Submit an Abstract

Submit an Abstract

Abstracts for concurrent session presentations will be accepted until August 18, 2022. Each presentation will be 35–40 minutes and should focus on any one of the following four broad 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
  • Ethics in statistical practice
Theme 2: Study Design and Data Management

The objective of this theme is to provide attendees with practical knowledge about data engineering, initiation of new projects, impact of study design and sampling, importance of data collection and data management, 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:

  • Experimental, clinical trial, observational, or survey research study design
  • Sampling methodology
  • Statistical analysis plans and case report forms
  • Data management
  • Data engineering
  • Educating others about study design and data

Note: For submissions in this theme, please indicate whether your presentation is targeted to an audience with little exposure to the topic (introductory) or assumes a base level of knowledge (intermediate).

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
  • Estimation
  • Predictive analytics
  • Data visualizations
  • New packages or procedures
  • Implementing reproducible methods
  • Analytics, big data, and unstructured data analytic methods
  • Machine learning
  • Evidence-guided statistical practice

Note: For submissions in this theme, please indicate whether your presentation is targeted to an audience with little exposure to the topic (introductory) or assumes a base level of knowledge (intermediate).

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:

  • Foundations of listening and communication skills across the statistical consultation project
  • Understanding your audience
  • Presenting statistical results to nonstatisticians
  • Graphical presentation strategies
  • Writing and reviewing manuscript submissions
  • Tips and tricks for successful grant writing
  • Writing white papers for industry
  • Speaking to the media
  • Educational efforts in communication
  • Communication for consulting and collaboration

What to Include in Your Submission

Successful presentations have the following characteristics:

  • Immediate practical value
  • Distinct relevance to the conference goals and themes
  • Clear and specific objective(s)
  • Evidence there will be audience engagement/participation with interactive exercises
  • Titles/content that create interest and/or clearly describe the deliverable

Each submission must include the following:

  • Presentation title, abstract, and presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Qualifications of the presenter(s) that demonstrate expertise in the practical application of the presentation topic, which may include education, special training or study, work experience, or previous papers or presentations on the topic
  • Abstracts must include an explanation of the following:
    • How the presentation will immediately help the participants:
      • Learn statistical techniques that apply to their job as an applied statistician
      • Better communicate with their clients and customers
      • Have a positive impact on their organization or enhance their professional development
    • How the material presented could apply across industries
  • An indication of whether the presentation is of an introductory nature

Note that the use of software in a presentation should only be to highlight the application or technique, not to promote or sell software. Also note that while we encourage ‘showcase’ applications from all industries (e.g., agricultural, biological, chemical, engineering, environmental, financial, government, marketing, software), the technique, lesson, or message presented should be applicable or spark thought across several industries.

 

Key Dates

    Attend

  • September 29, 2022
    Early Registration Opens
  • September 29, 2022
    Housing Opens
  • January 5, 2023
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 11, 2023
    Housing Deadline
  • February 2, 2023 – February 4, 2023
    Conference on Statistical Practice 2023
  • Program Participants

  • April 5, 2022 – May 10, 2022
    Short Course and Tutorial Proposal Submission
  • July 7, 2022 – August 18, 2022
    Concurrent Abstract Submission
  • September 29, 2022 – November 1, 2022
    Poster Abstract Submission
  • October 17, 2022
    Chair Volunteer Deadline
  • November 16, 2022
    Speaker Registration Deadline