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SAS Conference Proceedings:
May 13-16, 2012, San Francisco, California, 186 papers
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Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group 2012: Best Papers and honorable mentions

A SAS Macro Utility to Append SAS-Generated RTF Outputs and Create the Table of Contents
  Sudhakar Anbazhagan, Ockham Development Group, Chennai, India; Shridhar Patel, Ockham Development Group, Cary, NC (Best Paper in Applications Development)
Database Tectonics: Assessing Drift in Analysis Data
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA; Jasmin Fredette, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA (Best Paper in Applications Development)
Watermarking and Combining Multiple RTF Outputs in SAS®
  Ajay Gupta, PPD Inc, Morrisville, NC (Best Paper in Coders' Corner)
DON'T HAVE A “WEEK” REPORT
  Barbara Ross, DataX Ltd, Las Vegas, NV (Best Paper in Coders' Corner)
Transform Incoming Lab Data into SDTM LB Domain with Confidence
  Anthony L. Feliu, Genzyme, A Sanofi Company, Cambridge, MA (Best Paper in Data Standards and Quality)
Common Misunderstandings about ADaM Implementation
  Nate Freimark, Theorem Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA; Susan Kenny, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA; Jack Shostak, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC; John Troxell, John Troxell Consulting LLC, Bridgewater, NJ (Best Paper in Data Standards and Quality)
Statistical Graphics for Clinical Research Using ODS Graphics Designer
  Wei Cheng, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (Best Paper in Data Visualization and Graphics)
Personalized Risk Graphs for Intervention Trials – in Technicolor! Using PROC GKPI and CALL EXECUTE to Get the Job Done
  Janet Grubber, VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D), Durham, NC; Cynthia J. Coffman, VA HSR&D and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Will Yancy, VA HSR&D and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Corrine Voils, VA HSR&D and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (Best Paper in Data Visualization and Graphics)
Using the SAS System as a bioinformatics tool: a macro that calls the standalone Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) setup
  Kevin Viel, Ph.D., Histonis, Incorporated, Atlanta, GA (Best Paper in Health Outcomes and Epidemiology)
Could Have, Would Have, Should Have! Adopting Good Programming Standards, Not Practices, to Survive An Audit.
  Vincent J. Amoruccio, M.A., Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cheshire, CT (Best Paper in Industry Basics)
A CareerView Mirror: Another Perspective on Your Work and Career Planning
  Bill Donovan, OckhamSource™, Cary, NC (Best Paper in Management and Support)
Giving Data a Voice: Partnering with Medical Writing for Best Reporting Practices
  Katherine Troyer, REGISTRAT-MAPI, Lexington, KY; Brit Minor, REGISTRAT-MAPI, Lexington, KY (Best Paper in Management and Support)
Graphs made easy with ODS Graphics Designer
  Kevin Lee, Cytel, Inc., Chesterbrook, PA (Best Paper in Posters)
Computing Initial Values for Pharmacokinetic ML Nonlinear Regression via genetic algorithms and parallel genetic algorithms
  Francisco Juretig, Nielsen, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Best Paper in Statistics & Pharmacokinetics)
Perl Regular Expressions in SAS® 9.1+ - Practical Applications
  Joel Campbell, Advanced Analytics, Wilmington, NC (Best Paper in Techniques & Tutorials: Advanced)
Simplifying Effective Data Transformation Via PROC TRANSPOSE
  Arthur X. Li, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA (Best Paper in Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations)
A Hitchhiker's guide for performance assessment & benchmarking SAS® applications
  Viraj Kumbhakarna, JPMorgan Chase, Columbus, OH; Anurag Katare, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, NJ (Best Paper in Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations)

Applications Development
Coders' Corner
Data Standards and Quality
Data Visualization and Graphics
Hands-On Workshops
Health Outcomes and Epidemiology
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Management and Support
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Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
Techniques & Tutorials: Advanced
Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations

Applications Development
tweet!  A Standard SAS Program for Corroborating OpenCDISC Error Messages
  John R. Gerlach, TAKE Solutions, Princeton, NJ; Ganesh Sankaran Thangavel, TAKE Solutions, Princeton, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC  OpenCDISC  Validation 
Pages: 12 Size: 214 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® Programming Tips, Tricks and Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  programming and techniques  options  logic  case logic  ODS  Output Delivery System  macro  macro programming  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler 
Pages: 15 Size: 560 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® Data Query and Edit Checks with HTML5
  Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed, Inc. (MXI), Fremont, CA; Ale Gicqueau, Clinovo, Sunnyvale, CA
Keywords:  iPhone  Mobile Computing  SAS Delivery  html 
Pages: 17 Size: 1594 Kb 
tweet!  How Readable and Comprehensible Is a SAS® Program? A Programmatic Approach to Getting an Insight into a Program
  Rajesh Lal, Experis, Portage, MI, USA; Raghavender Ranga, Vertex, Cambridge, MA, USA
Keywords:  SAS  program  readability 
Pages: 12 Size: 169 Kb 
tweet!  The Application of SAS Perl Regular Expression in Clinical Trial Studies - Batch Processing SAS Programs
  Zhong Yan, PharmaNet/i3, Indianapolis, IN; Kimberly Jones, PharmaNet/i3, Austin, TX
Keywords:  SAS Perl Regular Expression  SAS  Clinical Trial  Batch Processing 
Pages: 7 Size: 88 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Tool to Allocate and Randomize Samples to Illumina Microarray Chips
  Huanying Qin, Baylor Institute of Immunology Research, Dallas, TX; Greg Stanek, STEEEP Analytics, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX; Derek Blankenship, Quantitative Sciences, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX
Keywords:  SAS tool  sample randomization  microarray experiment  Illumina Beadchip 
Pages: 6 Size: 69 Kb 
tweet!  Migrating to a 64-bit operating system: Quick pointers
  Jacques Thibault, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Marlborough, MA
