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June 1-4, 2014, San Diego, California, 217 papers
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Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group 2014: Best Papers and honorable mentions

Let SAS© Improve Your CDISC Data Quality
  Wayne Zhong, Accenture, Berwyn, PA (Best Paper in Applications Development)
Five Ways to Flip-Flop Your Data
  Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN (Best Paper in Beyond the Basics)
Express Yourself! Regular Expressions vs SAS Text String Functions
  Spencer Childress, Rho®, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC (Best Paper in Beyond the Basics)
Show Your SAS® Off: Personal Branding and Your Online Portfolio
  Barbara Ross, Advance America, Spartanburg, SC (Best Paper in Career Planning)
WHERE, Oh, WHERE Art Thou? A Cautionary Tale for Using WHERE Statements and WHERE= Options
  Britney D. Gilbert, Juniper Tree Consulting, Porter, OK (Best Paper in Coders Corner)
Need to Review or Deliver Outputs on a Rolling Basis? Just Apply the Filter!
  Tom Santopoli, Accenture, Berwyn, PA (Best Paper in Coders Corner)
How Valued is Value Level Metadata?
  Shelley Dunn, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC (Best Paper in Data Standards)
CDISC Electronic Submission
  Kevin Lee, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA (Best Paper in Data Standards)
Developing Graphical Standards: A Collaborative, Cross-Functional Approach
  Mayur Uttarwar, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Murali Kanakenahalli, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA (Best Paper in Data Visualization and Graphics)
Linking Healthcare Claims and Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Patient Management – Diabetes Case Study
  Paul A. LaBrec, Treo Solutions - 3M Health Information Solutions, San Diego, CA (Best Paper in Healthcare Analytics)
Challenges in Processing Clinical Lab Data
  Alan Meier, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD (Best Paper in Industry Basics)
Was Dorothy Right: Is There No Place Like Home?
  Kjersten Offenbecker, Theorem Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA (Best Paper in Management and Support)
The Fourth Lie – False Resumes
  Ernest Pineda, Gerard Group, Inc., San Bruno, CA (Best Paper in Management and Support)
Adopted Changes for SDTMIG v3.1.3 and 2013 OpenCDISC Upgrades
  Yi Liu Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE; Stephen Read Celerion Inc., Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (Best Paper in Posters)
%IC_LOGISTIC: A SAS® Macro to Produce Sorted Information Criteria (AIC/BIC) List for PROC LOGISTIC for Model Selection
  Qinlei Huang, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; Liang Zhu, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (Best Paper in Statistics & Pharmacokinetics)
Modernizing Your Data Strategy: Understanding SAS® Solutions for Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Governance and Master Data Management
  Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC; Lisa Dodson, SAS Institute, Cary, NC (Best Paper in Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations)
Functioning at a Higher Level: Using SAS® Functions to Improve Your Code
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada; Lucheng Shao, Ivantis Inc., Irvine, CA (Best Paper in Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations)

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Applications Development
tweet!  Converting Multiple Plain DOC Files to RTF Files in SAS®
  William Wu, Herodata LLC, San Jose, CA; Xiaoxian Dai, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA; Linda Gau, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Pages: 13 Size: 169 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Define.xml v2 Using SAS® for FDA Submissions
  Qinghua (Kathy) Chen, Exelixis, Inc. South San Francisco, CA; James Lenihan, Exelixis, Inc. South San Francisco, CA
Keywords:  Define.XML  SAS  FDA Submissions  CDISC 
Pages: 20 Size: 481 Kb 
tweet!  Table Lookup Techniques: From the Basics to the Innovative
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  Indexing  Key-indexing  Lookup techniques  Match  Merge  Select  KEY=  hash objects 
Pages: 11 Size: 279 Kb 
tweet!  Deploying a User-Friendly SAS® Grid on Microsoft Windows
  Houliang Li, Frederick, MD
Keywords:  SAS 9.3  Grid  Windows 2008 R2  Servers  Deploy  Install  Configure  Customize  User Friendly  Migrate 
Pages: 6 Size: 79 Kb 
tweet!  The SAS® LOCALE Option: Win an international passport for your SAS code
  Xiaojin Qin, Covance Pharmaceutical R&D Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
Keywords:  SAS  LOCALE  National  Language  Support  Internationalization  Multilingual  Collating-sequence 
Pages: 8 Size: 167 Kb 
tweet!  Automatic Access Control via SAS: More Efficient and Smart
  Yuichi Koretaka, SHIONOGI & CO., LTD., Japan; Masakazu Fujiwara, SHIONOGI & CO., LTD., Japan; Yuki Yoshida, SHIONOGI & CO., LTD., Japan; Yoshitake Kitanishi, SHIONOGI & CO., LTD., Japan
Keywords:  SAS  PharmaSUG  Information  Management  Security  Automation  PIPE  Engine  Batch  File  x  command  Folder  Access  Rights  User  Group 
Pages: 10 Size: 617 Kb 
tweet!  Techniques for managing (large!) batches of statistical output
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, inVentiv Health Clinical, Cary, NC; Tracy Sherman, inVentiv Health Clinical, Cary, NC
Keywords:  collation  TOC  Vbscript  tagsets.excelxp 
Pages: 20 Size: 864 Kb 
tweet!  Challenges in Moving to a Multi-tier Server Platform
  Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA
Keywords:  SAS  Platform Administration  Enterprise Guide 
Pages: 5 Size: 265 Kb 
tweet!  Macro Programming via Parameter Look-Up Tables
  Joseph Hinson, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  Macro  Parameters  Look-up Tables  Clinical Summary Reports 
Pages: 9 Size: 934 Kb 
tweet!  DefKit : A Micro Framework for CDISC Define-XML Application Development
  Lei Zhang, Celgene Corp., Summit, NJ
Keywords:  DefKit Micro Framework  CDISC  Define-XML  Hash Object  %XCAT  %XOUT  Template  PERL Regular Expression 
