A Message About COVID-19 and the 2021 ASA Conference on Statistical Practice

The ASA is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its implications for CSP 2021. As the situation evolves daily, we are looking into solutions and options and will provide information to you as we have it. Please continue to adhere to deadlines and watch for updates while we work through details. As a potential participant, please note that the format of the meeting may change. Questions may be sent to meetings@amstat.org.

Conference Information

The Conference on Statistical Practice aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners—including data analysts, researchers, and scientists—who engage in the application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis.

The goal of the conference is to provide participants with opportunities to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and statistical programming. The conference also provides opportunities for attendees to further their career development and strengthen relationships in the statistics community.


 

CSP is based on the following four themes:

Theme 1: Career, Professional, and Leadership Development

The objective of this theme is to help conference participants develop skills and perspectives that increase their potential for organizational impact as managers, leaders, mentors, and strategists. Presentations will enable participants to return to their jobs with new ideas, techniques, and strategies for improving their ability to assume leadership roles, develop and advance their careers, and assist others in doing the same. Potential topics include the following:

  • Organizational impact and influence
  • Building infrastructure
  • Team building and strategy
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership and management
  • Mentoring
  • Career development and advancement
  • Statistical ethics
Theme 2: Study Design and Data Management

The objective of this theme is to provide attendees with practical knowledge about initiation of new projects, impact of study design and sampling, importance of data collection and data management, data engineering, and related challenges for structured and unstructured data. Presentations will feature information relevant to a broad range of applied statisticians working in diverse settings. Potential topics include the following:

  • Study, experimental, or trial design
  • Sampling methodology
  • Statistical analysis plans and case report forms
  • Data management
  • Data engineering
  • Data and study ethics
  • Educating others about study design and data
Theme 3: Implementation and Analysis

The objective of this theme is to provide attendees with practical knowledge about modeling and analyzing data of various forms through the application of state-of-the-art statistical or machine learning methods. Presentation methods should use illustrative data analysis examples and may focus on a variety of data types from varied applied settings. Presentations will feature information relevant to a broad range of applied statisticians working in diverse settings. Potential topics include the following:

  • Modeling
  • Inferential and hypothesis testing
  • Predictive analytics
  • New packages or procedures
  • Implementing reproducible methods
  • Analytics, big data, and unstructured data analytic methods
  • Machine learning
  • Evidence-guided statistical practice
Theme 4: Effective Communication

The objective of this theme is to help conference participants develop skills that will improve their written and verbal communication of both scientific and nonscientific information, thus enabling them to increase their impact as strategic, consultative, and collaborative statisticians. Potential topics include the following:

  • Finding your voice
  • Presenting statistical results to nonstatisticians
  • Understanding your audience
  • Writing and reviewing manuscript submissions
  • Tips and tricks for successful grant writing
  • Writing white papers for industry
  • Data visualization techniques
  • Speaking to the media
  • Ethical statistical communication
  • Educational efforts in communication
  • Best practices in consulting and collaboration
 

 

Key Dates

    Attend

  • September 30, 2020
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • January 7, 2021
    Early Registration Deadline
  • January 8, 2021
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 19, 2021
    Housing Deadline
  • February 18, 2021 – February 20, 2021
    CSP in Nashville, TN
  • Program Participants

  • April 1, 2020 – May 7, 2020
    Short Course and Tutorial Proposal Submission
  • May 14, 2020 – June 14, 2020
    Concurrent Abstract Submission
  • July 9, 2020 – August 31, 2020
    Poster Abstract Submission
  • July 9, 2020 – August 31, 2020
    Concurrent Abstract Submission Re-Opens
  • November 16, 2020
    Speaker Registration Deadline