Pages: 6 Size: 79 Kb 
tweet!  Maximize the power of %SCAN using WORDSCAN utility
  Priya Saradha, Edison, NJ
Pages: 5 Size: 41 Kb 
tweet!  Experience of Generating an XML file and Uploading Serious and Frequent Adverse Events to ClinicalTrials.gov
  Juan Wu, Medtronic Inc., Santa Rosa, CA; Min Lai, Medtronic Inc., Santa Rosa, CA
Keywords:  Serious Adverse Events  Frequent Adverse Events  XML file  ClinicalTrials.gov  SAS Macro 
Pages: 9 Size: 341 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  A SAS Macro Utility to Append SAS-Generated RTF Outputs and Create the Table of Contents
  Sudhakar Anbazhagan, Ockham Development Group, Chennai, India; Shridhar Patel, Ockham Development Group, Cary, NC
Keywords:  TOC  Table of Contents  RTF  SAS  macro 
Pages: 4 Size: 83 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Define.pdf with SAS® Version 9.3 ODS RTF
  Elizabeth Li, PharmaStat, LLC, Newark, CA; Carl Chesbrough, PharmaStat, LLC, Newark, CA
Pages: 36 Size: 736 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Database Tectonics: Assessing Drift in Analysis Data
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA; Jasmin Fredette, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA
Keywords:  database  pre-processor  pipe 
Pages: 10 Size: 230 Kb 
tweet!  Clinical Laboratory Results, Old and New Pains
  Mario Widel, Roche Molecular Systems; Scott Bahlavooni, Genentech
Pages: 6 Size: 671 Kb 
tweet!  Program Development with SAS Enterprise Guide® and SAS/Connect® in a Combined PC and Unix Environment
  Roger D. Muller, Ph.D., First Phase Consulting, Carmel, IN
Pages: 31 Size: 1240 Kb 
tweet!  OpenCDISC Plus
  Annie Guo, ICON Clinical Research, San Francisco, California
Keywords:  OpenCDISC  Plus  SDTM  Comparison  Comments  Template 
Pages: 10 Size: 269 Kb 
tweet!  Making a List, Checking it Twice: Efficient Production and Verification of Tables and Figures Using SAS®
  Linda Collins, PharmaStat, LLC, Newark, CA; Elizabeth Li, PharmaStat, LLC, Newark, CA
Pages: 17 Size: 185 Kb 
tweet!  CDISC SDTM CONVERSION IN ISS/ISE STUDIES: TOOLS
  Balaji Ayyappan, PharmaNet/i3, Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 277 Kb 
tweet!  Things Dr Johnson Did Not Tell Me: An Introduction to SAS® Dictionary Tables
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Pages: 15 Size: 275 Kb 
tweet!  Using JMP® Partition to Grow Decision Trees in Base SAS®
  Mira Shapiro, Analytic Designers LLC, Bethesda, MD
Pages: 16 Size: 742 Kb 
tweet!  Accessing Microsoft Excel® Workbook Cell Attributes from within SAS® v9
  Timothy J Harrington, Dataceutics, Inc. Pottstown, PA
Pages: 9 Size: 118 Kb 
tweet!  Let's compare two SAS® libraries!
  Kavitha Madduri, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ridgefield, CT
Keywords:  COMPARE  DICTIONARY TABLE  ATTRIBUTE  OBSERVATION 
Pages: 10 Size: 213 Kb 
Enabling Analytics: Integrating and Automating the Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting Process
  Matt Gross, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
tweet!  From InForm EDC Data to SAS Datasets using SAS Clinical Data Integration – Real Time
  Jitesh Nagaria, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Keywords:  InForm EDC  SAS Clinical Data Integration  Clinical Standard Toolkit  ODM XML 
Pages: 12 Size: 807 Kb 
tweet!  Is Your Failed Macro Due To Misjudged “Timing”?
  Arthur Li, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 22 Size: 1638 Kb 
tweet!  Innovative Techniques: Doing More with Loops and Arrays
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  DO loop  DO UNTIL  DOW loop  ARRAY statement  DIM function  SET statement options 
Pages: 13 Size: 557 Kb 
tweet!  Why the Bell Tolls 108 times? Stepping Through Time with SAS
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Pages: 15 Size: 117 Kb 
Coders' Corner
tweet!  Use Your Cores! An Introduction to Multi-core Processing with SAS
  Erik Dilts, INC Research, Raleigh, NC
Keywords:  SAS  SMP  multithreaded  efficiency 
Pages: 3 Size: 131 Kb 
tweet!  Automatic Version Control and Track Changes of CDISC ADaM Specifications for FDA Submission
  Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; Min Chen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  CDISC ADaM  Version Control  Tracking Changes  FDA Submission  Automation  Macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 113 Kb 
tweet!  Automatic Detection and Identification of Variables with All Missing Values in SDTM/ADaM Datasets for FDA Submission
  Min Chen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  CDISC SDTM  ADaM  FDA Submission  Empty Variables  Automation  Macro  Core Variable Categories 
Pages: 7 Size: 110 Kb 
tweet!  Using PROC COMPARE to identify new and updated records in a subject listing
  Mark McLaughlin, Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  PROC  COMPARE 
Pages: 5 Size: 178 Kb 
tweet!  Using Skype to run SAS® programs
  Romain Miralles, Genomic Health, Redwood City, CA
Keywords:  SAS  skype 
Pages: 6 Size: 341 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Watermarking and Combining Multiple RTF Outputs in SAS®
  Ajay Gupta, PPD Inc, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  WORD  DDE  VBA  WATERMARK  RTF 
Pages: 6 Size: 91 Kb 
tweet!  Importing Excel ® File using Microsoft Access ® in SAS ®
  Ajay Gupta, PPD Inc, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  EXCEL  ACCESS  BASIC 
Pages: 8 Size: 133 Kb 
tweet!  Automation of Comparing ODS RTF Outputs in Batch using VBA and SAS®
  Dongsun Cao, UCB BioSciences, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Keywords:  TLGs (Tables  Listings  and Graphs)  Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)  QC (Quality Check)  ODS (Output Delivery System). RTF (Rich Text Format) 
Pages: 8 Size: 371 Kb 
tweet!  The application of variable-dependent macro on SDTM conversion
  Mindy Wang, Independent Consultant, North Potomac, MD
Keywords:  SDTM  CDISC  macro 
Pages: 9 Size: 755 Kb 
tweet!  Calculating time-to-event parameters using a single DATA step and a RETAIN statement
  Andrew L Hulme, PRA, Lenexa, KS
Keywords:  Time-to-event  time to response  duration of response  censor  DATA  RETAIN  ADTTE  RECIST 
Pages: 7 Size: 94 Kb 
tweet!  Short-circuiting PROC COMPARE: Techniques for Focusing Dataset Comparisons
  Tracy Sherman, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA; Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA
Keywords:  proc compare  data set comparison  record count 
Pages: 8 Size: 84 Kb 
tweet!  An Efficient Method to Create Titles for Multiple Clinical Reports Using Proc Format within A Do Loop