Pages: 23 Size: 179 Kb 
tweet!  Dealing with Missing Data in Clinical Trials
  Lucheng Shao, Ivantis, Inc, Irvine, CA
Keywords:  Missing Data  Clinical Trials 
Pages: 13 Size: 731 Kb 
tweet!  MACUMBA - The log belongs to the program
  Michael Weiss, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany
Keywords:  SAS  MACUMBA  IDE  LOG 
Pages: 8 Size: 496 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Let SAS© Improve Your CDISC Data Quality
  Wayne Zhong, Accenture, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  data quality  CDISC  data driven  macros 
Pages: 12 Size: 501 Kb 
tweet!  Add Dropdowns and Redirects to Your SAS® Output
  Barbara Ross, Advance America, Spartanburg, SC
Pages: 16 Size: 794 Kb 
tweet!  The New Tradition: SAS® Clinical Data Integration
  Vincent J. Amoruccio, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cheshire, CT; Janet Stuelpner, SAS, Cary, NC
Keywords:  BASE SAS  Clinical Data Integration  Metadata 
Pages: 18 Size: 552 Kb 
tweet!  Don’t Type, Talk SAS®
  Vikas Gaddu, Anova Groups, Cary, NC; Smitha Madhu, Anova Groups, Cary, NC
Pages: 6 Size: 267 Kb 
tweet!  Tips for Creating SAS®-Based Applications for Oracle Clinical
  Kunal Agnihotri, PPD LLC, Morrisville, NC; Ken Borowiak, PPD LLC, Morrisville, NC
Pages: 6 Size: 186 Kb 
tweet!  Managing bulk SAS job submissions with post execution analysis and notification
  Bruce Kayton, Simulstat Inc., San Diego, CA
Keywords:  Pharmasug  2014  -  Paper  AD20 
Pages: 5 Size: 389 Kb 
tweet!  Clinical Trial Data Integration: The Strategy, Benefits, and Logistics of Integrating Across a Compound
  Natalie Reynolds, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; Keith Hibbetts, Inventiv Health Clinical, Indianapolis, IN
Keywords:  application development  integration  clincial data  metadata 
Pages: 12 Size: 283 Kb 
tweet!  Automation of Appending TLFs
  William Coar, Axio Research, Seattle, WA
Keywords:  ODS RTF  ODS PDF  ODS Document  Proc Document 
Pages: 10 Size: 816 Kb 
tweet!  Managing the Organization of SAS® Format and Macro Code Libraries in Complex Environments Including PC SAS, SAS® Enterprise Guide®, and UNIX SAS
  Roger D. Muller Ph.D., Data-To-Events, Inc., Carmel, IN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 9 Size: 673 Kb 
tweet!  Moving to SAS Drug Development 4
  Magnus Mengelbier, Limelogic AB, Malmö, Sweden
Keywords:  sas  drug  development  api  program  code  repository  central  library  manager  process  conventions  standard  job 
Pages: 17 Size: 347 Kb 
tweet!  Validating Analysis Data Set without Double Programming - An Alternative Way to Validate the Analysis Data Set
  Linfeng Xu, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ; Christina Scienski, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ
Keywords:  SAS 
Pages: 15 Size: 306 Kb 
tweet!  Expediting Access to Critical Pathology Data
  Rebecca Ottesen, City of Hope, Duarte, CA; Leanne Goldstein, City of Hope, Duarte, CA; Julie Kilburn, City of Hope, Duarte, CA; Joyce Niland, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Keywords:  Pathology  Synoptic  Text  Miner 
Pages: 8 Size: 403 Kb 
Beyond the Basics
tweet!  Indexing: A powerful technique for improving efficiency
  Arun Raj Vidhyadharan, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ; Sunil Mohan Jairath, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ
Keywords:  Abstract 
Pages: 9 Size: 173 Kb 
tweet!  Understanding and Applying the Logic of the DOW-Loop
  Arthur Li, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Keywords:  Loop  DOW  DATA step 
Pages: 12 Size: 170 Kb 
tweet!  That SAS®sy Lab Data
  Amie Bissonett, inVentiv Health Clinical, Minneapolis, MN
Keywords:  Laboratory  lab  central lab  local lab 
Pages: 6 Size: 75 Kb 
tweet!  D is for Dynamic, putting Dynamic back into CDISC (A simple macro utilizing PROC SQL which auto-formats continuous variables for lab tables)
  Steven Black, SynteractHCR, Carlsbad, CA
Keywords:  PROC SQL  MACO Language  SAS  functions  CDISC  Paramn  AVAL  macro 
Pages: 9 Size: 81 Kb 
tweet!  I Object: SAS® Does Objects with DS2
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON; Xue Yao, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB
Keywords:  DS2  object  oriented  parallel  HPA  performance  macro  methods  functions  data  types 
Pages: 29 Size: 202 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Five Ways to Flip-Flop Your Data
  Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 9 Size: 153 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Express Yourself! Regular Expressions vs SAS Text String Functions
  Spencer Childress, Rho®, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  regular  expression  regex  prxmatch  prxchange  sas  modifier 
Pages: 10 Size: 78 Kb 
tweet!  Using the Power of SAS SQL
  Jessica Wang, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ
Keywords:  SQL 
Pages: 14 Size: 132 Kb 
tweet!  XML in a SAS® and Pharma World
  Mike Molter, d-Wise, Raleigh, NC
Keywords:  XML  SAS  Tagset  Map 
Pages: 19 Size: 147 Kb 
tweet!  Basics of Macro Processing - ‘Q’ Way
  Usha Kumar, inVentiv Health Clinical, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords:  MACRO  PROCESSING  STAGES  PHASES  COMPILATION  EXECUTION  BASICS  FUNDAMENTAL  QUOTING  FUNCTION  CHARACTER  STRING  %NRSTR  %STR  %NRQUOTE  %BQUOTE  DEBUG 
Pages: 9 Size: 44 Kb 
tweet!  Kaplan-Meier Survival Plotting Macro %NEWSURV
  Jeffrey Meyers, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Keywords:  Kaplan-Meier  Survival  Graphics  Macro  Graph Template Language 
Pages: 19 Size: 665 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro Utility to Modify and Validate RTF Outputs for Regional Analyses
  Jagan Mohan Achi, PPD, Austin, TX; Joshua N. Winters, PPD, Rochester, NY
Keywords:  RTF  Regional Analysis  Book Marks  Post Processing  macro 
Pages: 5 Size: 214 Kb 
tweet!  Atypical Application of PROC SUMMARY
  John Henry King, Ouachita Clinical Data Services, Inc., Caddo Gap, AR
Keywords:  SUMMARY  FREQ  TRASNSPOSE  FORMAT 
Pages: 14 Size: 977 Kb 
tweet!  Automated Validation – Really?
