Presentations in this section teach advanced programming concepts and SAS functionality that's Beyond the Basics! Subject matter ranges from advanced SAS® Foundation topics including ODS, Macro and sophisticated, efficient PROC and DATA step programming, SAS Enterprise Guide functionality, integration with 3rd party software and databases, innovative applications and data integration and reporting and analytics solutions afforded by the SAS Business Intelligence suite.
Beyond the Basics papers will provide the knowledge needed to implement enhanced techniques and take advantage of the many possibilities afforded by SAS software.
Are you feeling puzzled or perplexed about your SAS Code? Does your SAS process run great except for one trouble spot that you can't figure out? Would your SAS task benefit from an expert's opinion? The Code Doctors can identify the symptoms, diagnose the problems, and prescribe the treatments! This unique section provides SAS users the opportunity to bring their problematic SAS code and SAS processes for a one-on-one consultation with experts from the SAS user community! The Code Doctors staffing the clinic have expertise in syntax, best-practices, and concepts across a broad range of SAS topics. Specific areas of specialty include Base SAS, Macros, Report Writing, ODS, SQL, SAS Enterprise Guide®, and Statistics. Be sure to bring a hard copy and/or electronic file with your code, processes, and/or logs for the Code Doctor to examine the symptoms, diagnose the problems, and suggest the remedies. You will enjoy and benefit from the personalized learning experience.
Authors in this section "Fire Off" short precise 10-minute presentations that each focus on a single topic. This popular venue draws both new and seasoned presenters. Topics cover any aspect of the SAS system. They may include powerful but obscure syntax or coding tips, work-arounds for hard-to-find error fixes, algorithms or macros that may be widely applicable, and creative uses or undocumented features of SAS. You never know what you might find, the room may be dark, but don't nod off, you are sure to miss something that could help you.
The Southeast SAS® Users’ Group (SESUG) is inviting JMP® users to present how you have used this statistical discovery software from SAS to solve problems and foster innovation in your application area. From academic research to manufacturing, biotechnology, genomics and drug development, JMP analytics is used to answer questions and facilitate discovery. We would like to hear from you how JMP is used in your work. Presentations will be 20 or 50 minutes and preferably should include the use of JMP to demonstrate the application.
Do you enjoy the thrill of Show & Tell? Then the Hands-on Workshops, HOW, are where you want to be. You will lead attendees thru real hands-on experience in the aspect of SAS or JMP you wish to share. Hands-on Workshops require focus and a blend of lecture and exercises. If you have the desire to show people a fresh new approach in the use of SAS and the creativity to put together a meaningful mix of lecture and exercises, we want to hear from you.
This section will help launch you into SAS® success by providing an overview of core concepts for using SAS and describing good practices for all SAS users. Topics will likely include but should not be limited to:
Data step programming
Dates and times
Functions and formats
Enterprise Guide, and
Overviews of commonly used SAS procedures.
New SAS users will easily find something here to propel them forward when they return from the conferences, while more experienced users may find some new tricks. Presentations are applicable to all SAS environments.
Papers in the Pharma & Healthcare section will focus on using SAS® technologies to find solutions for analysis and reporting as it relates to drug/device discovery, disease prevention, patient care, the needs of insurance providers, as well as local and national healthcare agencies. Possible topics include:
Discussions of the use of SAS® Drug Development, SAS Clinical Data Integration and SAS Patient Safety.
Various aspects of implementing CDISC standards such as the Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) and the Analysis Data Model (ADaM).
Solutions to common problems that can surface during a clinical trial such as those that occur in clinical programming and biostatistics.
The use of healthcare data to evaluate quality of care in any healthcare setting.
Using SAS to provide optimization of clinical research or analysis of healthcare data.
The impact of health policy changes and solutions for providers or insurers.
As SAS® professionals our primary concern tends to be the quality the programs we write and the results we provide. However, in order for us to do our job properly a lot of work has to be done behind the scenes – the planning and administration of the site. This section will bring this behind the scenes work to the foreground. Among the topics of interest are:
Recruiting and Hiring qualified staff
Training and skill development
SAS Server deployment planning and administration
If you have best practices on these or other planning and administration areas you want to share we have the forum available to you.
The Poster Section covers any area including: SAS® fundamentals; statistics; business intelligence; medical research, data mining; survey/panel results; social networking; and industry applications for the pharmaceutical, finance, education and entertainment industries; and all uses of SAS software. Ideally, a well-constructed poster is self-explanatory, achieving both coverage and clarity. There will be a time to meet authors to discuss their posters with conference attendees (?Meet the Presenter? session). All levels of SAS experience are welcomed and encouraged.
Reporting and Information Visualization section is seeking papers which will demonstrate the presentation of data in unique and innovative ways. We would like to hear about techniques and creative ways for representation of data for effective communication. Visual representation and interactive techniques allow users to intuitively explore, discover and comprehend large amounts of information.
Topics appropriate to this section include, but are not limited to:
Output Delivery System (ODS) or Graphics Template Language (GTL)
Customized reports, graphics, and maps
Business intelligence dashboards/balanced scorecards
SAS® to Excel and other Microsoft products
SAS Visual Data Discovery tools for visual analytics, visual querying and data filtering
SAS integration with Google Earth and GPS data
Applications utilizing ODS Statistical Graphics
It is preferred that papers submitted include a display of the system or results and should include some programming code and indicate SAS version required.
The Statistics & Data Analysis section is the place to present and discuss data analytics! We welcome presentations that focus both on new advances and overviews of popular or particularly useful analytic techniques! This includes discussions of commonly used procedures for individuals new to a certain analytic technique, comparisons of different options within procedures, or different ways to produce certain analytic output. We are also looking for novel analytic approaches that you'd like to share, with special attention paid to novel techniques that regular users can implement with minimal effort. Don't forget to submit papers using JMP, cross platform, or data mining analytic techniques!
Have you have done something with SAS® that will take programmers out of this world? This “black belt” section is looking for advanced topics which demonstrate there is nothing you cannot do in SAS. Be prepared to share your code.