May 2017 Meeting

May 2017 Meeting

Our 2017 Spring Meeting

Our next HASUG meeting will be on Thursday, May 18th at CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Headquarters, 333 Ferry Rd. Old Lyme. Coffee and conversation starts at 8:30, speakers start at 9:00.

Call for Coffee!

While we have three great presentations lined up for our meeting already, what we don’t have is a budget for coffee or breakfast. We ask all attendees to make your own arrangements for beverages and refreshments. And, if you are inclined to bring enough to share, that would be greatly appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your confectionery cooperation!

Automated Table Macro for Publications

Geliang Gan is a biostatistician at Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) at Yale School of Public Health..  He holds a PhD in Biophysics and has worked as a biological researcher with over 10 papers published on ion channels before obtaining an MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. He joined Alexion Pharmaceuticals as a business analyst before joining YCAS as a biostatistician in 2015 with the intention of advancing medical research through his solid skills in programming and data analysis.  Geliang lives in New Haven with his family and loves sports and e-sports.

Today he is going to present a SAS macro he wrote which automates the creation of a summary table we call Table 1 in clinical trials, which is used for publication in journals.

Upgrading your SAS Software – Project Management Details

Everyone has been through a SAS upgrade. It takes a lot of planning and preparation to make sure all goes smoothly, with little or no impact on the end users. Janet will share her most recent experience, walking us through the project planning details from pre-install through post “go-live” activities.

Janet Swanson has been in IT at the Brady Corporation for almost 20 years. In addition to being a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst her responsibilities include Scrum Master of the Data Warehouse Agile team and Technical Owner of Brady’s SAS Solution. She has led three successful SAS upgrade projects in the past 10 years, most recently installing SAS Office Analytics in February.

DIY Healthcare Analytics Using SAS

Our healthcare system is vital and complex, grabbing headlines and touching our lives daily. And, it generates a lot of data. With your knowledge of SAS and access to publicly available data sets, you, too, can dive into the exciting realm of healthcare analytics. Many institutions, such as federal and state agencies as well as NGO’s, publish their data sets and even provide SAS code to help researchers get started. Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Watson company, provides major development and analytic support behind many of these efforts. We will take a look at some of these data sources and how to work with them in SAS.

Ali Hashmi has been a consultant for Truven for nearly 12 years, working in programming and analysis on numerous SAS based healthcare projects. He is excited to present on a few public projects from his experience.

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