Thanks to everyone who presented a paper at PharmaSUG 2015. There were many outstanding paper presentations. The section chairs awarded the status of Best Paper to the following papers:

Applications Development

AD05. Have SAS Annotate your Blank CRF for you! Plus dynamically add color and style to your annotations
Steven Black, Agility-Clinical Inc., Carlsbad, CA

Beyond the Basics

BB18. Not Just Merge - Complex Derivation Made Easy by Hash Object
Lu Zhang, PPD, Beijing, China

Career Planning

CP04. CRO, TLF, SOP? OMG!: A Beginner’s Guide to the Clinical Research Organization
Mandy Bowen, INC Research, Wilmington, NC
Otis Evans, INC Research, Wilmington, NC
Stephen Terry, INC Research, Wilmington, NC

Data Standards

DS07. The Best Practices of CDISC ADaM Validation Checks: Past, Present, and Future
Shelley Dunn, d-Wise, Morrisville, NC
Ed Lombardi, Agility Clinical, Carlsbad, CA

Data Visualization and Graphics

DV02. Creating Sophisticated Graphics using Graph Template Language
Kaitlyn McConville, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Kristen Much, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Healthcare Analytics

HA05. A General SAS® Macro to Implement Optimal N:1 Propensity Score Matching Within a Maximum Radius
Kathy H. Fraeman, Evidera, Bethesda, MD

Industry Basics

IB11. Proc Compare: Wonderful Procedure!
Anusuiya Ghanghas, inVentiv International Pharma Services Pvt Ltd, Pune, India
Rajinder Kumar, inVentiv International Pharma Services Pvt Ltd, Pune, India

Management and Support

MS05. Development of a Clinical SAS University Training Program in Eastern Europe
Erfan Pirbhai, Experis, Kalamazoo, MI
Sergey Glushakov, Intego Group, Maitland, FL


PO19. Macro to Read Mock Shells in Excel and Create a Copy in Rich Text Format
Rakesh Mucha, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
Jeffrey Johnson, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN

Quick Tips

QT26. Keyboard Macros - The most magical tool you may have never heard of - You will never program the same again (It's that amazing!)
Steven Black, Agility-Clinical Inc., Carlsbad, CA

QT42. Automating Clinical Trial Reports with ODS ExcelXP Tagset
John O’Leary, Department of Veterans Affairs, West Haven, CT

Statistics and Pharmacokinetics

SP05. Using ANCOVA to Assess Regression to the Mean
Kathryn Schurr, M.S., Spectrum Health – Healthier Communities, Grand Rapids, MI

Submission Standards

SS02. Japanese submission/approval processes from programming perspective
Ryan Hara, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

Techniques and Tutorials

TT01. Team-work and Forensic Programming: Essential Foundations of Indestructible Projects
Brian Fairfield-Carter, inVentiv Health, Cary, NC