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SAS Conference Proceedings:
May 8-11, 2016, Denver, Colorado, 179 papers
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Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group 2016: Best Papers and honorable mentions

The New STREAM Procedure as a Virtual Medical Writer
  Joseph Hinson, inVentiv Health, Princeton, NJ (Best Paper in Applications Development)
Meaningful Presentation of Clinical Trial Data with Multiple Y-Axes Graph
  Mina Chen, Roche Product Development in Asia Pacific, Shanghai, China (Best Paper in Beyond the Basics)
The Impact of Change from wlatin1 to UTF-8 Encoding in SAS Environment
  Hui Song, PRA Health Sciences, Blue Bell, PA; Anja Koster, PRA Health Sciences, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands (Best Paper in Beyond the Basics)
Are You Thinking About Becoming an Independent Contractor? Things to Consider as you Plan for Your New Entrepreneurship
  Kathy Bradrick, MSM, Chiltern International, Inc.; Dawn Edgerton, MBA, RAC, Edgerton Data Consulting, LLC (Best Paper in Career Planning)
Deconstructing ADRS: Tumor Response Analysis Data Set
  Steve Almond, Bayer Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada (Best Paper in Data Standards)
Elevate your Graphics Game: Violin Plots
  Spencer Childress, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC (Best Paper in Data Visualization and Graphics)
PrecMod: An Automated Precision SAS® Macro for Random Effects Models
  Jesse A. Canchola, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Pleasanton, CA; Pari Hemyari, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Pleasanton, CA (Best Paper in Healthcare Analytics)
Handling Interim and Incomplete Data in a Clinical Trials Setting
  Paul Stutzman, Axio Research LLC, Seattle, WA (Best Paper in Industry Basics)
Recruiting and Retention Strategies for 2016 in the SAS Programmer Staffing Organizations
  Helen Chmiel, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI; Mindy Kiss, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI; Andrea Moralez, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI (Best Paper in Management and Support)
Don't Agonize, Organize: Maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of SAS® Programming in Clinical Trials projects, by using Project Management Organizing Methodologies
  Shefalica Chand, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA (Best Paper in Posters)
Standards Implementation & Governance: Carrot or Stick?
  Julie Smiley, Akana, San Antonio, TX; Judith Goud, Akana, Bennekom, Netherlands (Best Paper in Posters)
Trivial Date Tasks? PROC FCMP Can Help
  Jueru Fan, PPD, Morrisville, NC (Best Paper in Quick Tips)
SAS® and R - stop choosing, start combining and get benefits!
  Diana Bulaienko, Experis Clinical, Kharkiv, Ukraine (Best Paper in Quick Tips)
Latent Structure Analysis Procedures in SAS®
  Deanna Schreiber-Gregory, National University, Moorhead, MN (Best Paper in Statistics and Pharmacokinetics)
To IDB or Not to IDB: That is the Question
  Kjersten Offenbecker, Spaulding Clinical Research, West Bend, WI; Beth Seremula, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA (Best Paper in Submission Standards)
May the Function Be With You: Helpful SAS® Functions, Particularly When Handling CDISC Data
  Angela Lamb, Chiltern, King of Prussia, PA (Best Paper in Techniques and Tutorials)

Applications Development
Beyond the Basics
Career Planning
Data Standards
Data Visualization and Graphics
Hands-On Training
Healthcare Analytics
Industry Basics
Management and Support
Posters
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Techniques and Tutorials

Applications Development
tweet!  Efficient Safety Assessment in Clinical Trials using the Computer-generated AE Narratives of JMP® Clinical
  Richard C. Zink, JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute, Cary, NC; Drew Foglia, JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Pages: 13 Size: 445 Kb 
tweet!  The Benefits and Know-how of Building a Central CDISC-Terminology Dictionary with a Macro System
  Solomon Lee, Ph D, South San Francisco, CA; Ronghai Bo, Medicine, WI
Keywords:  CDISC  macro 
Pages: 4 Size: 30 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® integration with NoSQL data
  Kevin Lee, Clindata Insight, Moraga, CA
Keywords:  SQL 
Pages: 9 Size: 347 Kb 
tweet!  All Aboard! Next Stop is the Destination Excel
  William E Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Pages: 15 Size: 754 Kb 
tweet!  Enhanced OpenCDISC Validator Report for Quick Quality Review
  Ajay Gupta, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  OpenCDISC  SDTM  VBA  EXCEL  Hyperlinks 
Pages: 12 Size: 583 Kb 
tweet!  The Power of Perl Regular Expressions: Processing Dataset-XML documents back to SAS® Data Sets
  Joseph Hinson, inVentiv Health, Princeton, NJ
Keywords:  Dataset-XML  Perl Regular Expressions  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 415 Kb 
tweet!  The Devil is in the Details – Reporting from Pinnacle 21 (OpenCDISC) Validation Report
  Amy Garrett, Novella Clinical, Columbus, OH; Chris Whalen, Clovis Oncology, Boulder, CO
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 11 Size: 520 Kb 
tweet!  Best Practice Programming Techniques for SAS® Users
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA; Mary Rosenbloom, Lake Forest, CA
Keywords:  sas  sas best practice  sas programming techniques  consultant  sas consultant  consulting  sas consulting  sql consultant  sql consulting  author  sas author  sas press author  sas author lafler  trainer  sas trainer  sas trainer  training  sas training  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd 
Pages: 10 Size: 695 Kb 
tweet!  Building a Better Dashboard Using Base SAS® Software
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA; Roger Muller, Data-To-Events, Indianapolis, IN; Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Keywords:  sas  dashboard  dashboards  dynamic dashboards  drill-down  drill-down dashboards  histogram  hbar chart  vbar chart  pie chart  sgplot  sgpanel  sgrender  sas author  sas consultant  sas trainer  sas presenter  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd  Roger Muller  Joshua M. Horstman 
Pages: 17 Size: 849 Kb 
tweet!  The Little-Known DOCUMENT Procedure, a Utility for Manipulating Output Delivery System (ODS) Content
  Roger D. Muller, Ph.D., Data To Events Inc., Carmel, IN
Keywords:  ods 
Pages: 8 Size: 471 Kb 
tweet!  Automating Patient Narratives – The Medical Writer Loves Me!
