Thanks to everyone who presented a paper at PharmaSUG 2018. There were many outstanding paper presentations. The section chairs awarded the status of Best Paper to the following papers:

Advanced Analytics

AA09. The Applications of Tolerance Intervals: Make it Easy
Marina Komaroff, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Application Development

AD12. Why SAS Programmers Should Learn Python Too
Michael Stackhouse, Covance

Beyond the Basics

BB18. Sense and Censorability: Learn censoring techniques with ADTTE for your survival
Shilpakala Vasudevan, Ephicacy Lifescience Analytics

Data Standards

DS03. ADaM Structures for Integration: A Preview
Deborah Bauer, Sanofi
Kimberly Minkalis
Wayne Zhong, Accretion Softworks

Data Visualization

DV14. Welcome to the Three Ring %CIRCOS: An Example of Creating a Circular Graph without a Polar Axis
Jeffrey Meyers, Mayo Clinic


LD17. So You Want To Be An Independent Consultant
(No paper available)
Josh Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting

Medical Devices

MD07. When a Clinical Trial Lasts Forever: A Reporting Solution for Post-Market Surveillance of Cardiac Rhythm Devices
Becky DeBus, Medtronic

Quick Tips

QT02. Improving Listing Generation with ODS EXCEL
Stephanie Sanchez, Ventana Medical Systems

QT16. Tips and Tricks to Enhance RTF Output
Rohini Rao, Omeros Corporation

Real World Evidence

RW04. Triangulating Multiple Sources of Contradictory Prescription Data – a Real-World Case Study
Vidhya Parameswaran, Fresenius Medical Care Canada

Strategic Implementation

SI05. Infrastructure Designed to Maximize Workflow
Paul Hamilton, Omeros Corporation

Submission Standards

SS01. A Framework for Implementing [Conflicting] FDA Guidance
Todd Case, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


EP13. Purrfectly Fabulous Feline Functions
Louise Hadden, Abt Associates Inc.