  Sneha Sarmukadam, inVentiv Health Clinical, Pune, India; Seeja Shetty, inVentiv Health Clinical, Mumbai, India
Keywords:  MANUAL Vs AUTOMATED VALIDATION  AUTOMATED VALIDATION  PROC COMPARE  LOOP HOLE  LOGICAL VALIDATION 
Pages: 5 Size: 221 Kb 
tweet!  Come Out of Your Shell: A Dynamic Approach to Shell Implementation in Table and Listing Programs
  Paul Burmenko, PRA International, Lenexa, KS; Tony Cardozo, PRA International, Lenexa, KS
Keywords:  RTF  Perl  Regex  PRXCHANGE  TFL  shell  table  listing 
Pages: 13 Size: 572 Kb 
tweet!  Risk-Based Approach to Identifying and Selecting Clinical Sites for Sponsor’s Preparation for FDA/EMA Inspection
  Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Alkermes, Inc, Waltham, MA
Keywords:  Summary Level Clinical Site (SLCS) Data  FDA Submission  Office of Scientific Investigation (OSI)  Risk-based Approach  Risk-based Methodology  FDA Inspection  EMA Inspection  Preparation for FDA/EMA Inspection  A Risk-based Inspection Site Selection Tool  Risk Category  Decile Rank  Site Selection for Inspection  Risk Factor  Total Risk Score  Weighted Total Risk Score  Adjusted Total Risk Score  Weighted Total Risk Score  Proc Rank  High Enrollment Rate 
Pages: 21 Size: 868 Kb 
tweet!  Defensive Programming, Avoiding the Big Mistakes
  David Franklin, TheProgrammersCabin.com, Litchfield, NH
Keywords:  Defensive  Programming 
Pages: 11 Size: 290 Kb 
tweet!  Efficient SQL for Pharma… and Other Industries
  Chris Olinger, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  SQL  IO  Optimizations  Code Tricks  _METHOD  _TREE  MAGIC  UPDATE  ORDER BY  Sort Assertions  Configuration Options 
Pages: 15 Size: 115 Kb 
Career Planning
tweet!  What's Hot, What's Not: Skills for SAS® Professionals
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA; Charles Edwin Shipp, Consider Consulting Corporation, San Pedro, CA
Keywords:  SAS  SAS skills  what's hot  what's hot in sas  the hottest topics in sas are  what's not so Hot  Enterprise Guide  EG  hash objects  ODS  PROC SQL  SQL  PROC REPORT  Macro Language  Dictionary Tables  BI  SAS/XML  sasCommunity  SAS-L  LexJansen.com  certification  JMP software  consulting  sas consulting  consultant  sas consultant  Author  SAS Press Author  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd  Shipp  Charlie Shipp  Charles Shipp  Charles Edwin Shipp  @ShippAhoy 
Pages: 6 Size: 513 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Show Your SAS® Off: Personal Branding and Your Online Portfolio
  Barbara Ross, Advance America, Spartanburg, SC
Pages: 9 Size: 714 Kb 
tweet!  Creating a Career GPS to Enhance Your Opportunities: Ten Steps to Improve Your Value by Strengthening Your Planning
  Bill Donovan, Ockham Source, Cary, NC; Shridhar Patel, Sorrento Therapeutics, Cary, NC
Pages: 3 Size: 28 Kb 
tweet!  Pharma Company Questions and Answers
  J.J. Hantsch, Chicago, IL
Pages: 3 Size: 179 Kb 
tweet!  Call me Maybe? Using LinkedIn to make sure you get the call for the job
  Tara Potter, Ockham, Cary, NC; Adel Lesniak, Ockham, Cary, NC
Keywords:  LinkedIn  Recruiter  Job 
Pages: 2 Size: 160 Kb 
tweet!  Enhancing your Career by Bringing Consultants Into Your Organization
  Roger D. Muller, Ph.D., Data-To-Events, Inc., Carmel, IN; Gregory S. Nelson, Thotwave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 6 Size: 200 Kb 
tweet!  Careers in Biostatistics and Clinical SAS® Programming: An Overview for the Uninitiated
  Justina M. Flavin, Independent Consultant, San Diego, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 61 Kb 
tweet!  Pick Me, Pick Me
  Deloris Jones, Green Key Resources, Orlando, FL; Richard Harbin, Green Key Resources, Orlando, FL; Monique Gainey, Green Key Resources, Orlando, FL
Pages: 4 Size: 201 Kb 
tweet!  Career Planning –How to Make it Work for You? – Tips for Programmers, Managers, and Senior Leaders
  Vijay Moolaveesala, ACI Clinical, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Pages: 4 Size: 52 Kb 
Negotiation: Getting the Best Out of an Offer
  Janet Stuelpner, SAS, Cary, NC
Coders Corner
tweet!  How to Keep Multiple Formats in One Variable after Transpose
  Mindy Wang, Independent Consultant, North Potomac, MD
Keywords:  Transpose  Formats 
Pages: 8 Size: 1239 Kb 
tweet!  Let Hash SUMINC Count For You
  Joseph Hinson, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  Hash Objects  Counting  SUMINC  SUM Method  Protocol Violation 
Pages: 7 Size: 350 Kb 
tweet!  Quotes within Quotes: When Single (‘) and Double (“) Quotes are not Enough
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  Quotes  Macro variable resolution  Apostrophe  Single quotes  Double quotes  parsing  %BQUOTE 
Pages: 6 Size: 221 Kb 
tweet!  Standardization of Confidence Intervals in PFS Tables - a Macro Approach
  John Saida Shaik, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Boxun Zhang, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Keywords:  Confidence Interval  Progression Free Survival  Standardization  SAS  Macro 
Pages: 4 Size: 115 Kb 
tweet!  Having Fun with RACE Derivation in DM Domain
  Chunxia Lin, InVentiv Health Clinical, Ossining, NY; Deli Wang, Tarrytown, NY
Keywords:  SDTM  DM  RACE 
Pages: 5 Size: 38 Kb 
tweet!  Tips to Manipulate the Partial Dates
  Deli Wang, Ossining, NY; Chunxia Lin, InVentiv Health Clinical, Ossining, NY
Keywords:  Partial dates  Leap year  INTNX function 
Pages: 4 Size: 40 Kb 
tweet!  Preserving Line Breaks When Exporting to Excel
  Nelson Lee, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 76 Kb 
tweet!  Additional Metadata for Common Catalog Entry Types
  Kenneth W. Borowiak, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Pages: 5 Size: 246 Kb 
tweet!  An Alternative Way to Detect Invalid Reference Records in Supplemental Domains
  Steven Wang, inVentiv Health Clinical, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 5 Size: 30 Kb 
tweet!  Automating the Number of Treatment Columns for a Dose Escalation Study
  Catherine DeVerter, Novella Clinical, Morrisville, NC; Sonali Garg, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Cheshire, CT
Pages: 5 Size: 49 Kb 
tweet!  Streamline the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Record Processing in SAS® by Using Concept of Queue and Run-Length Encoding
  Kai Koo, Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA
Pages: 6 Size: 230 Kb 
tweet!  A Macro to Automate Symbol Statements in Line Plots
  Deli Wang, Ossining, NY; Chunxia Lin, InVentiv Health Clinical, Ossining, NY
Keywords:  Line Plots  PROC GPLOT  Symbol Statement  Call Execute  macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 112 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  WHERE, Oh, WHERE Art Thou? A Cautionary Tale for Using WHERE Statements and WHERE= Options
  Britney D. Gilbert, Juniper Tree Consulting, Porter, OK
Pages: 4 Size: 147 Kb 
tweet!  A Toolkit to Check Dictionary Terms in SDTM
  Huei-Ling Chen, Tech Data Services, Bridgewater, NJ; Helen Wang, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 72 Kb 
tweet!  Cleaning up your SAS log: Overwritten Variable Info Messages
  Jennifer Srivastava, Quintiles Transnational Corporation, Durham, NC
Pages: 6 Size: 375 Kb 
tweet!  Need for Speed in Large Datasets – The Trio of SAS® INDICES, PROC SQL and WHERE CLAUSE is the Answer
  Kunal Agnihotri, PPD LLC, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  SQL 
Pages: 7 Size: 269 Kb 
tweet!  Macro to check Audit compliance and standards of SAS® programs
  Seeja Shetty, inVentiv Health Clinical, Mumbai, India
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 270 Kb 
tweet!  Let Chi-Square Pass Decision to Fisher’s Programmatically
  Linga Reddy Baddam, inVentiv Health Clinical, Hyderabad, India; Sudarshan Reddy Shabadu, inVentiv Health Clinical, Hyderabad, India
Keywords:  Fisher  Chi-Square  well-balanced data  spare and unbalanced data  small sample size and clinical reporting criteria for Fisher and Chi-square. 
