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SAS Conference Proceedings:
May 23-26, 2010, Orlando, Florida, 156 papers
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Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group 2010: Best Papers and honorable mentions

Automating the Link Between Metadata and Analysis Datasets
  Misha Rittmann, Octagon Research Solutions (Best Paper in Application Development)
Use Base SAS URL to Build Surveillance and Monitoring System for New Clinical Trial Registration
  Xin Wei, Hoffmann-la-Roche; James Cai, Hoffmann-la-Roche; Jim Rosinski, Hoffmann-la-Roche (Best Paper in Application Development)
The CDISC/FDA Integrated Data Pilot: A Final Summary of Findings, Reviewer Feedback, and Recommendations Implementing CDISC Standards Within and Across Studies
  Chris Decker, d-Wise Technologies (Best Paper in CDISC)
Accessing the metadata from the define.xml using XSLT transformations
  Lex Jansen, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. (Best Paper in CDISC)
Order, order please: sorting data using proc report
  Lisa Fine, United Biosource Corporation (Best Paper in Coder's Corner)
An error bar macro with PROC GPLOT
  Xingshu Zhu, Merck & Co (Best Paper in Coder's Corner)
Validate it Again?! Get SAS to do it!
  Carol Matthews, United BioSource Corporation;Ginger Lewis, United BioSource Corporation;Olga Belotserkovsky, United BioSource Corporation (Best Paper in Data Management and Quality)
Estimation of Adherence to Antipsychotic and Diabetic Medications in a Sampleof Schizophrenia Patients
  Venky Chakravarthy, BioPharma Data Services;Thomas Taylor, Wayne State University (Best Paper in Health Science, Epidemiology and Medical Devices)
Don't run away, it's only Labs
  Lucy Wang, United Biosource Corp.;Paul Slagle, United Biosource Corp. (Best Paper in Industry Basics)
Macros Are Helpful - Tips to Avoid Giving Them a Bad Rep
  Deb Cassidy, PPD (Best Paper in Industry Basics)
Managing and Sharing Information through the Use of a Wiki
  James Worley, PPD Inc. (Best Paper in Management)
In for the Long Haul: Retaining a Talented SAS Programming Team
  Lynn DiFinizio, Biogen Idec;John Hotaling, Biogen Idec (Best Paper in Management)
Combining RTF files from Different Sources
  John Iwaniszek, Stat-Tech Services, LLC;Natalie Walker, Stat-Tech Services, LLC;Laura Lovette, Stat-Tech Services, LLC (Best Paper in Posters)
PROC REPORT - Compute Block and Conditional Footnote
  Yumi Sembongi, Yuton Consulting (Best Paper in Posters)
Assessing superiority/futility in a clinical trial: from multiplicity to simplicity with SAS®
  Phil d'Almada, DCRI;Laura Aberle, DCRI (Best Paper in Statistics & Pharmacokinetics)
Creating Customized Word Tables with Table of Contents using SAS® ODS RTF for Clinical Studies
  Sue Zhang, Abbott Nutrition (Best Paper in Technical Techniques)
SAS Programming Techniques for Manipulating Metadata on the Database Level
  Chris Speck, PAREXEL International (Best Paper in Technical Techniques)
The SAS® Hash Object: Its Time To .find() Your Way Around
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc. (Best Paper in Tutorials)

Application Development
CDISC
Coder's Corner
Data Management and Quality
Hands-on Workshops
Health Science, Epidemiology and Medical Devices
Industry Basics
Management
Posters
SAS Institute
Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
Technical Techniques
Tutorials

Application Development
tweet!  Facilitating Data Integration for Regulatory Submissions
  John Gerlach, MaxisIT, Inc.;John Bowen, Merck & Co.
Keywords:  Data Integration  Regulatory Submissions 
Pages: 9 Size: 87 Kb 

tweet!  The new SAS 9.2 FCMP Procedure, what functions are in your future?
  John Adams, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical
Keywords:  SAS9.2  fcmp function subroutine call routine 
Pages: 11 Size: 479 Kb 

tweet!  Tips for Creating Oncologic Efficacy Summary Tables using PROC LIFETEST and PROC PHREG
  Scott Ward, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  PROC LIFETEST  PROC PHREG  Oncologic Survival Summary Output 
Pages: 7 Size: 97 Kb 

tweet!  Universal History: Who, What, When, and More
  Jim Johnson, ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS)
Keywords:  history 
Pages: 9 Size: 74 Kb 

tweet!  Report Management Using the ODS Document Destination and Report Metadata
  Brit Harvey, XOMA (US) LLC
Keywords:  ODS  ODS DOCUMENT destination  PROC DOCUMENT  render  replay  report  management  metadata 
Pages: 6 Size: 104 Kb 

tweet!  Let your title macro report study progress
  Yang Chen, Independent Consultant
Keywords:  macro  report 
Pages: 5 Size: 59 Kb 

tweet!  ECG Feature Detection using SAS®
  Suhas Sanjee, Merck & Co Inc;Sridhar Vijendra, MaxisIT INC
Keywords:  PROC IML  SIGNAL ANALYSIS USING SAS  ECG R PEAK DETECTION 
Pages: 9 Size: 201 Kb 

tweet!  The Little Engine That Could: Using EXCEL LIBNAME Engine Options to Enhance Data Transfers between SAS® and Microsoft® Excel Files
  William Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy LLC
Keywords:  EXCEL  LIBNAME  Engine 
Pages: 10 Size: 942 Kb 

