R Medicine 2020: The Power of Going Virtual

The third annual R/Medicine conference was planned as a physical event to be held in Philadelphia at the end of August 2020. However, a nationwide lockdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic required a swift transition to a virtual conference. This article describes the challenges and benefits we encountered with this transition and provides an overview of the conference content.

Elizabeth J. Atkinson (Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic) , Peter D. Higgins (Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health) , Denise Esserman (Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health) , Michael J. Kane (Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health) , Steven J. Schwager (Cornell University) , Joseph B. Rickert (R Consortium, RStudio) , Daniella Mark (Procogia) , Mara Alexeev (Department of Biomedical Informatics, Boston Children’s Hospital) , Stephan Kadauke (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)



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Atkinson, et al., "R Medicine 2020: The Power of Going Virtual", The R Journal, 2021

BibTeX citation

  author = {Atkinson, Elizabeth J. and Higgins, Peter D. and Esserman, Denise and Kane, Michael J. and Schwager, Steven J. and Rickert, Joseph B. and Mark, Daniella and Alexeev, Mara and Kadauke, Stephan},
  title = {R Medicine 2020: The Power of Going Virtual},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2021},
  note = {https://journal.r-project.org/news/RJ-2021-1-rmed2020},
  volume = {13},
  issue = {1},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {642-647}