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 on the PharmaSUG site about this year's event, including the Proceedings, Game Night winners, conference photos and a summary of the adult literacy drive results.  (PharmaSUG attendees raised $2,006.76!)

Congratulations to these Best Contributed Paper winners! (By the way, do you get extra points for having the most characters in your title?!)

A SAS Macro Utility to Append SAS-Generated RTF Outputs and Create the Table of Contents
Sudhakar Anbazhagan, Ockham Group, Chennai, India
Shridhar Patel, Ockham Group, Cary, NC

Database Tectonics: Assessing Drift in Analysis Data
Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research
Jasmin Fredette, ICON Clinical Research

Watermarking and Combining Multiple RTF Outputs in SAS ®
Ajay Gupta, PPD INC

Don't have a "Week" Report
Barbara Ross, DataX Ltd

Transform Incoming Lab Data into SDTM LB Domain with Confidence
Anthony Feliu, Genzyme

Common Misunderstandings about ADaM Implementation
Nate Freimark, Theorem Clinical Research
Susan Kenny, Amgen
Jack Shostak, Duke Clinical Research Institute
John Troxell, Consultant

Statistical Graphics for Clinical Research Using ODS Graphics Designer
Wei Cheng, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Personalized Risk Graphs for Intervention Trials – in Technicolor! Using PROC GKPI and CALL EXECUTE to Get the Job Done
Janet Grubber, Durham VA HSR&D
Cynthia Coffman, Durham VA HSR&D, Duke University Medical Center
Will Yancy, Durham VA HSR&D, Duke University Medical Center
Corrine Voils, Durham VA HSR&D, Duke University Medical Center

Using the SAS System as a bioinformatics tool: a macro that calls the standalone Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) setup
Kevin Viel

Could Have, Would Have, Should Have! Adopting Good Programming Standards, Not Practices, To Survive An Audit.
Vincent Amoruccio, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

A CareerView Mirror - Another Perspective on your Work and Career Planning
Bill Donovan, OckhamSource

Giving Data a Voice: Partnering with Medical Writing for Best Reporting Practices
Katherine Troyer, REGISTRAT-MAPI

Graphs made easy with ODS Graphics Designer
Kevin Lee, Cytel

Computing Initial Values for Pharmacokinetic ML Nonlinear Regression via genetic algorithms and parallel genetic algorithms
Francisco Juretig, Nielsen

Perl Regular Expressions in SAS® 9.1+ - Practical Applications
Joel Campbell, Advanced Analytics

Simplifying Effective Data Transformation Via PROC TRANSPOSE
Arthur Li, City of Hope

A Hitchhiker's Guide for Performance Assessment & Benchmarking SAS® Applications
Viraj Kumbhakarna, JP Morgan Chase


About Author

Waynette Tubbs

Editor, Marketing Editorial

+Waynette Tubbs is the Editor of the Risk Management Knowledge Exchange at SAS, Managing Editor of sascom Magazine and Editor of the SAS Tech Report. Tubbs has developed a comprehensive portfolio of strategic business and marketing communications during her career spanning 15 years of magazine, marketing and agency work.


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