September Monthly News and Updates

Computational Science Symposium

2020’s virtual Computational Science Symposium is THIS MONTH!

During this event you will be digitally immersed in the clinical research arena regardless of your location and will be able to interact within a virtual environment featuring the key pillars of the CSS: Updates from the FDA, Panel Discussions and, of course, dedicated time for the Working Groups to progress. Take a look below for some key agenda items in store.

FDA Presentations

Lilliam Rosario, Director, Office of Computational Science, CDER will be opening the FDA Plenary Session. The session will begin with updates on a number of projects within the Office of New Drugs Pre-Market Safety Analytics Program, followed by an overview from the CDER Office of Biostatistics Analytics and Informatics, looking into AIS’s current efforts and future goals.

The plenary session will close with a presentation from Ethan Chen and Heather Crandall on the Study Data Technical Rejection Criteria. They will cover conformance analysis statistics for CDER and CBER for the first half of 2020, along with common errors seen in the conformance analysis and how the self-check worksheet can help reduce the occurrence of these errors. 

You can find further information about the FDA presentations here.

Synthetic Data Tutorial

This hands-on session will take place on Tuesday 22nd September 09:00-13:00 (EDT) and provide an introduction to data synthesis for data scientists, with examples in R. 

Participants should have some familiarity of R and will be provided with an R package to conduct the exercises in. Visit the PHUSE website for further information.

Pre-registration is essential for this session. Contact the PHUSE Office to secure your place.

PHUSE Education

There is a pre-watch video available for the Education Breakout Session. Click to watch the Educating for the Future of Clinical Data Scientists video, available on the PHUSE Tube. If you have any questions please email 

Other agenda items include:

  • Working Groups Overviews
  • Working Groups Breakout Sessions
  • Live Poster Session
  • Hackathon
  • *NEW* Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 
  • *NEW*Panel Discussion: Outcome of the First PHUSE/FDA Data Science Innovation Challenge: Collaborate and Innovate to Shape the Future of Healthcare
  • Hands-on Workshops


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EU Connect

With just two months to go until the EU Connect 2020, make sure you are aware of all the event has to offer. 

The agenda is packed with over 150 on-demand quality presentations from 18 Connect Streams. There are two Keynote speakers; Warren Knight and Laura Merson, and 6 Hands-on Workshops taking place across the week.

There are still limited sponsorship opportunities remaining for this event. Monday night event is available, find further details here and download the prospectus and application form for full details on all our virtual packages, where you can support a renowned Connect event.

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Single Day Events

View the remaining Single Day Events for 2020 on the SDE Calendar and take a look below at what’s in store for September.

Basel, Switzerland – 10th September 2020

Theme: Being FAIR

Registration is open!


Canton, MI – 29th September 2020 

Theme: Practical Applications of Data Science to Speed Clinical Trials

Registration is due to open shortly.

Data Transparency Winter 2021 Multi-Day Meeting

In June this year, PHUSE’s Data Transparency Summer 2020 Multi-day Meeting brought together engaged individuals on a global scale. We thank all involved for contributing to what was a brilliant event. 

Following on from this great success, we are pleased to announce the Data Transparency Winter Multi-day Meeting will be taking place in January 2021. The event will run across three days – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – from 19th to 21st January 2021. Each session will start at 3pm GMT (10am EST) and last 2.5 hours.

Call for Speakers – Closing Soon!
If you would like the opportunity to present at this event, please submit an abstract for review here. Abstracts will be accepted until 30th September and authors will be notified of the decision by 31st October 2020.

Call for Sponsors
There is a range of sponsorship opportunities available. Click the link for more information and to download the application form. Please note that sponsorship will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Save the Date!

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing all 2020 events to go virtual, we are looking forward to (hopefully) being able to meet face-to-face again in 2021. Save the dates in your diary for PHUSE’s 2021 events:

19th–21st January: Data Transparency Winter Multi-day Meeting

13th–16th June: US Connect 2021 at Renaissance Orlando, SeaWorld Florida

7th–10th November: EU Connect 2021 at ICC Belfast

13th–15th September: Computational Science Symposium at Silver Spring Civic Center, Maryland


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