2021 WNAR - Virtual meeting

  • 13 Jun 2021
  • 16 Jun 2021


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

2021 WNAR/IMS/JR Annual Meeting


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 WNAR meeting will be held virtually.  

WNAR plans to schedule the 2023 meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Scientific Program

Short Courses

Invited Oral Sessions

Contributed Oral Sessions

Student Paper Sessions

Poster Session

Social Program

Welcome Reception

Presidential Invited Address 

Rachel Fewster, Professor at The University of Auckland, will giving the Presidential address “How to count the things you didn't see: the magic and mystery of estimating population size”. Tuesday June 15, 2021, 3:45-5:05pm Pacific.  

New Investigators Lunch


Short Course information

Short Course I (full day) - An introduction to Deep learning with Biometric and Environmental Applications 

Thursday all day, 6/10, 8am -5pm  PST, 2021 

Instructors: Jarrett Barber, Ph.D., Toby Hocking, Ph.D., Katharyn Duffy, Ph.D.  Cancelled due to family conflict

Short Course II (half day) - Master Protocols: Tackling Complex Diseases (and COVID-19!) with Bayesian Adaptive Platform Trials 

Friday morning, 6/11 8am-12pm PST, 2021

Description here.

Instructors: Ben Saville, Ph.D., Anna McGlothlin, Ph.D., Christina Saunders, Ph.D.

Short Course III (half day) - RMST-based survival analysis methods for non-proportional hazards

Friday afternoon, 6/11 1pm-5pm PST, 2021

Description here.

Instructor: Lu Tian, Ph.D.



$50 - members of WNAR, IBS other region, IMS

Free - student members

$150 - non-members (cost of registration + WNAR membership) 

**conference website access may take 24 hours after registration

Short courses

$100 full day & $50 half day - members

$40 full day & $20 half day- student members

$150 full day & $100 half day- non-members 

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed 

Student Paper Competition

WNAR holds a student paper competition each year in conjunction with its annual conference. Winners of the Outstanding Paper Award (one each in written and oral categories) receive a certificate of recognition and a $500 cash prize.

All eligible entrants for both the 2021 and 2020 competition, receive free conference registration AND free registration for one of the short courses offered as part of this conference. Additional short course registrations will be invoiced separately.

Important Dates

April 19th, 2021 – Abstract submission deadline

May 14th, 2021 – Paper submission deadline

June 13th – 16th, 2021 – On-line oral presentations as part of the WNAR virtual meeting 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted via email to the Student Paper Competition Committee Chair Laura Saba (wnar2021.student.comp@gmail.com). The abstract should follow the guidelines below:

  • Information for the corresponding author (i.e., the student information), which includes first and last name, email, affiliation, and current degree program.
  • Title of the abstract
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • Abstract body (maximum of 1200 characters)

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