The Applications Development section will present a wide array of papers on topics including SAS macro design, maximizing performance, and data cleaning. Presentations on the different ways that SAS can be customized, extended, and used in concert with other software packages to develop or improve a process will also be included. Other speakers will describe how to exploit SAS modules that can significantly improve performance and sustainability. Authors come from different industries will give step-by-step instructions describing a process. This is an outstanding opportunity to see how a project or industry-specific solution is accomplished, such as projects within drug development, predictive modeling, customer retention, healthcare, insurance or other business applications.
This section’s presentations focus on how Banking and Finance professionals leverage their SAS tool kits to address a myriad managerial and regulatory issues, covering a broad set of industry topics. Presentations highlight how SAS is used to provide accurate, timely, and effective information to stakeholders in this section. Presenters will discuss techniques in data integration, data analysis, and reporting using standard SAS Office Analytics and Visual Analytics as well as industry-specific SAS solutions such as SAS High-Performance Risk, SAS Anti-Money Laundering, and SAS Risk Management for Banking.
The Building Blocks section is aimed at both beginning and intermediate programmers. It includes fundamental topics like the DATA step and simple PROCs, but also more advanced topics like ODS, Macro, SQL, as well as efficient DATA step programming. Presentations provide a greater understanding of how to use SAS to solve analytical, reporting, and data management issues. Some advanced papers will help intermediate programmers implement enhanced techniques, and take advantage of the many possibilities afforded by SAS software.
Do you have code that does not work? Do you have a technique you cannot master? What about a macro that gives you that strange error message, or a loop that does not quit? Well you get the idea, bring all these things to the Code Doctor Table in the Demo area. We may not be able to fix'em all but we'lll give it a try.
Every SAS programmer, from the beginner to the expert, has found new or unusual ways to solve problems with SAS. Coder’s Corner is the place where these tips and tricks come to light. Presentations are 10 minutes in length and provide useful nuggets of programming, or techniques that make jobs easier. You may find a solution to a problem that was bugging you for months, or find a dynamic shortcut. Come and learn! What simple tricks can unlock a SAS mystery?
These popular 2-hour presentations utilize live SAS sessions. The presenter will demonstrate code and procedures in real time, and provide datasets and code for participants to submit the procedures concurrently. The datasets and code will also be available for download prior to the session, enabling attendees to submit the code on their personal computers. A limited number of laptops will be provided for attendees to use as well.
Papers in this section focus on using the SAS System to find solutions for analysis and reporting as it relates to drug/device discovery, disease prevention, patient care and satisfaction, insurance risk and operations, as well as local and national healthcare agencies.
If all, or part, of your SAS time includes supporting users - whether through systems architecture and administration or through consulting, training, and hiring - this section is the place for you to learn from experiences of your peers in the SAS community! Presentations include guidelines, best practices, techniques, and resources for working efficiently and effectively in the SAS support community.
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, environmental and entertainment industries; and all other uses of SAS software. Posters will be displayed electronically on a wide screen monitor. In addition, a corresponding paper based upon the poster will be published in the conference proceedings. There will also be a time to meet authors to discuss their posters with conference attendees (“Meet the Presenter” session).
This section contains presentations that demonstrate visualizing and presenting data in unique and innovative ways for effective communication. Visual representation and interactive techniques allow users to intuitively explore, discover and comprehend large amounts of information.
This section also includes JMP®, the statistical discovery software from SAS, which provides users with the ability to explore and discover hidden stories and trends in data while easily converting this information into visual displays to share with end users.
Presentations in this section address the transformation of raw data into useful information. This year, the section will include topics that will be of interest to a wide range of SAS users, including statistical analysts, statistical programmers, statisticians, and DATA step programmers. Innovative applications of established methods to new or unusual scenarios are also provided within this section. In addition, presentations involve the application of methods that many users of SAS statistics may not commonly see, such as methods for categorical, longitudinal or censored data. The section will present methods to facilitate analysis of very large data arrays, such as those that result from genetic studies or national surveys.