The New Submission and Selection Process for PharmaSUG 2019

The paper submission process for PharmaSUG 2019 has changed somewhat from previous PharmaSUG conferences. Rather than submitting your paper to a specific conference section as before, you will be asked to classify it into a broader submission category. Papers in each category will be reviewed by content experts who will then group papers into conference sections based on the content received. This process has two advantages:

  • It's easier for authors to complete the submission process when selecting from among fewer broad categories than many highly-specific sections.
  • Papers are not overlooked because they were inadvertently submitted to the wrong section or to a section that's already full.
  • Papers can be distributed more evenly to create appropriately-sized sections.
  • The conference committee can take a more holistic approach in crafting the overall program.
Submission Categories
  • Data and Submission Standards: Content pertaining to industry data standards, submission standards and deliverables, use of metadata repositories, data exchange with partners and vendors, data management and quality, tools to automate submission documentation, submission experiences and case studies, whether related to pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, medical diagnostics, or animal health.
  • Leadership and Career Development: Discussion of issues facing programmers, consultants, executives and front-line supervisors in today's pharmaceutical and biotech industries including career advancement, soft skills, interpersonal interactions, leadership development, mentoring, directing teams, recruiting and retention, consulting and contracting, networking techniques, or other relevant subjects.
  • Programming and Application Development: Comprehensive explanations of programming techniques, detailed step-by-step "how to" guides, examples of solving specific programming problems, development and use of programs, systems, utilities, and productivity tools designed to assist us in our daily jobs, and other innovative, high-level technical presentations geared for industry programmers.
  • Real World Evidence: Discussions regarding the use of software tools, analytics, and data mining in healthcare research areas that focus on patient-reported outcomes, registries, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, knowledge and behavior surveys, call center metrics, health claims, and other post-submission assessments and post-marketing sources.
  • Reporting and Data Visualization: Material pertaining to techniques for creation of reports and graphs, methods and tools for data visualization, and the practical application of new technology to effectively communicate data and analytical results to key stakeholders, medical personnel, regulatory authorities, and the general public.
  • Statistics and Analytics: Topics dealing with implementation of statistical methods and advanced analytics to report results from all phases of clinical trials, public health studies, and healthcare research.
  • Strategic Implementation, Business Administration, and Support Resources: Content dealing with business operations such as managing complex clinical trial programs, deploying new technologies, programming metrics, temporary workforce challenges, training methods and programs, and effective use of support resources such as technical support, discussion forums, user groups, and social networking sites.
  • Hands-On Training: Interactive training on a variety of topics that provides attendees with practical “hands-on” experience using industry software tools in a classroom setting equipped with computers and under the skillful guidance of seasoned experts. Invited Speakers only.