Note: All of the events listed below are included in your conference registration!

Opening Session & Mixer

Mark Wolff, Ph.D.
Principal Industry Consultant
Health & Life Sciences Global Practice
SAS Institute
Featuring SAS Institute's Mark Wolff
Sunday, June 1, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Indigo Level

The 2014 conference officially gets underway on Sunday evening with our opening session. You'll have a chance to meet the conference co-chairs, learn about this year's charity fundraiser, and hear our keynote address from Mark Wolff of SAS Institute. Mark's presentation is entitled "Post-Marketing Safety Monitoring of Self-Reported Symptom-Treatment-Outcome Measurement in Web-based Media Sources". This is sure to be of interest to anyone who has ever diagnosed themselves using the Internet!

Afterwards, we'll enjoy a mixer with food stations, drinks, and plenty of socializing. This will be a great opportunity to meet other attendees, network with fellow SAS users, and just relax before we dig into the technical content on Monday.

Opening Session: 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Indigo Ballroom ABEF
Opening Mixer: 7:30pm - 11:00pm, Indigo Foyer and Patio (2nd Floor)

Technical Keynote Session

Jack Shostak
Associate Director of Statistics
Duke Clinical Research Institute
"The Future of SAS Programming in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Featuring Jack Shostak of Duke Clinical Research Institute
Monday, June 2, 8:00am - 9:00am
Indigo Ballroom ABEF

PharmaSUG is pleased to welcome Jack Shostak, Associate Director of Statistics at Duke Clinical Research Institute. Jack will present our Monday morning technical keynote session on The Future of SAS Programming in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Needless to say, if you are a SAS programmer and would like to continue that work, you won't want to miss out on Jack's insights about the future of the industry.

PharmaSUG / SAS User Appreciation Mixer aboard the U.S.S. Midway

Tuesday, June 3, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Buses start running at 6:00pm)
U.S.S. Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA

Our SAS User Appreciation Mixer will be held Tuesday evening on the U.S.S. Midway, a retired U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, now a permanent museum in San Diego. Don't miss this exciting event! We will have access to flight simulators holding two or twelve people, a roving photographer, docents to give ship tours, an open gift shop, and food and beverages for all. We'll be serving heavy appetizers, beer, wine, and soft drinks. This is an actual aircraft carrier, so please plan accordingly by wearing comfortable shoes. High heels are NOT recommended!

The ship is conveniently located just a mile from our hotel. We will have buses running continuously between the ship and the hotel so that you may come and go as you please. Or, you can choose to enjoy the short one-mile walk along the marina, passing though the Seaport Village, an area of shoppes and restaurants.

This might be the best mixer PharmaSUG has ever held, and it's all included in your conference registration! You can also purchase guest tickets during conference registration ($125 for guests over the age of 12).

Bus Pickup: The buses will be picking us up from the Promenade East entrance on the 1st level of the hotel. Keep in mind that the hotel lobby is on the 2nd level, so you'll need to go down one more floor. Buses will start running at 6:00pm and we can board the U.S.S. Midway at 6:30pm.

You must bring your conference badge to access the U.S.S. Midway!
Below is a sample of the souvenir photo you'll receive.

Closing Session

Wednesday, June 4, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Sapphire Ballroom D-H-L

Leaving so soon? Think again! Wrap up your PharmaSUG conference at our Closing Session. We'll announce the Best Paper winners, introduce next year's conference co-chairs, and get a sneak peak at PharmaSUG 2015.

As always, there will be TONS OF DOOR PRIZES!