Pages: 5 Size: 140 Kb 
tweet!  BreakOnWord: A Macro for Partitioning Long Text Strings at Natural Breaks
  Richard Addy, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC; Charity Quick, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  SAS  SDTM  macro  text string  partition 
Pages: 8 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  Automating Production of the blankcrf.pdf
  Walter Hufford, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ
Keywords:  blankcrf  automate  FDF 
Pages: 5 Size: 289 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro Tool for Visualizing Data Comparison Results in an Intuitive Way
  Hui Wang, Biogen Idec, Boston, MA; Weizhen Ying, Biogen Idec, Boston, MA
Keywords:  SAS  PROC COMPARE  DATA VALIDATION  macro 
Pages: 12 Size: 327 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Need to Review or Deliver Outputs on a Rolling Basis? Just Apply the Filter!
  Tom Santopoli, Accenture, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  Systask Command  Call Execute  Macro Quoting Functions  CAT Function 
Pages: 6 Size: 284 Kb 
tweet!  SCAN and FIND “CALL SCAN”
  Usha Kumar, inVentiv Health Clinical, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords:  CALL  SCAN  ROUTINE  CHARACTER  STRING  FUNCTION  SCAN  INDEX  FIND  PARSE  WORD 
Pages: 4 Size: 27 Kb 
tweet!  Quickly Organize Statistical Output for Review
  Bradford J. Danner, inVentiv Health Clinical, TN
Keywords:  statistical output  ODS PDF 
Pages: 4 Size: 146 Kb 
tweet!  Times Can Be Tough: Taming DATE, TIME and DATETIME Variables
  Sajeet Pavate, PPD, Wilmington, NC
Keywords:  SAS  DATE  TIME  DATETIME  corrected code  issues 
Pages: 6 Size: 96 Kb 
tweet!  Let the CAT Catch a STYLE
  Yanhong Liu, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Justin Bates, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pages: 11 Size: 133 Kb 
tweet!  1 of N Methods to Automate the Y- Axis
  Sanjiv Ramalingam, Biogen Idec
Keywords:  Y-axis  Scaling 
Pages: 5 Size: 203 Kb 
tweet!  QC made easy using macros
  Prashanthi Selvakumar, Percept Pharma Services, Bridgewater, NJ
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 7 Size: 200 Kb 
tweet!  Macro Makes Final Documentation Quick and Easy
  Indrani Sarkar, inVentiv Health Clinical, Indianapolis, IN; Jean Crain, inVentiv Health Clinical, Indianapolis, IN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 4 Size: 136 Kb 
tweet!  Reducing Variable Lengths for Submission Dataset Size Reduction
  Sandra VanPelt Nguyen, inVentiv Health Clinical
Keywords:  CDISC  FDA  dataset  size 
Pages: 6 Size: 186 Kb 
tweet!  Let SAS® Do That For You
  Emmy Pahmer, inVentiv Health Clinical, Montreal, QC, Canada
Keywords:  Find  and  copy  files  in  SAS 
Pages: 4 Size: 165 Kb 
tweet!  Inserting MS Word Document into RTF Output and Creating Customized Table of Contents Using SAS® and VBA Macro
  Haining Li, Neurological Clinical Research Institute, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA; Merit E. Cudkowicz, Neurological Clinical Research Institute, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA; Hong Yu, Neurological Clinical Research Institute, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 6 Size: 82 Kb 
tweet!  PRELOADFMT comes to your rescue, it brings missing categories to life in summary reports
  Niraj J. Pandya, Independent Consultant, CT; Ramalaxmareddy Kandimalla, KRL Solutions, CT
Keywords:  PRELOADFMT  PROC FORMAT 
Pages: 6 Size: 190 Kb 
tweet!  Give me EVERYTHING! A macro to combine the CONTENTS procedure output and formats
  Lynn Mullins, PPD, Cincinnati, OH
Keywords:  macro  contents  format  metadata  dictionary 
Pages: 6 Size: 202 Kb 
tweet!  A Macro to Create Occurrence Flags for Analysis Datasets
  Ed Lombardi, Agility Clinical, Inc., Carlsbad, CA
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 4 Size: 185 Kb 
tweet!  Self-fulfilling Macros Generating Macro Calls and Enabling Automation from a Specification
  Y. Christina Song, Rho, Inc, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 6 Size: 231 Kb 
tweet!  It’s not the Yellow Brick Road but the SAS PC FILES SERVER® will take you Down the LIBNAME PATH= to Using the 64-Bit Excel Workbooks
  William E Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy, LLC, Phoenix AZ
Pages: 14 Size: 1622 Kb 
tweet!  Creating PDF Reports using Output Delivery System
  Shubha Manjunath, eClinical Solutions, Mansfield, MA; Shirish Nalavade, Eliassen Group Inc., Somerset, NJ
Keywords:  ods 
Pages: 5 Size: 266 Kb 
tweet!  A Shout-out to Specification Review: Techniques for an efficient review of Programming Specifications
  Sajeet Pavate, PPD, Wilmington, NC; Jhelum Naik, PPD, Wilmington, NC
Keywords:  SAS  Specification Review  Analysis Database Specification  TLF Specification  Import Specification 
Pages: 5 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  What do you mean 0.3 doesn't equal 0.3? Numeric Representation and Precision in SAS and Why it Matters
  Paul Stutzman, Axio Research LLC, Seattle, Washington
Keywords:  Precision  Numeric Representation 
Pages: 6 Size: 78 Kb 
Data Standards
tweet!  Discover Define-XML
  Mark Wheeldon, Formedix, Burlington, MA; Kevin Burges, Formedix, Burlington, MA
Keywords:  xml 
Pages: 12 Size: 1411 Kb 
tweet!  Forging New SDTM Standards for In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Devices: A Use-Case
  Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Smitha Krishnamurthy, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Mansi Singh, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed, Inc., Fremont, CA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 148 Kb 
tweet!  Considerations in Creating SDTM Trial Design Datasets
  Jerry Salyers, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA; Richard Lewis, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA; Kim Minkalis, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA; Fred Wood, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  SDTM  Trial Design Model  Datasets  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 159 Kb 
tweet!  Considerations in the Submission of Exposure Data in SDTM-Based Datasets
  Fred Wood, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA; Jerry Salyers, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA; Richard Lewis, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA; Kristin Kelly, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 48 Kb 
tweet!  Data Standards Development for Therapeutic Areas: A Focus on SDTM-Based Datasets
  Fred Wood, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA; Diane Wold, Glaxo SmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC; Rhonda Facile, CDISC, Austin, TX; Wayne Kubick, CDISC
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 235 Kb 
tweet!  Referencing Medical Device Data in Standard SDTM domains
  Timothy L Bullock, Allergan, Santa Barbara, CA; Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Allergan, Santa Barbara, CA
Keywords:  SDTM Device FA Findings About Procedure  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 497 Kb 
tweet!  Applying ADaM BDS Standards to Therapeutic Area Ophthalmology
  Songhui Zhu, A2Z Scientific Inc., East Brunswick, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 227 Kb 
tweet!  Challenges of Processing Questionnaire Data from Collection to SDTM to ADaM and Solutions Using SAS
  Karin LaPann, PRA International, Horsham, PA; Terek Peterson, MBA, PRA International, Horsham, PA
