SAS Global Forum 2015—start your journey today


Hello, I’m Dr. Tyler Smith, your SAS Global Forum 2015 conference chair.

SAS Global Forum 2014 ended a few short days ago. What a wonderful conference—a breath-taking venue, record-breaking registration and exciting announcements from SAS for the Academic Community.

SAS Global Forum is the premier worldwide event for SAS professionals. Every year since 1976, the conference brings together the best and brightest SAS users and experts. It’s always focused on giving you the ultimate conference experience by offering the best quality and most relevant content possible – and, of  course, ensuring you have fun doing it. After all, as I tell my children, we are in a rare field where we are paid to solve puzzles! That same sense of fun and spirit of discovery has really come in handy as we’ve worked to shape the 2015 conference.

SAS Global Forum is sponsored by the SAS Global Users Group, which is open to all SAS software users throughout the world. As conference chair, I know the success of the conference depends ultimately on the many people who have worked with us in planning and organizing both the technical program and networking events.

As we close SAS Global Forum 2014 and begin the journey to Dallas, Marje Fecht and I want to thank the presenters, the content and delivery teams, our SAS partners, and the SAS Global Forum Executive Board for their hard work and dedication to this important event.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas!

--Dr. Tyler C. Smith



About Author

Dr. Tyler Smith

Associate Professor, National University School of Health and Human Services

Dr. Tyler Smith is currently an associate professor teaching biostatistics, epidemiology, health informatics, and environmental health and is the program lead for the MS in Health and Life Science Analytics within the School of Health and Human Services at National University. Dr. Smith previously served as Department Head and Director of the Deployment Health Research Department at the Naval Health Research Center where he lead a multi-disciplinary team of more than 35 research professionals in large epidemiologic studies of military occupational and reproductive health. Dr. Smith received a BS in mathematics with an option in statistics, a MS in statistics from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Smith has ~20 years of experience in health research leading large longitudinal studies, infant health registries, and medical health outcomes research and has taught all levels of students from undergraduate to doctoral level. Dr. Smith has served as the Director of Analytics, President and Academic Chair for the Western Users of SAS Software and has also served as Chair for the Statistics and Data Analysis section of the Regional and the International SAS conferences as well as other analytic and data sections and is currently the 2015 SAS Global Forum Conference Chair. These efforts have culminated in over 120 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, ~20 SAS related manuscripts, more than 250 presentations at scholarly meetings and serving as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants totaling in excess of $20,000,000.

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  1. Speaking on behalf of all the SAS users in San Diego and Southern California, we're all very proud to have our very own Tyler Smith as the SGF 2015 Conference Chair. Congratulations, Tyler!

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