  Scott Burroughs, PAREXEL International, Durham, NC
Keywords:  ODS  RTF  Narratives 
Pages: 7 Size: 239 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  The New STREAM Procedure as a Virtual Medical Writer
  Joseph Hinson, inVentiv Health, Princeton, NJ
Keywords:  STREAM Procedure  Proc Stream  Patient Narratives  Investigator's Brochure 
Pages: 13 Size: 384 Kb 
tweet!  Consider Define.xml Generation during Development of CDISC Dataset Mapping Specifications
  Vara Prasad Sakampally, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA; Bhavin Busa, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 6 Size: 336 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® Office Analytics: An Application In Practice - Monitoring and Ad-Hoc Reporting Using Stored Process
  Mansi Singh, Roche Molecular Systems Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Smitha Krishnamurthy, Roche Molecular Systems Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Chaitanya Chowdagam, MaxisIT Inc., Metuchen, NJ; Kamal Chugh, Roche Molecular Systems Inc., Pleasanton, CA
Pages: 12 Size: 1513 Kb 
Beyond the Basics
tweet!  Color, Rank, Count, Name; Controlling it all in PROC REPORT
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  PROC REPORT  PROC FORMAT  color selection  PROC RANK  user defined formats  traffic lighting 
Pages: 9 Size: 357 Kb 
tweet!  Performing Pattern Matching by Using Perl Regular Expressions
  Arthur Li, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Pages: 12 Size: 150 Kb 
tweet!  An Intersection of Pharma and Medical Devices - Development of Companion Diagnostics in Conjunction with Targeted Therapies
  Carey G. Smoak, Portola Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 335 Kb 
tweet!  Go Compare: Flagging up some underused options in PROC COMPARE
  Michael Auld, Ampersoft Ltd, London, UK
Pages: 14 Size: 776 Kb 
tweet!  DOSUBL and the Function Style Macro
  John Henry King, Ouachita Clinical Data Services, Inc. Caddo Gap, AK
Keywords:  DOSUBL  MACRO  FUNCTION 
Pages: 6 Size: 456 Kb 
tweet!  Superior Highlighting: Identifying New or Changed Data in Excel Output using SAS®
  Kim Truett, KCT Data, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
Keywords:  SAS  highlighting  CALL DEFINE  Excel 
Pages: 8 Size: 156 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Meaningful Presentation of Clinical Trial Data with Multiple Y-Axes Graph
  Mina Chen, Roche Product Development in Asia Pacific, Shanghai, China
Pages: 5 Size: 141 Kb 
tweet!  Novel Programming Methods for Change from Baseline Calculations
  Mina Chen, Roche Product Development in Asia Pacific, Shanghai, China; Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Keywords:  hash  baseline  visitdata  clinical  trials  diagnostic  iterator 
Pages: 7 Size: 919 Kb 
tweet!  I Object: SAS® Does Objects with DS2
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada; Xue Yao, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Keywords:  DS2  Object Oriented  data types  methods  packages 
Pages: 27 Size: 917 Kb 
tweet!  Name that Function: Punny Function Names with Multiple MEANings and Why You Do Not Want to be MISSING Out
  Ben Cochran, The Bedford Group, Raleigh, NC; Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  DATA step  Functions  Routines 
Pages: 10 Size: 272 Kb 
tweet!  Surviving the SAS® Macro Jungle by Using Your Own Programming Toolkit
  Kevin Russell, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  DOSUBL function  stored compiled macro facility  macro debugging system options  CALL SYMPUTX routine  comments within a macro definition  %PUT statement  MFILE system option  read-only macro variables  macro IN operator  SASHELP.VMACRO 
Pages: 16 Size: 125 Kb 
tweet!  Preparing the Data to Ensure Correct Calculation of Relative Risk
  Ravi Kankipati, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Abhilash Chimbirithy, Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ
Pages: 13 Size: 217 Kb 
tweet!  The Power of Data Access Functions: An example with Dataset-XML Creation
  Joseph Hinson, inVentiv Health, Princeton, NJ
Keywords:  SCL  Data Access Functions  Dataset-XML  XML 
Pages: 9 Size: 284 Kb 
tweet!  Macro to get data from specific cutoff period
  Kiranmai Byrichetti, SCRI, Nashville, TN; Jeffrey Johnson, SCRI, Nashville, TN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 375 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  The Impact of Change from wlatin1 to UTF-8 Encoding in SAS Environment
  Hui Song, PRA Health Sciences, Blue Bell, PA; Anja Koster, PRA Health Sciences, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands
Keywords:  SAS  ENCODING  WLATIN1  UTF-8 
Pages: 12 Size: 159 Kb 
tweet!  UTF What? A Guide to Using UTF-8 Encoded Data in a SDTM Submission
  Michael Stackhouse, Chiltern, Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 423 Kb 
Career Planning
tweet!  What's Hot – Skills for SAS® Professionals
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, 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  Google Search Complete!  google search  web search  internet search  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd 
Pages: 6 Size: 558 Kb 
tweet!  Don’t be a Diamond in the Rough: Tips to Employment
  Janet Stuelpner, SAS Institute, New Canaan, CT
Keywords:  Employment  Job Search 
Pages: 8 Size: 398 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Are You Thinking About Becoming an Independent Contractor? Things to Consider as you Plan for Your New Entrepreneurship
  Kathy Bradrick, MSM, Chiltern International, Inc.; Dawn Edgerton, MBA, RAC, Edgerton Data Consulting, LLC
Pages: 4 Size: 56 Kb 
