Fall 2022 Issue

Fall 2022 Issue

Welcome to the Fall 2022 issue of Chapter Chatter, the newsletter for and about ASA chapters. The Council of Chapters Governing Board (COCGB) established this publication to foster improved communications between the COCGB and chapters and among chapters by providing a forum for spreading news throughout the statistics community about ASA chapter initiatives and activities.


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Upcoming Events

The Council of Chapters Traveling Courses provide low-cost courses for ASA Chapters.
Due to COVID-19, 2022 traveling courses are being offered in either virtual or in-person formats. The chapter and presenter must agree on the format while selecting a date... Read more

The Cincinnati Chapter will host Adaptive Design, an ASA traveling course, with Frank Bretz and Dong Xi, both of Novartis, as instructors. This course will be offered virtually on the mornings of December 1 and 2 and is open to members of all chapters...Read more

Recent News & Highlights

News from the Boston Chapter
The Boston Chapter hosted the 2022 Boston Pharmaceutical Symposium on October 7 at Pfizer’s building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As an annual event, the Boston Pharmaceutical Symposium provides a unique venue for sharing statistical applications and research in the biotech-pharma industry and building connections among all statistical colleagues....Read more

News from the Kansas Western-Missouri Chapter
The 15th Annual Innovations in Design Analysis and Dissemination (IDAD): Frontiers in Biostatistics and Data Science Conference was held virtually April 21–22. This conference is jointly sponsored by the Kansas Western-Missouri Chapter and department of biostatistics and data science at the University of Kansas Medical Center...Read more

News from the Kentucky Chapter
The Kentucky Chapter normally hosts two events every year. In the fall of 2021, we hosted a virtual event and, in the spring of 2022, we hosted our first in-person event since before the pandemic...Read more

News from Northeastern Illinois Chapter
This year, the chapter’s highlight is that Lei Shu, chapter secretary, received an ASA Outstanding Chapter Service Award. Lei was recognized for her significant contributions to keeping the chapter moving forward. This award was announced at the JSM 2022 Council of Chapters business meeting...Read more

News from the Oklahoma Chapter
The Oklahoma Chapter held its first conference for statistical innovation and application in the era of data science at the Hudson College of Public Health October 24–25 with both virtual and in-person sessions...Read more

News from the Pittsburgh Chapter
The ASA Pittsburgh Chapter is alive and well and finally back in person. We participated in two major activities this past spring: the Pittsburgh Regional Science fair on March 22 and our annual chapter spring banquet on April 15...Read more

Officer Tips & Information

Council of Chapters Annual Workshop: “Increasing and Diversifying Chapter Membership”

Nearly 50 representatives and officers from ASA chapters attended the Council of Chapters Governing Board workshop held at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, DC, August 9. This year’s workshop focused on the theme Increasing and Diversifying Chapter Membership and included presentations from longtime ASA members, as well as break-out sessions for participants to share experiences, generate ideas, and network with others...Read more

Chapter Annual Reports Due Soon
The Council of Chapters Governing Board (COCGB) vice chairs will be contacting the leaders of each chapter and asking them to complete an annual chapter report. The purpose of the report is to gauge the current health of ASA chapters by asking questions about the activities organized in 2022...Read more