Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society

Our society comprises members of the International Biometric Society (IBS) that predominantly reside in Australia and New Zealand. Currently, membership numbers are over 200.

Professionally, we are statisticians, biometricians, mathematicians, scientists and managers, from academia, consulting or research and development, with biological applications being the common link. Biological applications include medicine, public health, ecology, environmental science, agriculture, genetics, microbiology and toxicology, amongst others.

Our employers range from local and commonwealth government agencies where there may be a team of biometricians employed, to private institutions which may only employ one biometrician.

We offer student scholarships and financial support to attend conferences on a regular basis. See our Prizes/Awards page.

Our main activity is our regional biennial conference. Our last one in 2019 was Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens, in Adelaide, SA, and you can read about it and previous regional conferences here.

And put aside the end of November/beginning of December 2021 for our next regional conference, in sunny Northland, New Zealand. As always, attuned to the interests of the regional membership, the conference will look at statistics research and applications in medicine and public health, agriculture and environment, genetics, natural sciences and education. Feel free to suggest local or overseas invited speakers. For that and any other enquiries, please contact our current regional President, Alan Welsh.

Last updated 16 February 2020