tweet!  Career Path for SAS Profession in Pharmaceutical Industry
  James Meiliang Yue, Gauss Inc., Queens, NY
Pages: 2 Size: 96 Kb 
tweet!  Journey from the student to the full-time programmer
  Viktoriia Vasylenko, Experis Clinical, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords:  internship  university program  Ukraine  full-time programming 
Pages: 4 Size: 233 Kb 
tweet!  My First Job Dos-and-Don’ts: A Survival Guide for Your First Statistical Programming Job in the Industry
  Assir Abushouk, PAREXEL International, Boston, MA; Thu-Nguyen Nguyen, PAREXEL International, Durham, NC
Pages: 4 Size: 431 Kb 
tweet!  There is No Time Like Present-Being from Elf to the True Self
  Rajinder Kumar, Novartis Healthcare Private Limited, Hyderabad, India; Sudarshan Reddy Shabadu, Inventiv Health Clinical, Hyderabad, India; Houde Zhang, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ
Keywords:  Motivation  Abstract  Title  writting  skill  Self-Assessment  phobia  self-realization  ignorant  enlightened  elf  true-self  consciousness 
Pages: 4 Size: 263 Kb 
tweet!  A Review of "Free" Massive Open Online Content (MOOC) for SAS® Learners
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  mooc  massive open online course  massive open online content  sas  worldwide classroom  sas classroom  sas university edition  sas u  support.sas.com  sascommunity  sascommunity.org  youtube  sas youtube channel  author  sas press  sas press author  consultant  sas consultant  consulting  sas consulting  trainer  sas trainer  training  sas training  lafler  kirk lafler  kirk paul lafler  @sasnerd 
Pages: 16 Size: 2479 Kb 
Data Standards
tweet!  Tips and tricks when developing Trial Design Model Specifications that provide Reductions in Creation time
  Ruth Marisol Rivera Barragan, Chiltern International, Inc., Manor, TX
Keywords:  TDM  Trial Design Model  Trial Elements  Trial Arms  Trial Summary  Trial Visit  Trial Inclusion  UNII  SNOMED 
Pages: 10 Size: 984 Kb 
tweet!  Results-Level Metadata: What, How, and Why
  Frank Dilorio, CodeCrafters, Inc., Philadelphia PA; Jeffrey Abolafia, Rho Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  Metadata  Define File  Results Metadata  ARM  end-to-end  define.xml  Metadata repurposing  user interface design 
Pages: 11 Size: 322 Kb 
tweet!  Moving up! – SDTM v3.2 – What is new and how to use it
  Alyssa Wittle, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA; Christine McNichol, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA; Antonio Cardozo, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  v3.2  IG 
Pages: 8 Size: 169 Kb 
tweet!  Getting Started with Data Governance
  Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 15 Size: 337 Kb 
tweet!  “It is a standard, so it is simple, right?”: Misconceptions and Organizational Challenges of Implementing CDISC at a CRO
  Susan H.M. Boquist, PAREXEL, Billerica, MA; Adam J. Sicard, PAREXEL, Durham, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  ADaM  SAS 
Pages: 5 Size: 290 Kb 
tweet!  Considerations and Conventions within the Therapeutic Area User Guides (TAUGs)
  Jerry Salyers, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA; Kristin Kelly, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA; Fred Wood, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  SDTMIG  Therapeutic Area User Guide 
Pages: 8 Size: 52 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Deconstructing ADRS: Tumor Response Analysis Data Set
  Steve Almond, Bayer Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Keywords:  ADRS  oncology  ADaM  tumor response  RECIST 
Pages: 11 Size: 676 Kb 
tweet!  Prepare for Re-entry: Challenges and Solutions for Handling Re-screened Subjects in SDTM
  Charity Quick, Rho, Inc, Chapel Hill, NC; Paul Nguyen, Rho, Inc, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  SDTM Re-screened Re-screening Re-enrolled SUBJID USUBJID  CDISC 
Pages: 5 Size: 154 Kb 
tweet!  Associated Persons Domains – Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
  Alyssa Wittle, Chiltern, King of Prussia, PA; Michael Stackhouse, Chiltern, Cary, NC
Pages: 6 Size: 741 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM Trial Summary Domain: Putting Together the TS Puzzle
  Kristin Kelly, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA; Jerry Salyers, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA; Fred Wood, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  SDTM  TS  Trial Summary  CDISC 
Pages: 13 Size: 336 Kb 
tweet!  Conformance, Compliance, and Validation: An ADaM Team Lead's Perspective
  John Troxell, Accenture, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  Conformance  Compliance  Validation 
Pages: 7 Size: 242 Kb 
tweet!  Implementation of ADaM Basic Data Structure for Cross-over Studies
  Songhui Zhu, A2Z Scientific Inc., East Brunswick, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  BDS  Cross-over 
Pages: 10 Size: 413 Kb 
tweet!  TRTP and TRTA in BDS Application per CDISC ADaM Standards
  Maggie Ci Jiang, Teva Pharmaceuticals, West Chester, PA
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  TRTP  TRTA  ANL01FL  AVISIT  APERIOD 
Pages: 8 Size: 668 Kb 
tweet!  Transforming Biomarker Data into an SDTM based Dataset
  Kiran Cherukuri, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Keywords:  Biomarkers  SDTM  SDTMIG-PGx  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 302 Kb 
tweet!  Codelists Here, Versions There, Controlled Terminology Everywhere
  Shelley Dunn, Regulus Therapeutics, San Diego, CA
Keywords:  Codelists  Versions  Controlled  Terminology 
Pages: 12 Size: 689 Kb 
Data Visualization and Graphics
tweet!  Now You Can Annotate Your GTL Graphs!
