CSS 2019 Summary

This year's CSS boasted a record number of poster submission! It is no wonder it was such a success. Nearly 260 attendees congregated at the Civic Center in Silver spring to hear seven keynote speakers from the FDA, to participate in four workshops, and to learn and share their experiences in over 30 breakout session. Last but not least, delegates attended an interactive networking session where all the Working Groups projects had the opportunity to share their project updates and forward-thinking projections over a delicious BBQ.

Sunday included an overview of the CSS for first-timers, and a warm welcome from Lilliam Roasario, Director of the Office of Computational Science at the FDA, followed by discussions with Working Groups Leads and project members alike at their exhibition booths. The day finished with three workshops: Safety Analytics, Let's Make a Knowledge Graph! and Design Thinking Focus Group.

Monday kicked off with a two-hour plenary session hosted by the FDA, on CDER/CBER Perspectives in the Use of Study Data for Regulatory Reviews. The six Working Groups then went into their breakout sessions and information sharing. Experiences centred around SEND Implementation, Cloud Adoption, SDTM ADaM FAQs, Data Visualisations, CDISC Implementation Primer, and many more. The day concluded with the traditional Poster Session and a Machine Learning Programming Workshop.

On Tuesday the Closing Session looked at defining the next opportunities for the CSS in the format of a panel. The audience then took to a table discussion to provide their thoughts on topics such as which disruptive technologies are most relevant, and how PhUSE Working Groups can bring these to a wider audience.

The Symposium closed with a ceremony of certificates and gifts. Project members, poster presenters and a Working Group Lead were congratulated and thanked for their contributions to PhUSE over the past year. We reflected on the hard work and dedications of our members to make PhUSE what it is today, a global organisation with an international membership of more than 9,000 clinical data scientists.

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors, and each and every one of your who made this possible. We truly did Connect, Share, Advance. Now on to the EU Connect!

All presentations, together with a list of our winners, can be found here

 

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