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Wednesday, June 27 • 10:30am - 11:45am
#343: Innovative Visualization Approaches

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-18-652-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Given the volume of data to review and the variety of analyses to perform, it should come as no surprise that clear insight is often out of reach. In this environment, the traditional means of data summary – tables and listings – are ineffective; visualization is the key to effective communication for the modern age. Ben Shneiderman stated that “the purpose of visualization is insight.” Therefore, the goal of this session is to describe innovative data visualization techniques to aid in the understanding and communication of results from applications in the life sciences.

Learning Objectives

Describe the transition from traditional methods of data analysis to visual approaches; Explain and interpret life science data using one or more data visualizations; Assess the strengths and limitations of various graphical techniques; Appraise the “data story” of numerous examples.


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Sharon Hensley Alford

Offering Management, IBM Watson Health
Sharon Hensley Alford, PhD is Associated Chief Health Officer for Data & Evidence within the Life Science (LS) pillar of IBM Watson Health. Dr. Alford has been working on data and analytic strategy for life science clients since she joined IBM 2+ years ago. Prior to IBM, she worked... Read More →
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Susan Mayo

Mathematical Statistician, OB, DB3, OTS, CDER, FDA, United States
Susan is a Senior Mathematical Statistician reviewer in CDER, assigned to pulmonary, allergy and critical care indications, after many years as in industry. Her involvement in a 2009 FDA/Industry/Academia Safety Graphics WG, led to subsequent interests in safety graphics, use of estimands... Read More →
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Richard Zink

Senior Director, Data Management and Statistics, TARGET Pharmasolutions Inc
Richard C. Zink is Senior Director of Data Management and Statistics at TARGET PharmaSolutions. He is the 2019 Chair of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association, host of the Biopharmaceutical Section Statistics Podcast, and Associate Editor for the DIA... Read More →

Wednesday June 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Room 256 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA
  11: Statistics, Session