In July 2016, Ronald Ssenyonga, was granted the opportunity to present a poster of work from my Master’s degree dissertation at the 28th International Biometrics Society conference in Victoria, Canada.
The poster titled “Incidence and predictors of tuberculosis among HIV infected adults newly initiated on ART based on 2013 WHO guidelines” garnered virtuous reviews.
This also provided a platform to meet statisticians at the various points of the methods process. From development of statistical methods to application of these novel techniques. Meeting this group of passionate and ardent researchers and students, offered a stage to hone my statistical thinking abilities and foster future collaborations.
Since this conference, Ronald has been invited to serve on the SUSAN network as the focal person for Uganda. Ronald has also started applying some of the ingenious modeling techniques garnered at the conference.
Ronald wishes to thank the PART leadership and administration for the travel, accommodation and technical support provided to me.
Ronald Ssenyonga is a PART trainee