Keywords:  Questionnaire  ADQS  QS  ADaM  SDTM  CDISC  Conversions 
Pages: 20 Size: 795 Kb 
tweet!  An ADaM Interim Dataset for Time-to-Event Analysis Needs
  Tom Santopoli, Accenture, Berwyn, PA; Kim Minkalis, Accenture, Berwyn, PA; Sandra Minjoe, Accenture, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 85 Kb 
tweet!  Developing ADaM Specifications to Embrace Define-XML 2.0.0 Requirements
  Lin Yan, Celgene Corporation, 300 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 10 Size: 366 Kb 
tweet!  A Guide to the ADaM Basic Data Structure for Dataset Designers
  Michelle Barrick, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; John Troxell, John Troxell Consulting LLC, Bridgewater, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  BDS 
Pages: 12 Size: 311 Kb 
tweet!  Effective Use of Metadata in Analysis Reporting
  Jeffrey Abolafia, Rho Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  Metadata  Define File  Results 
Pages: 9 Size: 393 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  How Valued is Value Level Metadata?
  Shelley Dunn, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC
Pages: 12 Size: 408 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  CDISC Electronic Submission
  Kevin Lee, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 270 Kb 
tweet!  A Road Map to Successful CDISC ADaM Submission to FDA: Guidelines, Best Practices & Case Studies
  Vikash Jain, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA; Sandra Minjoe, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 587 Kb 
tweet!  OpenCDISC Validator Implementation: A Complex Multiple Stakeholder Process
  Terek Peterson, MBA, PRA International, Horsham, PA; Gareth Adams, PRA International, Swansea, United Kingdom
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 285 Kb 
tweet!  Update: Development of White Papers and Standard Scripts for Analysis and Programming
  Nancy Brucken, inVentiv Health Clinical, Ann Arbor, MI; Michael Carniello, Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc., Deerfield, IL; Mary Nilsson, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; Hanming Tu, Accenture, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  CSS  Working Group  standard scripts 
Pages: 3 Size: 34 Kb 
tweet!  An Alternative Way to Create Define.XML for ADaM with SAS Macro Automation
  Yiwen Li, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA
Keywords:  CDISC  macro  xml 
Pages: 4 Size: 51 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® as a Tool to Manage Growing SDTM+ Repository for Medical Device Studies
  Julia Yang, Medtronic Inc. Mounds View, MN
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 12 Size: 715 Kb 
A How-To Guide for Extending Controlled Terminology Using SAS Clinical Data Integration
  Melissa Martinez, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
tweet!  Round Trip Ticket – Using the Define.xml file to Send and Receive your Study Specifications
  Julie Maddox, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  CRT-DDS  DEFINE.XML  SAS Clinical Data Integration  SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit  SAS Clinical Data Integration  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 399 Kb    Download the Super Demodownload (.pdf, 1061 Kb)
An Integrated platform to manage Clinical data, Metadata and Data Standards
  Romain Rutten, Janssen Research and Development; Peter Wang, Janssen Research and Development; Sharon Trevoy, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
tweet!  Creating Define-XML version 2 with the SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.6
  Lex Jansen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  SAS  CST  CDISC  CRT-DDS  Define-XML  define.xml  metadata 
Pages: 33 Size: 1331 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (.pdf, 1404 Kb)   Download the Super Demodownload (.pdf, 808 Kb)
Data Visualization and Graphics
tweet!  Techniques of Preparing Datasets for Visualizing Clinical Adverse Events
  Amos Shu, Endo Pharmaceuticals., Malvern, PA; Qinghua (Kathy) Chen, Exelixis Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 1090 Kb 
tweet!  Graphical Representation of Patient Profile for Efficacy Analyses in Oncology
  William Wu, Herodata LLC, San Jose, CA; Xiaoxian Dai, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sunnyvale CA; Linda Gau, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sunnyvale CA
Pages: 7 Size: 246 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Developing Graphical Standards: A Collaborative, Cross-Functional Approach
  Mayur Uttarwar, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Murali Kanakenahalli, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Pages: 5 Size: 56 Kb 
tweet!  JMP® Visual Analytics®
  Charles Edwin Shipp, Consider Consulting Corp, Los Angeles, CA
Keywords:  JMP Visual Analytics  Charles Edwin Shipp  PharmaSUG 2014 
Pages: 7 Size: 1088 Kb 
tweet!  Want to Conquer the Fear of Annotation? Start Using the NOTE Statement
  Madhuri Aswale, Inventive Health Clinical, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords:  SAS NOTE Statement  #BYVAL SAS  #BYVAR SAS 
Pages: 5 Size: 286 Kb 
tweet!  Swimmer Plot: Tell a Graphical Story of Your Time to Response Data Using PROC SGPLOT
  Stacey D. Phillips, Inventiv Health Clinical, Princeton, NJ
Keywords:  SGPLOT  swimmer plot  ODS Graphics  SG Annotation 
Pages: 12 Size: 234 Kb 
tweet!  Napoleon Plot for PharmaSUG
  Kriss Harris, SAS Specialists Ltd, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Pages: 9 Size: 739 Kb 
tweet!  Clinical Data Dashboards for Centralized Monitoring Using SAS® and Microsoft® SharePoint®
  Jagan Mohan Achi, PPD, Austin TX
Pages: 9 Size: 317 Kb 
tweet!  ODS EPUB: SAS® Output at Hand
  Erica Goodrich, Grand Valley State University/Priority Health, Grand Rapids, MI; Daniel Sturgeon, Priority Health, Grand Rapids, MI
Pages: 7 Size: 626 Kb 
tweet!  Automate the Process of Image Recognizing a Scatter Plot: An Application of Non-parametric Cluster Analysis in Capturing Data from Graphical Output
  Zhaojie Wang, Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ
Pages: 11 Size: 697 Kb 
tweet!  I Am Legend
  Kriss Harris, SAS Specialists Ltd, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Pages: 13 Size: 876 Kb 
tweet!  Up Your Game with Graph Template Language Layouts
  Sanjay Matange, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Pages: 20 Size: 1648 Kb 
Quick Introduction to ODS DOCUMENT
  Cynthia L. Zender, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC
Hands-On Training
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: 282 Kb 
tweet!  Practically Perfect Presentations
  Cynthia L. Zender, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 40 Size: 750 Kb 
tweet!  Hands-On ADaM ADAE Development
  Sandra Minjoe, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA; Kim Minkalis, Accenture Life Sciences, Wayne, PA
Keywords:  ADaM  ADAE  adverse event  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 207 Kb 
tweet!  A Hands-on Introduction to SAS® Dictionary Tables
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Keywords:  SAS  dictionary  constraints  macros  table  column  library  SQL  rdbms 
Pages: 15 Size: 275 Kb 
tweet!  Survival 101 - Just Learning to Survive
  Leanne Goldstein, City of Hope, Duarte, CA; Rebecca Ottesen, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Pages: 19 Size: 888 Kb 
tweet!  So You're Still Not Using PROC REPORT. Why Not?