tweet!  Validation: Quick and Easy
  Wancheng Luo, Forest Research Institute By Smith Hanley;Wenjie Song, Forest Research Institute
Keywords:  validation  compare tables  listings  discrepancies 
Pages: 14 Size: 463 Kb 

tweet!  Capturing Tabular Data from Graphical Output Part 2: Web and Windows-Based Tools
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research
Keywords:  Tabular Data  Graphical Output  Web  Windows-Based Tools  internet 
Pages: 11 Size: 290 Kb 

tweet!  MAED Service: A SAS® Tool for Implementing SMQs and Performing MedDRA-Based Analyses of AE Data
  Chris Holland, MacroGenics, Inc.
Keywords:  MedDRA  SAS  safety analysis  JavaScript  HTML 
Pages: 9 Size: 253 Kb 

tweet!  RTF_READ: Decoding RTF Files
  Sandeep Juneja, Ockham;Andrew Illidge, Genzyme;Daniel Boisvert, Genzyme
Keywords:  PROC CONTENTS  EXCEL  XML 
Pages: 6 Size: 273 Kb 

tweet!  Considerations for Building an Integrated Safety Database Using SAS
  Denise Smith, Isis Pharmaceuticals;Daniel Schulz, Isis Pharmaceuticals;Gayle Kloss, Isis Pharmaceuticals;Wei Cheng, Isis Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  SAS  Integrated Database  Safety  ISDB  Isis Pharmaceuticals 
Pages: 10 Size: 571 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Automating the Link Between Metadata and Analysis Datasets
  Misha Rittmann, Octagon Research Solutions
Keywords:  Metadata  Analysis Datasets 
Pages: 5 Size: 235 Kb 

tweet!  The Most Popularly Applied Vehicles in Health Industry for Data Transfer from SAS to Microsoft Excel
  Guiping Yang, IMS Health Inc., Blue Bell, PA
Keywords:  Health Industry  Data Transfer  Microsoft Excel  healthcare 
Pages: 23 Size: 321 Kb 

tweet!  Leave No Trace: A Set of Macros to Remove Evidence of Program Execution
  Jim Johnson, ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS)
Keywords:  clean-up  macro 
Pages: 10 Size: 81 Kb 

tweet!  Make Easy Style Templates Using SAS Macro
  Barbara Harlan, Louisiana State University
Keywords:  Style Templates  SAS Macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 274 Kb 

tweet!  Multidimensional Data Visualization for Generating Patient Profile
  Rajavel Ganesan, Merck & Co., Inc.; Suhas Sanjee, Merck & Co Inc; Jason Clark, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  PROC GPLOT  PROC GANNO  Patient Profile  Drill Down Graphs  Graph Annotations 
Pages: 4 Size: 54 Kb 

tweet!  Operational Uses of Patient Profiles ... Even in an eCTD and SDTM World
  Terek Peterson, Octagon Research Solutions; Sanjiv Ramalingam, Octagon Research Solutions
Keywords:  Patient Profiles  eCTD  SDTM  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 309 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Use Base SAS URL to Build Surveillance and Monitoring System for New Clinical Trial Registration
  Xin Wei, Hoffmann-la-Roche; James Cai, Hoffmann-la-Roche; Jim Rosinski, Hoffmann-la-Roche
Keywords:  Base SAS  FILENAME URL  Build Surveillance  Monitoring System  Clinical Trial Registration 
Pages: 7 Size: 398 Kb 

tweet!  The Super Genius Guide to Generating Dummy Data
  Brian Varney, COMSYS
Keywords:  Dummy  Data 
Pages: 10 Size: 738 Kb 

tweet!  Manual to Automatic: Changing Your Program's Transmission
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Pages: 11 Size: 84 Kb 

CDISC
tweet!  How to validate SDTM SUPPQUAL data sets
  Kevin Lee, Covance
Keywords:  validate  SDTM  SUPPQUAL  CDISC 
Pages: 4 Size: 104 Kb 

tweet!  ADaM Dataset Checking Toolkit
  Huei-Ling Chen, Merck & Co. Inc.
Keywords:  ADaM . Checking  Toolkit  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 50 Kb 

tweet!  Applying ADaM Principals in Developing a Response Analysis Dataset
  Mei Dey,Merck & Co.;Lisa Pyle, Merck & Co.
Keywords:  CDISC  ADaM  Principals  Response Analysis 
Pages: 8 Size: 90 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  The CDISC/FDA Integrated Data Pilot: A Final Summary of Findings, Reviewer Feedback, and Recommendations Implementing CDISC Standards Within and Across Studies
  Chris Decker, d-Wise Technologies
Keywords:  CDISC  FDA  SDTM  ADaM  Standards  Integration 
Pages: 20 Size: 393 Kb 

tweet!  Help! The EX Domain is Now an Analysis Dataset! What Do I Do?!?
  David Izard, Octagon Research Solutions
Keywords:  CDISC  EX Domain  Analysis Dataset 
Pages: 4 Size: 99 Kb 

tweet!  How do we build ADaM from SDTM? A real case analysis
  Jianhua (Daniel) Huang, Forest Laboratories Inc
Keywords:  ADaM  SDTM  CDISC 
Pages: 12 Size: 122 Kb 

