Sep 14,2016 at RHO

Our next RTSUG meeting will be held Sep 14,2016 at RHO

WHY:       Join us for an afternoon of networking and learning!

WHEN:    Wednesday, Sept 14, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE:   RHO 6330 Quadrangle Dr.,Chapel Hill NC 27514


We look forward to seeing you at the meeting,
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2:30 - 2:45PM Sign in and network

2:45 - 3:15PM SAS6321 - If You Build It, Will They Understand? Designing Reports for the General Public in SAS©Visual Analytics

Authors: Jessee Sookne, Ed Summers, Julianna Langston, and Karen Mobley, SAS Institute.

3:15 - 3:45PM Trivial Date Tasks? PROC FCMP Can Help

Author: Jueru Fan, PPD

3:45 - 4:00PM Break

4:00 - 4:50PM SDTM What? ADaM Who? A Programmer’s Introduction to CDISC

Author: Venita DePuy, Bowden Analytics


Jesse Sookne, Sr User Experience Designer, SAS

If You Build It, Will They Understand? Designing Reports for the General Public in SAS®. Visual Analytics

Abstract: Your organization already uses SAS®. Visual Analytics and you have designed reports for internal use. Now you want to publish a report on your external website. How do you design a report for the general public considering the wide range of education and abilities? This paper defines best practices for designing reports that are universally accessible to the broadest audience. You learn tips and techniques for designing reports that the general public can easily understand and use to gain insight. You also learn how to leverage features that help you comply with your legal obligations regarding people with disabilities. The paper includes recommendations and examples that you can apply to your own reports.

Bio: e Sookne is a UX designer specializing in accessibility, in the Accessibility and Applied Assistive Technology department at SAS®. He works to ensure that people of all abilities can use and benefit from SAS® software. Before working on accessibility, Jesse was a software quality engineer at SAS® and other software companies.

Jueru Fan, PPD

Trivial Date Tasks? PROC FCMP Can Help

Abstract: Imputing partial date, comparing dates and creating flags are important tasks when working with CDISC Analysis Data Model (ADaM) data sets. If function or CALL routines are available to help us deal with them and therefore free us from repetitive works, we can better focus on tasks requiring more logical thinking. Yes, the SAS Function Compiler Procedure (PROC FCMP) is there for us. This paper will first look at some basic syntax of PROC FCMP to build functions and CALL routines. Then two user-defined functions and a CALL routine will be presented on comparing complete/partial date, imputing partial date and creating pre concomitant flag, concomitant flag, and post concomitant flag, respectively.

Venita DePuy, Bowden Analytics

SDTM What? ADaM Who? A Programmer’s Introduction to CDISC

Abstract: Most programmers in the pharmaceutical industry have at least heard of CDISC, but may not be familiar with the overall data structure, naming conventions, and variable requirements for SDTM and ADaM datasets. This overview will provide a general introduction to CDISC from a programing standpoint, including the creation of the standard SDTM domains and supplemental datasets, and subsequent creation of ADaM datasets. Time permitting; we will also discuss when it might be preferable to do a “CDISC-like” dataset instead of a dataset that fully conforms to CDISC standards.

Bio: Venita is an experienced statistician and SAS programmer, and owner of Bowden Analytics.

She specializes in providing statistical and programing services to pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and academic organizations, with an emphasis on clinical trials and CDISC. Her therapeutic experience includes cardiology, oncology, depression, veterinary medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, then continued on to earn her Master of Statistics at North Carolina State University and PhD in Biomathematics with a Statistics minor at NCSU as well.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you RHO for hosting this meeting


Next Meeting

Sep 14,2016
at RHO