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2022 South African Statistical Association Annual Conference (Both In-Person & Hybrid option available)
28 November 2022

THE SOUTH AFRICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP

This workshop in Bayesian statistics is aimed to provide industry researchers (statisticians as well as domain experts), academicians and students working in medicine and healthcare with an introduction to the topic along with some specific examples and use cases from the pharmaceutical industry. The workshop will focus on translating historical data, for example, from previously conducted randomized clinical trials into informative priors for the parameters of interest which can then be used in the design and analysis of future trials. This approach of ~Bayesian-Borrowing is gaining interest particularly for investigations in rare diseases and for medical devices. We will discuss a common problem of Prior-Data conflict in this setting and methodologies to control borrowing from historical data in the presence of a conflict. We will also be discussing a recently conducted trial COVID vaccine trial that was conducted in the Bayesian framework. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on session implementing a Bayesian design using the open-source R software. Participants are encouraged to install R and the following packages on their laptops prior to attending the workshop: ggplot2, RBesT, parallel, mcmc, mvtnorm, rstan, rstanarm.
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31 August 2022

The Young Science Communicator’s Competition

Tell your science story! The Young Science Communicator’s Competition challenges you as a young scientist to tell your science story in a captivating, informative and interesting way. The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) invite you to participate in the 2022 edition of the Young Science Communicator’s Competition.
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VIRTUAL EVENT- MS TEAMS 8AM-4PM (SAST)
3 August 2022

Indo-African International Conference on Emerging Materials Science and Technologies (IAFICEMST-2022)

The first Indo-African International Conference on Emerging Materials Science and Technologies (IAFICEMST-2022) virtually will be hosted by Durban University of Technology (DUT) in collaboration with Chandigarh University, Punjab, India. IAFICEMST-2022 will serve as a valuable and important platform for inspiring international and interdisciplinary exchange at the cutting edge of Materials science research. Over the course of three days, internationally renowned speakers will discuss how their research has evolved in response to current challenges, including interesting and inspiring learnings in projects and inventiveness. The experts and industry partners in attendance will provide an excellent networking opportunity. The conference is linked to DUTs research focus area in nanotechnology.
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10 December 2020

Science Forum South Africa 2020 (SFSA2020)

The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) is a statutory Council responsible for the registration and regulation of natural scientists in different fields of practices. One of the key strategic objectives of SACNASP is to promote professional development through lifelong learning in the natural science sector through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The focus of the discussion will be on determining the role that stakeholders can play in supporting natural scientists’ lifelong learning, and the benefits. In this context, the following questions can arise: Can CPD be used as a tool for career progression in face of rapid expansion of scientific and technological knowledge? Will CPD ensure a lifelong career through upskilling, access to knowledge and the ability to adapt to new and novel approaches? Furthermore, can stakeholders use CPD as a vehicle to stay ahead of competitors and improve productivity? The key deliverable of this session is to provide an opportunity for all participants to highlight the role that CPD can play in the interests of scientists, the natural science profession and in the broader context of its contribution to society.
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1 September 2020

TechWomen 2020

From September to October 2020, TechWomen will bring 108 women from 21 countries to the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in a professional mentorship and exchange programme that empowers and connects women in STEM.
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Protea Marriott Hotel, Victoria Junction, Cape Town
5 March 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

Southern Africa has been described as a climate change hotspot in a recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming with rising temperatures, droughts and flooding amongst other negative effects. This conference recognises that climate change is the defining issue of our time and will use this opportunity to deliberate on interventions from all sectors to address this issue.
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7 October 2019

The Water Resources Course

The Water Resources Course covering the Water Resources of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland Project has now been registered with SACNASP and will count for 2 CPD points towards continued SACNASP registration.
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