SUGUKI SAS user group in the UK & Ireland – April updates

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With so many SUGUKI events in the calendar, it’s worth putting them all in one place!

SUGUKI is an independent SAS User Group, staffed by volunteers – and we are in continuous need of speakers, venues, sponsorship, and general support. Our web site can be found at https://www.meetup.com/SUGUKI. We’d love to hear from you. We also now have a community on SAS Communities!!

Our events are always 6-8pm on a Thursday, with two SAS presentations and drinks. Sign up below!

05APR2018 – London SUGUKI meetup – https://www.meetup.com/SUGUKI/events/dzdfhpyxgbhb/ – I’ll be presenting “Something for Nothing! Converting Plots from SAS/GRAPH to ODS Graphics” and offering a copy of my latest book in a free prize draw for attendees!
19APR2018 – Edinburgh SUGUKI meetup – https://www.meetup.com/SUGUKI/events/247773056/
03MAY2018 – London SUGUKI meetup – https://www.meetup.com/SUGUKI/events/247308610
24MAY2018 – Manchester SUGUKI meetup – https://www.meetup.com/SUGUKI/events/247771538/

For those available during the day (9-3pm) the following Analytical Lifecyle User Groups are also available from SAS Institute (https://www.sas.com/en_gb/customer-loyalty/user-groups.html).

All these events are free, but you must register for security and capacity reasons.

A new SAS user group in the UK & Ireland – SUGUKI

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With so many SUGUKI events in the calendar, it’s worth putting them all in one place!

SUGUKI is an independent SAS User Group, staffed by volunteers – and we are in continuous need of speakers, venues, sponsorship, and general support. We’d love to hear from you.

Our events are always 6-8pm on a Thursday, with two SAS presentations and drinks. Sign up below!

08MAR2018 – London SUGUKI meetup @ The Shard – https://goo.gl/cPG6NU
22MAR2018 – Dublin SUGUKI meetup – https://goo.gl/6hUSij
05APR2018 – London SUGUKI meetup – https://goo.gl/6sBN4K – I’ll be presenting “Something for Nothing! Converting Plots from SAS/GRAPH to ODS Graphics” and offering a copy of my latest book in a free prize draw for attendees!
19APR2018 – Edinburgh SUGUKI meetup – https://goo.gl/21U2dk
24MAY2018 – Manchester SUGUKI meetup – https://goo.gl/HZs6su

For those available during the day (9-3pm) the following Analytical Lifecyle User Groups are also available from SAS Institute (https://goo.gl/PH6Lyc):

13MAR2018 @ Leeds (One Park Lane)

All these events are free, but you must register for security and capacity reasons.

What happened in Edinburgh?

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This year the PhUSE Conference was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and in Scotland for the first time. This was my 13th PhUSE Conference, and I’d presented papers at all 13, which was more than anyone else! There were 695 attendees and 40 exhibitors at this PhUSE conference, more than at any previous PhUSE conference too!

I presented “Making Graphs Easier to Validate – The Benefits of ODS Graphics” in the Data Visualisation stream on the 1st afternoon, and the room was nearly full, which I found to be true for most of the other papers I attended during the rest of the conference too. It is always good to present to a full room, because you are more likely to get an audience response to what you are trying to explain.

CK Clinical had one of the exhibitors stands and ran a Connect4 knock-out competition over the 3 days, with the champion Kriss Harris winning Afternoon Tea for two at the Ritz (or equivalent), and runner-up Gareth Parry (see photo on right) winning a copy of my latest book “SAS Programming and Data Visualisation Techniques“.

In 2018 the European PhUSE Conference will be held in Frankfurt, the 3rd time in Germany, but in November, rather than the traditional October, because a new US PhUSE Conference will be taking place in Raleigh NC in June.

Are you going to PhUSE in Edinburgh? I’m presenting there!

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PhUSE is being held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) in Edinburgh this year from Sunday 8th to Wednesday 11th October 2017, and I’ll be presenting “Making Graphs Easier to Validate – The Benefits of ODS Graphics” in the Data Visualization stream on the Monday afternoon at 1500hr.

PhUSE is now a global conference for the pharmaceutical software community, and there will be 600+ attendees in the following streams:
– Analytics & Statistics
– Application Development
– Coding Tips & Tricks
– Data Standards & Governance
– Data Handling
– Data Visualisation
– Industry Starters
– Management
– Professional Development & Training
– Posters
– Regulatory
– Real-world Evidence
– Software Demonstrations
– Standards Implementation
– Trends & Technology
– Hands-on Workshops
– University Day

CK Clinical will be running a competition (I think it will be Connect4), and one of the prizes will be a copy of my recent book “SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide”. Visit Stand 37 in the Exhibitors Area to get a chance to win a copy.

I’m also planning my annual beer-tasting evening on the Tuesday during the conference at a local venue. Unfortunately attendance will be limited to the first 20 attendees to confirm interest with me at the conference itself, so talk to me early if you’d like to attend!

Hope to see you there.