Web-Based Lectures





Title: Designing Phase II Basket Trials in Oncology
Presenter: Mithat Gonen, Ph.D, Chief, Biostatistics Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Date and Time: Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
Sponsor: Biopharmaceutical Section

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
Cancer drug development has undergone fundamental changes over the past decade. Key features of this change have been emergence of targeted treatments and checkpoint inhibitors, utilization of larger expansion cohorts in Phase I trials and an increasing interest in developing combination regimens. Statistical design of early-phase trials have tracked these changes as well. In this webinar we will discuss single-arm Phase II trial designs for precision medicine, focusing on basket trials with a focus on novel methods and a balanced view of their advantages and disadvantages.

Registration Fees:
Biopharmaceutical Section Members: $0
ASA Members: $59
Nonmembers: $74

Each registration is allowed one web connection. Sound is received via audio streaming from your computer’s speakers. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Access Information:
Registered persons will be sent an email the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24, with the access information to join the webinar and the link to download and print a copy of the presentation slides.




Title: Behavioral & Social Sciences Research in Health
Presenters: Elizabeth Ginexi, National Institutes of Health
Date and Time: Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Eastern time
Sponsor: ASA Committee on Funded Research
Twitter Hashtag: #ASAwebinar

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) supports behavioral and social sciences research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by coordinating and/or participating in funding opportunity announcements and providing co-funding to NIH institutes and centers that support this research. As outlined in the OBSSR Strategic Plan, 2017–2021, methods, measures, and data infrastructures are key scientific priorities for the office. This webinar will describe the scientific priorities of the OBSSR Strategic Plan with a particular focus on the second scientific priority: enhance and promote the research infrastructure, methods, and measures needed to support a more cumulative and integrated approach to behavioral and social sciences research.

Bio:
Elizabeth Ginexi is a health scientist administrator at the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, where she focuses on the application of innovative research methodologies, measurement, and analytic approaches to advance behavioral and social sciences research. Ginexi is an applied social psychologist with expertise in family- and community-based etiology, prevention, and treatment research; policy interventions to target population-level health behavior; quantitative analysis; and statistical and computational modeling.

Registration:
This webinar is free to anyone who would like to attend. However, registration is limited so you must register to receive the access information. The access information will be emailed to everyone who has registered the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24.

Each registration is allowed one web connection. Sound is received via audio streaming from your computer’s speakers. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Title: The Experiences of a Statistician in Industry
Presenter: Philip Rocco Scinto, Senior Fellow, The Lubrizol Corporation
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern time
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Consulting

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
There are few jobs as rewarding and meaningful as a Statistician in Industry. The role presents a unique opportunity to enhance the capabilities of skilled scientists and engineers and have a meaningful impact on the organization’s success. The most successful Industry Statisticians are practical, utilize critical thinking skills and focus on results. They possess both technical and communication skills, an unselfish focus on the customers, a deep understanding of the business, and a relentless desire to have positive impact on the organization. Today we will highlight the necessary skills and traits through the experiences of a Statistician practicing in Industry for more than three decades.

Bio:
Mr. Philip R. Scinto is a Senior Technical Fellow for the Lubrizol Corporation where he has been employed since 1989. He is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Phil holds a B.S., Cornell University, and M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, in Statistics, and is known for: applying innovative statistical solutions in industry; for practical applied research in supersaturated designs and statistical engineering; and for his leadership roles in the ASA. His role in the development and management of a comprehensive formulation modeling and optimization system accessible on the Lubrizol Information Warehouse (Q.LIFE®) is among his proudest accomplishments.

Registration Fees:
Student Members of ASA: $0
Member of the Section on Statistical Consulting: $20
ASA Member: $65
Nonmember: $85

Each registration is allowed one web connection and one audio connection. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Access Information
Registered persons will be sent an email the afternoon of Monday, June 10, with the access information to join the webinar and the link to download and print a copy of the presentation slides.