  Dan Heath, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 14 Size: 507 Kb 
tweet!  Clinical Graphs Using SAS®
  Sanjay Matange, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 19 Size: 1382 Kb 
tweet!  Waterfall plot: two different approaches, one beautiful graph
  Ting Ma, Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunnyvale, CA
Pages: 9 Size: 262 Kb 
tweet!  Fifty Ways to Change your Colors (in ODS Graphics)
  Shane Rosanbalm, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  ODS Graphics  SGPLOT  GTL  Colors 
Pages: 14 Size: 469 Kb 
tweet!  Stylish Kaplan-Meier Survival Plot using SAS(R) 9.4 Graph Template Language
  Setsuko Chiba, Pharmacyclics, LLC., Sunnyvale, CA
Pages: 7 Size: 191 Kb 
tweet!  Annotating Graphs from Analytical Procedures
  Warren F. Kuhfeld, SAS Institute Inc., Cary NC
Pages: 18 Size: 1346 Kb 
tweet!  Swimmer Plot by Graphic Template Language (GTL)
  Baiming Wang, Pharmaceutical Products Development (PPD), Wilmington, NC
Keywords:  Time-to-Event  Swimmer Plot  GTL  VECTORPLOT 
Pages: 9 Size: 513 Kb 
tweet!  What HIGHLOW Can Do for You
  Kristen Much, Rho®, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC; Kaitlyn Steinmiller, Rho®, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  HIGHLOW  High Low Plot  Longitudinal Plot  GTL 
Pages: 12 Size: 658 Kb 
tweet!  Empowering Users By Creating Data Visualization Applications In R/Shiny
  Sudhir Singh, Pharmacyclics LLC, CA; Brian Munneke, Pharmacyclics LLC, CA; Amulya R Bista, Pharmacyclics LLC, CA; Jeff Cai, Pharmacyclics LLC, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 1704 Kb 
tweet!  Displaying data from NetMHCIIPan using GMAP: the SAS System as a Bioinformatics Tool
  Kevin R. Viel, Ph.D., Histonis, Incorporated, Atlanta, GA
Pages: 22 Size: 3204 Kb 
tweet!  Get a Quick Start with SAS® ODS Graphics By Teaching Yourself
  Roger D. Muller, Ph.D., Data To Events, Inc., Carmel, IN
Pages: 25 Size: 1085 Kb 
tweet!  A Different Approach to Create Swimmer Plot Using Proc Template and SGRENDER
  Jui-Fu Huang, Baxalta, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  TEMPLATE  SGRENDER  BARLABEL  BARLABELFORMAT 
Pages: 6 Size: 147 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Elevate your Graphics Game: Violin Plots
  Spencer Childress, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 9 Size: 464 Kb 
Hands-On Training
tweet!  Hands-On SAS® Macro Programming Essentials for New Users
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  Macro Language  macro  keyword macro  positional macro  SQL  SQL procedure  consultant  SAS consultant  consulting  SAS consulting  sql  sql consultant  sql consulting  author  sas author  sas press author  sql author  trainer  sas trainer  sas training  Lafler  Kirk Lafler  Kirk Paul Lafler  @sasNerd 
Pages: 10 Size: 617 Kb 
tweet!  PROC REPORT: Compute Block Basics
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Pages: 16 Size: 84 Kb 
tweet!  New for SAS® 9.4: A Technique for Including Text and Graphics in Your Microsoft Excel Workbooks, Part 1
  Vincent DelGobbo, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  ODS  graphics  Microsoft Excel  XLSX  XML  ExcelXP  multi-sheet workbook 
Pages: 23 Size: 689 Kb 
tweet!  Usage of Pinnacle 21 Community Toolset 2.1.1 for Clinical Programmers
  Sergiy Sirichenko, Pinnacle 21, Plymouth Meeting, PA; Michael DiGiantomasso, Pinnacle 21, Plymouth Meeting, PA; Travis Collopy, Pinnacle21, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Keywords:  Validation  Define.xml  Pinnacle 21 Community  OpenCDISC 
Pages: 19 Size: 971 Kb 
tweet!  Building and Using User Defined Formats
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Pages: 11 Size: 96 Kb 
tweet!  Combining TLFs into a Single File Deliverable
  William Coar, Axio Research, Seattle, WA
Pages: 15 Size: 377 Kb 
Healthcare Analytics
Best Paper
tweet!  PrecMod: An Automated Precision SAS® Macro for Random Effects Models
  Jesse A. Canchola, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Pleasanton, CA; Pari Hemyari, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Pleasanton, CA
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 15 Size: 405 Kb 
tweet!  Working with Composite Endpoints: Constructing Analysis Data
  Pushpa Saranadasa, Merck & Co., Inc., Upper Gwynedd, PA
Pages: 7 Size: 374 Kb 
tweet!  What's the Case? Applying Different Methods of Conducting Retrospective Case/Control Experiments in Pharmacy Analytics
  Aran Canes, Cigna, Bloomfield, CT
Pages: 8 Size: 78 Kb 
tweet!  Four "Oops" Moments While Using Electronic Health Records to Identify a Cohort of Medication Users
  Steve Ezzy, Optum Epidemiology, Waltham, MA
Keywords:  HA05  electronic health record  EHR  prescription  medication  date  non-breaking space  mapped field  duplicate  healthcare 
Pages: 5 Size: 316 Kb 
Industry Basics
tweet!  What makes a “Statistical Programmer” different from a “Programmer”
  Arun Raj Vidhyadharan, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ; Sunil Mohan Jairath, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ
Pages: 12 Size: 361 Kb 
tweet!  Introduction of Semantic Technology for SAS® programmers
  Kevin Lee, Clindata Insight, Moraga, CA
Pages: 15 Size: 1223 Kb 
tweet!  Programming checks: Reviewing the overall quality of the deliverables without parallel programming
  Shailendra Phadke, Baxalta US Inc., Cambridge, MA; Veronika Csom, Baxalta US Inc., Cambridge, MA
Pages: 8 Size: 170 Kb 
tweet!  Compilation of Errors, Warnings and Notes!
