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: 19-Feb-2024.

First Timers' Drop-In Session

Sunday, May 19, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Holiday 1-3

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 19, 6:30-7:30 PM
Holiday 4-6

The PharmaSUG conference kicks off on Sunday evening with our opening session. This year, we are pleased to announce that Faisal M. Khan, Ph.D., the Corporate Vice President for Artificial Intelligence and Analytics at Novo Nordisk, will be our keynote speaker.

Faisal Khan, Ph.D., Novo Nordisk
"AI and GenAI in Drug Development: Promises, Opportunities and Pitfalls"

What is AI, and what is GenAI? What are the applications of GenAI in healthcare and the life sciences? What are the things to consider for GenAI from a legal and ethical perspective? What are the limitations and pitfalls of GenAI? This talk will cover how to avoid the hype, and explore future uses of GenAI and its impact on the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Faisal M. Khan, Ph.D., is the Corporate Vice President for Artificial Intelligence and Analytics at Novo Nordisk. Dr. Khan's team focuses on the applications of AI and data science throughout the drug development lifecycle. Dr. Khan's interests focus on the intersections of data science, digital health, biostatistics, bioimaging, personalized medicine, and healthcare delivery. Dr. Khan's career has encompassed all aspects of healthcare and biomedical analytics, including diagnostics, devices, clinical trials, drug development, providers, and payers/insurance. Dr. Khan has worked or consulted across academia and industry with both startups and Fortune 50 companies. He has over 100 published papers, abstracts, and patents on the applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence for healthcare and the life sciences.

Opening Mixer

Sunday, May 19, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Holiday 1-3+C, North Foyer, West Foyer

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 20 and Tuesday, May 21
7:00 - 8:00 AM

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)!

Tuesday Night Bash

Tuesday, May 21
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Holiday 1-3+C, North Foyer, West Foyer
Don't Miss the PharmaSUG 2024 Tuesday Night Bash!

Unwind, recharge, and celebrate at the hottest event of PharmaSUG 2024 - the Tuesday Night Bash! Join us from 7:00-10:00 PM for an unforgettable evening filled with music, delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks, a 360° video booth, and fun games. It's the perfect chance to mingle with colleagues, build camaraderie, and create lasting memories!

Closing Session

Wednesday, May 22, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Holiday 4-6

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 2025.

As always, there will be TONS OF DOOR PRIZES!