  Youying Yu, PharmaNet/i3, West Chester, OH
Pages: 5 Size: 49 Kb 
tweet!  Techniques for Improvising the Standard Error Bar Graph and Axis Values Completely Through SAS Annotation
  Sunil Kumar Ganeshna, PharmaNet/i3, Pune, India; Venkateswara Rao, PharmaNet/i3, Pune, India
Keywords:  SAS ANNOTATION  Graphs  Error bars  axis  symbol 
Pages: 12 Size: 352 Kb 
tweet!  Quick Data Definitions Using SQL, REPORT and PRINT Procedures
  Bradford J. Danner, PharmaNet/i3, TN
Keywords:  data definitions  SQL  REPORT  PRINT  ExcelXP tagset 
Pages: 5 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  Reporting Outliers in Data: A Macro to Identify and Report Distant Data Points
  Howard Liang, PharmaNet/i3, Eden Prairie, MN; Jason Bishop, PharmaNet/i3, Louisa, VA
Keywords:  Outliers  Macro  PROC MIXED  Distant Data 
Pages: 5 Size: 72 Kb 
tweet!  Efficiently Trim Character Variable Lengths to Fit Data, Reduce Dataset Size
  Wayne Zhong, Octagon Research Solutions Inc., Wayne, PA
Keywords:  trim  dataset  variable  efficient 
Pages: 7 Size: 207 Kb 
tweet!  One Macro Call to a Table with both Frequency and Summary Elements from a Subject-Level Dataset
  Wayne Zhong, Octagon Research Solutions Inc., Wayne, PA
Keywords:  macro  table  wide dataset  ADSL 
Pages: 9 Size: 250 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  DON'T HAVE A “WEEK” REPORT
  Barbara Ross, DataX Ltd, Las Vegas, NV
Keywords:  week  sas date  date  dates  weeks  label weeks 
Pages: 6 Size: 107 Kb 
tweet!  Beyond %LET: Building a GUI to Pass Run-Time Parameters to SAS Programs Using VBScript and HTML Applications
  Shawn Hopkins, Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA
Keywords:  SAS  HTA  VBScript  HTML  CSS  GUI  graphic user interface  dHTML 
Pages: 8 Size: 190 Kb 
tweet!  Identifying and Verifying Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events and Concomitant Medications by Date Specificity
  Tom Santopoli, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., Wayne, PA
Keywords:  Partial Date Processing  Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events  Concomitant Medications  ISO 8601 
Pages: 5 Size: 45 Kb 
tweet!  A Macro to Indent and Hyphenate Lengthy Text in PROC REPORT
  Stanley Yuen, SimulStat Inc., San Diego, CA
Keywords:  SAS  PROC REPORT  flow  split  macro  ODS  indent  hyphen 
Pages: 5 Size: 218 Kb 
tweet!  Figure Out Your Programming Logic Errors via DATA Step Debugger
  Wuchen Zhao, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Keywords:  Debugger  DATA Step  DSD  command 
Pages: 8 Size: 154 Kb 
tweet!  Need a hand to locate your variables in an entire library?
  Ying Guo, PAREXEL International, Indianapolis, IN
Keywords:  variable search  efficiency 
Pages: 5 Size: 347 Kb 
tweet!  Formats in another format
  Bettina Ernholt Nielsen, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Keywords:  Formats 
Pages: 4 Size: 46 Kb 
tweet!  The power of using options COMPLETETYPES and PRELOADFMT
  Naren Surampalli, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Florham Park, NJ
Keywords:  completetypes  preloadfmt 
Pages: 5 Size: 188 Kb 
tweet!  “V” Can Transpose: Transposing Data Sets Using Functions
  Neha Mohan, PharmaNet/i3, Mumbai, India
Keywords:  Transpose  Function 
Pages: 4 Size: 79 Kb 
tweet!  Sending Emails in SAS® to Facilitate Clinical Trial
  Frank Fan, Clinovo, Sunnyvale, CA
Keywords:  SAS  email  EM_TO  EMAILSYS  Clinovo 
Pages: 8 Size: 86 Kb 
tweet!  A Mean Way to Count, Enumerating the Values of Multiple Variables Using Formats with the Means Procedure
  Rod Norman, PharmaNet/i3 (an InVentiv Health Company) San Diego, CA
Pages: 6 Size: 46 Kb 
tweet!  Using File Modification Date Comparisons to Alert Study Teams of Potential SAS Program Revisions between Shared Folders
  Stephen Hunt, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA; Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research, Redwood City, CA
Keywords:  Diff  Compare  HTA  VBScript 
Pages: 6 Size: 82 Kb 
tweet!  Macro to Combine Listing and Descriptive Statistics Table in One Report
  Chenille Lloyd, PharmaNet/i3, Cary, NC
Keywords:  Macro  Listing  Table  Descriptive Statistics 
Pages: 7 Size: 336 Kb 
tweet!  Determining and Reporting Significant Decimal Places for Continuous Data in Mixed Form
  Gary E. Moore, Moore Computing Services, Inc., Little Rock, AR
Keywords:  data  mixed  precision  determining  significant  decimal  place  Laboratory  ECG  Vitals 
Pages: 6 Size: 138 Kb 
tweet!  Export SAS Data to Excel in SAS® Drug Development
  Chun Feng, Celerion, Lincoln, NE; Xiaopeng Li, Celerion, Lincoln, NE
Keywords:  SAS Drug Development  Export  ODS  ExcelXP tagset  Data Explorer  Excel 
Pages: 10 Size: 355 Kb 
Data Standards and Quality
Best Paper
tweet!  Transform Incoming Lab Data into SDTM LB Domain with Confidence
  Anthony L. Feliu, Genzyme, A Sanofi Company, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  data standards 
Pages: 27 Size: 328 Kb 
tweet!  Ir-RECIST-ible
  Sanket Kale, Parexel International, Durham, NC; Jeffrey Moran, Parexel International, Durham, NC
Keywords:  RECIST  LESIONS 
Pages: 4 Size: 123 Kb 
tweet!  SAS File Design: Guidelines for Statisticians and Data Managers
  Douglas Zirbel, Independent Consultant, St Louis, MO
Keywords:  file design  database  cdisc  normalization  normal form  checklist 
Pages: 6 Size: 304 Kb 
tweet!  Seven New SDTM Domains for Medical Devices
  Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Fred Wood, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA; Rhonda Facile, CDISC, TX; Kit Howard, Kestrel Consultants, MI
Keywords:  CDISC  Medical Devices  SDTM 
Pages: 4 Size: 103 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM Domain Mapping with Structured Programming Methodology
  Chengxin Li, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT; Jing-Wei Gao, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT; Nancy Bauer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT
Keywords:  SDTM  Domain  Mapping  Structured Programming  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 735 Kb 
tweet!  Generating SUPPQUAL Domains From SDTM-Plus Domains
  John R. Gerlach, TAKE Solutions, Inc., Princeton, NJ; Glenn O'Brien, Independent Consultant, Roseland, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC  SUPPQUAL  SDTM-Plus 
Pages: 6 Size: 192 Kb 
tweet!  Avoiding a REL-WRECK; Using RELREC Well
  Karl Miller, Pharmanet-i3, Lincoln, NE; J.J. Hantsch, Pharmanet-i3, Chicago, IL; Janet Stuelpner, SAS Institute Inc., New Canaan, CT
Pages: 6 Size: 64 Kb 