  Anusuiya Ghanghas, Novartis Healthcare Private Limited, Hyderabad, India; Houde Zhang, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ; Rajinder Kumar, Novartis Healthcare Private Limited, Hyderabad, India
Keywords:  Errors  warnings  Notes  message  syntax  compile 
Pages: 7 Size: 452 Kb 
tweet!  Practical Implications of Sharing Data: A Primer on Data Privacy, Anonymization, and De-Identification
  Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 23 Size: 1218 Kb 
tweet!  Good versus Better SDTM: Data Listings
  Mario Widel, Eli Lilly & Co, Indianapolis, IN; Henry Winsor, Relypsa Inc., Redwood City, CA
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  ICH E3  Listings 
Pages: 11 Size: 512 Kb 
tweet!  Moving from Data Collection to Data Visualization and Analytics: Leveraging CDISC SDTM Standards to Support Data Marts
  Steve Kirby, JD, MS, Chiltern, King of Prussia, PA; Terek Peterson, MBA, Chiltern, King of Prussia, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 853 Kb 
tweet!  AE: An Essential Part of Safety Summary Table Creation
  Rucha Landge, Inventiv International Pharma Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
Pages: 12 Size: 565 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Handling Interim and Incomplete Data in a Clinical Trials Setting
  Paul Stutzman, Axio Research LLC, Seattle, WA
Keywords:  PharmaSUG  SAS  Interim  Incomplete 
Pages: 13 Size: 231 Kb 
tweet!  Access OpenFDA: A Cloud Based Big Data Portal Using SAS®
  Jie Roger Zhou, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; James Sun, Insmed Inc, Bridgewater, NJ
Pages: 8 Size: 730 Kb 
tweet!  Importance of Niche Provider for Successful NDA Submission: Rescue Case Study
  Aparna Poona, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA; Bhavin Busa, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA; Tim Southwick, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA
Pages: 9 Size: 245 Kb 
Management and Support
tweet!  Increase Your Bottom-line and Keep More Money in Your Pocket – A Practical Guide to the Self-Employed
  Margaret Hung, MLW Consulting LLC, Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 5 Size: 421 Kb 
tweet!  Outcome of a Clinical SAS University training program in Eastern Europe - How are graduates performing in a real work environment?
  Donnelle LaDouceur, Experis Clinical, Portage, MI; Sergey Glushakov, Intego-group, LLC, Maitland, FL
Pages: 7 Size: 294 Kb 
tweet!  Getting Clouds Moving across the Pacific - a case study on working with a Chinese CRO on SAS ® Drug Development
  Chen Shi, Santen Inc., Emeryville, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 181 Kb 
tweet!  QA and Compliance Insights Using the SCAPROC Procedure
  Ben Bocchicchio, SAS Institute, Cary NC; Sandeep Juneja, SAS Institute, Cary NC
Pages: 5 Size: 242 Kb 
tweet!  Schoveing Series 2: Self-Management: The Science of Balancing Work and Life
  Priscilla Gathoni, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical, Gaithersburg, MD
Pages: 13 Size: 598 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Recruiting and Retention Strategies for 2016 in the SAS Programmer Staffing Organizations
  Helen Chmiel, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI; Mindy Kiss, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI; Andrea Moralez, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI
Pages: 9 Size: 227 Kb 
tweet!  Quality, Timely and Within Budget Analysis and Reporting – Yes, you can have all three! A process and tool to help achieve this goal
  Wilminda Martin, Alcon, Fort Worth, TX; Sharon Niedecken, Alcon, Fort Worth, TX; Syamala Schoemperlen, Alcon, Fort Worth, TX
Keywords:  Resource Estimation  Resource Assignment  Budgets  Timelines  Project Tracking  Project Overview  Dashboard 
Pages: 12 Size: 637 Kb 
tweet!  Change Management: The Secret to a Successful SAS® Implementation
  Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC
Pages: 20 Size: 2448 Kb 
tweet!  The CDISC’s are coming!!
  Annapurna Ravi, inVentiv Health Clinical, Cincinnati, OH; Caroline Gray, inVentiv Health Clinical, Cork, Ireland
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 71 Kb 
Posters
tweet!  Enough of Clinical…Let’s talk Pre-Clinical!
  Arun Raj Vidhyadharan, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ; Sunil Mohan Jairath, inVentiv Health, Somerset, NJ
Pages: 5 Size: 261 Kb 
tweet!  Data Visualization for Quality Control in NONMEM Data set
  Linghui Zhang, Merck Co., Upper Gwynedd, PA
Keywords:  PK  PD  NONMEM 
Pages: 9 Size: 706 Kb 
tweet!  A Data Preparation Primer: Getting Your Data Ready for Submission
  Janet Stuelpner, SAS Institute, New Canaan, CT
Keywords:  CDISC  submission  quality 
Pages: 3 Size: 217 Kb 
tweet!  Mixed Effects Models
  Yan Wang, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT
Pages: 7 Size: 254 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Time to Event ADaM Dataset for a Complex Efficacy Endpoint in Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutic Area
  Ittai Rambach, Teva Pharmaceuticals LTD., Netanya, Israel
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 485 Kb 
tweet!  Summarizing Adverse Events of Interest – Onset, Duration, and Resolution
  John Shaik, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Avani Kaja, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Pages: 6 Size: 135 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Don't Agonize, Organize: Maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of SAS® Programming in Clinical Trials projects, by using Project Management Organizing Methodologies
  Shefalica Chand, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Pages: 8 Size: 2294 Kb 
tweet!  Tips and Tricks for Bar Charts using SAS/Graph® Template Language
  Randall Nordfors, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Boxun Zhang, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Keywords:  Bar Charts  Graph Template Language  GTL  Mirror Bar Chart  Multiple Bar Sets  Tips and Tricks 
Pages: 8 Size: 140 Kb 
tweet!  Delivering a quality CDISC compliant accelerated submission using an outsourced model
  Mei Dey, AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, MD; Diane Peers, AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 73 Kb 
tweet!  CDISC Standards End-to-End: Transitional Hurdles
  Alyssa Wittle, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA; Christine McNichol, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA; Antonio Cardozo, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  ADaM  Standards  Training 
Pages: 6 Size: 63 Kb 
tweet!  The Hadoop Initiative: Supporting Today’s Data Access and Preparing for the Emergence of Big Data
  Michael Senderak, Merck & Co., Inc., North Wales, PA; David Tabacco, Merck & Co., Inc., Branchburg, NJ; Robert Lubwama, Merck & Co., Inc., North Wales, PA; David O'Connell, Merck & Co., Inc., North Wales, PA; Matt Majer, Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ; Bryan Mallitz, Merck & Co., Inc., North Wales, PA
Keywords:  Hadoop  Big Data  Exadata  Electronic Medical Records  Electronic Insurance Claims  data storage  data extraction  relational data 
Pages: 9 Size: 1225 Kb 
tweet!  Making Greedy into Optimal! A Poor Woman’s Attempt to Get Optimal Propensity Score Matching from a Greedy Matching Algorithm
  Janet Grubber, VA HSR&D, Durham, NC; Carl Pieper, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Cathleen Colon-Emeric, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Pages: 12 Size: 408 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM Metadata: The Output is only as Good as the Input
  Sue Sullivan, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  SDTM  Metadata  CDISC  SHARE  standards  compliance 
Pages: 9 Size: 214 Kb 
tweet!  "The car is in the shop but where are the mechanics?" The future of Standard Scripts for Analysis and Reporting
  Dirk Spruck, Clinipace Worldwide, Marburg, Germany; Nina Worden, Santen, Emeryville, CA
Keywords:  Analysis standards  PhUSE  Computational Science  Scripts 
Pages: 3 Size: 51 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Standards Implementation & Governance: Carrot or Stick?
