The IMS Program Chair at ENAR
meetings is responsible for all details having to do with
the IMS scientific program. That is, all advertisements,
abstract organization, and appointment of session organizers. It
is best to announce the meeting early. Please see Announcement
instructions. Also Help for
IMS Program Chairs should be useful in this regard!
I found it useful to speak with the last years' Program
Chair. Try to communicate early and often with the
ENAR Program Chair. Help the ENAR Program Chair arrange
the timing of the IMS sessions. It is often useful
to appoint a contributed papers' chair. Send me email
if you have a question!
Deadline for abstract submission
is October 15th. IMS abstracts are submitted to the
ENAR website and IMS speaker checks the IMS box. The IMS
Program Chair should check the ENAR website and let the ENAR
Program Chair know if the IMS box is missing or difficult
to find. See also Help for IMS Program
ENAR sends the abstracts shortly after October 15th to
the IMS Executive Director, Elyse Gustafson. Elyse
will forward these abstracts to the IMS Program Chair. The
IMS Program Chair (use your session organizers!) should ensure
that all invited speakers have submitted an abstract. ENAR
needs all abstracts by December 1st (publishing deadline).
It is often possible to have the registration waived for nonstatistician
speakers. You should send a request for such a waiver through the ENAR Program
Chair to the ENAR president. (Please let me know about the request!). Generally,
if the person is not a statistician, the waiver is granted.
ENAR does not share expenses/profits with IMS. ENAR
organizes all aspects of the meeting except for the scientific
content of the IMS sessions.
IMS program secretary appoints IMS Program Chair and
local chair by January 15 of the preceding year (this
gets their names in the preceding year's program) and
gives this to the ENAR office.
ENAR will charge IMS a fee per non-ENAR but IMS member
attending the March meeting. This is to compensate
ENAR for running the meeting. When a person registers
for the meeting he/ she checks off membership in the
various societies. So all people who do not check
off ENAR membership but do check off IMS membership are
Meeting rooms: If you want a meeting room at
the meeting for IMS group then you need to reserve the
room prior to January of the meeting year with the ENAR