Council of Chapters Traveling Course

2022 Traveling Courses 

2022 Traveling Course Schedule

The Council of Chapters Traveling Courses provide low-cost courses for ASA Chapters. In 2022, there is the option of the courses being presented virtually or in-person. The chapter, speaker(s), and Chair of the Traveling Course committee will decide the best option for each course presentation. The Council of Chapters sponsors this activity by paying speaker honoraria and, in the case of an in-person presentation, speaker travel to and from the host site. The Chapter is in charge of advertising and registration. If the course is presented virtually, the Chapter will host the course and provide the platform (Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, etc.). If it is to be an in-person course, the Chapter is responsible for onsite presenter travel expenses (hotel, meals, ground transportation) and course costs (production of course handouts, catering, room rental, AV equipment rental, etc),


Regardless of the presentation format, the greater of $25 for each attendee or $500 is paid back to the Council of Chapters.

The Traveling Course committee, made up of at least one member of each of the six Chapter Districts and ASA staff liaison, chooses the local Chapters and works with the speakers and Chapters to select dates for each course. The courses are often awarded to smaller Chapters and Chapters that have not had a traveling course recently.

The 2022 course offerings cover the entire year. To allow as much flexibility in planning the best use of the instructors' time, the deadline for applications is January 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Applications may be submitted throughout 2022 but courses will be subject to speaker availability and Travel Course funding.

2022 Traveling Course Offerings (click on title for course description):

Clinical Trials Using Master Protocol and Its Applications
Instructors: Jingjing Ye, BeiGene. Xiaoyun (Nicole) Li, BeiGene, and Chengxing (Cindy) Lu, Biogen
Half-day course


An Introduction to Second-generation p-values and their Use in Statistical Practice
Instructors: Jeffrey D. Blume, School of Data Science, University of Virginia, and Megan H. Murray, Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University
Full or Half-day course


Navigating Tough Conversations in Statistical Collaboration
Instructors: Emily Griffith, North Carolina State University, Julia Sharp, Colorado State University, Zach Weller, Colorado State University
Half-day course

Charting Your Course for Leadership Success
Instructor: Leslie McClure, Drexel University
Half-day course - Limited offering (2-3 chapters)

Adaptive Design
Instructors: Frank Bretz, Novartis, and Dong Xi, Novartis
Full-day course

Data Visualization with R
Instructor: Aaron Williams, Urban Institute 
Full-day course



DEADLINE: January 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time

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