New members sought for the RSS Medical Section Committee

Written by Amaka Nwagbara on . Posted in Latest call-outs to members

The Medical Section of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is seeking enthusiastic individuals to volunteer and join the Committee for 2020.

The Medical Section aims to develop and support the application of statistical methods in all branches of medicine. The Committee is a mixture of academic and industry statisticians. 

We normally organise 4-5 public scientific meetings a year, and organise sessions at both the RSS and US Joint Statistical conferences.  We also contribute to RSS Discussion meetings and make nominations for RSS honours and awards. We have an interest in public engagement and have developed a podcast.

Being a member of the Committee is a commitment and can be a very rewarding experience. It is also an opportunity to actively engage with others who are interested in, and appreciate, the importance of statistics. We are particularly looking for people who are keen to contribute new ideas for Medical Section activities, as well as actively help organise events. We are keen to have volunteers who, after settling in, may be interested in taking officer roles, such as Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, or Meetings Secretary, or who would be happy to represent us at Discussion or Publication Network meetings. We hold around four committee meetings per year, which can be attended in person at Errol Street, London (travel expenses paid), or remotely by teleconference.  Much of our core business is communicated over email.

If you would like to be considered for one of the committee positions, simply send an email (subject line “Medical Section Committee 2020”) to Nicola at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6pm on Monday 14 October 2019, with a paragraph (up to 250 words) summarising your background, why you would like to join, and what you will contribute to the committee.

For the 2020 committee, we particularly welcome applications from those working in the pharmaceutical industry, who are also members of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI).

The RSS is committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who care about good data and statistics.  Please note that to take up a position you will need to be a Fellow of the RSS.



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