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Workshop: Statistical modelling of multivariate longitudinal and survival data in medical research

29 January 2019- 1 February 2019, University of Cape Town

This workshop aims to bring together statisticians and medical researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and heart disease. This is a follow-up workshop on two workshops sponsored by the Academy for Medical Sciences Newton Fund. We acknowledge the funding with gratitude.  Three international experts will present mini-series on missing data, competing risks and composite outcomes in longitudinal data.

Talks are invited on one of the workshop themes are: competing risks, graphical models, joint modelling of multivariate longitudinal and survival data, methods for missing longitudinal data, model diagnostics, recurrent events, exploring missing data method using chain event graphs and sensitivity analysis methods for missing data.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

Professor James Carpenter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Professor Ronald B Geskus, University of Oxford and Vietnam

Dr Freedom Gumedze, University of Cape Town, RSA

Professor Jane Hutton, University of Warwick, UK

Associate Professor Theis Lange, Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Sweden

Associate Professor Francesca Little

Dr Jennifer Rogers, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Virginie Rondeau,  INSERM, Université de Bordeaux, France



Venue: Department of Statistical Sciences, 4th floor seminar room, PD Hahn building, University of Cape Town. (Enter from parking area P9 and seminar room will be on your left.)

Registration, tea and lunch are free. Attendees responsible for own accommodation and travel arrangements and costs.

Please register for the workshop before 10 January 2019 by completing the form here.

  • Masters/PhD students must provide a short statement to motivate their attendance at the workshop on the registration form.
  • For established researchers, please note: The workshop will be limited to 25 participants. If you do not intend to give a talk at the workshop, you will be notified, via email, whether you have been accepted for the workshop by 11 January 2019.



Accommodation is available at the UCT campus and at establishments near UCT. Please consult the list below for accommodation options. Other options may be found online.

For more information contact: Dr Freedom Gumedze (