US Connect 2020

The countdown is on! PHUSE’s US Connect 2020 is fast-approaching and now just a matter of days away.

Whilst we are of course monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, and continue to follow the advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the PHUSE US Connect 2020 will proceed as planned. With over 90% of our delegates being based in North America, people using international travel is very limited and therefore currently deemed low risk. All steps are being taken to ensure the suggested health and safety precautions are in place and adhered to. 

Regular updates are being sent out to delegates and exhibitors and should the situation change, all attendees will be contacted via the email address used for registration.

Attendees – enhance your event experience and download the PHUSE App available for iOS and Android, which can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Here you can connect before, during and after PHUSE events by sharing photos, create a customised agenda and connect with attendees as well as exhibitors and sponsors.




You may have seen our recent ‘PHUSE Go Green’ announcement of PHUSE’s plan for 2020 to reduce its carbon footprint and take an environmentally mindful approach to help create a sustainable earth.

As promised, PHUSE’s first green initiatives will be launched at the US Connect. This includes eco-friendly bags and lanyards which are 100% recyclable, as well as cutting down on paper material and brochures by introducing the PHUSE App.

We have also extended our efforts from the event itself to the hotel, where many of our attendees are staying. By taking part in the Connect hotel’s (Renaissance at SeaWorld) initiative of “Make a Green Choice”, guests can help save on chemicals, power and energy by decreasing their automatic daily room refresh to every two days. This means the guest can instead have the positive environmental impact of planting a tree in partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation. At the end of the event, PHUSE and its attendees would have planted an impressive 400+ more trees in the world! Stay tuned on the PHUSE Blog this week for more information on how we have gone green at the US Connect.

We are pleased to announce that the first-ever PHUSE/FDA Data Science Innovation Challenge is oversubscribed! A big thank you to everyone involved in helping make this happen.

Out of 30+ applicants, 17 of the proposed solutions to current challenges will be presented and demoed over two days in Orlando. The demo room will allow for more in-depth conversation and carrying out a personalised demonstration as part of your solution on a one-on-one basis or to a small group, whereas the presentation room is for a more formulaic presentation.

Click to view the abstracts for those proposing a solution to the current challenges and who will be presenting at the US Connect next month.

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