, will be Netanel Goldschmidt (Ministry of Health), Avishai Mandelbaum (Technion), Dan Turner (Shaare Zedek Hospital), Michal Shauly-Aharonov (Hebrew University), Laurence Freedman and Havi Murad (Gertner Institute). The discussant will be Orly Manor (School of Public Health, Hebrew University of Jerusalem). The meeting will be closed by a floor discussion.

Past meetings of IBF:

  • 26.11.13 Tel-Aviv Univ.: "Methods for dealing with missing or incomplete data". Organizer: David Steinberg (Tel-Aviv Univ.), Program Chair: Havi Murad (Gertner Institute). The meeting was held in collaboration with ISA.

    Number of participants: 98.

  • 16.11.14 Tel-Hashomer: "Genetics and Bio-informatics".

    Organizer: Havi Murad (Gertner Inst.), Program Chair: David Zucker

    (Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem). The meeting was in collaboration with ISA.

    Number of participants: 64.


  •  19.11.15 Haifa Univ.: "Lectures in memory of Prof Marvin Zelen from Harvard University".

    Prof Zelen passed away on the 16th of November 2014. We were honored to have him   present at our EMR conferences, supporting our region in every way he could.

   Organizer & Program Chair: Ori Davidov (Haifa Univ.)

   Number of participants: 74.