PhUSE Society FAQ

Who or What is PhUSE?

PhUSE stands for Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange.  It is an independent 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 is organising the annual conference.

PhUSE has now become a society offering great information and events to all its members.

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 will be a reduction on the price of the Annual Conference.  Every three months there will be a published newsletter available to members.  PhUSE aims to run a number of single day events on topics of interest to programmers in the pharmaceutical industry. View the full list of Member benefits here. 

How Do I Join?

You can either join on-line or via post / fax. Follow this link for more details.

Tell Me More about the Single Day Events!

A number of Single Day Events will be designed and run in locations determined by the geographic make up of the membership.  These events will be run throughout the year and will complement the Annual Conference.  They will be free for PhUSE Society Members and will offer a great local networking opportunity!!!

How Can I Get Involved with PhUSE?

The easiest way to get involved is to sign up on and become a member on 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

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, other service providers as well as software developing companies.

What Happens at the Conference?

There will be a large number (over 100) of presentations in four parallel sessions.  The presentation times will range from 10 to 45 minutes and there will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session.  There will be a poster presentation session on Tuesday evening where poster authors will be available to answer questions.  Throughout the conference, service providers and software developing companies will showcase their products and services in an exhibition and demo area.

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 will be evening events on Sunday and Monday night, lunch and coffee breaks from Monday to Wednesday as well as cheese and wine during the poster session on Tuesday evening.

Why Should I Attend?

By attending PhUSE, 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.

Being such a leading event you will be able to keep track of regulatory requirements (CDISC, CFR Part 11, etc.) whilst networking with colleagues from around the world.  There will be an opportunity to meet with software vendors, developers and service providers as well as representatives from all major pharmaceutical companies.

More over, 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.