STP Student Members are invited to the Society of Toxicologic Pathology Student/Trainee Outing on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 24, 2014. This is a chance to meet fellow students and interact with scientists representing all facets of the Society as you discuss your future and the various career paths available to you. The STP will be designating members to act as mentors for each student who attends, so this will be a great opportunity for one-on-one discussions and networking.
Student members will receive information about this event via email.
Excel Tips and Tricks: Easy Ways to Quickly Visualize Your Pathology Data
Wednesday, June 25
12:00 Noon–1:30 PM
Sponsored by IATP and STP
This interactive presentation will demonstrate ways to quickly visualize numeric pathology data primarily using Microsoft Excel. Although Excel’s built-in graphing capabilities are limited compared to dedicated graphing programs, some of its functions are ideally suited to evaluating pathology data from toxicity studies. Registrants are encouraged to bring their computers along with the example Excel spreadsheet that will be emailed to registrants prior to the session. The session will begin by demonstrating methods to get data into Excel from Word and PDF documents and how to best format different types of data. Next, several methods of graphing will be demonstrated, including scatterplots and pivot charts. For scatterplots, the demonstration will include on-the-fly review, optimizing visualization, and annotating graphs. For pivot tables and charts, the demonstration will include pros and cons of pivot charts, flipping data to be pivot-ready, creating and modifying a chart, customizing a data table or chart for export to Powerpoint or Word, and annotating graphs and data. For data sets not easily graphed in Excel, alternative graphing programs will be mentioned. At the end of this session, attendees will have new tools to evaluate data for interpretation and presentations.