The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The past, presence and future of estimands!

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If you ask someone within the pharma world of statisticians on what is the hottest topic, you most likely will just get: Estimands!

Many scientific events, conference sessions, publications and presentations are organized around this topic. Thus, I'm super happy, that we have Mouna and Chrissie on the podcast as they have presented about this topic at various occasions.

In this episode, you will learn about

- the importance of the concept itself and it’s implications
- the terminology of the estimand framework
- and how it relates to missing data terminology

How to prewire a meeting

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Have you ever been proposing or defending a project in a larger meeting - maybe even with senior management - and it didn't go as smoothly as you would like?

Or do you prepare yourself for such a meeting and you feel unsure about what to expect?

Then this episode will help you!

How to prepare for your year end review to stand out!

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Same procedure every year - the year end review as part of the performance management appears on your calendar. Are you worried about filling in forms? Do you feel like this is not adding value?

In this episode, we give you practical tips how to master the review like a pro.

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?

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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