Note: All of the events listed below are included in your conference registration unless otherwise noted. Times and locations are subject to change. Last update: 17-Mar-2019.

First Timers' Drop-In Session

Sunday, June 16, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Room 407-409

Your first PharmaSUG conference can be overwhelming - there's so much to do and see! Stop by our First Timers' Drop-in Session for an overview of the conference. Several experienced attendees will be on hand to help you navigate the conference, point out key features, provide tips and advice, and answer your questions. You can "drop in" anytime between 1pm and 5pm that is convenient for you. All conference attendees are welcome, even if it's not your first time! :)

Opening Session and Mixer

Sunday, June 16, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Grand Ballroom (Level 5)

6:30 - 7:30 PM, Salons E-F : Opening Session and Keynote
7:30 - 10:00 PM, Salons H-J : Networking Mixer

The PharmaSUG conference kicks off on Sunday evening with our opening session and keynote speaker (to be announced). We'll follow that up with our opening mixer where you can mingle with other attendees and enjoy good food and drink. We'll have more details on this event coming a bit later!

Morning Yoga with Charu

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Headhouse Tower Lounge

Start each day off right with a relaxing yoga session led by SAS's own Charu Shankar. In addition to being a programming whiz, Charu is a professional yoga instructor and will lead you through some basic routines to prepare you for the day ahead. Wear comfortable clothing!

Speed Networking

Monday, June 17, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Rooms 407-409

PharmaSUG has always been a great place to expand your professional network, but this year we're taking it to a new level with our Speed Networking event. This fun and fast-paced event will allow you to meet dozens of new people with only a small investment of time!

Attendees will be paired up for a short, focused, 3-minute networking conversation. When the time's up, you move on to your next conversational partner. If you really click with someone, you can plan to meet up later in the conference to continue the dialog!

Pub Trivia Night

Monday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 PM
Grand Ballroom E-F

Team up with your fellow attendees for Pub Trivia night! This friendly and casual competition is a great chance to network in a relaxed atmosphere with food, drink, and plenty of laughter.

With a variety of material ranging from general knowledge to industry-specific topics like data standards and statistical programming, there's something for everyone! Come play along or just enjoy watching others compete. Either way, it's sure to be a fun evening!

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, hosted by Vita Data Sciences

Monday, June 17, 8:00 PM - Midnight
Grand Ballroom E-F

Back by popular demand, Vita Data Sciences will once again be hosting their annual Texas Hold'em poker tournament. Whether you're running a big bluff against your fellow attendees or shoving all your chips in with a monster hand, the poker tournament is always a good way to unwind after a day of learning and networking.

There's no cost to play and everyone is welcome, whether you're completely new to poker or a regular grinder at your local card room. Vita Data Sciences will provide snacks, drinks, and a good time for all!


If poker isn't your thing, we'll also have an assortment of card games, board games, and other party games available for groups to enjoy. Come to play, come to watch, or just come to hang out and relax!

Kickback Party

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00-10:00 PM
Lucky Strike Philadelphia, 1336 Chesnut St.

Kickback and join your fellow attendees in a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, games, and networking. We have booked the entire Lucky Strike bowling alley, just two blocks from the conference hotel. It's a party, and you're invited!


Besides bowling, there will be karaoke, dancing, pool, ping-pong, darts, video games, a photo booth, and lots of room just to hang out and mingle. This event is included in your conference registration! Guest passes are available during conference registration for an additional fee (adults only).

Closing Session

Wednesday, June 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A-C

Leaving so soon? Think again! Wrap up your PharmaSUG conference at our Closing Session. We'll announce the Best Paper winners, introduce next year's conference co-chairs, and get a sneak peak at PharmaSUG 2020.

As always, there will be TONS OF DOOR PRIZES!