tweet!  Considerations in the Submission of Exposure Data in an SDTM-Compliant Format
  Fred Wood, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA; Jerry Salyers, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA; Richard Lewis, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 4 Size: 39 Kb 
tweet!  Considerations in the Submission of Pharmacokinetics (PK) Data in an SDTM-Compliant Format
  Fred Wood, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA; Peter Schaefer, Certara, Cary, NC; Richard Lewis, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 134 Kb 
tweet!  Experiences in Leading a Company-Wide First CDISC Filing from a Programming Perspective
  Sho-Rong Lee, Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, South San Francisco, CA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 214 Kb 
tweet!  “Analysis-ready” – Considerations, Implementations, and Real World Applications
  Ellen (Zihui) Lin, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA; Beiying Ding, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA
Pages: 6 Size: 273 Kb 
tweet!  A Complex ADaM dataset? Three different ways to create one.
  Kevin Lee, Cytel, Inc., Chesterbrook, PA
Keywords:  A complex ADaM dataset  ADaM+  SDTM  SDTM+  Intermediate ADaM dataset  CDISC 
Pages: 11 Size: 191 Kb 
tweet!  Building Flexible ADaM Analysis Variable Metadata
  Songhui Zhu, K & L Consulting Services, Fort Washington, PA; Lin Yan, Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 193 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Common Misunderstandings about ADaM Implementation
  Nate Freimark, Theorem Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA; Susan Kenny, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA; Jack Shostak, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC; John Troxell, John Troxell Consulting LLC, Bridgewater, NJ
Keywords:  ADaM  ADaMIG  CDISC  FDA 
Pages: 10 Size: 98 Kb 
tweet!  Creating an Integrated Summary of Safety Database using CDISC ADaM : Challenges, Tips and Things to Watch Out
  Rajkumar Sharma, Genentech Inc., A member of the Roche Group, South San Francisco, CA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 76 Kb 
tweet!  CDISC ADaM Application: Does All One-Record-per-Subject Data Belong in ADSL?
  Sandra Minjoe, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  one-record-per-subject  ADSL  BDS  baseline characteristics  FDA  CDER  reviewer  traceability  per-protocol  derived parameter  analysis parameter  multivariate analysis  transpose 
Pages: 10 Size: 409 Kb 
tweet!  Multiple Applications of ADaM Time-to-Event Datasets
  Huei-Ling Chen, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Whitehouse Station, NJ; Helen Wang, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Whitehouse Station, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 40 Kb 
tweet!  An Innovative ADaM Programming Tool for FDA Submission
  Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; Min Chen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; Tathabbai Pakalapati, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  CDISC ADaM  FDA Submission  Innovative  Automation  Compliance Checking  Version Control  Tracking Changes  Consistency Checking  Empty Variable Checking  define.xml 
Pages: 25 Size: 372 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Analysis Data Marts from SDTM Warehouses
  Frank L. Roediger, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, North Carolina
Keywords:  SDTM  Data Warehouse  Data Mart  Oceans  Pools  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 481 Kb 
tweet!  Harnessing the Power of SAS ISO 8601 Informats, Formats, and the CALL IS8601_CONVERT Routine
  Kim Wilson, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA
Pages: 15 Size: 82 Kb 
Data Visualization and Graphics
tweet!  Proficiency in JMP® Visualization
  Charles Edwin Shipp, Consider Consulting Corporation, San Pedro, CA; Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  JMP  visulaization  Shipp  Charlie Shipp  Charles Edwin Shipp  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler 
Pages: 6 Size: 475 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Statistical Graphics for Clinical Research Using ODS Graphics Designer
  Wei Cheng, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Carlsbad, CA
Pages: 23 Size: 2609 Kb 
tweet!  Building Reports and Documents in SAS® Enterprise Guide 4.2®: How to Create a Single Document from Multiple Reports and Tasks
  R. Scott Leslie, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA
Pages: 13 Size: 832 Kb 
tweet!  iRobot: Listing Creator
  David Gray, PPD, Austin, TX; Zhuo Chen, PPD, Austin, TX; Suneela Gogineni, PPD, Austin, TX
Pages: 13 Size: 975 Kb 
tweet!  A Multifaceted Approach to Generating Kaplan-Meier and Waterfall Plots in Oncology Studies
  Stacey D. Phillips, PharmaNet/i3, Madison, WI
Pages: 12 Size: 212 Kb 
tweet!  Creating SAS® Report Outline Using the Output Delivery System for Online Review
  Sue X. Zhang, Abbott Nutrition Research and Development, Abbott Laboratories, Columbus, OH
Keywords:  SAS  ODS  Output  Delivery  System  RTF  PDF  TOC  Table  of  Contents  Bookmark  PROC  REPORT  PROC  TABULATE  PROC  PRINT  PROC  TEMPLATE  Document  Map 
Pages: 11 Size: 530 Kb 
tweet!  Easy-to-use Macros to Create a Line Plot with Error Bars Including Functions of Automated Jittering and Adjusting Axis Ranges
  Andrew Miskell, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Peixin Sun, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Yufei Du, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 41 Size: 250 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Personalized Risk Graphs for Intervention Trials – in Technicolor! Using PROC GKPI and CALL EXECUTE to Get the Job Done
  Janet Grubber, VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D), Durham, NC; Cynthia J. Coffman, VA HSR&D and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Will Yancy, VA HSR&D and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Corrine Voils, VA HSR&D and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Keywords:  PROC GKPI  personalized risk graphs  vertical slider graphs  traffic light colors  CALL EXECUTE 
Pages: 8 Size: 372 Kb 
tweet!  Taming the Box Plot
  Sanjiv Ramalingam, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Pages: 7 Size: 45 Kb 
tweet!  Gilding the Lily: Boutique Programming in TAGSETS.RTF
  Rohini Rao, Omeros Corporation, Seattle, WA; Paul Hamilton, Omeros Corporation, Seattle, WA
Pages: 9 Size: 86 Kb 
tweet!  Is the Legend in your SAS/Graph® Output Still Telling the Right Story?
