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January 7th, 2013

Data Analysis: Making the right decision & proving it!

The Southern California Discussion Group of the ASQ Biomedical Division in association with ASQ SFV section 706 Presents:
Data Analysis: Making the right decision & proving it!

An Industry Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Topic: Assessing data, making decisions, & presenting the evidence
We will walk through many of the most commonly used statistical applications for Quality work and data analysis. Topics covered will include Data Distribution, Sampling and Sample Sizes, Hypothesis Testing, Control Charts, Gage R&R, and Capability Studies. Actual examples will be demonstrated for the use of these tools. A step-by-step approach will be shown using Minitab statistical software so feel free to bring your computer preloaded with Minitab to work live examples if you so desire. Many difficult topics will seem relatively easy by the end of this session.

Takeaways:
Know what to do with large data sets
Determine if data is normally distributed
Which tool to use for applying statistics to a project or process
Graph and interpret results from an analysis
Please bring your questions, experiences, and other commentary to make this a more valuable experience.

Expert: Larry Bartkus
Larry Bartkus has been named Speaker of the Year three times by ASQ Biomedical Southern California Discussion Group for his informative, interactive, and always humorous presentations. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and ASQ Certified Quality Engineer with 40 years experience in the Quality Profession. Larry has extensive experience having held engineering and managerial positions in a variety of companies in the Biomedical industry including Master Black Belt for J&J, Supplier Quality Program Manager at ev3, and currently Distinguished Engineer at Edwards Life Sciences in Irvine, Ca. Larry is highly active and well known in the Quality Community having been Guest Speaker for The Society of Plastic Engineers, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, APICS, ASQ, and 9 Colleges and Universities including USC. Larry is Past Chair for ASQ Section 702, San Gabriel Valley, and has served on their Executive Board for over 20 years. Larry is an Instructor for CQE, CQM, CQI Refresher Courses, and has conducted seminars on such topics as Six Sigma/Lean, Process Control, Statistical Sampling, Design of Experiments, etc. He has a wealth of knowledge to share with fellow Quality Professionals, both new and ‘seasoned’, and his open style of teaching and interacting with his audience makes the learning process enjoyable as well as highly effective.

Registration:
Dinner & drinks will be provided.
Seating is limited to the first 40 registrants so sign up soon! Registration closes at noon event day.
Member Early Registration $20-
Non-member Early Registration $30-
Walkins $30- cash only if seating is available
Registration: http://www.acteva.com//booking.cfm?bevaid=234545
Location: Baxter BioScience Auditorium, One Baxter Way, Westlake Village CA 91362

For more information Contact:
Dora Derashan (818) 693-6618 or email dderashan@yahoo.com
As volunteers in a not-for-profit professional organization ASQ Biomedical, SCDG (Southern California Discussion Group) is committed to providing low cost high value events for biomedical professionals and the local community. We are able to keep our costs low by utilizing a registration system that incurs minimal administrative overhead expenses and minimizes excess time and effort spent by our volunteers to bring you these events. Please help us continue providing low cost quality programs to you by using the system that works well for us. If you do not wish to use the registration system to preregister, you may attempt to register at the event, however seating is limited therefore entrance and/or food cannot be guaranteed. Also, due to the nature of the low pricing scheme and the registration system used, we are unable to perform refunds.

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