Title: Solve Problems More Creatively With TRIZ
Presenter: Bill Bentley, Value-Train
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Consulting

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
TRIZ is a Russian acronym for a problem solving approach. In English, it stands for “The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.” We will introduce you to a clever yet simple way of getting un-stuck when you have a tough problem to deal with. Not everyone will choose to use it or think it applies to their problems, but learning new techniques always gets your unconscious brain to do more creative things despite what your conscious brain might believe.

Bio:
Bill Bentley is the owner and founder of Value-Train. He is a data scientist and engineer and former President and CEO of MDT Software. Bill holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer, a MS in Applied Statistics from Kennesaw State University, and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Lean Black Belt, and has held senior technical and senior management roles in some of the world's greatest consumer products companies such as P&G, Frito-Lay and Nabisco. He lives in the Atlanta area. Bill began Value-Train in 2002 to help unemployed professionals in the Atlanta area obtain certifications that are important to their job searches. The program proved popular and has expanded to other cities around the USA, to corporate training and to consulting. Bill's hobbies are sailing and motorcycling.

Registration Fees:
Member of the Section on Statistical Consulting: $20
ASA Member: $65
Nonmember: $85

Each registration is allowed one web connection and one audio connection. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Access Information
Registered persons will be sent an email the afternoon of Friday, May 10, with the access information to join the webinar and the link to download and print a copy of the presentation slides.



Title: Preparing an NSF CAREER Proposal
Presenter: Ana-Maria Staicu, North Carolina State University
Date and Time: Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Eastern time
Sponsor: ASA Committee on Funded Research
Twitter Hashtag: #ASAwebinar

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
Preparing a successful National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER proposal can be a daunting task, especially since only a maximum of three submissions is allowed. I will share my own experiences with this process. Specifically, I will outline the failures of the first submission, the value of preparing the best you can every time, and learning from an unsuccessful proposal. Then, I will share how all these helped me prepare a successful proposal.

Bio:
Ana-Maria Staicu is associate professor in the department of statistics at North Carolina State University. Her research interests are primarily in functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, nonparametric statistics, and brain imaging analysis with applications to brain tractography studies of MS, wearable computing, animal studies, and environmental studies. She is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

Registration:
This webinar is free to anyone who would like to attend. However, registration is limited so you must register to receive the access information. The access information will be emailed to everyone who has registered the afternoon of Wednesday, June 12.

Each registration is allowed one web connection. Sound is received via audio streaming from your computer’s speakers. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Title: Graduate Training Fellowships and Grants: Opportunities and Advice
Presenter: Lance Waller, Emory University
Date and Time: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Eastern time
Sponsor: ASA Committee on Funded Research
Twitter Hashtag: #ASAwebinar

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 11, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
This webinar will provide a brief review of individual graduate fellowships and training grants (F and T series) from the National Institutes of Health, as well as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) program. General overviews of the funding mechanisms, application and review process (including the necessary documentation for trainers and trainees), and administration of funded training programs will be presented. Advice and comments from the perspectives of a faculty director, faculty mentor, and colleague of training directors at other institutions will be provided. Topics include training content for didactic coursework, hands-on laboratory exercises, individual and group work, logistical details, program follow-up and evaluation, and initiatives for supporting a diverse participant base.

Bio:
Lance A. Waller is a professor in the department of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics and has served on National Academies committees on applied and theoretical statistics, cancer near nuclear facilities, geographic assessments of exposure to Agent Orange, and standoff explosive technologies. His research involves the development of statistical methods for geographic data, including applications in environmental justice, epidemiology, disease surveillance, spatial cluster detection, conservation biology, and disease ecology. His research appears in biostatistical, statistical, environmental health, and ecology journals and in the textbook Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data (2004, Wiley). Waller has also led two T32 training grants, one from National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the other from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and served as director of the NHLBI SIBS site at Emory for the past nine years.

Registration:
This webinar is free to anyone who would like to attend. However, registration is limited so you must register to receive the access information. The access information will be emailed to everyone who has registered the afternoon of Wednesday, September 11.

Each registration is allowed one web connection. Sound is received via audio streaming from your computer’s speakers. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON