15 September 2014

2014 Pre-Conference Trainings

An In-Depth Look at Track 3: 
Introduction to R for Biosurveillance

Date/Time: December 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 4:15pm

Location: Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Target Audience
The target audience of this trainings is healthcare providers, public health practitioners, graduate students and researchers.

The public health workforce (public health practitioners, healthcare providers and academicians in research settings) require data, as well as analysis and visualization of that data, to enable and provide informed decision-making, whether clinically-based or policy based.  Continued budgetary restrictions and funding cuts have somewhat hindered the ability to purchase commercial products and applications; therefore, public health has a strong need for exposure to and training with open-source products and tools for data collection, analysis and visualization. R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org/).  It provides a variety of statistical and graphical techniques and is extensible. As an open-source product, R is freely available, making it optimal for use in a variety of settings. This training is a hands-on introduction to R for epidemiology, biosurveillance, and high-quality data visualizations.

Learn more about the 2014 ISDS Pre-Conference Trainings here.

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