PhUSE Society FAQs 

Who or What is PhUSE?

PhUSE stands for Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange.  It is an independent membership society and non-profit organisation, created by volunteers who work in the pharmaceutical industry.  PhUSE has the support of most major pharmaceutical companies in Europe. There is a Board of Directors supporting the organisation as a whole and several sub committees responsible for separate items, e.g. one sub-committee organises the Annual Conference.

How Much Does it Cost?

Subscriptions are set at £60 per member. Follow this link for more details.

What Do I Get for My Subscription?

There is a reduction on the price of the Annual Conference and Computational Science Symposiums if members register within the Early Bird period. Every three months a published newsletter (PhUSE News) is available to members.  Full access to online resources including the PhUSE Wiki, Conference presentations and videos and regular webinars. View the full list of Member benefits here. 

How Do I Join?

You can either join through the PhUSE website or via post / fax. Follow this link for more details.

Tell Me More about the Single Day Events!

Single Day Events are free to members and held around the world throughout the year. Covering a range of themes and topics related to clinical data science, they also provide an opportunity to network and socialise with colleagues from other companies. 

How Can I Get Involved with PhUSE?

The easiest way to get involved is to sign up and become a member through the PhUSE website. If you are thinking of attending the conference, why don't you write a paper / poster and present it during the conference? 

If you are interested in helping organise the Conference or support any of the PhUSE sub-committees please contact office@phuse.eu.

PhUSE Annual Conference

Who Attends the Conference?

PhUSE attendees are mostly programmers as well as their managers working in the pharmaceutical industry.  Most conference participants come from European countries.  Participants work for pharmaceutical companies, CROs and other service providers as well as software developing companies.

What Happens at the Conference?

Held once a year in October, this four-day event gives members the opportunity to share, contribute and advance ideas. Featuring inspirational keynote speakers, stream presentations, hands-on workshops, an interactive poster session and evening events, the PhUSE Annual Conference has established itself as the premier conference in Europe for clinical data scientists. Throughout the Conference, exhibitors and sponsors showcase their products and services to attendees. 

What Topics are Covered at the Conference?

PhUSE tries to cover all aspects of programming relevant to the drug development process in the pharmaceutical industry.  The majority of technical papers will be focused on programming with SAS.

What Do I Get for My Registration Fee?

Along with participation in the conference sessions, there are evening events on the Sunday and Monday night, lunch and coffee breaks from Monday to Wednesday.


Why Should I Attend?

You will be attending the only European conference specifically targeting programmers in the pharmaceutical industry.  It is an excellent opportunity for continued education and will allow you to learn about new trends, technologies and industry requirements.  During the conference, you will be able to present your solutions and receive feedback from peers as well as sharing programming tips and tricks and learn from others.

There will be an opportunity to meet with software vendors, developers and service providers as well as representatives from all major pharmaceutical companies. Moreover, you will be helping PhUSE to grow as an professional organisation and the services that it offers the community.

I Would like to Present a Paper – What Do I Have to Do?

You need to create an abstract of the paper and a one-page draft of the paper.  If accepted for the conference, you will then have to create the final paper using the PhUSE paper template and a PowerPoint presentation for your presentation! For more information, visit the Call for Papers page.