  Alice M. Cheng, South San Francisco, CA; Justina Flavin, SimulStat Inc., San Diego, CA
Pages: 12 Size: 727 Kb 
tweet!  Waterfall Charts in Oncology Trials - Ride the Wave
  Niraj J. Pandya, Element Technologies Inc., Piscataway, NJ
Keywords:  Waterfall Chart  SGPLOT  Oncology 
Pages: 8 Size: 294 Kb 
Creating Statistical Graphics in SAS®
  Warren Kuhfeld, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
tweet!  Don't Gamble with Your Output: How to Use Microsoft Formats with ODS
  Cynthia L. Zender, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC, USA
Pages: 30 Size: 1208 Kb 
Hands-On Workshops
tweet!  An Introduction to the Clinical Standards Toolkit and Clinical Data Compliance Checking
  Mike Molter, d-Wise Technologies, Raleigh, NC
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 14 Size: 119 Kb    Download the workshop filesdownload (.zip, 1044 Kb)
tweet!  Using the SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.4 for define.xml creation
  Lex Jansen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  define.xml  CDISC  SDTM  SAS 
Pages: 30 Size: 1189 Kb    Download the workshop filesdownload (.zip, 4268 Kb)
tweet!  Creating the Time to Event ADaM Dataset: The Nuts and Bolts
  Nancy Brucken, PharmaNet/i3, Ann Arbor, MI; Paul Slagle, United BioSource Corp., Ann Arbor, MI
Keywords:  ADTTE  time-to-event  ADaM  analysis dataset  time to event  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 305 Kb    Download the workshop filesdownload (.zip, 8777 Kb)
tweet!  Ready To Become Really Productive Using PROC SQL?
  Sunil K. Gupta, Gupta Programming, Simi Valley, CA
Keywords:  Where  IF  SQL 
Pages: 20 Size: 500 Kb    Download the workshop filesdownload (.zip, 1712 Kb)
tweet!  SAS® Macro Programming Tips and Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  Macro Language  macro  keyword macro  positional macro  SQL  SQL procedure  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler 
Pages: 9 Size: 293 Kb 
tweet!  Doing More with the Display Manager: From Editor to ViewTable - Options and Tools You Should Know
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  Display Manager  Enhanced Editor  ViewTable  SAS Explorer  WSAVE 
Pages: 17 Size: 1069 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM, ADaM and define.xml with OpenCDISC®
  Matt Becker, PharmaNet/i3, Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 14 Size: 4799 Kb 
tweet!  An Introduction to Creating Multi-Sheet Microsoft Excel Workbooks the Easy Way with SAS®
  Vincent DelGobbo, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  ODS  Microsoft Excel  XML  ExcelXP tagset  multi-sheet workbook 
Pages: 20 Size: 953 Kb    Download the workshop filesdownload (.zip, 11100 Kb)
Health Outcomes and Epidemiology
tweet!  Multiple Techniques for Scoring Quality of Life Questionnaires
  Brandon Welch, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC; Seungshin Rhee, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 10 Size: 114 Kb 
tweet!  7 Steps to Progression Free Survival Insights Using SAS®
  Karen Walker, Walker Consulting LLC, Chandler, AZ
Pages: 12 Size: 338 Kb 
tweet!  Tumor Assessment using RECIST: Behind the Scenes
  Suhas R. Sanjee, Accenture LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Rajavel Ganesan, Accenture LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Mary N. Varughese, Accenture LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Keywords:  RECIST  Tumor Assessment  Oncology SAS  Image Processing  PROC IML 
Pages: 7 Size: 328 Kb 
tweet!  Are You Discrete? Patients' Treatment Preferences and the Discrete Choice Experiment
  Beeya Na, ICON Late Phase & Outcomes Research, San Francisco, CA; Eric Elkin, ICON Late Phase & Outcomes Research, San Francisco, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 317 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Using the SAS System as a bioinformatics tool: a macro that calls the standalone Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) setup
  Kevin Viel, Ph.D., Histonis, Incorporated, Atlanta, GA
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 75 Kb 
tweet!  ESTIMATING RISK IN THE PRESENCE OF UNREPORTED ZEROS IN THE DATA
  Brandon Fleming, UMBC, Baltimore, MD
Pages: 7 Size: 504 Kb 
Industry Basics
tweet!  Adapt and Survive: Implementing the new ICH Development Safety Update Report (DSUR)
  Patricia L. Gerend, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA; Rajkumar Sharma, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Pages: 10 Size: 76 Kb 
tweet!  Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and How They Impact Biostatistics and Statistical Programming Groups
  Arthur Collins, Biogen Idec, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Pages: 4 Size: 232 Kb 
tweet!  Metadata: Some Fundamental Truths
  Frank DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Keywords:  metadata  metadata cost/benefits  metadata design  metadata tools  metadata implementation 
Pages: 10 Size: 82 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Could Have, Would Have, Should Have! Adopting Good Programming Standards, Not Practices, to Survive An Audit.
  Vincent J. Amoruccio, M.A., Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cheshire, CT
Keywords:  GPP  FDA  Audit  Programming  Standards 
Pages: 17 Size: 469 Kb 
tweet!  Problem with your SAS® Program? Solutions abound!
  Max Cherny, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA
Keywords:  SAS  SAS-L  SAScommunity.org  sas help 
Pages: 12 Size: 809 Kb 
tweet!  Using a Picture Format to Create Visit Windows
  Richann Watson, PharmaNet/i3, Batavia, OH
Keywords:  picture  format  visit  windows 
Pages: 4 Size: 33 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Enterprise Guide Best of Both Worlds – Is it Right for You?
