Monday through Wednesday

The office water cooler is more than just a place to get a drink. It's a gathering place where colleagues take a break to enjoy friendly conversation. It's a forum where thoughts and ideas are exchanged. It's a social hub where people find out what's really going on in the office.

Brought back by popular demand, PharmaSUG Water Cooler Chats bring this spirit of informal discussion into the conference environment. Facilitated group discussions on a variety of topics will be scheduled for specific times during the conference. All you have to do is show up and join the conversation. We'll provide the virtual water cooler and get the dialog going - the rest is up to you!

The schedule of topics and facilitators is below. If you have questions, please contact our Water Cooler Chat Coordinators, Amber Randall and Kirsty Lauderdale, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All Water Cooler Chats will be held in the Attendee Hub.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Getting the Most from Your Programming Team Carol Matthews
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Source in Industry: Applications, Scalability, and Regulatory Compliance Phil Bowsher
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Risk-based Validation: Are We There Yet? Bill Coar
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM AI/ML in Clinical Trials - What Does the Future Hold? Kate Ostbye
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ADaM Implementation: Questions and Conversation Sandra Minjoe

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Challenges in Oncology Trials: To ADaM and Beyond! Paul Slagle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Change Management: Challenges, Strategies and Solutions Kevin Lee
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Building Better Relationships: Strategies for Successful Sponsor/CRO Partnerships Corey Evans and Samantha Kennedy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Let's Get Creative with Data Visualization Kriss Harris
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Programming for Regulatory Agency Deliverables - Survival Tips Phil Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Project Programmers: Are We Preparing for the Future? Dilip Raghunathan

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Process/Project Management: Tools for Strategic Programming Support Siddarth Kumar and Zhouming (Victor) Sun