  Julie Smiley, Akana, San Antonio, TX; Judith Goud, Akana, Bennekom, Netherlands
Pages: 6 Size: 1559 Kb 
tweet!  Importing Data Specifications from .RTF and .DOC files and producing Reports
  Sandesh Jagadeesh, PPD, Austin, TX
Keywords:  Sandesh  Jagadeesh  PO18-PharmaSUG  2016 
Pages: 5 Size: 274 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Macro for Summarizing Adverse Events
  Julius Kirui, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN; Rakesh Mucha, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 938 Kb 
tweet!  Using GTL Generating Customized Kaplan-Meier Survival Plots
  Joanne Zhou, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA
Pages: 12 Size: 686 Kb 
tweet!  SDTM Automation with Standard CRF Pages
  Taylor Markway, SCRI Development Innovations, Carrboro, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  Macro  Automation  Pharmaceutical  SAS Programming 
Pages: 10 Size: 338 Kb 
tweet!  Automatic Consistency Checking of Controlled Terminology among SDTM Datasets, Define.xml, and NCI/CDISC Controlled Terminology for FDA Submission
  Min Chen, Alkermes Inc., Waltham, MA; Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Alkermes Inc., Waltham, MA
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 13 Size: 725 Kb 
tweet!  Validation Methods and Strategies for Presentation of Clinical Reports: The Programmers Road Map to Success
  Vijayata Sanghvi, inVentiv Health Clinical, Princeton, NJ
Pages: 5 Size: 352 Kb 
tweet!  Building Efficiency and Quality in SDTM Development Cycle
  Kishore Pothuri, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA; Bhavin Busa, Vita Data Sciences, Waltham, MA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 190 Kb 
Quick Tips
tweet!  Log Checks Made Easy
  Yogesh Pande, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Rahway, NJ
Keywords:  SAS Log  Macro  report  infile  print 
Pages: 4 Size: 409 Kb 
tweet!  Plan Your Work Using PROC CALENDAR
  Suresh Kumar Kothakonda, inVentiv Health Clinical, Hyderabad, India
Keywords:  proc Calendar  SAS 
Pages: 5 Size: 427 Kb 
tweet!  Quick and Efficient Way to Check the Transferred Data
  Divyaja Padamati, Eliassen Group Inc., NC
Keywords:  Data standards  SAS Transferred data  QC check SAS 
Pages: 6 Size: 206 Kb 
tweet!  Keeping Up with Updating Dictionaries
  Divyaja Padamati, Eliassen Group Inc., NC
Keywords:  Dictionaries  SAS Dictionary  Version check sas  Dictionary version SAS 
Pages: 3 Size: 355 Kb 
tweet!  Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) using SAS
  Yang Wang, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA; Vinodita Bongarala, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Keywords:  Scalable Vector Graphics  SVG  SAS 
Pages: 6 Size: 78 Kb 
tweet!  Adding Statistics and Text to the Panel Graphs using INSET option in PROC SGPANEL
  Ajay Gupta, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  INSET  PROC SGPANEL SAS 9.4 
Pages: 6 Size: 350 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Trivial Date Tasks? PROC FCMP Can Help
  Jueru Fan, PPD, Morrisville, NC
Keywords:  SAS  PROC FCMP  Partial Dates Imputation 
Pages: 10 Size: 353 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS Macro Tool to Automate Generation of Customized Patient Profile in PDF Documents
  Haining Li, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Merit E. Cudkowicz, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Hong Yu, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Keywords:  Customized Patient Profile  PDF document  macro 
Pages: 6 Size: 326 Kb 
tweet!  Selecting Analysis Dates - A Macro Approach Using Raw Data for Expediting Results
  Abdul Ghouse, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Keywords:  TTE  macro  efficacy 
Pages: 4 Size: 70 Kb 
tweet!  Data Validation: Bolstering Quality and Efficiency
  Anusuiya Ghanghas, Novartis Healthcare Private Limited, Hyderabad, India; Houde Zhang, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ; Rajinder Kumar, Novartis Healthcare Private Limited, Hyderabad, India
Keywords:  Validation  PROC COMPAREV  programming  mannual check  format  content  cross checking  SAS log  validation approach  TFL 
Pages: 3 Size: 285 Kb 
tweet!  Breaking up (Axes) Isn’t Hard to Do: A Macro for Choosing Axis Breaks
  Alex Buck, Rho®, Chapel Hill, NC
Keywords:  macro 
Pages: 6 Size: 402 Kb 
tweet!  Lab CTCAE – the Perl Way
  Marina Dolgin, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Netanya, Israel
Keywords:  CTCAE  SAS  Perl  regex 
Pages: 7 Size: 727 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  SAS® and R - stop choosing, start combining and get benefits!