tweet!  Automating the Process of Creating the Contents of Data Definition Document
  David Wang, Sanofi-aventis;Greg Ridge, Sanofi-aventis
Keywords:  Define document  define.xml  define.pdf  SDTM  ADS  automate 
Pages: 10 Size: 254 Kb 

tweet!  The SE Domain as Treatment Data Store: Using the SDTM Subject Elements (SE) domain to drive analyzing treatment
  Jeremy Gratt, Modular Informatics
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  SE  Treatment 
Pages: 10 Size: 537 Kb 

tweet!  Creating SV and SE first
  Henry Winsor, WinsorWorks,Limited;Mario Widel, Genentech
Keywords:  SV  SE  data 
Pages: 7 Size: 156 Kb 

tweet!  The 5 Biggest Challenges of ADaM
  Terek Peterson, Octagon Research Solutions;David Izard, Octagon Research Solutions
Keywords:  ADaM  CDISC 
Pages: 11 Size: 268 Kb 

tweet!  Quality in a World of Standards with Differences
  Sandra VanPeltNguyen, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  WebSDM  quality 
Pages: 9 Size: 48 Kb 

tweet!  Achieving Efficiencies in CDISC SDTM Data Conversions and Its Challenges- Case Study
  Ilango Ramanujam, TAke Solutions Inc
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM conversion 
Pages: 6 Size: 224 Kb 

tweet!  In-Depth Review of Validation Tools to Check Compliance of SDTM-Ready Clinical Datasets
  Bhavin Busa, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;Kim Lindfield, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Keywords:  OpenCDISC  SAS-CST  SDTM Validation Tools 
Pages: 8 Size: 148 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (1196 Kb)

Best Paper
tweet!  Accessing the metadata from the define.xml using XSLT transformations
  Lex Jansen, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Keywords:  define.xml  CDISC  SDTM  SAS  XML Mapper  PDF 
Pages: 24 Size: 986 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (1322 Kb)

tweet!  Thanks CDISC “Free Utilities”
  Robert Agostinelli, Sepracor
Keywords:  CDISC  OpenCDISC  SAS 
Pages: 5 Size: 171 Kb 

tweet!  Checking for SDTM Compliance: The Need for Human Involvement
  Fred Wood, Octagon Research Solutions
Keywords:  SDTM Compliance  CDISC 
Pages: 8 Size: 83 Kb 

Coder's Corner
tweet!  Looking for a function called LEAD?Couldn't find?Here you go - multiple ways to simulate it
  Niraj Pandya, Element Technologies Inc.; eClinical Solutions, A Division of Eliassen Group
Keywords:  LEAD FUNCTION  LAG  POINT 
Pages: 5 Size: 129 Kb 

tweet!  Methodologies to Create Multiple Symbols on a Single Line Plot
  Sanjiv Ramalingam, Octagon Research Solutions;Lelia McConnell, SAS Institute
Keywords:  Multiple Symbols  Single Line Plot 
Pages: 5 Size: 174 Kb 

tweet!  Automating Comparison of Integrated studies vs. Individual studies
  Sandeep Kottam, Sr. Statistical Programmer consultant, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, NJ; Sree Lakshmi K Tripuraneni, Sr.Statistical Programmer consultant, Purdue pharma, Stamford, CT
Keywords:  Metafile  macro  individual studies 
Pages: 4 Size: 35 Kb 

tweet!  Which Sub-macros are Called by that macro?
  Ginger Redner, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  Sub-macros  macro libraries 
Pages: 7 Size: 93 Kb 

tweet!  The Interaction Between the SYNTAXCHECK and OBS= System Options During Batch Unix Sessions
  Robert Adams, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  Unix  Batch SAS session  SAS System Option 
Pages: 4 Size: 23 Kb 

tweet!  Importing Data from RTF Output into SAS® utilizing Microsoft® Access/Word in an intriguing, efficient way
  Ajay Gupta, MPI Research;Matthew Lesko, MPI Research
Keywords:  WORD  EXCEL  ACCESS  ODS 
Pages: 8 Size: 121 Kb 

tweet!  Updating SDTM Metadata Excel File (Define.xls) with SAS
  Lin Yan, Merck & Co., Inc
Keywords:  SDTM  Metadata  Define  Excel  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 75 Kb 

tweet!  Watermarking SAS® Outputs Without Using Proc Template and ODS
  Sam Mao, Amylin;Jay Zhou, Amylin
Keywords:  SAS Output  Watermark  WordBasic 
Pages: 6 Size: 48 Kb 

tweet!  Need reporting deliverables the painless and easy way? A batch submit macro call, of course!
  Jim Cawley, Merck & Co., Inc.;Jillian Prescod, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  macro  parameter 
Pages: 8 Size: 72 Kb 

tweet!  Insert Diagnostic Code Using Pipes and PRX (Regular Expression) Functions
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, ICON Clinical Research
Keywords:  Diagnostic Code  Pipes  PRX (Regular Expression) Functions 
Pages: 6 Size: 4278 Kb 

tweet!  Non-printable characters: Problems and how to overcome them
  Sridhar Dodlapati, i3 Statprob; Praveen Lakkaraju, Forest Laboratories;Naresh Tulluru, Numeric Technologies Corp;Zemin Zeng, Forest Research Institute, Inc.
Keywords:  Non Printable  Invisible  Special  ASCII table  TRANTAB  Compress  K & W modifiers  Indexc  Byte and Rank 
Pages: 13 Size: 200 Kb 

