The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

Getting access for patients to new medications in Germany

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Today, regulatory approval doesn't ensure anymore, that patients benefit from new therapies. As statisticians, we also need to ensure access and reimbursement for new treatments in the different markets around the world.

The process to gain this access and reimbursement in Germany comes with very specific challenges. Yet, due to the large impact of Germany on other countries via the complex reference pricing system and the size of the population of Germany, we must understand these topics.

Andreas Schwenke gathered experiences across therapeutic areas with many companies since the start of the new process in Germany. This makes him the most experienced and best connected statistician in the world for this topic.

How to make the right portfolio decisions

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We're all making decisions to optimize our studies. Optimizing project plans across different studies presents further challenges. But how to increase the overall portfolio of a company given its limitations leads yet another set of challenges. Knowing how decisions are taken at this top level helps to understand the bigger picture and why this sometimes implies sub-optimal decisions on a study or compound level.

Another big learning from these complex interactions are the influencing skills needed to work with senior and diverse teams.

Only a few statisticians in the industry work in these areas and Andreas Sashegyi is of these.

British Airways, CROs, Programmers – why you should start with Why

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You have probably heard about Simon Sinek and his golden circle. If not, have a look at his great TED talk.

In this episode we explain via a nice story with BA, what the impact of starting with why can be. We also cover how you can more effectively work together with CROs and Programmers as well as new team members.

Getting things done, when timelines are tight

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Everybody knows such situations: tight timelines, high expectations and many things to do!

But how can we work effectively in such situations. Many different productivity experts have written about this topic.

In this episode, I’m speaking about how to implement these approaches and also my personal learnings and challenges during a time, where I needed them.

I’m applying and discussing the following topics:

Managing expectations and communication channels
Music as a productivity booster
Make productive breaks
Setting up a effective systems
Methods against procrastinate
Managing disturbances
Setting up your body for productivity
The pomodoro method
Morning routine
Habits to get into the deep work mode
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Working from home
Some resources for productivity:

Beyond the to-do list podcast
This is your life podcast by Michael Hyatt
In German: Einfach produktiv podcast with Ivan Blatter

Why and how to invest in your leadership skills

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Leadership skills for statisticians represents a common theme across many episodes of this podcast. As leadership consists of many different aspects, it is important to learn from other statisticians, that exhibit these skills.

In this episode, we talk with Gemma and Margaret, who have run successful leadership courses within PSI. We cover the following topics:

What are the core leadership skills that statistician need to be fluent in?
What are common mindset issues, that block statisticians from being more influential?
How can statisticians overcome these blocks?
Why it’s beneficial for statisticians to have a tailored course for them?
What courses are available from PSI?

Tables are not the key deliverables!

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Are you still counting tables? Do you worry about having to many of them? Do you wonder how to get an overview across all the results?

In this episode, we will talk about this thoughts and we will explore, how tables fit into the bigger picture. 

We will also discuss alternative ways to deal with results, which will:
- save you time
- decrease the costs
- speed up the process
- and increase the quality.

If you think, this sounds like magic, listen to this podcast episode.

Why and how to present at the next PSI conference

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Do you think, you have nothing to add to a statistical conference? Are you afraid of sharing your achievements? Do you wonder, why you should put in the effort on top of your day-to-day job?

All these thoughts and questions will be addressed in this episode with Paul Terrill, the chair of the scientific committee of PSI.

Beyond the questions above, we will also talk about the logistics and practical tips on how to submit your abstract and to become a speaker at next years conference.

About this podcast

The podcast from statisticians for statisticians to have a bigger impact at work. This podcast is set up in association with PSI - Promoting Statistical Insight. This podcast helps you to grow your leadership skills, learn about ongoing discussions in the scientific community, build you knowledge about the health sector and be more efficient at work. This podcast helps statisticians at all levels with and without management experience. It is targeted towards the health, but lots of topics will be important for the wider data scientists community.

by Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry


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