Course with Tomasz Burzykowski

The Czech National Group 
of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics


in cooperation with

the Institute of Computer Science AS CR in Prague 


Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague


is delighted to invite you to attend 

a 1-day course on

Generalised Linear Mixed-effects Models: Concepts and Applications


presented by

Prof. Tomasz Burzykowski, Ph.D.

Vice-president of Research at IDDI,

 Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 

at Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium


Where:                                  Institute of Computer Science AS CR 
                                               (in Czech: Ústav informatiky AV ČR, v.v.i.)
                                               Room # 318 
                                               Pod Vodárenskou věží 2
                                               Prague 8 - Ládví (Metro red line "C", exit "Ládví")
                                               Czech Republic
When:                                   May 31, 2013
Registration deadline:         April 15, 2013 (payment needs to be received by this date)

Registration:                The registration consists of two steps
                                    (i) posting an appropriate payment to the bank account shown below 
                                    (only by bank transfer)         
                                    (ii) informing the course secretary about the posted payment by e-mail 
                                    (see the details below)
Registration rates:


Early Bird

(until March 31, 2013)


(April 1 – April 15, 2013)

ISCB student member

1 500 CZK

60 EUR

2 000 CZK

80 EUR

ISCB regular member

2 000 CZK

80 EUR

2 500 CZK

100 EUR

Non-ISCB member – academia

4 000 CZK

160 EUR

5 250 CZK

210 EUR

Non-ISCB member – business

10 000 CZK

400 EUR

13 250 CZK

530 EUR

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Important!!: When you make a payment, please, send your contact information via e-mail to the Course secretary (address shown below) for confirmation. The number of course participants is limited to 30. Should the course reach its capacity, a notification will be placed here.


Course Venue
Institute of Computer Science AS CR
Pod Vodarenskou vezi 2
182 07 Prague
Czech Republic
Course secretary

Ms. Lenka Semeráková

Dept. of Medical Informatics & Biostatistics

Institute of Computer Science AS CR

Tel. +420 266 053 640

Course Outline

Generalised Linear Mixed-effects Models: Concepts and Applications

Tomasz Burzykowski, Hasselt University and IDDI, Belgium


This course aims at providing information about the main concepts of the theory of generalized linear mixed-effects models (GLMMs). Illustrations of practical applications of GLMMs will consitute an important part of the course. There will be no hands-on sessions; however, the relevant parts of the code (for SAS and R) to fit the exemplary models will be given during the lectures. 

Contents of the course

1. An overview of the main concepts of generalized linear models

2. An overview of the main concepts of linear mixed-effects models

3. Generalized linear mixed-effects models

(a) Formulation

(b) Estimation methods

(c) Interpretation 

(d) Examples of applications

Course schedule

  8:00 - 9:00  Registration

  9:00-12:00  Morning session (part 1-2, includes 15 min coffee break)

12:00-13:00  Lunch break

13:00-16:00  Afternoon session (part 3, includes 15 min coffee break)

16:10-16:30  Closing discussion and course evaluation 

The course will not follow any particular book. However, the topics to be touched upon are discussed in the books by, e.g., McCulloch, Searle and Neuhaus "Generalized, Linear, and Mixed Models" or Molenberghs and Verbeke "Models for Discrete Longitudinal Data".