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Seeing Is Believing! Good Graphic Design Principles for Medical Research

Track:
Statistical Science and Quantitative Thinking

Day & Time:
June 18, 8:00AM - 9:30AM (Pacific Standard Time)

Session Number:
322

Room Number:
7A

Level:
Basic

Type:
Session

Title:
Seeing Is Believing! Good Graphic Design Principles for Medical Research

Chair(s):
Susan P. Duke, MS
Director, Benefit Risk Evaluation, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance
GlaxoSmithKline, United States

Description:
Have you noticed when browsing an article how your eye is drawn to figures more than words? The visual impact of statistical graphs can be powerfully used to communicate key points. This session highlights ways to optimally use graphs.

Learning Objective(s):
Discuss motivations for use of good statistical graphics principles, with examples; Illustrate ways to improve the quality and transparency of statistical graphics in medical research; Describe a new framework for selecting the appropriate graph type for the situation at hand.

Presentation(s) & Speaker(s):
Motivators for Use of Graphs in Medical Research
Susan P. Duke, MS
Director, Benefit Risk Evaluation, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance
GlaxoSmithKline, United States

Not Every Graph Is a Good One: Examples of Improvements to Commonly Used Graphs
Brenda Crowe, PhD
Senior Research Advisor, Global Statistical Sciences
Eli Lilly and Company, United States

Spaghetti, Lasagna, and Cooking Up Graphs from Scratch
Richard Forshee, PhD
Associate Director for Research, Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, CBER
FDA, United States