  Ray Pass, inVentiv Health Clinical, St Louis, MO; Daphne Ewing, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, CA
Keywords:  proc  report 
Pages: 14 Size: 240 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM, ADaM and define.xml with OpenCDISC®
  Angela Ringelberg, Ockham Onocology, Cary, NC; Tracy Sherman, inVentiv Health Clinical, Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 21 Size: 1809 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Multi-Sheet Microsoft Excel Workbooks with SAS®: The Basics and Beyond Part 1
  Vincent DelGobbo, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  ODS  Microsoft Excel  XML  ExcelXP tagset  multi-sheet workbook 
Pages: 19 Size: 569 Kb 
Healthcare Analytics
tweet!  Reporting Healthcare Data: Understanding Rates and Adjustments
  Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  healthcare  age-adjusted  risk-adjusted  healthcare analytics 
Pages: 22 Size: 4658 Kb 
tweet!  Common and Comparative Incidence Indicators of Adverse Events for Well-Defined Study Pools
  John R Gerlach, Dataceutics, Inc., Pottstown, PA
Keywords:  Clinical Trials  Adverse Events 
Pages: 7 Size: 289 Kb 
tweet!  Survey of Population Risk Management Applications Using SAS®
  Jack N Shoemaker, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC
Pages: 7 Size: 87 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Linking Healthcare Claims and Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Patient Management – Diabetes Case Study
  Paul A. LaBrec, Treo Solutions - 3M Health Information Solutions, San Diego, CA
Keywords:  healthcare 
Pages: 17 Size: 157 Kb 
tweet!  %ME: A SAS® Macro to Assess Measurement Equivalence for Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
  Qinlei Huang, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 455 Kb 
tweet!  The Association of Morbid Obesity with Mortality and Coronary Revascularization among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction
  Ashwini S Erande, MPH, University Of California Irvine, Orange, CA; Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, University Of California Irvine, Orange, CA
Pages: 11 Size: 450 Kb 
tweet!  Using the SAS System as a bioinformatics tool: A macro that translates BLASTn results to populate a DNA sequence database table
  Kevin Viel, inVentiv Health Clinical and Histonis, Incorporated, Atlanta, GA
Keywords:  DNA  RNA  BLASTn  Genomics  Sequencing  Bioinformatics  Biomedical  Healthcare  Bioinformatics  SAS  Pharmacogenomics  macro 
Pages: 20 Size: 744 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS® to Calculate and Compare Adjusted Relative Risks, Odds Ratios, and Hazard Ratios
  Besa Smith, MPH, PhD, ANALYDATA, San Diego, CA; Tyler Smith, MS, PhD, National University, School of Health and Human Services, Department of Community Health, San Diego, CA
Keywords:  survival analysis  Kaplan Meier  Cox Regression  lifetest  phreg 
Pages: 23 Size: 426 Kb 
tweet!  Estimating Medication Adherence Using a Patient-Mix Adjustment Method
  R. Scott Leslie, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA
Pages: 9 Size: 536 Kb 
Industry Basics
Best Paper
tweet!  Challenges in Processing Clinical Lab Data
  Alan Meier, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD
Pages: 15 Size: 651 Kb 
tweet!  TLF Validation Etiquette: What to say, When to Say, How to Say, Why to Say
  Karen Walker, inVentiv Health Clinical, San Diego, CA
Pages: 10 Size: 639 Kb 
tweet!  Common Variables in Adverse Event and Exposure analysis datasets specific for Oncology clinical trials
  Haridasan Namboodiri, PRA International, Horsham, PA
Pages: 11 Size: 222 Kb 
tweet!  Cover the Basics, Tool for structuring data checking with SAS
  Ole Zester, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
Keywords:  Datacleaning 
Pages: 10 Size: 416 Kb 
tweet!  Attain 100% Confidence in Your 95% Confidence Interval
  Indu Nair, United BioSource Corporation, Blue Bell, PA; Binal Patel, United BioSource Corporation, Blue Bell, PA
Keywords:  PROC FREQ  95% Confidence Interval  zero frequency  binomial proportion  difference in proportion  Newcombe Method  Clopper-Pearson Method  Exact Method 
Pages: 9 Size: 138 Kb 
tweet!  Good versus Better SDTM – Why “Good Enough” May No Longer Be Good Enough When It Comes to SDTM
  Henry Winsor, Relypsa, Inc., Redwood City, CA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 201 Kb 
tweet!  From “Just Shells” to a Detailed Specification Document for Tables, Listings and Figures
  Supriya Dalvi, InVentiv Health Clinical, Mumbai, India
Pages: 13 Size: 750 Kb 
tweet!  Clinical Study Report Review: Statistician’s Approach
  Amita Dalvi, inVentiv Health Clinical, Mumbai, India
Pages: 6 Size: 52 Kb 
Clinical Trial Data Transparency: Seeing is Believing
  Janet Stuelpner, SAS, Cary, NC
JMP
tweet!  Risk-Based Monitoring of Clinical Trials Using JMP® Clinical
  Richard C. Zink, Ph.D., JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC; Kelci J. Miclaus, Ph.D., JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute, Inc.