tweet!  Making an RTF file Out of a Text File, With SAS
  David Franklin, Independent SAS Consultant
Keywords:  RTF  macro 
Pages: 3 Size: 107 Kb 

tweet!  Do you want to do matrix calculations with Base SAS software without SAS/IML? No worries.
  Sarfaraz Sayyed, Accenture Services Pvt Ltd.;Binoy Varghese, Cybrid, Inc.
Keywords:  matrix  operation  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 152 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Order, order please: sorting data using proc report
  Lisa Fine, United Biosource Corporation
Keywords:  Proc Report  Sorting  Order 
Pages: 9 Size: 122 Kb 

tweet!  Looking for columns with all values missing “ Not any more!
  Binoy Varghese, Cybrid Inc
Keywords:  values missing  ODS  proc datasets 
Pages: 5 Size: 57 Kb 

tweet!  An Introduction to Survival Analysis and Creating Kaplan-Meier Curves
  Ojesh Upadhyay, PPD, Inc.
Keywords:  Survival Analysis  Kaplan-Meier Curves  Annotate  PROC GPLOT. 
Pages: 10 Size: 394 Kb 

tweet!  Embed Special Characters
  Kiran Karidi, Novartis Pharmaceuticals;Mahipal Vanam, EMD Serono, Inc.;Sridhar Dodlapati, i3 Statprob
Keywords:  Embed Special Characters  Titles  FootNotes  Hexadecimal Codes 
Pages: 5 Size: 102 Kb 

tweet!  SDTM Attribute Checking Tool
  Ellen Xiao, Merck
Keywords:  SDTM  Checking Tool  CDISC 
Pages: 6 Size: 176 Kb 

tweet!  A SAS macro to generate Caterpillar plots
  Guochen Song, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  Annotate  Catepillar plot  macro 
Pages: 5 Size: 56 Kb 

tweet!  SAS to Excel using ExcelXP ODS tagset and XML
  Mahipal Vanam, EMD Serono, Inc.;Kiran Karidi, Novartis Pharmaceuticals;Sridhar Dodlapati, i3 Statprob
Keywords:  Excel  ExcelXP  ODS tagset  XML 
Pages: 7 Size: 189 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  An error bar macro with PROC GPLOT
  Xingshu Zhu, Merck & Co
Keywords:  Error bar  PROC GPLOT  Standard deviation bar.  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 149 Kb 

tweet!  Wonderful Unix SAS Scripts: SAS Quickies for Dummies
  Raoul Bernal, Amgen Inc
Keywords:  Unix  shellscript  script 
Pages: 9 Size: 93 Kb 

Data Management and Quality
tweet!  Editing SAS® Metadata Automated From CSV Files Using XML String in SAS® Data Integration Studio
  Annie Guo, ICON Clinical Research
Keywords:  'Proc Metadata  xml 
Pages: 11 Size: 157 Kb 

tweet!  Online Query Management System: An Innovative SAS/IntrNet Solution for Clinical Data Management
  Romain Miralles, Clinovo;Ale Gicqueau, Clinovo
Keywords:  SAS/IntrNet  data management  query HTML  ajax  custom discrepancy  web 
Pages: 12 Size: 259 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Validate it Again?! Get SAS to do it!
  Carol Matthews, United BioSource Corporation;Ginger Lewis, United BioSource Corporation;Olga Belotserkovsky, United BioSource Corporation
Keywords:  validation 
Pages: 13 Size: 102 Kb 

tweet!  The Design and Validation of Analysis Databases: Panel Discussion
  Jeffrey Abolafia; Chris Decker; Susan Kenny; Jack Shostak; Gregory Steffens
Keywords:  Design  Validation  Analysis Databases  Panel 
Pages: 1 Size: 28 Kb 

tweet!  Missing Pages Report
  David Gray, PPD;Zhuo Chen, PPD
Keywords:  SAS Macro  Missing Page  Page Due  CRF page  Forecast 
Pages: 10 Size: 275 Kb 

tweet!  Smart Programming and SAE Reconciliation
  Haibin Shu, Teva Pharmaceuticals;Ronen Mansuri, Teva Pharmaceuticals;Maggie Jiang, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  AE  SAE  Reconciliation 
Pages: 3 Size: 59 Kb 

tweet!  Sort Your Problems- Using SORTEDBY for Data Compares
  Sanket Kale, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  SORTEDBY  DICTINARY TABLES  ANALYSIS DATASETS  VALIDATION  COMPARE PROCEDURE  ID VARIABLES  SORT SEQUENCE 
Pages: 5 Size: 169 Kb 

tweet!  SDD Unleashed - Extending SAS Drug Development
  Stephen Baker, d-Wise Technologies
Keywords:  SAS Drug Development  Remote API  systems integration 
Pages: 10 Size: 332 Kb 

tweet!  Had a Strange DATE - problem solved. Now as SAS ages will ANYDT do?
  Venky Chakravarthy, BioPharma Data Services
Keywords:  informat  format  anydtdte  anydtdtm  anydttme  anydtxxx 
Pages: 5 Size: 46 Kb 

