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Philadelphia Area SAS Users Group (PhilaSUG)

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PhilaSUG (Philadelphia Area SAS Users Group - <>) is a non-profit professional organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, increased knowledge of SAS® software, and professional advancement. Through the generous support of the SAS Institute [1], PhilaSUG members enjoy once a year a speaker from SAS Institute, mailing of our newsletter and four books for door prizes. Partnering with national and regional groups able us to bring speakers from outside the Philadelphia area to speak on a variety of topics. In addition, speakers from our own area contribute their expertise, so PhilaSUG meetings always offer a stimulating mix of ideas.


PhilaSUG (Philadelphia Area SAS Users Group) sponsors three meetings per year where papers, posters, and live demonstrations are presented to the SAS user community. Membership is open to anyone who is involved in the use of SAS software and who pays nominal dues to cover the operating costs of a non-profit organization. An executive committee made up of volunteers who are members of PhilaSUG meets approximately six times a year to select speakers, locate meeting sites, and make general policy decisions for the group. Speakers are either recruited by the executive committee or self-motivated individuals can submit abstracts for consideration. Criteria for paper selection reflect current interests among the PhilaSUG membership. Overall, PhilaSUG exists to increase the SAS skills of its members.

Announcing our next meeting: PhilaSUG Winter 2017 Meeting

     Hosted by:       PRA Health Sciences
     Location:        721 Arbor Way,
                      Blue Bell, PA 19422
     Date: 	       April 19, 2017

Agenda: (We thank our host for providing lunch and break refreshments.)

Lunch & break refreshments are provided courtesy of PRA

12:15-1:00	Registration, and lunch
 1:00-1:10	Opening Remarks
 1:10-2:00  	Using SAS® Dates and Times - Jonas Bilenas
 2:00-2:30	How to Ensure Your Topline Results Are Correct? - Haibin Shu
 2:40-2:50	A Careful Approach when merging datasets - while subsetting using WHERE or IF Statements- Kamala Bharathi Madavarapu
 2:50-3:15	Break, and light refreshments
 3:15-4:05	To COMPRESS or Not, to COMPRESS or ZIP - David Horvath
 4:05-4:35	Credit Score Modeling in SAS Enterprise Miner - Tina (Xiaoyuan) Zhang
 4:35-4:55	A SAS Macro for Redacting Subject and Clinical Site Codes while Submitting Clinical Trial Data to FDA- Venu Perla
 4:55-5:05	Open Forum and Prize Raffle

Required RSVP and other additional meeting information will be available on [2].

Agenda, abstracts, bios, map and directions will be available in our Meeting Newsletter available at [3] shortly.


Philadelphia Area SAS Users Group home page [4]

--Philasug 20:58, 14 January 2011 (UTC) --.