Note: All of the events listed below are included in your conference registration unless otherwise noted. Times and locations are subject to change. Last update: 27-Feb-2023.

First Timers' Drop-In Session

Sunday, May 14, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Golden Gate 6-7

Your first PharmaSUG conference can be overwhelming - there's so much to do and see! Stop by our First Timers' Drop-in Session for an overview of the conference. Several experienced attendees will be on hand to help you navigate the conference, point out key features, provide tips and advice, and answer your questions. You can "drop in" anytime between 1 PM and 4 PM that is convenient for you. All conference attendees are welcome, even if it's not your first time! :)

Opening Session

Sunday, May 14, 6:30-7:30 PM
Plaza A-B

The PharmaSUG conference kicks off on Sunday evening with our opening session. This year, we are pleased to announce that Mike Stackhouse, Chief Innovation Officer and co-founder of Atorus Research, will be our keynote speaker.

Mike Stackhouse, Atorus Research
"Evolving Analytics: The Technological Migration of Biometrics"

In our highly regulated industry, change doesn't come easily. Modern technology is evolving around us and migrations are beginning – evolving the procedures we follow and our roles themselves. Let's take a look at how the promise of today might be the process of tomorrow.

Mike Stackhouse is the Chief Innovation Officer of Atorus Research. Mike is a 2020 UC Berkeley School of Information Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program graduate. Mike and his team at Atorus have been actively developing and releasing open-source R packages, such as pharmaRTF and Tplyr. Additionally, Mike and his team have collaborated on other pharmaverse R packages such as xportr, metacore, metatools, envsetup, and more. Within industry, Mike sits on the council of Pharmaverse, as well as the board of the CDISC Open Source Alliance (COSA), and co-leads the PHUSE working group Data Visualization and Open Source Technology.

Opening Mixer

Sunday, May 14, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Golden Gate

After the opening session, we'll head immediately into our opening mixer where you can mingle with other attendees and enjoy light appetizers and drinks. It's a great chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones as well!



Morning Yoga with Charu

Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Union Square 22

Start each day off right with a relaxing yoga session led by SAS's own Charu Shankar. In addition to being a programming whiz, Charu is a professional yoga instructor and will lead you through some basic routines to prepare you for the day ahead. Beginners welcome! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, if you have one (a hotel towel will also work)!

A Taste of San Francisco - with Dueling Pianos and Carnival Games

Tuesday, May 16
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Plaza A-B

Come join us and sample some of the best food and activities around San Francisco! Join your colleagues in activities like ping pong, cornhole, and Jenga while sampling some typical San Francisco treats. Bring your camera for pictures of the scenes of San Francisco. Then relax around the Dueling Pianos with a song and your beverage of choice.

Closing Session

Wednesday, May 17, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Golden Gate 6-8

Leaving so soon? Think again! Wrap up your PharmaSUG conference at our Closing Session. We'll announce the Best Paper winners, introduce next year's conference co-chairs, and get a sneak peak at PharmaSUG 2024.

As always, there will be TONS OF DOOR PRIZES!