Monday and Tuesday
Level 4 Foyer

The office water cooler is more than just a place to get a drink. It's a gathering place where colleagues take a break to enjoy friendly conversation. It's a forum where thoughts and ideas are exchanged. It's a social hub where people find out what's really going on in the office.

New for 2019, PharmaSUG Water Cooler Chats bring this spirit of informal discussion into the conference environment. Facilitated group discussions on a variety of topics will be scheduled for specific times during the conference. All you have to do is show up and join the conversation. We'll provide the water cooler and get the dialog going - the rest is up to you!

The schedule of topics and facilitators is below. If you have questions, please contact our Water Cooler Chat Coordinators, Bill Coar and Amber Randall, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday, June 17, 2019

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
9:00 - 9:50 AM How to get the most out of PharmaSUG Amber Randall and Bill Coar
10:00 - 10:50 AM Tools for tracking programming/stats work within and across projects Amber Randall, Nancy Brucken
11:00 - 11:50 AM Agile Analytics in Pharma (Hosted by Teradata) Yuri Pinzon, Bob Matsey
2:00 - 2:50 PM Pinnacle 21 Carey Smoak
3:00 - 3:50 PM Python in day-to-day practice and integration with SAS Kevin Lee
4:00 - 4:50 PM R for SAS Programmers: Do you need it? How do you learn it? When should you use it? Arthur Li

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
9:00 - 9:50 AM Validation/QC of programs, Tips and tricks for verification Syamala Schoemperlen
10:00 - 10:50 AM ADaMIG 1.2 updates Sandra Minjoe, Nancy Brucken
11:00 - 11:50 AM Real World Evidence: Present and Future (Hosted by Teradata) Yuri Pinzon, Bob Matsey
2:00 - 2:50 PM Good Programming Practices Paul Hamilton
3:00 - 3:50 PM Managing teams (large or small), building teams, managing outsourced work Daphne Ewing
4:00 - 4:50 PM Provide feedback and get involved with PharmaSUG PharmaSUG Executive Committee representatives