Pages: 15 Size: 967 Kb 
Management and Support
tweet!  A New Trend in the industry – Partnerships between CROs and Pharma. Do we know how to work in this new relationship?
  Kevin Lee, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Pages: 4 Size: 184 Kb 
tweet!  Building Better Programming Teams with Situational Exposure Training
  Elizabeth Reinbolt, MS, DataCeutics, Inc., Lincoln, NE; Steven Kirby, JD, MS, Shire, Chesterbrook, PA
Pages: 3 Size: 32 Kb 
tweet!  Distance Management: how to lead a team of SAS users who sit half a world away
  Max Cherny, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA
Keywords:  SAS management  SAS users  remote management 
Pages: 4 Size: 107 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Was Dorothy Right: Is There No Place Like Home?
  Kjersten Offenbecker, Theorem Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA
Pages: 6 Size: 46 Kb 
tweet!  How To Win Friends and Influence People – A Programmer’s Perspective in Effective Human Relationships
  Priscilla Gathoni, Morristown, NJ
Pages: 9 Size: 234 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  The Fourth Lie – False Resumes
  Ernest Pineda, Gerard Group, Inc., San Bruno, CA
Pages: 1 Size: 13 Kb 
tweet!  Demystify "Ten years of pharma programming experience required" - What hiring managers actually look for
  Peng Yang, Clindata Insight Inc, Moraga, CA
Pages: 3 Size: 95 Kb 
tweet!  Monitoring Quality, Time and Costs of Clinical Trial Programming Projects using SAS®
  Jagan Mohan Achi, PPD, Austin, TX
Pages: 4 Size: 187 Kb 
tweet!  Kaizen
  Usha Kumar, inVentiv Health Clinical, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords:  KAIZEN  PRINCIPLE  THEORY  CONCEPT  MANAGEMENT  BUSINESS  QUALITY  EFFICIENCY  5-WHY  5-S  DO  IT  RIGHT  THE  FIRST  TIME  ATTITUDE  APPROACH  CONTINUOUS  IMPROVEMENT  PROCESS  CHANGE  CULTURE  SEIRI  SEISO  SEIKETSU  SHITSUKE  KAI  ZEN 
Pages: 5 Size: 102 Kb 
tweet!  A Guide for Front-Line Managers to Retain Talented Statistical SAS Programmers
  R. Mouly Satyavarapu, inVentiv Health Clinical, Ann Arbor, MI
Pages: 6 Size: 59 Kb 
tweet!  Recruiting for Retention
  Kathy Greer, DataCeutics, Inc., Pottstown, PA; John Reilly, DataCeutics, Inc., Pottstown, PA
Pages: 5 Size: 33 Kb 
When is Validation Valid?
  Janet Stuelpner, SAS, Cary, NC
Posters
tweet!  A User Friendly Tool to Facilitate the Data Integration Process
  Yang Wang, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Boxun Zhang, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Keywords:  Data Integration  Comparison  Meta-analysis  Pooled Datasets  SAS  VBA  Process Flow 
Pages: 6 Size: 193 Kb 
tweet!  Survival Analysis Approaches and New Developments using SAS
  Jane Lu, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE; David Shen, Independent Consultant
Pages: 13 Size: 321 Kb 
tweet!  CDISC Mapping and Supplemental Qualifiers
  Arun Raj Vidhyadharan, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ; Sunil Mohan Jairath, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ
Keywords:  Abstract  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 365 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Can Automatically Provide GTL Templates for Graphics in Three Ways
  David Shen, Li Zhang, Independent Consultant, Chesterbrook, PA; Ben Adeyi, Dapeng Zhang, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Chesterbrook, PA
Pages: 8 Size: 268 Kb 
tweet!  Design of Experiments (DOE) Using JMP
  Charles E. Shipp, Consider Consulting, Los Angeles, CA
Keywords:  Design of Experiments (DOE) Using JMP  Charles E. Shipp 
Pages: 4 Size: 441 Kb 
tweet!  Bad Date: How to find true love with Partial Dates!
  Namrata Pokhrel, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA
Pages: 11 Size: 87 Kb 
tweet!  Switching from PC SAS® to SAS Enterprise Guide®
  Zhengxin (Cindy) Yang, inVentiv Health Clinical, Princeton, NJ
Pages: 13 Size: 714 Kb 
tweet!  Guidelines for Protecting Your Computer, Network and Data from Malware Threats
  Ryan Paul Lafler, High School Student, Operating System and Software Enthusiast, Spring Valley, CA; Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  antivirus  malware  malware threats  internet security  Lafler  Ryan Lafler  Ryan Paul Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd 
Pages: 9 Size: 621 Kb 
tweet!  Process and Tools for Assessing Compliance with Standard Operating Procedures
  Ginger Redner, Merck & Company, Inc., Upper Gwynedd, PA; Eunice Ndungu, Merck & Company, Inc., Upper Gwynedd, PA
Pages: 10 Size: 769 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Adopted Changes for SDTMIG v3.1.3 and 2013 OpenCDISC Upgrades
  Yi Liu Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE; Stephen Read Celerion Inc., Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 17 Size: 636 Kb 
tweet!  Route to SDTM Implementation in In-Vitro Diagnostic Industry: Simple or Twisted
  Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Sofia Shamas, MaxisIT Inc., NJ; Chowdagam Chaitanya, MaxisIT Inc., NJ; Don Lim, Bluewave Consulting Inc., CA; Girish Rajeev, InVentiv Health Clinical, FL
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 646 Kb 
tweet!  Evaluating the benefits of JMP® for SAS programmers
  Xiaopeng Li, Celerion, Lincoln, NE; Chun Feng, Celerion, Lincoln, NE; Nancy Wang, Celerion, Lincoln, NE
Keywords:  JMP®  SAS®  clinical research  programmers  quality control  tables  figures. 
