These tools will assist authors in the creation and formatting of their PharmaSUG 2021 papers, presentations, and/or e-posters. If you have any questions not covered in these resources, please contact the Academic Chair, Nancy Brucken, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To upload your paper and copyright grant form, please use the PharmaSUG Paper Submission System. To upload your presentation recording to the PharmaSUG Google Drive, please follow the instructions in the "Uploading Submission Documents" file.

For All Authors

  • Submission Guidelines (PDF, 560KB) General specifications for papers, posters, and presenters. All authors are expected to comply with these guidelines, so please review the document carefully. (Updated 02-Apr-2021)
  • Paper Template (Word template, 4.1MB) - This paper template will help you create a final manuscript that meets the requirements.
  • Copyright Grant Form (PDF, 249KB) - Due April 5, 2021. Must be completed for each paper in order for the paper to be included in the conference and proceedings. The form can be completed and signed electronically from within Adobe Reader or via Docusign.
  • Copyright Grant Delay Form (PDF, 268KB)- Due April 5, 2021. To be completed only if Copyright Grant Form cannot be submitted on time. The form can be completed and signed electronically from within Adobe Reader or via Docusign.
  • Instructions for Uploading Submission Documents (PDF, 668KB) - This document describes the steps required for successfully uploading your copyright grant form and final paper into the PharmaSUG 2021 Paper Submission System, and uploading final recordings or e-Posters so they can be loaded onto the virtual conference platform. Recordings are due April 19, 2021, and e-Posters are due April 26, 2021.

For All Presenters

All presentations will be recorded in advance, with the recordings uploaded to the virtual conference website. Please see below for recording instructions in both PPT and Zoom.

  • Presentation Template (PowerPoint template, 330KB) - This optional presentation slide template will help give our conference a professional and consistent look and feel.
  • Recording Instructions (PPT) (PDF, 472KB) - Instructions for recording your presentation directly from PowerPoint (recommended method). If you have multiple authors, you can each record your portions separately, and then combine and edit the presentations into a single MP4 file for uploading.
  • Zoom Background (PNG, 87KB) - Background image with conference logo that you can use for your recordings, or for the live Q&A.
  • Recording Instructions (Zoom) (PDF, 93KB) - Instructions for recording your presentation from within a Zoom call.
  • PharmaSUG Non-Commercial Policy (PDF, 117KB) - PharmaSUG is an educational, non-commercial conference. This short policy describes the ways in which commercial activity may and may not be conducted in the context of a PharmaSUG event. All presenters are expected to comply with this policy.
  • Here's a very helpful blog post on improving your presentations from an experienced SAS conference presenter.

For e-Poster Authors

e-Posters should be uploaded as PDF files using the same link as for recordings. Please see the PharmaSUG Submission Guidelines for general information about creating your e-poster. Use of the optional slide templates will help give our conference a consistent look and feel.

  • e-Poster Templates: Option 1 (PPT template, 308K), Option 2 (PPT template, 271K), Option 3 (PPT template, 928K)
  • Additional Resources

    • Applying a New Template to an Existing Document (PDF, 508KB) - This article provides step-by-step instructions for converting existing Word and PowerPoint files so that they use the corresponding PharmaSUG 2021 template.
    • Applying e-Signatures to a PDF (PDF, 446KB) - This document walks you through the steps of electronically signing a PDF file, such as the PharmaSUG Copyright Grant Form.