Praise for Tom’s workshop on interpreting and reporting statistics

“Thank you for making statistics understoodable!” From a physician at Sichuan Medical University, Chengdu, China

The course was far more interesting and accessible than I anticipated. I would take another course from Mr. Lang and recommend my colleagues do the same. From an American Medical Writers Association conference

Excellent workshop – better than all of my grad school stat classes. From a physician-researcher at the Cleveland Clinic

Brilliant! Tom’s command of the subject is amazing. The value of this workshop is priceless . . . From a student at the University of Chicago’s course on statistics for medical writers and editors

This [statistics] workshop was well thought out and very well led. Tom made an intimidating topic very approachable, and he was organized, kept things moving, and was very clear. Thank you!! From a European medical writer

I do not know of anybody who could have explained this material to this level of detail and audience understanding. Amazing! Thank you! From a Japanese researcher

It was perfectly focused for the target audience – it was just what I needed for a basic understanding of the statistics I run into at work. From a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry

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Tom Lang

Former Manager, Medical Editing Services, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Former Senior Scientific Writer, New England Cochrane Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center

Participant, CONSORT, MOOSE, and PRISMA standards-setting groups

Past President, Council of Science Editors

2002 Excellence in Continuing Education Award, American Statistical Association

Golden Apple Award, Outstanding Workshop Leader, American Medical Writers Association

2002 Harold Swanberg Distinguished Service Award for contributions to medical communications, American Medical Writers Association

MA, Communications Management, Annenberg School for Communication, USC

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International Training

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Invited Presentations

2010 European Statistical Forum, Verona, Italy.  Invited presentation on statistical errors in the scientific literature
2010  Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.  Consultation with vascular surgery group on scientific publications
2010   Cactus Communications/Editage, Tokyo, Japan.  Day-long course on preparing scientific publications
2009, 2010 Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bangkok, Thailand. Day-long course for physicians on preparing scientific publications
2009   Cactus Communications, Mumbai, India.  Weeklong training of more than 40 medical and technical editors
2009    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Led a 2-day training course on statistical reporting to epidemiologists and public health professionals
2009 Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.  Visiting Scholar.  2 weeks of lectures to undergraduate and graduate physicians, medical English teachers, and editorial board members of the University’s journal
2008 National Center for Science and Industrial Research, Lusaka, Zambia.  2 weeks of lectures to scientists and physicians from several southern African countries on scientific and technical communication.  Sponsored by AuthorAid.
2008, 2010 Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Lectures to physicians, researchers, and medical students on scientific publications
2008, 2009   St. Lukes Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Lectures to staff physicians on scientific publications
2007    American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada, “Statistical Errors Even YOU can Find.”
2006 Charlesworth China, Beijing.  4-day training to editorial staffs of more than 50 Chinese scientific journals published in English.
2006, 2009, 2010  Peking University International Health Sciences Center.  Several 3-hour lectures to physicians, researchers, and medical students
2006, 2009 Tsukuba University, Tsukuba Japan. Lecture and consulting on training science students in scientific communication and publications.  
Annually 2005-2010 Sichuan University/West China University of Medical Science, Chengdu, China. lectures and classes directed to medical students and researchers in biological sciences
2005, 2007   Chinese Cochrane Center and West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.  Lectures on scientific publishing and medical writing.
2005, 2007 Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. Day-long course on writing the statistical consulting report.
2003 Japanese Medical Communicators Association.  Lectures on writing patient education handouts and reporting clinical trails
2004 Seth G. S. Medical College/King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (Bombay), India.  Presentations at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Journal of Postgraduate medicine.
1996, 1998, 2002, 2004 Visiting Scholar, Beijing Medical University.  One of two instructors recruited by the
2002, 2004                           China Medical Board to teach Chinese physicians and researchers about publishing in
English-language biomedical journals.
2004 Central South China University, Xiang Ya Hospital, Changsha, China.  Lectures on how to publish in Western scientific journals
2005 Fudan University Children’s Hospital, Shanghai, China. Lectures on how to publish in Western scientific journals
2003 Japanese Medical Communicators Association, Tokyo, Japan. Educating medical writers
2002  Fourth Military Medical University Hospital, Xian, PR China; Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China; Peking University Medical College, Beijing, PD China.  “Publishing in Western journals.”
2000, 2001   Drug Information Association, Tokyo, Japan.  Presentations on statistical reporting and the training of medical writers and editors
Annually, since 2001  Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Tokyo, Japan.  Annual training course in scientific publications, medical writing, and critical appraisal of research
Annually since 2001  Medical Interpreters and Translators Association, Tokyo, Japan. Annual lectures on
medical writing and editing, statistical reporting, and training medical writers
1998  Japanese Medical Writers [Journalists] Association, Tokyo, Japan.  Reporting Statistics
1998 China Medical University, Shenyang, China.  Lectures on medical writing
1998 Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. Lectures on medical writing
1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 European Medical Writers Association, annual conferences in Berlin, Edinburgh,   Madrid, Prague, Lisbon, Budapest, and Barcelona
• Biostatistics for Medical Writers and Editors
• Reporting Correlation and Regression Analyses 
• Reporting Biomedical Research: The Scientific Article
• Improving Comprehension: Theories and Research Findings
• Reporting Clinical Trials
1994, 1995, 1997   The Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, annual conferences in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver
• Biostatistics for Medical Writers and Editors
• Reporting Biomedical Research: The Scientific Article
• Reporting Clinical Trials