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Analytics in the Clinical Laboratory with R: An Expert Panel

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Date:AUG.20.2020 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Level: Basic

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R is a freely available, open-source programming language and a powerful statistical computing environment that is popular among statisticians and data scientists. R is ideally suited for building analytics pipelines and customized applications for clinical operations; however, real and perceived hurdles exist in operationalizing R in the clinical lab and healthcare as a whole.

This panel discussion is carried out in collaboration between AACC and the organizers of R/Medicine, an annual conference that aims to promote the R ecosystem in clinical research and practice. The panelists are Laboratory Directors, who will discuss how they successfully implemented analytics solutions using R at their institutions.


This activity is designed for physicians, lab supervisors, lab directors, lab managers, medical technologists, pathologists, toxicologists, in-training individuals and other laboratory professionals interested in overseeing and/or carrying out data analytics in clinical laboratories.


At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the value of implementing analytics in the clinical laboratory and cite specific examples of lab-developed applications that have successfully improved service level and/or resource utilization.
  • Identify the upfront cost, in terms of training, institutional resources, and FTEs, to establish an environment for analytics with R in the clinical laboratory.
  • Cite resources available for R and data science education tailored for clinicians and laboratorians.



Shannon Haymond headshotShannon Haymond, PhD, DABCC FACB
Vice Chair for Computational Pathology
Director, Mass Spectrometry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Associate Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Daniel Herman headshotDaniel Herman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Holmes headshotDaniel T. Holmes, MD FRCPC
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia 
Head, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Providence Health
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Stephen Kaudake headshotStephan Kadauke, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Lab Medicine, Assistant Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Lab
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Patrick Mathias headshotPatrick C. Mathias, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Dept of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

In collaboration with R/Medicine