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Meeting Updates:

Please check this page regularly for updates on the 2020 ISBA World Meeting.

Meeting Postponement: Due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the 2020 ISBA World Meeting has now been postponed by one year. The new date of the World Meeting is now June 28-July 2, 2021, and the short courses will be on June 27, 2021

  • 1/4/2020: Junior Researcher Travel Award
    Due to the generous support of our sponsors, a number of travel awards are available to current students and postdocs. A small number of awards might also become available for junior faculty (who are pre-tenure and received terminal degree after June 2015). Please use this Application Form to submit your application by January 31, 2020. Please note that a talk or poster presentation is required for consideration.
  • Short Courses: There will be a total of 4 full-day and 1 half-day Short Courses. Please note that Short Courses will take place on Yunnan University campus, not Yun’an Conference Resort.
    1. Applied Bayesian Nonparametric Mixture Modeling. Full-day.
      Instructor: Athanasios Kottas (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    2. Bayesian Modeling of Brain Imaging data. Full-day.
      Instructor: Michele Guindani (University of California, Irvine)
    3. An Introduction to Bayesian Record Linkage. Full-day.
      Instructor: Rebecca Steorts (Duke University)
    4. Bayesian adaptive clinical trial designs. Full-day.
      Instructors: Ying Yuan, (University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center), Jack Lee, (University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center), Brian Hobbs (Cleveland Clinic), Joseph Keepmeiners (University of Minnesota), Alex Kaizer (University of Colorado)
    5. Advanced topics in variable selection and model averaging. Half-day.
      Instructors: Joseph Antonelli (University of Florida), Antonio Linero (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Early bird registration date:  4/15/2021
  • Tentative program schedule now available on the Program page.
  • One-oral-presentation-per-speaker rule
    ISBA 2020 and future ISBA World Meetings will adopt the following one oral presentation per speaker policy: Each participant of ISBA World Meetings shall give at most one oral presentation. All talks, discussions, and panel discussions, etc count as an oral presentation, with the exception of discussions for Named Lectures. Poster presentations do not count toward this restriction.
  •  ISBA Code of Conduct
    All participants at the ISBA World Meeting must adhere to the ISBA Code of Conduct
  •  Visa letter requests
    If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa for China, please send your request, along with your proof of registration, to the Organizing Committee at

Submitting contributed talks and posters

The link below will be re-activated in due course.