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Statistical Programmers and Analysts Section to Participate in JSM 2014

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The Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts (SSPA) will participate in JSM 2014 in Boston with Continuing Education courses, roundtable discussions, and various oral and poster presentations of interest to statistical programmers and the general statistical community. This year, the section also will feature multiple presentations about the global impact of statistics and programming.

Continuing Education Short Course

  • Take Your R Skills to the Next Level

Invited Panel

  • Global Impact of Statistics in Biological Sciences

Topic-Contributed Sessions

  • Hot Topics in Reproducibility and Replication: Impact on Statisticians and Statistical Programmers
  • The World of Statistical Analysis Professionals

Roundtable Discussions

  • Inconsistencies in Estimating Propensity Scores
  • Infrastructure for Growth
  • What Can Statisticians Learn from Software Engineers?
  • Real-World Evidence and Clinical Databases: Merging the Information

And more …

  • A contributed session that contains seven oral presentations focusing on longitudinal analyses and business analytics
  • A two-part speed poster session about biopharmaceutical research and statistical programming and analysis
  • Six contributed posters highlighting various statistical models
  • SSPA business meeting and mixer on Tuesday, August 5, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Room S-Constitution

During the business meeting and mixer, you will have the opportunity to network and enjoy food, drinks, door prizes, and fun. Come celebrate our growing group and learn about our newly developed programs and opportunities for travel grants. Also, let us know what you would like SSPA to accomplish in the years to come.

Are you a student? We have a student travel award to pay the registration fees for students and recent graduates who want to attend an ASA conference. Also, we encourage you to attend the JSM Student Mixer on Monday, August 4, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. It is an easy way to meet other students., and one of our officers will be there to answer questions about SSPA and the role of statistical programmers in early-career jobs. Applications are available on the SSPA website.

The SSPA information table will be back at JSM 2014 and better than ever. Drop by to say hello and pick up information about upcoming webinars, travel grants, and officer openings. Our table will be near JSM registration.

SSPA was established on January 1, 2009, and has more than 900 members. Our section provides a venue for statistical programmers and analysts to discuss common interests, formulate strategies, share experiences and challenges, offer support, and gain increased awareness of the broader statistical community. We offer a variety of webinars throughout the year targeted to improving your skills. If your work involves programming or managing programmers, SSPA is the place for you.

Visit the JSM 2014 online program and search on SSPA to find all our activities at JSM. See you in Boston!

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