Pages: 9 Size: 1186 Kb 
tweet!  Automation of ADAM Dataset Creation with a Retrospective, Prospective and Pragmatic Process
  Karin LaPann, MSIS, PRA International, Horsham, PA; Terek Peterson, MBA, PRA International, Horsham, PA
Keywords:  ADaM  CDASH  ODM  Standards  Mapping Tool  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 745 Kb 
tweet!  Healthcare Data Manipulation and Analytics Using SAS
  Lumin Shen, University of Pennsylvania; Jane Lu, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Inc
Keywords:  healthcare 
Pages: 11 Size: 139 Kb 
tweet!  Compare Without PROC COMPARE
  Pavan Vemuri, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Pages: 8 Size: 881 Kb 
tweet!  An Overview of REDCap, a secure web-based application for Electronic Data Capture
  Kevin Viel, inVentiv Health Clinical and Histonis, Incorporated, Atlanta, GA
Keywords:  Electronic Data Capture  EDC  Web-based questionnaire  Biomedical Research  Clinical Research  Software  Databases  Clinical Trials  internet 
Pages: 14 Size: 5259 Kb 
tweet!  A Parameterized SAS Macro to Select an Appropriate Covariance Structure in Repeated Measures Data Analysis Using PROC MIXED
  Leela Aertker, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC; Paul Nguyen, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC; Charity Quick, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 3 Size: 117 Kb 
tweet!  Tips for Finding Your Bugs Before QC Does
  Beatriz Garcia, Inventiv Health Clinical Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords:  QC  validation  verification 
Pages: 6 Size: 218 Kb 
tweet!  Create Excel TFLs Using the SAS® Add-in
  Jeffrey Tsao, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA; Tony Chang, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA
Pages: 6 Size: 724 Kb 
SAS Super Demos
Define.xml Round-Trip in SAS® Clinical Data Integration
  Julie Maddox, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
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The Integration of SAS® Drug Development and SAS® Clinical Data Integration
  Julie Maddox, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
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Creating Dataset-XML files with the SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit
  Lex Jansen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
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Creating Define-XML Version 2 with the SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.6
  Lex Jansen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
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Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
tweet!  Factor Analysis of Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms using SAS Software
  Ben Adeyi, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Chesterbrook, PA; David Shen, Independent Consultant, Chesterbrook, PA
Pages: 8 Size: 97 Kb 
tweet!  Handling with missing data in clinical trials for time-to-event variables
  Giulia Tonini,PhD Menarini Ricerche, Florence, Italy; Simona Scartoni, Menarini Ricerche, Florence, Italy; Angela Capriati, MD, PhD, Menarini Ricerche, Florence, Italy
Pages: 9 Size: 387 Kb 
tweet!  Defining Non-Inferiority Margins for Skin Adhesion Studies
  Marina Komaroff, Noven Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY; Sailaja Bhaskar, Noven Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY
Pages: 12 Size: 575 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  %IC_LOGISTIC: A SAS® Macro to Produce Sorted Information Criteria (AIC/BIC) List for PROC LOGISTIC for Model Selection
  Qinlei Huang, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; Liang Zhu, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 12 Size: 406 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro to address PK timing variables issues
  Timothy J Harrington, Dataceutics inc, Pottstown, PA
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 14 Size: 71 Kb 
tweet!  A Mental Health and Risk Behavior Analysis of American Youth Using PROC FACTOR and SURVEYLOGISTIC
  Deanna Schreiber-Gregory, North Dakota State University
Keywords:  Proc Surveylogistic  Proc Factor  behavioral health  risky behaviors  NDSU  SAS  healthcare 
Pages: 23 Size: 630 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro to Evaluate Balance after Propensity Score Matching
  Erin Hulbert, Optum Life Sciences, Eden Prairie, MN; Lee Brekke, Optum Life Sciences, Eden Prairie, MN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 12 Size: 127 Kb 
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  Dan Conroy, Ph.D., inVentiv Health, Burlington, MA
Keywords:  Clinical Trials  Non Randomized  Propensity Scores 
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  Naina Pandurangi, inVentiv Health Clinical, Mumbai, India; Seeja Shetty, inVentiv Health Clinical, Mumbai, India
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  David Franklin, Quintiles Inc., Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  Survival  Confidence  Intervals 
Pages: 6 Size: 471 Kb 
tweet!  The path less trodden - PROC FREQ for ODDS RATIO
  Manjusha Gondil, Inventiv International Pharma Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India; Linga Reddy Baddam, Inventiv International Pharma Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
Keywords:  ODDS Ratio by PROC FREQ  ODDS Ratio using SAS  ODDS Ratio using PROC FREQ 
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tweet!  Creating and Customizing the Kaplan-Meier Survival Plot in PROC LIFETEST in the SAS/STAT® 13.1 Release
  Warren F. Kuhfeld, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC; Ying So, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  Kaplan-Meier  Survival Plot 
Pages: 35 Size: 2295 Kb 
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  Pankaj Bhardwaj, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, New Delhi, India; Chandramouli Raghuram, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Edison, NJ
Pages: 8 Size: 862 Kb 
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  Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC; Lisa Dodson, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Keywords:  Data Integration  Data Quality  Data Governance and Master Data Management 
Pages: 18 Size: 2510 Kb 
tweet!  Are You Missing Out? Working with Missing Values to Make the Most of What is not There
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  Missing Value  CALL MISSING  MISSING Function  MISSING System option  MISSTEXT  null value 
Pages: 11 Size: 312 Kb 
tweet!  ‘V’ for … Variable Information Functions to the Rescue
  Richann Watson, Experis, Batavia, OH; Karl Miller, inVentiv Health Clinical, Lincoln, NE
Keywords:  variable  functions  vname  vformat  vvalue  vlabel 
Pages: 15 Size: 592 Kb 
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  Kenneth W. Borowiak, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  SQL 
Pages: 9 Size: 181 Kb 
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  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada; Lucheng Shao, Ivantis Inc., Irvine, CA
Keywords:  functions  dates  missing  values 
Pages: 12 Size: 105 Kb 
tweet!  Investigating the Irregular: Using Perl Regular Expressions
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Keywords:  regex  perl  regular  expressions  is08601  date  cdisc 
Pages: 18 Size: 143 Kb 
tweet!  Strategies and Techniques for Debugging SAS® Program Errors and Warnings
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  error  errors  warning  warnings  SAS log  log  debug  debugging  sas debugging  sas debugging techniques  consultant  sas consultant  sas consulting  sql  sql consultant  sql consulting  author  sas author  sas author lafler  sas press  sas press author  trainer  sas trainer  sql trainer  training  sas training  sql training  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd 
Pages: 13 Size: 1134 Kb 
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  Ryan Paul Lafler, High School Student, Operating System and Software Enthusiast, Spring Valley, CA; Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  antivirus  malware  Lafler  Ryan Lafler  Ryan Paul Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd 
Pages: 8 Size: 590 Kb 
tweet!  What is the Definition of Global On-Demand Reporting within the Pharmaceutical Industry?
  Eric Kammer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ
Pages: 8 Size: 70 Kb 
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  Joshua Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 6 Size: 61 Kb 
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  Tracy Sherman, InVentiv Health Clinical, Cary, NC; Brian Fairfield-Carter, InVentiv Health Clinical, Cary, NC
Keywords:  consistency  tradeoff  efficiency 
Pages: 10 Size: 513 Kb 
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  William E Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Keywords:  notes  warnings  errors 
Pages: 20 Size: 574 Kb 
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Keywords:  ODS  RTF 
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