Thanks to everyone who presented a paper at PharmaSUG 2014. There were many outstanding paper presentations. The section chairs awarded the status of Best Paper to the following papers:

Applications Development

AD13. Let SAS© Improve Your CDISC Data Quality
Wayne Zhong, Accenture, Berwyn, PA

Beyond the Basics

BB07. Five Ways to Flip-Flop Your Data
Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN

BB08. Express Yourself! Regular Expressions vs SAS Text String Functions
Spencer Childress, Rho®, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Career Planning

CP02. Show Your SAS® Off: Personal Branding and Your Online Portfolio
Barbara Ross, Advance America, Spartanburg, SC

Coders Corner

CC13. WHERE, Oh, WHERE Art Thou? A Cautionary Tale for Using WHERE Statements and WHERE= Options
Britney D. Gilbert, Juniper Tree Consulting, Porter, OK

CC23. Need to Review or Deliver Outputs on a Rolling Basis? Just Apply the Filter!
Tom Santopoli, Accenture, Berwyn, PA

Data Standards

DS13. How Valued is Value Level Metadata?
Shelley Dunn, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC

DS14. CDISC Electronic Submission
Kevin Lee, Accenture Life Sciences, Berwyn, PA

Data Visualization and Graphics

DG03. Developing Graphical Standards: A Collaborative, Cross-Functional Approach
Mayur Uttarwar, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA
Murali Kanakenahalli, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA

Healthcare Analytics

HA04. 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

Industry Basics

IB01. Challenges in Processing Clinical Lab Data
Alan Meier, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

Management and Support

MS04. Was Dorothy Right: Is There No Place Like Home?
Kjersten Offenbecker, Theorem Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA

MS07. The Fourth Lie – False Resumes
Ernest Pineda, Gerard Group, Inc., San Bruno, CA


PO13. 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

Statistics & Pharmacokinetics

SP04. %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

Techniques & Tutorials: Foundations

TT01. 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

TT06. 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