July Monthly News and Updates

EU Connect

Since face-to-face meetings remain impossible (especially considering the task of holding a socially distanced event with 700+ attendees ­– the buffet queue would be a mile long!), the EU Connect 2020 will also be going virtual this year.

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This will take place the same week as planned but will be spread across five days, running 9th–13th November. The content will be divided into two parts, the ‘live week’ and the ‘on-demand’ hub. ‘Live week’ will host a series of two-hour sessions spread over the week, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This allows for maximum concentration and for people to mix attending the event with other responsibilities they have, whether at work or home. We also have the fully immersive ON24 Engagement Hub, which will be the ‘on-demand’ home for the Connect content, available to those who have a ticket.

The agenda is jam packed with exciting content, and the usual elements that keep bringing attendees back to the PHUSE Connects time and time again, including 125 presentations, a Poster Session, 2 keynote speakers, Hands-on Workshops, and not forgetting the social exposure and networking events. Take a look at ‘What you can expect from the PHUSE EU Connect 2020 Presentations’ written by Anne-Sophie Bekx, Connect Chair, and head to the EU Connect webpages for more information on the agenda!

As for Connecting, we’ve got the PHUSE App, Zoom Rooms and the ON24 Platform to ensure our attendees can still partake in networking opportunities and have the energy of a PHUSE event straight to their device.


We have also had to re-engineer our sponsorship structure as new sponsorship opportunities have arisen from virtualising the Connect. You can view all available contributor and sponsorship opportunities here.

Computational Science Symposium

The virtual CSS will be split over three days, with two sessions running per day. The first-ever event-long PHUSE Hackathon will run alongside the event sessions.

Even as a virtual event, the CSS agenda will include many of the long-standing sessions you’ve enjoyed in previous years, as well as some new elements:


PHUSE’s seven Working Groups will hold Breakout Sessions throughout the event. Under Data Transparency, the FDA, Health Canada and the EMA will all be attending a regulatory update. Open Source Technologies will be working on developing R packages, and Optimizing the Use of Data Standards will be linking on work CDISC do regarding SDTM and ADaM FAQ. Click here to view the full agenda of the Working Groups Breakout Sessions.

There will also be a number of plenary sessions, such as opening updates from the FDA about progression over the last 15 months; Panel Discussions, one about COVID-19 – ‘Lessons learnt from agility in a pandemic’; and the outcome of the first-ever PHUSE/FDA Data Science Innovation Challenge. PHUSE will also take the Poster Session online and make that virtual as well.

The *NEW* PHUSE Hackathon will demonstrate the capabilities of open-source technology in analysis dataset creation and create analytics and outputs, which will be shared with the PHUSE Community.

You can still take advantage of the reduced early bird ticket rate, which ends 31st July. View our available contributor opportunities here.

Single Day Events

Like PHUSE’s other 2020 events, SDEs have also had to be virtualised. Take a look at ‘PHUSE’s Virtual Single Day Event Success’ to find out more about the positive impact going virtual has had on our regional SDEs. You can also view all the on-demand recordings for the events so far – EMEA Bitesize 1 & 2, Chicago, Bengaluru, Pune and Frenchtown – on PHUSE Tube.

Experience the success for yourself and attend one of our upcoming virtual Single Day Events:

Hyderabad, India – Saturday 1st August

Boston, MA – Thursday 13th August

Baltimore, MD – August (Date TBC)


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