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CDISC 3.1.2

I did some preliminary attribute comparisons between the SDTM as specified in the guidelines for 3.1.1 and compare that to 3.1.2. The template for 3.1.1 is still in development so there is room for improvements...

For more information, please visit CDISC 3.1.2

PharmaSUG, Pharmaceutical Industry SAS Users Group

On The last day of PharmaSUG, Wednesday, I saw a presentation by Thomas Cox from SAS Institute on CDISC standards. Thomas described how SAS is committed to data standards in that they are very involved in data standards organizations such as CDISC. They are also continuing to develop new tools to address these needs...

For more information, please visit PharmaSUG, Pharmaceutical Industry SAS Users Group.

BASAS November 98

We had our "first" Bay Area SAS Users Group meeting without Claire as our chair person. We will miss her and appreciate all the hard work she has put into Bay Area SAS Users Group. The meeting was held at Stanford University on Tuesday, November 3rd, 1998...

For more information, please visit BASAS November 98.

SUGI 24

This year SUGI 24 took place at the Fontainebleau Blue Hilton Hotel in sunny Miami Beach. The warm weather and the beautiful beaches created a perfect backdrop for this years conference.The opening session started on Sunday evening on the 11th of April. Many of the new tools were demonstrated by the SAS team, users of SAS and Dr. Goodnight...

For more information, please visit SUGI 24.

SUGI 27

SUGI 27 kicked off this year in Orlando Florida on Sunday night, April 14, 2001. The theme words repeated throughout the evening in bright orange as the backdrop to the stage were “Speed, Flexibility, Agility, Strength”. The word “intelligence” was another buzzword echoing from every speech...

For more information, please visit SUGI 27.

SUGI 28

This year's SUGI took place at the Seattle Convention Center starting with the opening session on Sunday night, March 31st and going through Wednesday, April 2nd. Some of the highlights including:

  • Opening Session
  • Office Integration.
  • Migration to SAS 9
  • Next Generation Data _NULL_
  • RTF and ODS
  • Version 9 Functions
  • Is SAS/AF Dead?
  • Enterprise Guide
  • SUGI 29
  • XML Developments
  • ODS PDF: It's Not Just for Printing Anymore
  • SAS Drug Development
  • SAS 9 Validation

For more information, please visit SUGI 28.

WUSS 10

This year’s Western Users of SAS Software conference took place in beautiful San Diego starting off with the opening session on Wednesday, September 4th, 2002. The conference was well attended with over 400 attendees. This was the 10th WUSS referred to as “WUSS 10”, rather than WUSS 2002. The theme for the opening session was a retrospective view of the past 10 years...

For more information, please visit WUSS 10.

WUSS 11

There were many new developments of the SAS software for version 9.1 that were featured at WUSS this year. Some of the items I will describe include:

  • Scaling with Thread Technologies in BASE and SAS/Connect
  • SAS/STAT
  • SAS/GRAPH
  • ODS and PROC TEMPLATE
  • Enterprise Guide (EG)

WUSS 11 kicked off this year at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003...

For more information, please visit WUSS 11.

WUSS 2005, Western Users of SAS Software

There has been interesting developments in the integration of SAS and Microsoft Office. I spoke to Vincent DelGobbo who is a Senior Systems Developer within the Web Tools Group of SAS Institute. He recognizes that users commonly have Microsoft Excel on their desktop and they use it to review their data...

For more information, please visit WUSS 2005, Western Users of SAS Software.

Western Users of SAS Software 2006

WUSS 2006 this year was organized by Lauren Haworth, Academic Program Chair and Diana Suhr, operations chair. It was held at the Hyatt Regency...

For more information, please visit Western Users of SAS Software 2006.

CDISC Interchange

The fourth annual CDISC international interchange conference took place in the North Bethesda hotel and conference center starting on Monday October 1st 2007. Monday included a work shop on “Implementation of CDISC Standards End-to-End” and also a course on the ADaM data model which specifically deals with analysis files.

For more information, please visit CDISC Interchange.

SAS Global Forum

I just attended my first “SAS Global Forum” conference. Since the change of name from SUGI, I still catch myself from referring to it as SUGI. The Opening session started on Monday night, April 16 at 7pm....

For more information, please visit SAS Global Forum.

Blog SAS Global Forum 2009

I attended the WUSS conference recently and interviewed some members when I bumped into them. I was able to record a short video during my discussion with them at the Fairmont conference Hotel in San Jose.


Claire Castell Claire Castell, Mgr. Information Mgmt| Consumer and Small Business Deposit Risk at Wells Fargo shares the history of WUSS and its name.



Marci Russell Marci Russel, Web Project Manager of SAS Institute talks about Online Support at WUSS 2009 conference



Lora Delwiche Lora Delwiche author of Little SAS book shares Debugging Techniques



Art Carpenter Art Carpenter talks about SAS Macros at WUSS 09 in San Jose Art is a consultant for Caloxy, California Occidental Consultant



Michael A. Raithel WUSS Opening Session Keynote Address by Michael A. Raithel It's not Easy Being a SAS Programmer



Vincent Delgobbo Vincent DelGobbo, Senior Systems Developer for web Tools Group at SAS Institute talks about SAS export to Excel XML format at WUSS.



Heather Brown Heather Brown, Senior Recruiter, Advanced Clinical Services LLC

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SAS Global Forum 2010

I attended the SAS Global Forum conference and interviewed some members when I bumped into them. I was able to record a short video during my discussion with them at the Seattle Convention Center.

Rick Langstron talks about SAS 9.3



Mary Katz talks about WUSS at SGF



David Slomin talks about Text Semantic



David Baily talks about Microsoft Office Add In to SAS



Ted Guo from FDA talks about SAS Review Tool



John Bastone talks about SAS Social Media



Saravana Chandran SAS Deployment Wizard



Michael Thomas SAS Mobile at SGF



Gary Ciampa talks High Performance Grid



Scott Huntley talks about ODS



SAS Global Forum Opening Session