PHASTAR's PhUSE EU posters and presentations!

Showcasing the varied technical abilities of programmers, statisticians and data scientists within PHASTAR, the company has had a number of papers chosen for presentation at the PhUSE EU Connect conference in Amsterdam (10-13th November 2019). A total of 8 oral presentations and 2 posters will cover topics from a diverse set of areas that include: Analytical Risk-based Monitoring, Application Development, Coding Tips & Tricks, Data Standards and Governance, Real-world Evidence, Scripts & Macros and Standards Implementation.

The presentations and posters include the following topics:

  • Mapping Raw Data to SDTM Define using SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit
    This presentation describes a method of quickly determining the minimum metadata needed for defining the relationship between raw and SDTM. It then proceeds to explain how this metadata is used for creating the SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit SDTM metadata datasets; resulting in the generation of the Define.xml early in the study reporting process.
  • Validating a CDISC Dataset at development time using Pinnacle 21 CLI via SAS
    A macro developed by PHASTAR that runs the P21 Community® validator CLI (Command Line Interface) direct from SAS using the X command is showcased which enables validation of an individual dataset at development time. Having real-time validation feedback provided in the SAS output window significantly improves the ability to catch validation issues earlier in the development cycle than previously achievable.
  • A Simulation-Based Approach to Establish Quality Tolerance Limits
    Considering emerging applications of Risk-Based Monitoring in clinical trials, this presentation describes the creation of a quality threshold limit using simulated data for effective detection of unusual levels of protocol deviations; aiding in identification of issues in real-time, giving enhanced chances of determining root causes.
  • The Promise of Wearable Technology in Clinical Trials: a Proof of Concept to Deliver it?
    Wearable devices could potentially offer the ability to monitor physiological measures in between visits during clinical trials. This paper describes a study that uses data generated by FitBit Inspire HR® devices. Insights into the challenges surrounding the collection and interpretation of meaningful clinical insights from consumer-grade wearable devices are then presented.
  • Automating the blankcrf.pdf and define.xml with your Database Build
    This poster discusses the process of using the database design for dynamically creating the define.xml, before commencing with dataset programming.
  • Clearing the Fog Surrounding LOINC
    Providing a foundational overview of LOINC® and its applications, this presentation aims to raise awareness of this global data standard for medical laboratory observations that will be required for certain studies submitted to the FDA beginning 15th March 2020.
  • VBA for CRT, Automating the Master Spec
    This presentation investigates VBA solutions for the automation of tasks to be performed on master spec files for Define.xml validation during the production of a CRT package.
  • Stuck in a Rut?
    Aiming to provide ideas for alternative methods of solving several issues programmers face, “Stuck in a Rut?” demonstrates novel methods of programming that may provide new ideas to programmers that could be adapted for a variety of situations.
  • Improving your SAS code without SAS: Using Notepad++ to Super-charge your Coding
    Exploring tools available in Notepad++ to demonstrate faster and more accurate coding techniques, this paper notes a few of the advantages to using Notepad++ over the SAS® text editor when it comes to smart code-writing.
  • Efficient Implementation and Applications of Proc HTTP in Analysis and Reporting
    Examining the mechanisms needed to enable a communication link between SharePoint® and SAS code, this presentation demonstrates how efficiency can be increased by enabling users to access, create, and manipulate collaborative documents stored in the Cloud from within SAS. Examples will be provided to highlight applications and the associated benefits of using these coding setups within an analysis and reporting team.

If you’re interested in hearing more details and will be attending the PhUSE conference in Amsterdam, please come to listen to the PHASTAR presentations and posters or call by our exhibition stand to learn more about PHASTAR services.