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On-Demand eCasts

22EL-742 On-Demand eCast: Statistics and Study Design – What to Look for in a Manuscript and Innovative Approach to Clinical Trial Designs

Expiration Date: Jun 13, 2025

Credits: None available.


Live Program Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Program Number: 22EL-742-L

Educational Track: Scientific
Topic: Patient Transfusion
Intended Audience: CEOs, Directors, Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Research Scientists, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers

(titles and affiliations at the time of the live program)
Director/Moderator: Huy P. Pham, MD, MPH, Medical Director and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), Seattle, WA
Speakers: Richard Haspel, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Tuan V. Nguyen, DSc, PhD, Professor of Predictive Medicine, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia; Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia

Program Description
Improvements in the practice of medicine depends on the amount and quality of evidence, which in turn rely on the rigor of the research study design. Additionally, it is usually up to the clinicians to decide if a change in clinical practice is necessary after reading research reports, which may require both statistical and clinical knowledge. In this program, key considerations in study designs and statistical analysis as well as common pitfalls in result interpretation will be discussed. In Transfusion Medicine, traditional randomized controlled trials have been commonly used. However, in many cases, Bayesian approach to clinical trial design may offer better solution. Therefore, a summary of Bayesian approach to clinical design and interpretation will also be provided.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss key considerations in statistics and study designs when reviewing a manuscript or publication.
  • Identify potential pitfalls in research study interpretations.
  • Describe the Bayesian approach to clinical trial design and interpretation.
  • Describe why clinical practice and Bayesian thinking are in tandem.

How to Claim Continuing Education Credit

  • Single Viewers: if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
  • Group Viewers: This is applicable for groups/facilities that purchased Group Viewing access for this program (registration will be verified prior to processing a group viewing attendance log). Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the attendance log to within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Once AABB receives an attendance log, each participant on the attendance log will be granted access as a single viewer to this program and will be required to complete the evaluation in order to claim continuing education credit. Each participant will be required to have an AABB account in order to access this program/platform. If a participant does not have an account, he/she can create one using the same email address provided on the attendance log.

Director & Moderator(s):


  • Richard L. Haspel, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Tuan Nguyen, DSc, PhD, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia & University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia


  • 1.50 - General Continuing Education (GEN)
  • 1.50 - Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
  • 1.50 - California Nurse (CN)
  • 1.50 - California Lab Personnel (CLP)
  • 1.50 - Physician (PHY)

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