Bloemfontein, South Africa

Shifting Pharmaceutical Programming Outside the Box



On 16th November, it was PhUSE's first event in the southern hemisphere, held in Bloemfontein South Africa. The theme was "Shifting Pharmaceutical Programming Outside the Box". Discussions around the event and our topics will continue for a while still. The event was a great success, with special thanks to the contributions from our sponsors, co-chairs, speakers, and PhUSE organizing committee. We trust that this event has lit the PhUSE for increased engagement and future events, and hope to see everyone again next year.



7.30 - 8.00am Registration  
8.00 - 8.15am Welcome

Alex Brink,
QuintilesIMS &
Dianne Weatherall,

8.15 - 8.45am PhUSE Update Stephen Bamford,
PhUSE Global Events Director
8.45 - 9.15am An Overview of the Drug Development Process Frans Massyn,
9.15 - 9.45am Is a Figure Worth a Thousand Words? Arnold van Aswegen,
 9.45 - 10.15am A Shiny Future? Hentie du Plessis,
10.15 - 10.45am Morning Break  
10.45 - 11.15am A Functional Replacement for Macros Wouter van Wyk,
11.15 - 11.45am Metaprogramming With SAS – Advantages and Challenges Tiaan van der Spuy,
11.45am - 12.15pm Machine Learning Use Cases in the Pharmaceutical Industry Aneshan Ramaloo,
12.15 - 1.30pm Lunch  
1.30 - 2.00pm Offshoring: Building and Intergrating a Global Team Marius Mostert,
QuintilesIMS &
Ranjiva Munasinghe,
2.00 - 2.30pm The Butterfly Effect Raymond Pretorius,
2.30 - 3.00pm Analytics-driven Progress Tracking Thelma Niemann,
3.00 - 3.30pm Afternoon Break  
3.30 - 4.00pm Defining and Creating Efficient Statistical Outputs Chanelle Foster, Leon Lombaard & Megan Carnell,
4.00 - 4.30pm What is Outside the Box? Looking at Current Trends in Programming Johan Visagie,
4.30 - 5.00pm The Age of the Pharmaceutical Data Scientist Chanelle Foster & Jaco van Blerk,
5.00 - 5.15pm Conclusion: Lighting the PhUSE Alex Brink,
QuintilesIMS &
Dianne Weatherall,
5.15pm Close  






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