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Data Visualization: Best Practices to Facilitate Discovery and Improve Communication of Evidence

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm ET

Join ASHP New Practitioners Forum for a live webinar as we welcome back Dr. Kenneth Shermock, Director of the Center for Medication Quality and Outcomes at The Johns Hopkins Health System, and Dr. Brittany Lee Karas, Drug Information Pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Shermock will discuss how to accurately and effectively interpret evidence how this skill can impact your clinical practice. As pharmacists, we make routine use of data visualizations to better understand topics and most of us create visualizations to convey information to others. Yet, far fewer of us have been exposed to formal schools of thought and scientific evidence regarding effective data visualization. This results in missed opportunities to understand our world more deeply, and to share these discoveries with others. This webinar will introduce evidence-based visualization techniques and demonstrate how they can be used to discover and reveal deep and often unexpected truths.

Activity Fee: Member - Free / Non-Member - Not Available
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  • Identify empiric evidence regarding our ability to accurately interpret alternate graphical depictions of information.

  •  Describe the impact of selected best practices in data visualization.

  • Summarize between the dual purposes of data visualization: discovery and presentation.

  • Discuss an approach to graphical design that adds detail to increase clarity.


  • Kenneth Shermock, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FASHP, Director, Center for Medication Quality and Outcomes, The Johns Hopkins Health System, Associate Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Brittany Lee Karas, Pharm.D., Drug Information Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Continuing Education:

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity will provide 1.0 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits (ACPE#:0204-0000-21-043-L04-P).

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) for this activity will be processed on ASHP's eLearning portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. After completion of the live webinar, you will process and claim CPE credit online at Pharmacists will need the enrollment code that will be announced at the end of the webinar and your eProfile ID from NABP to earn CPE credits. Follow the prompts to claim credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

CE Activity Announcement

The ASHP New Practitioners Forum is recognized for the organization of this webinar continuing education activity.

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