Thanks to everyone who presented a paper at PharmaSUG 2019. There were many outstanding paper presentations. The section chairs awarded the status of Best Paper to the following papers:

Advanced Programming

AP-143. PROC SORT (then and) NOW
Derek Morgan, PAREXEL International

AP-298. Automating SAS Program Table of Contents for Your FDA Submission Package
Lingjiao Qi, Statistics & Data Corporation
Bharath Donthi, Statistics & Data Corporation

Applications Development

AD-159. Automate the Process to Ensure the Compliance with FDA Business Rules in SDTM Programming for FDA Submission
Xiangchen (Bob) Cui, Alkermes Inc.
Hao Guan, Alkermes Inc.
Min Chen, Alkermes Inc.
Letan (Cleo) Lin, Alkermes Inc.

AD-299. Best Practices for ISS/ISE Dataset Development
Bharath Donthi, Statistics & Data Corporation
Lingjiao Qi, Statistics & Data Corporation

Data Standards

DS-146. Considerations when Representing Multiple Subject Enrollments in SDTM
Kristin Kelly, Pinnacle 21
Mike Hamidi, CDISC

DS-254. Findings About: De-mystifying the When and How
Soumya Rajesh, Syneos Health
Michael Wise, Syneos Health


PO-305. Merging Sensor Data with Patient Records in Clinical Trials – Systems and Benefits
Surabhi Dutta, Eliassen Biometrics and Data Solutions
Shubhranshu Dutta, Student at Biomedical Sciences Academy, HCVSD

Leadership and Career Development

LD-207. Improving the Relationship between Statisticians and Programmers in Clinical Trial Studies
Mai Ngo, Catalyst Clinical Research, LLC
Mary Grovesteen, Triangle Biostatistics, LLC
Vaughn Eason, Catalyst Clinical Research, LLC

Programming Techniques

BP-255. End of Computing Chores with Automation: SAS© Techniques That Generate SAS© Codes
Yun (Julie) Zhuo, PRA Health Sciences

BP-286. One More Paper on Dictionary Tables and Yes, I Think it Is Worth Reading
Vladlen Ivanushkin, DataFocus GmbH

Real World Evidence

RW-310. Real-world data as real-world evidence: Establishing the meaning of data as a prerequisite to determining secondary-use value
Jennifer Popovic, RTI International

Reporting and Data Visualizations

DV-276. Not That Dummy Data
Yuliia Bahatska, PRA Health Sciences

Statistics and Analytics

ST-059. Regulation Techniques for Multicollinearity: Lasso, Ridge, and Elastic Nets
Deanna Schreiber-Gregory, Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Karlen Bader, Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Strategic Implementation, Business Administration, Support Resources

SI-017. Avoiding Disaster: Manager’s Guide on How to Rescue a Failing Outsourced Project
Dilip Raghunathan, Insmed

Submission Standards

SS-027. Progression-Free Survival (PFS) Analysis in Solid Tumor Clinical Studies
Na Li, Na Li Clinical Programming Services

SS-240. Sponsor Considerations for Building a Reviewer’s Guide to Facilitate BIMO (Bioresearch Monitoring) Review
Kiran Kundarapu, Merck & Co., Inc.
Janet Low, Merck & Co., Inc.
Majdoub Haloui, Merck & Co., Inc.