PHUSE Society FAQs

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, for example one sub-committee organises the PHUSE Connect.

How Much Does it Cost?

Individual subscription is set at:

  • £50 + VAT (if applicable)

Group membership is also available. 

What Do I Get for My Subscription?

There is a reduction on the price of the annual PHUSE Connects and Computational Science Symposiums if members register within the Early Bird period. Members gain full access to online resources including the PHUSE Wiki, conference presentations, videos and regular webinars. View the full list of member benefits here

How Do I Join?

You can either join via the PHUSE website or via post/fax. Visit the Members section 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 via the PHUSE website. If you are thinking of attending a Connect why not write a paper/poster and present? 

If you are interested in helping organise a Connect or wish to support any of the PHUSE sub-committees please contact

PHUSE Connect

Multi-day conference held annually in both the US and Europe.

Who Attends a Connect?

PHUSE attendees are mostly programmers as well as their managers working in the pharmaceutical industry. Participants work for pharmaceutical companies, CROs and other service providers, as well as software developing companies.

What Happens at a Connect?

Members are given the opportunity to connect, share and advance ideas. Featuring inspirational keynote speakers, Stream presentations, Hands-on Workshops, interactive Poster Sessions and evening events, the PHUSE Connect has established itself as the premier conference in Europe for clinical data scientists. Throughout the Connect, exhibitors and sponsors showcase their products and services to attendees. 

What Topics are Covered at a Connect?

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 a range of sessions, there are evening events on the Sunday and Monday night as well as lunch and coffee breaks from Monday to Wednesday.

Why Should I Attend?

You will be attending the only Connect 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 Connect, you will be able to present your solutions and receive feedback from peers as well as share 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 a professional organisation and extend 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 Connect, you will then have to create the final paper using the PHUSE paper template and a PowerPoint presentation for your presentation! For more information, contact the PHUSE Office.

Thinking of joining PHUSE?

Already a member but not sure how you can benefit?

PHUSE is an expanding, global society with a global membership of clinical data scientists. It requires a large pool of resources to help with its running, and so there are 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 online newsletter, we are always keen to hear from volunteers.

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