  Sunil K. Gupta, Gupta Programming, Simi Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  Enterprise  Guide 
Pages: 9 Size: 634 Kb 
tweet!  PROGRAMMER'S SAFETY KIT: Important Points to Remember While Programming or Validating Safety Tables
  Sneha Sarmukadam, Statistical Programmer, PharmaNet/i3, Pune, India; Sandeep Sawant, Manager-Statistical Programming, PharmaNet/i3, Pune, India
Pages: 11 Size: 209 Kb 
tweet!  You Could Be a SAS® Nerd If . . .
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  SAS nerd  Nerd  nerd  SAS nerdisms  nerdisms  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler 
Pages: 4 Size: 183 Kb 
Management and Support
tweet!  If You Can't Learn It From a Book, Why Are You Reading This?
  Stephen M. Noga, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  Manage 
Pages: 6 Size: 367 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  A CareerView Mirror: Another Perspective on Your Work and Career Planning
  Bill Donovan, OckhamSource™, Cary, NC
Pages: 3 Size: 30 Kb 
tweet!  Consulting: Critical Success Factors
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA; Charles Edwin Shipp, Consider Consulting, San Pedro, CA
Keywords:  SAS  consulting  consult  career  rate setting  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  Shipp  Charlie Shipp  Charles Shipp  Charles Edwin Shipp 
Pages: 8 Size: 356 Kb 
tweet!  Managing Programmers across the Great Divide: An Odyssey in managing CRO's, in Big and Small Pharma, Biotech and Pharma and in NJ, CA and Boston
  Todd Case, Biogen Idec, Inc., Cambridge MA
Pages: 3 Size: 80 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Giving Data a Voice: Partnering with Medical Writing for Best Reporting Practices
  Katherine Troyer, REGISTRAT-MAPI, Lexington, KY; Brit Minor, REGISTRAT-MAPI, Lexington, KY
Keywords:  check  point 
Pages: 8 Size: 325 Kb 
tweet!  Managing a Blended Programming Staff of Permanent Employees and Contingent Workers
  Jim Grudzinski, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA
Keywords:  permanent  staff 
Pages: 3 Size: 34 Kb 
tweet!  How to keep the project on budget in the clinical trial study
  Kevin Lee, Cytel, Chesterbrook, PA
Keywords:  Budget  Budget Template  Resource  Save a budget 
Pages: 4 Size: 63 Kb 
tweet!  Building a Team of Remote SAS® Programmers
  Ramesh Ayyappath, ICON Clinical Research, North Wales, PA
Pages: 6 Size: 211 Kb 
tweet!  Coaching the Individual SAS Programmer: Generalist vs. Specialist
  Mark Matthews, PharmaNet/i3, Indianapolis, IN; Sandra Minjoe, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  generalist  specialist  manager  coaching  competency  experience  training  skills  spectrum  career 
Pages: 5 Size: 143 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM Domain Development on the Critical Path – Strategies for Success
  David C. Izard, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  David C Izard  CDISC  SDTM  SEND  ADaM  CRT  Regulatory Submission 
Pages: 5 Size: 133 Kb 
tweet!  A Comparison of Two Commonly Used CRO Resourcing Models for SAS/ Statistical Programmers
  R. Mouly Satyavarapu, PharmaNet/ i3, Ann Arbor, MI
Keywords:  CRO  Resourcing Models  Deliverable Based  Role Based  FTE 
Pages: 5 Size: 63 Kb 
tweet!  Managing a Team of Veteran Programmers: Some Tips for Discussion
  Todd Case, Biogen Idec, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Arthur Collins, Biogen Idec, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Pages: 4 Size: 82 Kb 
tweet!  Connect with SAS® Professionals Around the World with LinkedIn and sasCommunity.org
  Charles Edwin Shipp, Consider Consulting, San Pedro, CA; Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  LinkedIn  sasCommunity  sasCommunity.org  social media  social network  Blog  blog  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  Shipp  Charlie Shipp  Charles Shipp  Charles Edwin Shipp 
Pages: 14 Size: 2305 Kb 
Posters
tweet!  Graphical Outputs for Efficacy Analyses Using SAS/GRAPH® SG Procedures
  David A Collins, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
Keywords:  Graphics  SG  SAS/GRAPH  Efficacy  Panel 
Pages: 7 Size: 337 Kb 
tweet!  Does NODUPKEY Select the First Record in a By Group?
  David Franklin, TheProgrammersCabin.com, Litchfield, NH
Keywords:  BASE  NODUPKEY  EQUALS 
Pages: 3 Size: 102 Kb 
tweet!  Streamlining Regulatory Submission with CDISC/ADaM Standards for Non-standard Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Analysis Datasets
  Xiaopeng Li, Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE; Katrina Canonizado, Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE; Chun Feng, Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE; Nancy Wang, Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  analysis data  Pharmacokinetic  Pharmacodynamic  thorough QT study  reproductive safety study  urine analysis study 
Pages: 6 Size: 397 Kb 
tweet!  Algorithm to Compare the Slopes (Regression Coefficients) between the subgroups in Simple/Multiple Regression using PROC REG
  Sandeep Sawant, PharmaNet/i3, India, Mumbai
Pages: 3 Size: 45 Kb 
tweet!  EXACTing a Price: Compute Fisher's Exact Test P-values Only When Needed
  Robert Abelson, Human Genome Sciences, Rockville, MD
Keywords:  Exact test  chi-square  likelihood ratio test 
Pages: 6 Size: 36 Kb 
tweet!  A Practice to Create Executable SAS® Programs for Regulatory Agency Reviewers
  Hongyu Liu, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Lynn Anderson, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA; James O'Hearn, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Kexi Chen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  Executable  SAS  Program  NDA  Submission  eCDT  Analysis  Data  Macro  Agency  Review 
Pages: 6 Size: 62 Kb 
tweet!  How to determine carriage controls in SAS® transfers?
