Heidelberg, Germany

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Due to the latest developments of COVID-19, this SDE will be a virtual event and open to all.

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Enhancing Partnership Through Innovative Programming



Being part of a rapidly changing field requires our continued interest and training in new techniques, skills and knowledge improvement. This year, we will focus on the use of technical tools as a way to improve communication, coworking, and project management. Too often, technical skills and soft skills are seen as separate or even conflicting, but we would like to explore the ways that the two can benefit from one another. 

Sharing and discussing up-and-coming topics such as visualization tools, agile environments, and open-source software is part of our daily work and an important pillar of PHUSE. We want to focus this year’s Germany SDE not only on improving our skill sets but also on how to use such technical skills to enhance partnership.



Time Presentation Speaker(s)
13:45–14:00 Attendees join webinar
14:00–14:15 Welcome Carolyn Cook,
Boris Grimm,
Boehringer Ingelheim
14:15–14:45 Strengthening Relationships with External Business Partners in Statistical Programming – The Why and the How Christoph Ziegler,
14:45–15:15 Joint Model Implementations in SAS and R: Apples and Oranges or Unequal Twins? Corinna Miede & Elvira Erhardt,
Christian Stock,
Boehringer Ingelheim
15:15–15:30 Networking Break
15:30–15:45 PHUSE Updates John Salter,
15:45–16:15 Checking the Completeness of Validated SAS Programs in LSAF

Jean-Marc Ferran,
Herman Ament,
Danone Nutricia Research

16:15–16:45 No Surprises: Better Communication through Daily TFLs William Noble,
Sarah Cannon Development Innovations
16:45–17:00 Closing Remarks Carolyn Cook,
Boris Grimm,
Boehringer Ingelheim


SDE Chairs:

Carolyn Cook, Mainanalytics

Boris Grimm, Boehringer Ingelheim

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