PharmaSUG 2015: Transformation is a key topic

Last night over 640 SAS users from 12 countries met in Orlando for a great opening session at PharmaSUG 2015. Elizabeth Dennis from EMB Statistical Solutions and Syamala Schoemperlen from Alcon, a Novartis Company are this year’s co-chairs. They lined up a wonderful venue as well as content for the […]

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PharmaSUG 2015—the lucky 22 gear up to attend

Actually, luck had little to do with it. The twenty two recipients of Student Scholarship and Junior Professional Awards are attending the Pharmaceutical Industry SAS Users Group (PharmaSUG) from May 17-20 because of their qualifications. This marks the fifth year that PharmaSUG has offered these special programs, which are funded […]

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Top 5 reasons to attend PharmaSUG 2015

For more than 25 years, PharmaSUG has been the premier educational experience for SAS users in the pharmaceutical industry. Whether you're new to using SAS or a seasoned veteran, this year's event in Orlando, May 17-20, has something for you! tags: PharmaSUG

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PharmaSUG 2014 gives back

During Opening Session at this year’s Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group (PharmaSUG) conference, attendees heard from teacher Heather Poland and two of her 14 year-old students. These special guests were representatives of Perkins K-8, a San Diego middle school classroom (7th and 8th grade) that is struggling with illiteracy. Located less […]

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What not to miss at PharmaSUG 2014

This year’s conference moves to San Diego, and it’s packed with great learning, networking and fun things to do. I’ve had a small part in the planning, but the bulk of the work is being done by a very hard-working group of volunteers.  If you want to be a part of […]

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Learning … and laughter at PharmaSUG 2013

There’s always plenty to learn at PharmaSUG, which is one reason it draws attendees not only from the US and Canada, but from countries such as Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the UK.  Learning Highlights Technical Keynote Address: "CDISC Standards: Now and To Come" from Wayne […]

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PharmaSUG Call for Papers Extended: Plan to present in Chicago

Two weeks ago SAS hosted over 20 users group leaders from across the US and Canada for our annual Users Group Summit.  The purpose of the summit is to plan for 2013 conferences, and one of those in attendance was Craig Brelage, academic co-chair for PharmaSUG.    It was a great opportunity […]

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Friday's Innovation Inspiration - A %mockery?

Yao Huang says that you can use the %mock_table SAS macro to build mock tables needed for Phase I clinical trials. "Instead of spending a lot time to create or modify each table using a word processor, statisticians or programmers can quickly run this macro using a pre-specified excel template […]

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The wait is killing me!

Once you have submitted your abstract for SAS Global Forum, the wait is on!  It can be very grueling, especially for first time presenters who don’t know the ropes yet. The key is not to second guess yourself or your idea. The wait can be long, weeks or even months, […]

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Building a treasure trove: Donate your old SAS proceedings

For all of you whipper snappers (a loving term applied to generations younger than yourself) who haven't been around SAS since the beginning of time - like Phil Miller, Art Carpenter and Kathy Council have - you may not remember when SAS Users Groups conference proceedings weren't offered online. That's right […]

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