  Eric Kammer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ; Tiantian Sun, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ
Pages: 5 Size: 43 Kb 
tweet!  One at a Time; Producing Patient Profiles and Narratives
  J.J. Hantsch, Pharmanet-i3, Chicago, IL; Janet Stuelpner, SAS Institute Inc., New Canaan, CT
Keywords:  Patient Profiles  Narratives  SDTM 
Pages: 6 Size: 277 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Graphs made easy with ODS Graphics Designer
  Kevin Lee, Cytel, Inc., Chesterbrook, PA
Keywords:  ODS Graphics Designer  Graph Template Language 
Pages: 12 Size: 1180 Kb 
tweet!  ADaM Implications from the “CDER Data Standards Common Issues” and SDTM Amendment 1 Documents
  Sandra Minjoe, Octagon Research Solutions, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  CDER  FDA  CDISC  ADaM  SDTM  issues  reviewer  submission  ADSL  imputation  baseline characteristics  traceability  consistency  study day  integration 
Pages: 6 Size: 171 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® UNIX-Space Analyzer – A handy tool for UNIX SAS® Administrators
  Airaha Chelvakkanthan Manickam, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, NJ
Keywords:  UNIX  Space Control  DDE Engine  Excel Graphs/Charts  SAS Admin 
Pages: 12 Size: 727 Kb 
tweet!  Automatic Consistency Checking of Controlled Terminology and Value Level Metadata between ADaM Datasets and Define.xml for FDA Submission
  Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; Min Chen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  CDISC ADaM  Consistency Checking  Controlled Terminology  Value Level Metadata  define.xml  FDA Submission  Automation  Macro 
Pages: 15 Size: 262 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Metadata Driven Macros to Gain Dynamism and Reduce Complexity in Macro Calls
  Fernando Enriquez, PharmaNet/i3, Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords:  Metadata  Macro 
Pages: 5 Size: 56 Kb 
tweet!  Transposing Tables from Long to Wide: A Novel Approach Using Hash Objects
  Joseph Hinson , Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Rahway, NJ; Changhong Shi, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Rahway, NJ
Keywords:  Hash Objects  Transpose 
Pages: 11 Size: 196 Kb 
tweet!  Automate Validation of CDISC ADaM Variable Label Compliance
  Wayne Zhong, Octagon Research Solutions Inc., Wayne, PA
Keywords:  label  like  CDISC  ADaM 
Pages: 4 Size: 166 Kb 
tweet!  Scrambling of Un-Blinded Data without ‘Scrambling Data Integrity'!
  Jaya Baviskar, Pharmanet/i3, Mumbai, India
Keywords:  Blinded  Unblinded  RANUNI  RANPERM  PROC FCMP  PROC IML  scrambling  scramble  partial scramble  complete scramble  function  procedure 
Pages: 8 Size: 104 Kb 
tweet!  Basic Debugging Techniques
  Beatriz Garcia, Pharmanet/i3, Mexico City; Alberto Hernandez, Pharmanet/i3, Mexico City
Keywords:  Debug  Data Step Debugger  %PUT Statement  Debugging Techniques  Debugger Commands 
Pages: 8 Size: 125 Kb 
tweet!  Study on Good Programming Practices in Health and Life Sciences
  Arthur Collins, Biogen Idec, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Mark Foxwell, Cmed, Horsham, UK; Beate Hientzsch, Accovion, Germany; Cindy Song, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ
Keywords:  healthcare 
Pages: 4 Size: 211 Kb 
Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
tweet!  Leverage SAS/Genetics Package to perform Biomarker Drug Response Analysis on Pharmacogenomic Data
  Deepali Gupta, GCE Solutions, Mansfield, MA; Shirish Nalavade, Independent Consultant, Mansfield, MA
Pages: 8 Size: 115 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Computing Initial Values for Pharmacokinetic ML Nonlinear Regression via genetic algorithms and parallel genetic algorithms
  Francisco Juretig, Nielsen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Keywords:  genetic algorithms  nonlinear regression  pharmacokinetics  statistics  likelihood  emax  parallel 
Pages: 11 Size: 545 Kb 
tweet!  APPLICATION OF META-ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL TRIALS
  Marina Komaroff, Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc., New York, NY
Pages: 7 Size: 472 Kb 
tweet!  Arriving ‘Normally' at t-test for a treatment combination
  Naina Pandurangi, PharmaNet/i3, Mumbai, India
Pages: 7 Size: 140 Kb 
tweet!  Pattern-Mixture Models as Linear Combinations of Least Squares Means from MMRM with Delta Method Variance Estimation
  Bohdana Ratitch, Quintiles, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Michael O'Kelly, Quintiles, Dublin, Ireland
Keywords:  pattern-mixture models  MMRM  least squares means 
Pages: 15 Size: 271 Kb 
tweet!  USING SAS® TO CALCULATE NONCOMPARTMENTAL URINE PARAMETERS
  Vanessa Rubano, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ridgefield, CT; Modesta Wiersema, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG., Biberach, DE
Pages: 8 Size: 166 Kb 
tweet!  Automated forward selection for Generalized Linear Models with Categorical and Numerical Variables using PROC GENMOD
  Manuel Sandoval, Pharmanet-i3, Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords:  Statistics  automatization  GLM  Generalized Linear Models  Forward selection  Stepwise selection  SAS PROC GENMOD 
Pages: 5 Size: 33 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro for Biomarker Analysis using Maximally Selected Chi-Square Statistic With Application in Oncology
  Quan Jenny Zhou, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; Bala Dhungana, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
Keywords:  SAS macro  biomarker  Maximally  Chi-Square  Oncology 
Pages: 8 Size: 372 Kb 
Communicating Clinical Trial Safety Results the Statistical Graphic Way
  Mat Soukup, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Techniques & Tutorials: Advanced
tweet!  Checksum Please: A Way to Ensure Data Integrity
  Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Mario Widel, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed, Inc., Fremont, CA
Keywords:  SAS  Checksum  Data  Integrity 
Pages: 7 Size: 236 Kb 
tweet!  Exploring DATA Step Merges and PROC SQL Joins
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  merge  join  merge vs. join  DATA step  PROC SQL  SQL  Cartesian Product  match-merge  outer join  Hash  hash  hash object  hash methods  methods  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler 
