Agenda Day 2

Tuesday, June 14
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
The morning starts with four learning sessions on the bones of a good study.

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8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

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Presenter(s): Gabriela Dieguez, FSA, MAAA

It isn't a great topic if no one wants to read it, or it can't be done with available resources or it can't be completed before the topic goes stale. Learn tips to picking relevant topics during this session.

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9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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Presenter(s): Brandon S. Barber

We are awash with data of varying quality. Good governance is at the root of all analytic work and helps you sleep at night. Experts present how to handle data efficiently and wisely, which makes even monster studies possible.

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10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Presenter(s): David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

The best analytic work deserves to be admired and absorbed. But if it is mired in clunky, tedious prose, no one will read to the conclusion. Ungrammatical and error-ridden prose can tarnish even the best analytical work. Use of misplaced humor or showing personal bias can cloud the message. Attend this session and improve your writing.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Presenter(s): Alberto Cairo

Visualization --transforming data into beautiful and informative charts, maps, and diagrams-- is quickly becoming a mainstream skill, thanks to tools that are often free and easy to use. In this session you will learn about this tools, and how to apply them effectively to your own work.

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12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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Presenter(s): Sheamus Kee Parkes, FSA, MAAA

Recent controversies about the content and conclusions of peer-reviewed studies cause concern about the ethical aspects of study methodology. This session will describe some of the more egregious errors, such researcher degrees of freedom, ineffective peer review, succumbing to external influence to change numbers, and other pitfalls.

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1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Small groups will work with an example of an actuarial study that has the potential for being good, but the presentation is flawed. Using the guidance from the morning, groups will identify problems with the study, propose remedies and identify how the base data behind the study might be repurposed to produce useful and valuable work.

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2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Small groups will work with an example of an actuarial study that has the potential for being good, but the presentation is flawed. Using the guidance from the morning, groups will identify problems with the study, propose remedies and identify how the base data behind the study might be repurposed to produce useful and valuable work.

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.