As part of ENAR's education initiative, our webinars promote continuing education for professional and student statisticians by disseminating cutting-edge knowledge to our membership. An ENAR webinar (or "webENAR") can strengthen your background in methodology and software, provide an opportunity to learn about a topic outside of your primary area of specialization, or deepen your understanding of an area in which you already work. We invite you to participate and benefit from the expertise of some of North America's leading statisticians and biostatisticians.
The Webinar Committee of the ENAR Regional Advisory Board (RAB) is coordinating this ongoing series of 1- to 2-hour webinars given by renowned experts. Registration fees are by membership category, with a reduced fee for student members. The webinars are planned to be broadly available and we encourage groups at your institution or workplace to participate together. WebENARs provide excellent learning opportunities for students and professionals alike.
Registration fees are determined by membership category.
Machine Learning for Health Care Policy
Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
Dr. Sherri Rose
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics)
Harvard Medical School
Health care research is moving toward analytic systems that take large health databases and estimate quantities of interest both quickly and robustly, incorporating advances from statistics, machine learning, and computer science. Pressing questions in prediction and causal inference are being answered with machine learning techniques. I will give an overview of the specific challenges related to developing and deploying these statistical algorithms for health policy, including examples from the areas of health plan payment, mental health outcomes, cancer staging, and medical devices. This webinar will be accessible for graduate students with most technical derivations provided in references
Click Here to Register (Nov. 30)
Must Register before November 29. Instructions for access will be e-mailed to all participants on November 29.
Lessons and Strategies for a Career in Academia: A Conversation
Friday, December 14, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
Dr. Leslie McClure
Professor & Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University
Dr. Elizabeth Stuart
Associate Dean for Education and Professor of Biostatistics, Mental Health, and Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
As a Biostatistician, there are many paths to a successful career. Each has benefits and drawbacks and will depend on an individual's own skills and preferences. In this webinar, Drs. Elizabeth Stuart and Leslie McClure will host a conversation about their academic careers, including providing some strategies for success and describing some of the challenges they've faced. They'll consider important questions, such as: What to look for in a job? How to develop meaningful collaborations (and get out of those that are not productive)? How to prioritize activities with an eye towards promotion (e.g., collaborative and methodological projects)? How to balance teaching, research, and grant requirements? And how to balance all of that with things outside of work? However, the exact direction of the conversation will depend on the questions and engagement from webinar participants.
Click Here to Register (Dec. 14)
Must register before December 13. Instructions for access will be e-mailed to all participants on December 13.
Please contact Michael Hudgens if you have topic suggestions for future webinars.