Pages: 14 Size: 758 Kb 
tweet!  A Cup of Coffee and Proc FCMP: I Cannot Function Without Them
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc, Toronto, ON, Canada
Pages: 16 Size: 109 Kb 
tweet!  PIPE Dreams: Yet Another Tool for Dynamic Programming
  Scott Burroughs, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC
Keywords:  GREPLAY  GSLIDE  ODS  PDF  bookmarks 
Pages: 6 Size: 166 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS Colon Effectively
  Sudhir Singh, EMD Serono, Rockland, MA
Pages: 6 Size: 49 Kb 
tweet!  Diverse Report Generation With PROC REPORT
  Chris Speck, PAREXEL International, Durham, NC
Keywords:  'SAS'  'PROC  REPORT'  'PROC  SQL'  'SASHELP  VIEW'  'PATIENT  PROFILE'  'LISTING'  'REPORTING'  'PATIENT  NARRATIVE'  'AUTOMATION' 
Pages: 6 Size: 370 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Perl Regular Expressions in SAS® 9.1+ - Practical Applications
  Joel Campbell, Advanced Analytics, Wilmington, NC
Keywords:  Perl  Regular  Expressions  PRXMATCH  PRXPARSE  PRXPOSN  PRXCHANGE 
Pages: 4 Size: 38 Kb 
tweet!  Supplementing Programmed Assisted Patient Narratives (PANs) with Graphs Using SAS
  Faye Yeh, Takeda Global Research and Development, Inc, Deerfield, IL; Melvin Munsaka, Takeda Global Research and Development, Inc, Deerfield, IL
Pages: 12 Size: 363 Kb 
tweet!  Programming With CLASS: Keeping Your Options Open
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  CLASS statement  classification variables  MISSING  DESCENDING  preloaded formats  ORDER  MLF 
Pages: 15 Size: 418 Kb 
tweet!  Why Does SAS® Say That? What Common DATA Step and Macro Messages Are Trying to Tell You
  Charley Mullin, SAS Institute, Cary, NC; Kevin Russell, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 17 Size: 92 Kb 
Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations
tweet!  Macro Quoting to the Rescue: Passing Special Characters
  Mary F. O. Rosenbloom, Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Irvine, CA; Art Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  %BQUOTE  %QLEFT  %NRSTR  macro variable resolution  special characters 
Pages: 10 Size: 372 Kb 
tweet!  What to Do with a Regular Expression
  Scott Davis, Experis, Portage, MI
Keywords:  Regular  Expressions 
Pages: 6 Size: 83 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Simplifying Effective Data Transformation Via PROC TRANSPOSE
  Arthur X. Li, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA
Keywords:  PROC TRANSPOSE  by-group 
Pages: 13 Size: 446 Kb 
tweet!  The SAS Data Step: Where Your Input Matters
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Pages: 18 Size: 111 Kb 
tweet!  Interesting technical mini-bytes of Base SAS® – From Data step to Macros
  Airaha Chelvakkanthan Manickam, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, NJ
Keywords:  Error handling  Problem Solving  Knowledge Gain  Performance Improvement  _all_  PERL pattern matching  SET with KEY= option  Multi-way random access  Data step views  CALL SET  CALL EXECUTE  macro 
Pages: 13 Size: 370 Kb 
tweet!  Making Your SAS® Data JMP® Through Hoops
  Mira Shapiro, Analytic Designers LLC, Bethesda, MD
Pages: 19 Size: 2597 Kb 
tweet!  Get SAS®sy with PROC SQL
  Amie Bissonett, Pharmanet/i3, Minneapolis, MN
Keywords:  SQL 
Pages: 12 Size: 100 Kb 
tweet!  Merge vs. Join vs. Hash Objects: A Comparison using "Big" Medical Device Data
  James Johnson, Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Keywords:  Hash object programming  medical device data 
Pages: 6 Size: 281 Kb 
tweet!  Building the Better Macro: Best Practices for the Design of Reliable, Effective Tools
  Frank DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc., Philadelphia PA
Keywords:  macro design  macro efficiency  macro debugging  macro documentation 
Pages: 16 Size: 215 Kb 
tweet!  Getting Your Data in Shape With PROC TRANSPOSE
  Nancy Brucken, PharmaNet/i3, Ann Arbor, MI
Keywords:  transpose  DOW 
Pages: 11 Size: 58 Kb 
tweet!  Validating SAS Macros and Updated SAS Version
  Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed, Inc. (MXI), Fremont, CA; Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA
Keywords:  iPhone  Mobile Computing  SAS Delivery  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 916 Kb 
tweet!  Atypical Applications of Proc Transpose
  John King, Ouachita Clinical Data Services Inc., Hopper, AR
Pages: 14 Size: 198 Kb 
tweet!  Rediscovering the DATA _NULL_ for Creating a Report, And Putting That Text File Into RTF Format In a Single Datastep
  David Franklin, TheProgrammersCabin.com, Litchfield, NH
Keywords:  BASE  _NULL_  RTF  REPORT 
Pages: 14 Size: 234 Kb 
tweet!  Comparing Datasets: Using PROC COMPARE and Other Helpful Tools
  Deb Cassidy, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  proc compare  comparing datasets 
Pages: 9 Size: 97 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  A Hitchhiker's guide for performance assessment & benchmarking SAS® applications
  Viraj Kumbhakarna, JPMorgan Chase, Columbus, OH; Anurag Katare, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, NJ
Pages: 16 Size: 328 Kb 
tweet!  Reading and Writing RTF Documents as Data: Automatic Completion of CONSORT Flow Diagrams
  Art Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK; Dennis G. Fisher, Ph.D., CSULB, Long Beach, CA
Keywords:  RTF  CONSORT flow diagram  macro language  INFILE  _INFILE_ 
Pages: 9 Size: 520 Kb 
tweet!  The Use and Abuse of the Program Data Vector
  Jim Johnson, Ephicacy Corporation, Jersey City, NJ
Pages: 23 Size: 434 Kb 
tweet!  Cross-Platform Data Migration in a Clinical Environment
  Frederick Pratter, Destiny Corporation, Las Vegas, NV; Srinivas Chittela, Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, CT
Pages: 6 Size: 348 Kb 
tweet!  PROC REPORT Unwrapped: Exploring the Secrets behind One of the Most Popular Procedures in Base SAS® Software
  Allison McMahill Booth, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  proc report 
Pages: 18 Size: 1003 Kb 
tweet!  Using the New Features in PROC FORMAT
  Rick Langston, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 7 Size: 109 Kb 
tweet!  The Greatest Hits: ODS Essentials Every User Should Know
  Cynthia Zender, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  ODS  ODS Essentials  Style Templates  ODS OUTPUT  ODS DOCUMENT  ODS and Email 
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