Connect Streams

StreamStream Description Chair / Co-Chair

Analytics, Big Data & Statistics

 

Analytics, Big Data, and Statistics is designed to allow members to share ideas on the interface between statistics, analytics and computing as well as innovative ideas to analyze and manage the big data in our industry. This can be software-related, for example how computing packages can be used to resolve data analytics or statistical issues within the clinical trial field. It can also be statistical in nature, such as improving programmers' understanding of new innovative statistical and analytical methods, or describing statistical/analytic/programmatic approaches in specific areas (e.g. PK/PD, Statistical Modelling, Analytical techniques – use of SAS Graph or R, use of adaptive designs vs. group sequential designs and their implementation, analysis and presentation of biomarker data, analysis of Outcomes data, use of registry data and historical or case controls for orphan indications, to name but a few).

Michael Badlani
Chair

Karen Ozer
Co-Chair

Karnika Dalal
Co-Chair

Coding Tips & Tricks Coding Tips & Tricks is dedicated to brief presentations on real-life code, programming tips and best practices, efficiency techniques, undocumented/new features, useful algorithms, macros and other creative uses of software. This session is perfect forum for beginners and experts alike to share coding tips and tricks that can transform the current state with techniques that increasing efficiencies or provide time/cost savings.  If you have found an innovative solution to solve a challenging problem come share it with the statistical programming community! 

Sunil Gupta
Chair

Sanket Kale
Co-Chair

Suhas Sanjee
Co-Chair

Data Handling The Data Handling stream is dedicated to many aspects of data handling and database management in life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. These aspects include extraction and transformation of raw data, metadata definition and handling, data quality, validation and acceptance, analysis data processing, data de-identification and transparency, data mining, master data management and clinical data warehousing. With the increasing complexity of clinical trials data and greater emphasis on delivery of high quality, submission ready, data, state of the art novel data handling techniques for managing clinical data are needed and appropriate for this stream.

Christy Crump
Chair

Heather Stevens
Co-Chair

Hanming Tu
Co-Chair

Data Standards & Governance Effective implementation and governance of CDISC data standards is the recommended foundation for efficient collection and analysis of data across studies and sponsors. It is also key to ensuring that data are fit for use by regulatory authorities and other key data consumers. The DS stream focuses on how companies are embedding the foundational aspects of existing and future data standards into their business processes.  Topic areas will include: underlying concepts, descriptions, explanations, interpretations, and processes designed to support the implementation, management and governance of these data standards.

 

Steve Kirby
Chair

Ellen Asam
Co-Chair

Sangeeta Bhattacharya
Co-Chair

Data Visualization Seeing the big picture opens your eyes to the data! Visual representations, such as charts and maps, provide a mechanism for people to easily and quickly understand what the data represent and mean. Hundreds of thousands of data points are collected during a typical study.  Tables and listings are used for summarization and to display detailed records, however, tabular summaries and listings take more time to digest. How do we communicate information clearly and efficiently to users? Data visualisation is a powerful technique that is used to understand, interpret and even clean data. The DV stream focuses on data visualization examples, tools and techniques that can be applied to data in our field so support drug development. 

Michael Rubison
Chair

Renu Shukla
Co-Chair

Melissa Wissner
Co-Chair

Management This year, the Management stream will be focusing on three hot topics covering innovation, talent acquisition and management, and a review of the implications of ICH E6(R2). Following on from last year’s success, we will continue to apply innovative, collaborative and engaging approaches to each of the sessions, with a view to creating take-away messages for all. Open to everyone, this year’s Management stream is again set to be interactive and fun, and we have some excellent presenters lined up to help stimulate and lead the debate in each area. (Presentation is by invitation only, however all are welcome to attend the stream). 

James Gunter
Chair

James McDermott
Co-Chair

Mary Varughese
Co-Chair

Non-Specific

This stream is in place for those papers that do not fit directly within any of the established Conference streams, so that the Conference Chair and Co-Chair can take the decision on where the paper would best be presented. The focus is to provide a storage point for the paper until an actual stream has been determined and agreed with the author(s).

Jim Johnson
Chair

Terek Peterson
Co-Chair

Jennifer True
Co-Chair

Posters A poster is worth a thousand words, and an hour of conversation and networking. Posters provide an opportunity to cover any of the stream topics in a visual and engaging manner. Posters are ideal for presentations that include graphics, source code, statistical or thought-provoking concepts, novel data management or handling techniques, innovative ways to implement data standards, and much more. Poster increases visibility, allow participants to review at their own pace, and provide for engaging in conversation to discuss the topic of the Poster.

Mouly Satyavarapu
Chair

Narasimha Ayyalas
Co-Chair

 

Becky Greenwood,
Co-Chair

Regulatory The Regulation of Clinical Data is governed by constantly evolving rules, standards and regulations on data transparency and protection, GxP, ICH, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, validation, version control, process management and continuous improvement processes. Clinical data is regulated on all aspects of submission-related activities including interactions with health authorities, site inspections and audits. This stream invites you to share your experiences and have open discussion on the challenges and benefits of working in a highly regulated industry.

Paul Nevills
Chair

Lilliam Rosario
Co-Chair

Steve Yao
Co-Chair

Standards Implementation The Standards Implementation stream is dedicated to the implementation of industry standards, such as CDISC, to support the acquisition, exchange, analysis, submission and archival of clinical data and metadata in life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. This stream focuses on the implementation of these standards using scripts, macros and tools that are not platform-specific. 

Georgina Wood
Chair

Trisha Simpson
Co-Chair

Andrew Miskell
Co-Chair

Trends & Technology Trends and Technology papers concentrate on the many new and emerging trends within life sciences that have an impact on those working with data. These could include hot topics driven by external factors such as public opinion and the application of innovative technologies in the life sciences sector. 


Margaret Coughlin
Chair

Gustav Bernard
Co-Chair


Avinash Reddy Pati
Co-Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking of joining PhUSE?

Already a member but not sure how you can benefit?

PhUSE is an expanding, global society with a membership of more than 8,000 clinical data scientists. It requires a large pool of resources to help with its running so offers many opportunities for members to become involved. Whether it's chairing a conference, presenting at an event, leading a working group or contributing to the quarterly newsletter, we are always keen to hear from volunteers.

Find Out More