Hands-on Workshops
tweet!  The SAS® Hash Object: Its Time To .find() Your Way Around
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc.
Keywords:  HASH  BASE  LOOKUP 
Pages: 17 Size: 290 Kb 

tweet!  From SAP to ADaM: The Nuts and Bolts
  Nancy Brucken i3 Statprobe, ;Paul Slagle United Biosource Corp.
Keywords:  SAP  ADaM  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 80 Kb 

tweet!  PROC TABULATE: Getting Started and Doing More
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Keywords:  TABULATE  TABLE statement  CLASSLEV  KEYWORD  Style override option 
Pages: 18 Size: 369 Kb 

tweet!  PROC TABULATE: Getting Started and Doing More
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Keywords:  TABULATE  TABLE statement  CLASSLEV  KEYWORD  Style override option 
Pages: 18 Size: 368 Kb 

tweet!  Accessing and using the metadata from the define.xml
  Lex Jansen, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Keywords:  define.xml  CDISC  SDTM  SAS  XML Mapper  PDF 
Pages: 22 Size: 1004 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (1638 Kb)

tweet!  Insights into ADaM
  Matthew Becker, PharmaNet
Keywords:  ADaM  CDISC 
Pages: 9 Size: 483 Kb 

Health Science, Epidemiology and Medical Devices
tweet!  CDASH Standards for Medical Device Trials: CRF Analysis
  Parag Shiralkar, Eliassen Group;Jennie Tedrow, Boston Scientific;Kit Howard, Kestrel Consultants;Laura Fazio, DePuy Orthopaedics
Keywords:  CDASH  Standards  Medical Device Trials  CRF Analysis 
Pages: 8 Size: 132 Kb 

tweet!  The Healthcare Performance Dashboard: Linking Strategy to Metrics
  Gregory Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.
Keywords:  Healthcare Performance  Dashboard  Metrics 
Pages: 10 Size: 1377 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Estimation of Adherence to Antipsychotic and Diabetic Medications in a Sampleof Schizophrenia Patients
  Venky Chakravarthy, BioPharma Data Services;Thomas Taylor, Wayne State University
Keywords:  mpr  medicaion possession ratio  dow loop  hash  data structure  adherence  compliance 
Pages: 8 Size: 55 Kb 

Industry Basics
tweet!  Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry 101
  Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
Keywords:  Device  Diagnostic  Approval  CDISC 
Pages: 5 Size: 32 Kb 

tweet!  GCP 101 OR “Why we do What we do the Way we do it”
  Elaine Dempsey, Parexel International
Keywords:  GCP  WHO  ICH  Good  Clinical  Practices  Nuremburg 
Pages: 7 Size: 62 Kb 

tweet!  Pressures on SAS programming roles and their evolution in the competitive global environment
  Vijay Moolaveesala, i3statprobe;Mark Matthews, i3statprobe
Keywords:  Role  Evolution  Competitive  global environment 
Pages: 3 Size: 41 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Don't run away, it's only Labs
  Lucy Wang, United Biosource Corp.;Paul Slagle, United Biosource Corp.
Keywords:  introduction  basics  labs  laboratory  normals  conversion  headaches  standards  standardization  CTC  grading 
Pages: 4 Size: 39 Kb 

tweet!  Clinical Programming For Novice
  Ramesh Ayyappath, Merck & Co, Kenilworth, NJ
Keywords:  Clinical Programming  Beginner  Documents  Dictionary 
Pages: 5 Size: 40 Kb 

tweet!  Surviving Survival Analysis: Basic Knowledge from a Programmer's Viewpoint
  Deb Cassidy, PPD
Keywords:  Survival analysis  PROC LIFETEST 
Pages: 9 Size: 97 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Macros Are Helpful - Tips to Avoid Giving Them a Bad Rep
  Deb Cassidy, PPD
Keywords:  macros  efficiency 
Pages: 7 Size: 64 Kb 

tweet!  The Compliance and Implementation of Clinical Outcome Disclosure on ClinicalTrials.gov
  Eric Sun, sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals;Craig Anderson, sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  ClinicalTrials.gov  XML  PRS  FDAAA 
Pages: 13 Size: 1133 Kb 

tweet!  Programming Validation: Perspectives and Strategies
  Parag Shiralkar, Eliassen Group
Keywords:  ÿþ Programming  Validation  strategies 
Pages: 4 Size: 39 Kb 

tweet!  Evolving role of statistical SAS® programmers in the pharmaceutical industry
  Venkata Bhamidipati, Merck & Co;Haiping Zhou, Merck & Co
Keywords:  Evolving  SAS  Statistical  Porgrammes 
Pages: 5 Size: 48 Kb 

tweet!  SAS Programmer's check list-Quick checks to be done before the statistical reports go off the SAS Programmer's table
  Thomas Joseph, Independent Consultant;Babru Hottengada, Meridian Information System
Keywords:  SAS/STAT  check list 
Pages: 7 Size: 324 Kb 

