Members of the Health Policy Statistics Section (HPSS) are invited to submit Topic Contributed Sessions to be sponsored by HPSS for the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal.
A Topic Contributed session must have exactly 5 speakers (or 4 speakers + 1 discussant; or 3 speakers + 2 discussants).
A detailed description of Topic Contributed sessions for JSM 2013 is given at the website http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2013/topiccontributed.cfm
Topic Contributed session proposals should include a session title and a brief abstract, the organizer's name, the names of the 5 speakers/discussants, and the titles of the talks. All proposals should be sent via e-mail to Ofer Harel, HPSS Program Chair for JSM 2013, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the website says that proposals may be submitted starting 12-3-2012, session organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals to Dr. Harel as soon as they are ready.
Proposed Topic Contributed sessions that are approved for sponsorship by HPSS should be submitted online, using the ASA web-based system, during the period from 12-3-2012 to 1-15-2013. The online submission process is as follows:
1) Click the grey box in the above website.
2) The ASA website will assign you a session number.
3) Tell your 5 speakers the session number.
4) Speakers then can submit their talks online during the longer time window 12-3-2012 to 2-4-2013. Each submission should include a title and abstract, using the assigned session number.