  Diana Bulaienko, Experis Clinical, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords:  SAS®  PROC IML  R  ExportDatasetToR statement  SUBMIT and ENDSUBMIT statements  ggplot2 package 
Pages: 7 Size: 483 Kb 
tweet!  Tips on Checking and Manipulating Filenames with SAS
  Solomon Lee, K Solomon LLC
Pages: 4 Size: 89 Kb 
tweet!  When ANY Function Will Just NOT Do
  Richann Watson, Experis, Batavia, OH; Karl Miller, inVentiv Health, Lincoln, NE
Keywords:  SAS  Functions  ANY  NOT  CDISC  SDTM  ADaM 
Pages: 8 Size: 92 Kb 
tweet!  Becoming a more efficient programmer with SAS® Studio
  Max Cherny, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA
Keywords:  SAS  SAS STUDIO  QT17 
Pages: 9 Size: 404 Kb 
tweet!  PROC SQL: To Create Macro Variables with Multiple Values and the Uses in Clinical Programming
  Anish Kuriachen, inVentiv Health Clinical, NJ
Keywords:  Proc Sql  macro 
Pages: 4 Size: 81 Kb 
tweet!  A Macro to Automatically Flag Baseline in SDTM
  Taylor Markway, SCRI Development Innovations, Carrboro, NC
Keywords:  Pharmaceutical SAS  Macro  Baseline  SDTM  Automation  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 250 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® Abbreviations: a Shortcut for Remembering Complicated Syntax
  Yaorui Liu, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Keywords:  SAS Abbreviation  Enhanced Editor  Macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 642 Kb 
tweet!  Enhancing the SAS® Enhanced Editor with Toolbar Customizations
  Lynn Mullins, PPD, Cincinnati, OH
Keywords:  Toolbar  Customization  Enhanced  Editor 
Pages: 6 Size: 186 Kb 
tweet!  Using PROC GENMOD with count data
  Meera G Kumar, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ
Keywords:  count data  GENMOD  epidemiology  person-years  event rate ratio  poisson 
Pages: 4 Size: 69 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Techniques for Managing Large Datasets
  Rucha Landge, Inventiv International Pharma Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
Keywords:  Options like Compress  Index  Bufsize and very routinely used statements are described in the paper 
Pages: 7 Size: 234 Kb 
tweet!  Remember to always check your simple SAS function code!
  Yingqiu Yvette Liu, Merck & Co. Inc., North Wales, PA
Keywords:  SAS function  SCAN function  LAG function 
Pages: 8 Size: 322 Kb 
Statistics and Pharmacokinetics
tweet!  Cox proportional hazards regression to model the risk of outcomes per double increase in a continuous explanatory variable
  Seungyoung Hwang, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Keywords:  SAS  doubling  Cox proportional hazards model 
Pages: 4 Size: 114 Kb 
tweet!  Programming Support for Exposure-Response Analysis in Oncology Drug Development
  Peter Lu, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ; Hong Yan, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ
Keywords:  Programming  Exposure  Response  Oncology 
Pages: 8 Size: 386 Kb 
tweet!  Scrambled Data – A Population PK/PD Programming Solution
  Sharmeen Reza, Cytel Inc., Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  NONMEM  Pop-PK/PD  Scramble  Scrambling  Population PK/PD Programming  Data Transfer  PK Analysis 
Pages: 8 Size: 363 Kb 
tweet!  Unequalslopes: Making life easier when the proportional odds assumption fails
  Matthew Wiedel, inVentiv Health, Lincoln, NE
Keywords:  logistic  unequalslopes  logit 
Pages: 11 Size: 621 Kb 
tweet!  A Dose Escalation Method for Dual-Agent in Phase 1 Cancer Clinical Trial using the SAS MCMC Procedure
  Gwénaël Le Teuff, Gustave Roussy, Paris, France; Mohamed Amine Bayar, Gustave Roussy, Paris, France
Keywords:  Dose finding  Phase I trial  Bayesian design  MCMC procedure 
Pages: 14 Size: 120 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Latent Structure Analysis Procedures in SAS®
  Deanna Schreiber-Gregory, National University, Moorhead, MN
Keywords:  latent analysis  structural equation modeling  LTA  LCA  TRAJ  CALIS 
Pages: 8 Size: 527 Kb 
tweet!  Everything or Nothing - A Better Confidence Intervals for Binomial Proportion in Clinical Trial Data Analysis
  Sakthivel Sivam, Quartesian LLC, Princeton, NJ; Subbiah Meenakshisundaram, L.N Government College, Ponneri, India
Keywords:  Binomial proportion  Confidence interval  Score Interval  Approach  Boundary 
Pages: 8 Size: 371 Kb 
tweet!  Simulation of Data using the SAS System, Tools for Learning and Experimentation
  Kevin R. Viel, Ph.D., inVentiv Health Clinical, Atlanta, GA
Keywords:  Survival analysis  time-to-event  simulation  random number generator  seed  RANNOR  RANBIN  RANUNI  logistic regression  Weibull distribution  zero-inflated Poisson  ZIP  NLMIXED 
Pages: 11 Size: 159 Kb 
tweet!  “I Want the Mean, But not That One!”
  David Franklin, Quintiles Real Late Phase Research, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  Statistic  Mean 
Pages: 5 Size: 207 Kb 
tweet!  ROC Curve: Making way for correct diagnosis
  Manoj Pandey, Ephicacy Lifescience Analytics Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India; Abhinav Jain, Ephicacy Consulting Group Inc., Iselin, NJ
Keywords:  Sensitivity  Specificity  Receiver Operating Characteristics  Area under Curve  Optimal Cut-off Point  Youden Index 
Pages: 12 Size: 1040 Kb 
Submission Standards
tweet!  Creating Define-XML version 2 including Analysis Results Metadata with the SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit
  Lex Jansen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  SAS  CST  CDISC  Define-XML  define.xml  metadata  ARM  ADaM 
Pages: 29 Size: 955 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (.pdf, 1961 Kb)
tweet!  Preparing Legacy Format Data for Submission to the FDA - When & Why Must I Do It, What Guidance Should I Follow?
