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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Friday's Innovation Inspiration - Use CDISC data for patient profiles

According to Janet Stuelpner and Joseph Hantsch, the authors of the 2012 SAS Global Forum paper, One at a Time; Producing Patient Profiles and Narratives, patient profiles are used several ways depending upon the 'customer' need. tags: papers & presentations, PharmaSUG, SAS Global Forum, US Regional Conferences

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Congratulations Best Contributed Paper Winners PharmaSUG 2012!

If you missed PharmaSUG - as I did - you still like to stay on top of the great information that comes out of the conference. I found the list of Best Contributed Papers and decided to post them here for you.  There is a lot of other great information […]

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Expanding a good thing: SAS Users Groups LinkedIn Group

In August 2011, we expanded the scope of the SAS Global Forum blog and rebranded it as the SAS Users Group blog.   Our goal was to create one vibrant and dynamic spot for content related to SAS users groups and SAS user presentations.   The result has been terrific!  Many new […]

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Q&A with PharmaSUG co-chair Josh Horstman

The smallest aircraft I’ve ever flown on was the one I took from Raleigh to Hilton Head, South Carolina to attend my first PharmaSUG – the Pharmaceutical Industry SAS Users Group.  That was in 1997, and it’s been my pleasure to work with this great group of volunteer SAS leaders […]

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Ready, Set, Go!

What have you been up to since SAS Global Forum 2009? For me, among other things, I’ve seen Mt Hood on a clear day while supporting the Pharmaceutical SAS users group (PharmaSUG) meeting in Portland, OR. I’ve managed to get to the local farmer’s market on a weekly basis (the […]

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