Management
tweet!  Getting that New SAS® Programming Job - A Management Perspective
  Ellen Brookstein, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.;Allan Glaser, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.;Laurie Koch, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Keywords:  Management  SAS Programming 
Pages: 8 Size: 190 Kb 

tweet!  A Methodology of Quantifying Subjective Measurements
  Sudhir Singh, i3statprobe;Mark Matthews, i3statprobe
Keywords:  metrics  six sigma  Subjective measurements 
Pages: 5 Size: 50 Kb 

tweet!  Optimally Scheduling Resource Constraint Project Using SAS/OR®
  Xiaopeng "Jeff" Cai, Amgen Inc.
Pages: 10 Size: 208 Kb 

tweet!  Lessons Learned as a SAS® Programming Lead Across Cultures
  Eunice Ndungu, Merck & Co Inc.
Keywords:  Lessons  SAS Programming  Cultures 
Pages: 5 Size: 30 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Managing and Sharing Information through the Use of a Wiki
  James Worley, PPD Inc.
Keywords:  wiki  mediawiki  information sharing 
Pages: 4 Size: 258 Kb 

tweet!  The Manager's Skill Set: How to Move from Programmer to Manager
  Paul LaBrec, i3 Statprobe.com
Keywords:  Manager  Skill Set  Programmer 
Pages: 7 Size: 51 Kb 

tweet!  Business intelligence 2.0: Are we there yet?
  Gregory Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.
Pages: 10 Size: 236 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  In for the Long Haul: Retaining a Talented SAS Programming Team
  Lynn DiFinizio, Biogen Idec;John Hotaling, Biogen Idec
Keywords:  Talented  SAS Programming  Team 
Pages: 6 Size: 251 Kb 

tweet!  Building a Successful Remote Programming Site
  Wenyun Ji, Amgen Inc.
Keywords:  Remote  Programming  Site 
Pages: 4 Size: 36 Kb 

tweet!  The Technical Phone Screen: Hiring with One Hand Tied Behind Your Back
  David Polus, COMSYS Clinical;Rosie Grzebyk, COMSYS Clinical
Keywords:  Technical  Phone  Screen 
Pages: 6 Size: 235 Kb 

tweet!  The Technical Programmer Manager: The Best of Both Worlds
  David Polus, COMSYS Clinical
Keywords:  Technical Programmer  Manager 
Pages: 3 Size: 40 Kb 

tweet!  Searching for a Diamond in the Rough: Finding and Integrating SAS Programming Talent
  John Hotaling, Biogen Idec;Lynn DiFinizio, Biogen Idec
Keywords:  SAS  Programming  Talent 
Pages: 5 Size: 213 Kb 

Posters
tweet!  Building Effective Statistical Programming Teams for Clinical Trials
  Dawn Edgerton, Rho, Inc.
Keywords:  Statistical  Programming  Teams  for  Clinical  Trials 
Pages: 3 Size: 132 Kb 

tweet!  Improvements to a Survival Plot
  Young Kim, PharmaNet;Janice Englund, PharmaNet
Keywords:  Survival  Plot 
Pages: 7 Size: 57 Kb 

tweet!  Assigning CTC Grades to Laboratory Results
  Carol Matthews, United BioSource Corporation
Keywords:  Laboratory  criteria  grades 
Pages: 8 Size: 63 Kb 

tweet!  %disposition_plot A Macro Application for Clinical Study Disposition Analysis
  Yao Huang, i3
Keywords:  Macro Application  Clinical Study  Disposition Analysis 
Pages: 8 Size: 167 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Combining RTF files from Different Sources
  John Iwaniszek, Stat-Tech Services, LLC;Natalie Walker, Stat-Tech Services, LLC;Laura Lovette, Stat-Tech Services, LLC
Keywords:  RTF 
Pages: 14 Size: 123 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  PROC REPORT - Compute Block and Conditional Footnote
  Yumi Sembongi, Yuton Consulting
Keywords:  PROC REPORT  Compute Block  Conditional Footnote 
Pages: 20 Size: 290 Kb 

tweet!  Exploring SAS® PROC CDISC Model ODM and Its Limitations
  Elena Valkanova, BioStat International, Inc.;Irene Droll, XClinical GmbH
Keywords:  PROC  CDISC  Model  ODM 
Pages: 9 Size: 134 Kb 

tweet!  Application of Modular Programming in Clinical Trial Environment
  Mirjana Stojanovic, Duke University
Keywords:  Modular Approach  complex data errors 
Pages: 8 Size: 158 Kb 

tweet!  Creating a Lean and Flexible Programming Environment for Analysis and Reporting
  Lisa Pyle, Merck & Co., Inc.;Ginger Redner, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  Programming  Environment  for  Analysis  and  Reporting 
Pages: 6 Size: 64 Kb 

tweet!  Graphics Annotation: Tricks to determine the coordinates while using graphics/procedure output area as coordinate systems value
  Sandeep Sawant, i3 statprobe
Keywords:  Graphics  Annotation 
Pages: 8 Size: 162 Kb 

tweet!  Using PROC SURVEYMEANS to determine the dispensing time of prescriptions in pharmacies in South Africa: A user's perspective
  Martha Lubbe, North-West University Potchefstroom South Africa;Faans Steyn, Statistical consultation services, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Keywords:  PROC  SURVEYMEANS 
Pages: 12 Size: 153 Kb 

tweet!  Case Study: Handling Non-English Clinical Trials Data in SDTM Conversions for US-FDA Submissions
  Ramanan Bathala, TAKE Solutions Limited
Keywords:  Non-English Clinical Trials Data  SDTM Conversions  US-FDA Submissions  CDISC 
Pages: 5 Size: 124 Kb 

tweet!  PROC CPM for Project Management ‘Activity-On-Arc (AOA) or Activity-On-Edge (AOE)' Method
  Venkateshwaran Lajapathirajan, Quartesian LLC
Keywords:  PROC CPM  Project Management 'Activity-On-Arc (AOA)  Activity-On-Edge (AOE)' Method 
Pages: 8 Size: 175 Kb 

