PhUSE SDE Germany 2013

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The single day event for Germany in 2013 will be chaired by Beate Hientzsch (Accovion) and Katja Glaß (Bayer Pharma AG). It will take place in Frankfurt am Main and will be held in English.


We are delighted to confirm an exciting day around the theme "Data Transparency and Submission Standards" for the PhUSE Single Day Event taking place in Frankfurt on Wednesday, 17th April 2013. Witness this year's options and possibilities to make the data more transparent and best practices around submission standards! Use the chance to participate and discuss experiences and ideas in between the presentations!

The Frankfurt Single Day Event will be chaired by Beate Hientzsch (Accovion) and Katja Glaß (Bayer), who will get proceedings started at 9.30 am sharp and aim to close at 4.45 pm. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, the highest hotel building in Frankfurt in a fantastic room fitting perfect for our event. In order to make the event attractive to a broader audience the event will be held in English.

PhUSE is pleased to announce that this event is sponsored by SAS!

All PhUSE Single Day events are FREE to Society members and we will offer lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registration is open at the PhUSE webpage.


This year it was the German PhUSE SDE starting off the series of SDEs in Europe. A total of 70 participants from Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy, including seven students took the chance to network and enrich their knowledge. As last year the SDE was held in English to attract an audience from different countries.

The mixture of presentations was much appreciated. We learned about an experimental statistical method, saw use cases of SDTM & ADaM and had a look at the recently published Define-XML v2.0. A pragmatic validation process for isolated one-off programs and an option for “big data” processing were presented. We got some more insight on what can be expected at the annual PhUSE conference in Bruxelles and heard about what else is driven by PhUSE and where people can get involved. With some tips and tricks around Statistical Graphics and PROC FCMP we finally also had two technical presentations with coding examples.

The topics provided a nice connection to the main theme of data transparency and submission standard and invited for many questions and discussions. The breakout sessions were almost too short as further discussions and networking was going on so well. Even the students seemed to mingle with the pros. An important takeaway was to learn how to impress colleagues with a speaking SAS and to get arguments for a new fridge, as we require standards not only in business life. So apart from learning a lot, we also had quite some fun!

A big thank you goes to all who contributed to the success of this event:

  • our sponsor SAS for providing a very nice venue and the catering
  • our attendees for their active participation
  • our presenters for a great mix of interesting high quality talks
  • and finally, PhUSE for hosting this event and for maintaining the nice tradition of inviting the speakers to a local restaurant the evening before the SDE.

We met at a traditional restaurant in Frankfurt Sachsenhausen and some tried 'Ebbelwoi', a cider-like local specialty, for the first time in their lives. Consequently, the thank-you gift for the presenters was a 'Bembel'. You wonder what a 'Bembel' is, well, take a look at the pictures, which can be found on the PhUSE website together with all the presentations at:

The feedback received was encouraging and it went without saying that people were already looking forward to next year’s SDE.

Beate Hientzsch and Katja Glass

(Frankfurt SDE Chairs)