Monday and Tuesday

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 Golden Gate 5.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Open Discussion Forum N/A
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Tips on How to Accelerate Clinical Trials to Submission Michael Nessly
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Update from PHUSE Safety Analytics Working Group Nancy Brucken and Clio Wu
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Practical Tips for Effective Coaching for Leaders Priscilla Gathoni
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM All You Need to Know About the New CDISC ARM Standards Bhavin Busa and Bess LeRoy
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Patient's Journey Using Real World Data Kevin Lee

Tuesday, May 26, 2023

Time Discussion Topic Facilitator(s)
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Using Bundles for R Package Management Magnus Mengelbier
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Real-Time Validation Of SDTM Mapping Bremer Louw
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Flexible Ways to Create Graphs for Clinical Trials Hong Zhang and Kaijun Zhang
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Ten Rules for Better Charts, Figures and Visuals Kirk Paul Lafler
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Creating Table Shells Consistently and Efficiently Ran Li
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Open Forum N/A