SAS Institute
tweet!  Zoom, Zoom: Get Your Document to Scale Properly on All Paper Sizes
  Daniel O'Connor, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Scale  All Paper Sizes 
Pages: 19 Size: 448 Kb 

tweet!  Create Comprehensive Patient Profiles with SAS
  Daniel O'Connor, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Base SAS  SAS/Graph  Patient Profiles  ODS Graphics 
Pages: 12 Size: 334 Kb 

tweet!  Using the SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit to Validate CDISC SDTM Data
  Gene Lightfoot, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  CDISC 
Pages: 33 Size: 1523 Kb 

tweet!  Managing Clinical Data Standards: An Introduction to SAS® Clinical Data Integration
  Michael Kilhullen, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Clinical Data Standards  Clinical Data Integration 
Pages: 10 Size: 683 Kb 

tweet!  Analytics in the Converging Health and Life Sciences Industries: The Catalyst for the Next Generation of Healthcare
  Gross Matt, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Converging Health  Life Sciences  Healthcare 
Pages: 15 Size: 1361 Kb 

tweet!  Physician Practice Pattern Variation: Using Data Mining and Predictive Modeling to Identify and Control Costly Treatment Patterns
  David Ogden, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Physician Practice  Pattern  Variation  analysis 
Pages: 12 Size: 406 Kb 

tweet!  Traffic Lighting Your Multi-Sheet Microsoft Excel Workbooks the Easy Way with SAS
  Vince DelGobbo, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  ODS  Microsoft Excel  XML  ExcelXP tagset  multi-sheet workbook  traffic lighting 
Pages: 28 Size: 645 Kb 

tweet!  Practically Perfect Presentation
  Cynthia Zender, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Proc report  ODS 
Pages: 40 Size: 775 Kb 

tweet!  An Overview of the CLASS, CONTRAST, and HAZARDRATIO Statements in the SAS® 9.2 PHREG Procedure
  Paul T. Savarese, SAS Institute Inc.;Michael J. Patetta, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  CLASS  CONTRAST  HAZARDRATIO  SAS® 9.2  PHREG 
Pages: 23 Size: 580 Kb 

tweet!  Make your SAS Code Environmentally Aware
  Clarke Thacher, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  SAS  Code 
Pages: 7 Size: 402 Kb 

tweet!  The Graph Template Language and the Statistical Graphics Procedures: An Example-Driven Introduction
  Warren Kuhfeld, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Statistical Graphics Procedures  Graph Template Language 
Pages: 20 Size: 959 Kb 

tweet!  Tiptoe Through the Templates
  Cynthia Zender, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Templates 
Pages: 27 Size: 787 Kb 

Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
tweet!  Using SAS® to Compute Partial Correlation
  Jianxin Lin, Merck & Inc.;Aiming Yang, Merck & Inc.;Arvind Shah, Merck & Inc.
Keywords:  Partial Correlation  PROC CORR  PROC REG  and PROC GLM 
Pages: 5 Size: 85 Kb 

tweet!  Two-piecewise Random Coefficient Model Using Proc Mixed
  Shengjie Wu, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Keywords:  Random  Coefficient Model  Proc Mixed 
Pages: 6 Size: 277 Kb 

tweet!  Using SAS Proc Power to Perform Model-based Power Analyses for Clinical Pharmacology Studies
  Peng Sun, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  Proc Power  Power Analyses  Clinical Pharmacology Studies 
Pages: 11 Size: 91 Kb 

tweet!  Linear Mixed Models in Clinical Trials using PROC MIXED
  Danyang Bing, ICON Clinical Research;Xiaomin He, ICON Clinical Research
Pages: 12 Size: 462 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Assessing superiority/futility in a clinical trial: from multiplicity to simplicity with SAS®
  Phil d'Almada, DCRI;Laura Aberle, DCRI
Keywords:  superiority/futility  clinical trial: 
Pages: 9 Size: 47 Kb 

tweet!  Dynamic Determination of Mixed Model Covariance Structures in Double-blind Clinical Trials
  Matthew Davis, Omnicare Clinical Research
Keywords:  Mixed Model Covariance Structures  Double-blind Clinical Trials 
Pages: 7 Size: 203 Kb 

Technical Techniques
tweet!  Using Advanced RTF language to Enhance ODS RTF Output
  Zhouzhou Xi, K&L Consulting Service;John Chai, K&L Consulting Service
Keywords:  SAS  ODS  RTF 
Pages: 4 Size: 48 Kb 

tweet!  SAS/Graph® Annotate Coordinate Systems by Example
  Max Cherny, GlaxoSmithKline
Keywords:  SAS  SAS/GRAPH  SAS/Graph® Annotate Coordinate Systems 
Pages: 18 Size: 983 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  Creating Customized Word Tables with Table of Contents using SAS® ODS RTF for Clinical Studies
  Sue Zhang, Abbott Nutrition
Keywords:  SAS  ODS  Output  Delivery  System  RTF  TOC  Table  of  Contents  PROC  PRINT  PROC  TEMPLATE  PROC  REPORT  PROC  TABULATE 
Pages: 12 Size: 87 Kb 

