Note: All of the events listed below are included in your conference registration unless otherwise noted.
Opening Session, Keynote, and Mixer
Featuring Lilliam Rosario of the U.S. FDA
Sunday, May 17, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Crystal Ballroom / Atrium
The 2015 conference officially gets underway on Sunday evening with our opening session. You'll have a chance to meet the conference co-chairs, get a quick overview of the conference, and hear our keynote address from Lilliam Rosario, PhD, of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Rosario is the director of the Office of Computational Science within the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). She will be speaking on the topic of "Modernizing CDER Drug Review - OCS Technology & Support". It's an honor and delight for PharmaSUG to be able to bring you this keynote address from the FDA, so be sure to attend on Sunday evening!
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, Crystal Ballroom
Opening Mixer: 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Atrium
Monday, May 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Oceans Ballroom 3-4
PharmBowl is a quiz-show game in which PharmaSUG attendees compete to answer questions pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs, CDISC standards, SAS programming, and more! Come play along or just enjoy watching others compete. Either way, it's sure to be a fun evening. Refreshments will be provided, and prizes will be awarded. Please bring your drink ticket (included in your conference registration envelope).
Pasta Making and Cookery (Vegetarian Friendly)
Learn from the Renaissance hotel's Executive Chef!
Monday, May 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The "R" Kitchen
Learn how to make an assortment of fresh pasta and sauces, and enjoy your creations with wines paired by the Executive Chef. Participate with fellow PharmaSUG food enthusiasts for a hands-on cooking class. Join the hotel chef for pasta making and cookery (vegetarian friendly). This is an exclusive event limited to only 25 PharmaSUG attendees or guests.
This event is not included in the conference registration. The cost is $100 per person. You can sign up for this event as part of the conference registration process. Please bring your admission ticket (included in the conference registration envelopes of those participating).
Casino Night and Mixer Sponsored by SAS
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kickback and enjoy the final evening of the conference with a fun-filled evening of casino games including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, and slot machines! This event is perfect for experts and novices alike. It's also good statistical practice with no money involved. Professional croupiers and dealers will teach you everything you need to know about the games and ensure that everyone has a great experience. Card counters welcome!
If you prefer to simply socialize, there will be plenty of seating available. Refreshments and prizes are provided. Please bring your drink ticket and admission ticket (included in your conference registration envelope).
Wednesday, May 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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 2016.
As always, there will be TONS OF DOOR PRIZES!