  David C. Izard, Accenture, Berwyn, PA
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  CDASH  ADaM  FDA  Guidance  Study  Data  Technical  Conformance  Guide  Standardized  Study  Data 
Pages: 11 Size: 287 Kb 
tweet!  Strategic Considerations for CDISC Implementation
  Amber Randall, Axio Research, Seattle, WA; William Coar, Axio Research, Seattle, WA
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  SDTM  FDA  PDUFA V  contractors 
Pages: 6 Size: 199 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  To IDB or Not to IDB: That is the Question
  Kjersten Offenbecker, Spaulding Clinical Research, West Bend, WI; Beth Seremula, Chiltern International, King of Prussia, PA
Pages: 7 Size: 510 Kb 
tweet!  A Practical Approach to Re-sizing Character Variable Lengths for FDA Submission Datasets (both SDTM and ADaM)
  Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Alkermes, Inc, Waltham, MA; Min Chen, Alkermes, Inc, Waltham, MA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 19 Size: 608 Kb 
tweet!  New Features in Define-XML V2.0 and Its Impact on SDTM/ADaM Specifications
  Hang Pang, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, Boston, MA
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 12 Size: 322 Kb 
tweet!  Up-Versioning Existing Define.xml from 1.0 to 2.0
  Jeff Xia, Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ; Lugang Xie (Larry), Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
Pages: 7 Size: 499 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro Tool to Automate Generation of Define.xml V2.0 from SDTM Specification for FDA Submission
  Min Chen, Alkermes Inc., Waltham, MA; Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Alkermes Inc., Waltham, MA
Keywords:  CDISC  macro  xml 
Pages: 24 Size: 751 Kb 
tweet!  Achieving Clarity through Proper Study Documentation: An Introduction to the Study Data Reviewer’s Guide (SDRG)
  Michael Stackhouse, Chiltern, Cary, NC; Terek J. Peterson, MBA, Chiltern, King of Prussia, PA
Pages: 5 Size: 530 Kb 
tweet!  What is high quality study metadata?
  Sergiy Sirichenko, Pinnacle 21, Plymouth Meeting, PA; Max Kanevsky, Pinnacle 21, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Keywords:  Study metadata  define.xml  reviewers guide  common issues  FDA 
Pages: 9 Size: 383 Kb 
tweet!  Submission-Ready Define.xml Files Using SAS® Clinical Data Integration
  Melissa R. Martinez, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Keywords:  define.xml  define  define file  SAS  CDI  Clinical Data Integration  value level metadata  annotated CRF  supplemental document  yodeling  chickens  annotated case report form  computational algorithm  controlled terminology  codelist  CDISC 
Pages: 10 Size: 313 Kb 
tweet!  The Standard for the Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND): History, Basics, and Comparisons with Clinical Data
  Fred Wood, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Berwyn, PA
Pages: 10 Size: 142 Kb 
Super Demos
Creating Define-XML version 2 including Analysis Results Metadata with the SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit
  Lex Jansen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords:  CDISC  xml 
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Techniques and Tutorials
tweet!  Removing Duplicates Using SAS®
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  sas  duplicates  removing duplicates  removing duplicate observations in sas  author  sas press  sas press author  consultant  sas consultant  consulting  sas consulting  trainer  sas trainer  training  sas training  lafler  kirk lafler  kirk paul lafler  @sasnerd 
Pages: 3 Size: 420 Kb 
tweet!  The Dynamic Duo: ODS Layout and the ODS Destination for PowerPoint
  Jane Eslinger, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 14 Size: 542 Kb 
tweet!  Controlling Colors by Name; Selecting, Ordering, and Using Colors for Your Viewing Pleasure
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords:  Color-naming Schemes  ARRAY  SAS Registry  PROC REGISTRY  PROC FSLIST 
Pages: 11 Size: 394 Kb 
tweet!  Generalized Problem-Solving Techniques for De-bugging and Diagnosing Logic Errors
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, inVentiv Health, Cary, NC; Tracy Sherman, Chiltern International, Wilmington, NC
Keywords:  de-bugging  logic errors  problem solving  genmax  metadata 
Pages: 12 Size: 618 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® Functions You May Have Been MISSING
  Mira Shapiro, Bethesda, MD
Pages: 8 Size: 143 Kb 
tweet!  Array of Sunshine: Casting Light on Basic Array Processing
  Nancy Brucken, inVentiv Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Keywords:  array  base SAS 
Pages: 5 Size: 34 Kb 
tweet!  Best Practices: Subset Without Getting Upset
  Mary F. O. Rosenbloom, Lake Forest, CA; Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords:  SAS  subset  subsetting  by-group  by-group processing  subgroup analysis  best practice  SQL  SAS SQL  PROC SQL  joins  LEFT join  Coalesce  Rosenbloom  Lafler 
Pages: 17 Size: 700 Kb 
tweet!  Formats and Informats – Concepts and Quick Reference Table
  Emmy Pahmer, inVentiv Health, Montreal, Canada
Keywords:  SAS  formats  informats 
Pages: 8 Size: 392 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  May the Function Be With You: Helpful SAS® Functions, Particularly When Handling CDISC Data
  Angela Lamb, Chiltern, King of Prussia, PA
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 341 Kb 
tweet!  Exploring HASH Tables vs. SORT/DATA Step vs. PROC SQL
  Richann Watson, Experis, Batavia, OH; Lynn Mullins, PPD, Cincinnati, OH
Keywords:  hash  SQL 
Pages: 14 Size: 251 Kb 
tweet!  Let’s Make Music: Using SAS® Functions for Music Composition
  Kim Truett, KCT Data, Inc., Alpharetta, GA; Zak Truett, KCT Data, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
Keywords:  SAS  Music  macro  improvisation 
Pages: 8 Size: 193 Kb 
tweet!  Setting the Percentage in PROC TABULATE
  David Franklin, Quintiles Real Late Phase Research, Cambridge, MA
Keywords:  TABULATE  PERCENTAGE 
Pages: 6 Size: 428 Kb 
tweet!  Beyond IF THEN ELSE: Techniques for Conditional Execution of SAS® Code
  Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 6 Size: 401 Kb 
tweet!  Capturing Macro Code when Debugging in the Windows Environment: The Power of MFILE and the Simplicity of Pasting
  Kevin R. Viel, Ph.D., inVentiv Health Clinical, Atlanta, GA
Keywords:  SAS  Macro  debug  MFILE  MPRINT  clipboard  pipe  log  paste  INFILE 
Pages: 10 Size: 102 Kb 
tweet!  Duplicate records - it may be a good time to contact your data management team
  Sergiy Sirichenko, Pinnacle 21, Plymouth Meeting, PA;Max Kanevsky, Pinnacle 21, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Keywords:  Duplicate records  data cleaning  FDA  SAS  Pinnacle 21 
Pages: 8 Size: 162 Kb 
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