tweet!  ClinicalTrials.gov : Creating the XML upload from SAS
  Daniel Boisvert, Genzyme;Andrew Illidge, Genzyme; Roy Ruth, Dataceutics, Inc
Keywords:  FDA  CT.gov  XML  CTR&R 
Pages: 11 Size: 155 Kb 

tweet!  The Ubiquitous Clinical Trials Data Summary Table “Summary Statistics in Rows”
  John Henry King, Ouachita Clinical Data Services, Inc.
Keywords:  SUMMARY  FREQ  RTF  VVALUE  TRANSPOSE 
Pages: 15 Size: 121 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  SAS Programming Techniques for Manipulating Metadata on the Database Level
  Chris Speck, PAREXEL International
Keywords:  Metadata  Macro  Library  Database  SQL  Quoting  Dictionary Tables 
Pages: 7 Size: 58 Kb 

tweet!  Appending Many Individual Graphs Into One PDF File, With Custom Bookmarks
  Scott Burroughs, GlaxoSmithKline
Keywords:  GREPLAY  GSLIDE  ODS  PDF  bookmarks 
Pages: 10 Size: 318 Kb 

tweet!  Logging the Log Magic: Pulling the Rabbit out of the Hat
  Adel Fahmy, SYSMART Consulting
Keywords:  Log  Error  Warning  Validation  Compliance  Audit  QC  QA 
Pages: 12 Size: 42 Kb 

tweet!  sasCommunity.org - Your SAS® Site: What it is and How to Get Started
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Keywords:  sasCommunity  wiki  sasopedia  SAS tips 
Pages: 12 Size: 228 Kb 

tweet!  Add the Power of Regular Expressions to SAS Macro
  Lei Zhang, Celgene Corporation
Keywords:  Regular Expressions  PCRE  Macro  %Sysfunc  %SYSCALL  Perl  PRX functions  Pattern Matching  Perl operators  String replacement 
Pages: 16 Size: 100 Kb 

tweet!  %whatChanged: A Tool for the Well-Behaved Macro
  Frank DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc
Keywords:  macro design  macro debugging  tool building  dictionary tables 
Pages: 14 Size: 85 Kb 

tweet!  Building the Better Macro: Best Practices for the Design of Reliable, Effective Tools
  Frank DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc
Keywords:  macro design  programming best practices 
Pages: 16 Size: 190 Kb 

tweet!  %rtf2data : A utility macro to convert RTF Table to SAS dataset
  Neeral Beladia, MaxisIT Inc.
Keywords:  convert RTF Table to SAS dataset  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 1091 Kb 

tweet!  %TABLEMAKER: Data Reporting Made Easy
  Bernadette Johnson, Premier, Inc
Keywords:  ODS  Output Delivery System  macro  reporting  table  RTF  descriptive  categorical  statistics 
Pages: 6 Size: 133 Kb 

tweet!  Utilizing SAS to Dynamically Generate Clinical Trial Data Transformation Programs
  Clark Peirce, PPD;Johnny Johnson, PPD
Keywords:  SAS  Data  Transformation  Specification  PUT 
Pages: 7 Size: 73 Kb 

tweet!  Data Annotations in Clinical Trial Graphs
  Sudhir Singh, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  'Annotate,SAS/GRAPH,LIFETEST,clinical trials graph' 
Pages: 10 Size: 170 Kb 

tweet!  Get your multi-sheet excel workbook with STYLE using ODS
  Niraj Pandya, Element Technologies Inc.; eClinical Solutions, A Division of Eliassen Group
Keywords:  ExcelXP  ODS Tagset  XML  Excel 
Pages: 11 Size: 490 Kb 

tweet!  Keep it Clean
  Cecilia Mauldin, CDD
Keywords:  %symdel 
Pages: 4 Size: 50 Kb 

Tutorials
tweet!  OBJECT_EXIST: A Macro to Check if a Specified Object Exists
  Jim Johnson, ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS)
Keywords:  object_exist  macro 
Pages: 7 Size: 60 Kb 

Best Paper
tweet!  The SAS® Hash Object: Its Time To .find() Your Way Around
  Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc.
Keywords:  HASH  BASE 
Pages: 17 Size: 290 Kb 

tweet!  When Best to Use the %LET Statement, the SYMPUT Routine, or the INTO Clause to Create Macro Variables
  Arthur Li, City of Hope/University of Southern California
Keywords:  macro  variable  %LET  %SYMPUT  input  stack  macro  processor  INTO  clause  SQL  DATA  step  compiler 
Pages: 18 Size: 268 Kb 

tweet!  So, You've Got Data Enterprise Wide (SAS, ACCESS, EXCEL, MySQL, Oracle, and Others); Well, Let SAS Enterprise Guide Software Point-n-Click Your Way to Using It
  William Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy LLC
Keywords:  Enterprise Guide non-SAS files  SQL 
Pages: 10 Size: 1272 Kb 

tweet!  Countdown of the Top 10 Ways to Merge Data
  David Franklin, Independent SAS Consultant
Keywords:  SAS Merge  Data  Hash Tables 
Pages: 6 Size: 102 Kb 

tweet!  The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Sorted Data
  Andrew Kuligowski, FCCI Insurance Group
Keywords:  SORT  ASCII  EBCDIC 
Pages: 9 Size: 294 Kb 


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