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Activity Number: 419
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Accreditation Committee
Abstract - #307721
Title: 2013 International Year of Statistics: The Time Is Now to Become an ASA Accredited Professional Statistician
Author(s): Judy-Anne W. Chapman*+ and Mary Batcher*+ and Janet McDougall*+
Companies: NCIC Clinical Trials Group and Ernst and Young and McDougall Scientific
Keywords: Accreditation ; Professional statistician ; International ; Mentoring ; Consulting ; Professional development

There is an international movement towards Accreditation of Professional Statisticians with programs associated with the Royal Statistical Society, Statistical Society of Australia Inc., Statistical Society of Canada, American Statistical Association, and a new program in Japan. Regular international teleconferences are examining methods of cooperation and enrichment with sharing resources to strengthen programs. Learn more about why you should consider such a Professional designation: 1.) Results of the 2012 ASA Accreditation Survey (M.B.); 2.) Accreditation is a Symbol of Trust for a Consulting Company (J.McD.); 3.) Value added by Accreditation Programming (J.C.).

Session Chair: Theresa Utlaut, PStat, Chair of ASA Accreditation, Statistician at Intel Corporation,Portland Oregon. theresa.l.utlaut@intel.com

Panelists: 1. Mary Batcher, PStat, Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, DC. mary.batcher@ey.com; 2. Janet McDougall, P.Stat., PStatĀ® (ASA), President of McDougall Scientific Ltd,Toronto, Ontario. jmcdougall@mcdougallscientific.com; 3. Judy-Anne Chapman, P.Stat., PStatĀ® (ASA), NCIC Clinical Trials Group,Kingston, Ontario. JChapman@ctg.queensu.ca

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