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

Welcome to the website for the Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society.

A sad message from Alan Welsh, our regional President:

Sue Wilson, Past-President and Honorary Life Member of the International Biometric Society (IBS) passed away yesterday at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. This is very sad news for her family, for all of us and for IBS. Sue had cancer for some time but the end felt very sudden as she was around at seminars a week or so ago. I believe that Sue's Sydney family is currently thinking of a very small family funeral soon with a memorial service for the wider community who worked with and knew Sue well to follow later.

The Australasian regional meeting, Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens, during 1-6 December 2019, including seven workshops, was another great success!

Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens included statistics research and applications in medicine and public health, agriculture and environment, genetics, natural sciences and education. The invited speakers were: Marti Anderson, Daniela Bustos-Korts, James Carpenter, Richard Cook, Claudia Czado, Joanne De Faveri, Max Moldovan, Blair Robertson and Christopher Wikle. More details can be found in

There were two conferences to plan for this year, but note that IBC 2020

will not proceed as planned in July this year, as per this official statement. And the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Statistical Conference has been postponed until 5-9 July 2021.

You can read more about our and other conferences here.

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

Last updated 3 April 2020