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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA
Join MSUG for their 1-Day SAS Conference! Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Place: VisTaTech Center            Schoolcraft College            18600 Haggerty Rd            Livonia, MI 48152 Cost:  $50 on or before May 28, 2024;  $95 after May 28, 2024.  $10 students with proof of student status.   Register Now!   Agenda Know Thy Data: Techniques for Data Exploration - Charu Shankar, SAS Bayesian Time Series in PROC MCMC - Danny Modlin, SAS Introduction to Data Simulation - Jason Brinkley, Abt Associates Inc. SAS HPSPLIT: A Powerful Machine Learning Tool - Russ Lavery, Independent Consultant NHANES Dietary Supplement Component: A Parallel Programming Project - Jay Iyengar, Data System Consultants, LLC Being a Statistical Expert Witness - David Corliss, Grafham Analytics Transforming Sales & Marketing: The Power of Generative AI - Gene Grabowski, SAS Binning Procedures for Logistic Regression - Bruce Lund, Independent Consultant Confessions of a PROC SQL Instructor - Charu Shankar, SAS Missing Data in PROC MCMC - Danny Modlin, SAS Regression Models for Count Data - Jason Brinkley, Abt Associates Inc. An Animated Introduction to Git and GitHub - Russ Lavery, Independent Consultant SAS Job Searching and Interviewing Tips – Strategies in the Post-Pandemic Era - Jay Iyengar, Data System Consultants, LLC They are also planning to hold the following training classes before and after the conference.  Cost is $185 for a half-day class, and $370 for a full-day class.  All classes will be held at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College (18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152).  Click on the titles for the course descriptions. Tuesday, June 11 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: SAS Macros in Cartoons: Complex Stuff Made Easy! - Russ Lavery, Independent Consultant Thursday, June 13 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  An Overview of Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data (PCA, FA, and Clustering) - Jason Brinkley, Abt Associates Inc. 1:00 - 5:00 PM:  An Overview of Causal Inference, Counterfactual Data Analysis, and Propensity Score Methods - Jason Brinkley, Abt Associates Inc.   Register Now!
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Google® Search for SAS® Users    - Kirk Paul Lafler Google (www.google.com) is the world’s most popular and widely-used search engine.  As the premier search tool on the Internet today, SAS® users frequently need to identify and locate SAS content wherever and in whatever form it resides. Topics include learning how Google search works by illustrating relevant search examples, tips, and techniques for finding content of interest, including examples, reference works, information tools, directories, PDFs, images, SAS communities and user groups announcements / examples / solutions, current news stories, and various techniques on how you can quickly and easily improve / optimize your Google searches to satisfy your every need.  Tutorial with examples   Length: 50 minutes   Registration is not required. Simply join https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZjBmZDI0OTgtMjQyYy00MTkzLWIxYzQtMzVhNWZhY2VkODFi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b1c14d5c-3625-45b3-a430-9552373a0c2f%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a0399228-6892-40c9-bca0-a81a60bcdfc2%22%7d at 10:30am on June 26.   Presenter Bio Kirk Paul Lafler is a consultant, developer, programmer, educator, and data scientist; and teaches SAS Programming and Data Management in the Statistics Department at San Diego State University. Kirk also provides project-based consulting and programming services to client organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, life sciences, and business; and teaches “virtual” and “live” SAS, SQL, Python, Database Management Systems (DBMS) technologies (e.g., Oracle, SQL-Server, Teradata, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, AWS), Excel, R, cloud-based technologies as well as other software and tools. Currently, Kirk serves as the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) Executive Committee (EC) Open-Source Advocate and Coordinator and is actively involved with several proprietary and open-source software, DBMS, machine learning, cloud-computing user groups and conference committees. Kirk is the author of several books including the popular PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Third Edition (SAS Press. 2019), along with other technical books and publications. He is also an Invited speaker, educator, keynote, and leader; and is the recipient of 28 “Best” contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW), and poster awards.
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Compared to other therapeutic studies, oncology studies are generally complex and difficult for programmers and statisticians. There is more to understand and to know such as different clinical study types, specific data collection points and analysis. In this seminar, programmers and statisticians will learn oncology specific knowledge in clinical studies and will understand a holistic view of oncology studies from data collection, CDISC datasets, and analysis. Programmers and statisticians will also find out what makes oncology studies unique and learn how to lead oncology study projects effectively. The seminar will cover four different sub types and their response criteria guidelines. The first sub type, Solid Tumor study, usually follows RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor). The second sub type, Immunotherapy study, usually follows irRC (immune-related Response Criteria). The third sub type, Lymphoma study, usually follows Cheson. Lastly, Leukemia studies follow study specific guidelines (e.g., IWCLL for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia). The seminar will show how to use response criteria guidelines for data collections and response evaluation.   Programmers and statisticians will learn how to create SDTM tumor specific datasets (RS, TU, TR), what SDTM domains are used for certain data collection, and what Controlled Terminology (e.g., CR, PR, SD, PD, NE) will be applied. They will also learn how to create Time-to-Event ADaM datasets from SDTM domains and how to use ADaM datasets to derive efficacy analysis (e.g., OS, PFS, TTP, ORR, DFS) and Kaplan Meier Curves using SAS Procedures such as PROC LIFETEST and PHREG.   Finally, programmers and statistician will understand how to build end-to-end standards driven oncology studies from protocol, study sub-types, response criteria, data collection, SDTM, ADaM to analysis.   Presented by Kevin Lee.    REGISTER today.
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Leading online providers are now offering SAS® users with “free” access to content for learning how to use and program in SAS. This content is available to anyone in the form of massive open online content (or courses) (MOOC). Not only is all the content offered for “free”, but it is designed with the distance learner in mind, empowering users to learn using a flexible and self-directed approach. As noted on Wikipedia.org, “A MOOC is an online course or content aimed at unlimited participation and made available in an open access forum using the web.” Topics include the various ways anyone who wants to learn SAS programming techniques can access “free” learning technologies including SAS University Edition software, SAS technical support, published “white” papers, code examples, PowerPoint slides, comprehensive student notes, instructor lesson plans, hands-on exercises, webinars, audio files, and videos.   Intended Audience: All SAS users Prerequisites: None Type of Presentation: Tutorial with access to MOOC providers Length: 50 minutes   Presented by: Kirk Paul "sasNerd" Lafler Kirk Paul Lafler is a consultant, developer, programmer, educator, and data scientist, and has been a SAS user since 1979. Kirk works as a lecturer and adjunct professor at San Diego State University; and teaches dozens of SAS, SQL, Python, and Excel courses, workshops, and webinars to users around the world. Kirk is the author of several books including PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Third Edition (SAS Press. 2019) along with hundreds of papers and articles on a variety of SAS, SQL, Python, and Excel topics. Kirk currently serves as the Open-source Advocate and Coordinator for the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) organization, and has been selected as an Invited speaker, educator, keynote and section leader at conferences and meetings worldwide; and is the recipient of 29 “Best” contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW), and poster awards.   Register today!
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