SUGCDSC is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC).

‘SAS User Group for CDSC’ is organizing ‘First SUGCDSC Conference’ in the month of August, 2018 in the Washington DC Area. Please refer ‘Submit Abstract‘ page for the topics of interest.

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the conference.


Submit Abstract

Author Instructions
  1. Login before submitting your abstract.
  2. If you are a new user, register your profile and login to submit your abstract from ‘Abstract Dashboard‘.
  4. Presenter preferences: Oral-15 min, Oral-20 min, Oral-30 min, Oral-45 min and Oral-60 min.
  5. While submitting your abstract, the presenter must enclose his/her biography related to educational and/or professional background. Make sure to furnish details about your previous oral presentations.  
  6. While submitting your abstract, enclose your professional photo (optional).
  7. Restrict your abstract to 250 words.
  8. You will receive emails from the SUGCDSC after your submission(s) and status change.
  9. After acceptance of your abstract, please follow these steps to submit your slides (PPT format) and final paper (PDF/Word/RTF format) on ‘Abstract Dashboard‘ : Login > Abstract Dashboard > Click on ‘+New Abstract’ > Fill the details and attach files>Submit
  10. Your abstract, presentation and final paper are subject to copyright laws. 
  11. You are required to submit your slides and final paper one month prior to the conference date.
  12. Last date for submission of abstracts: May 31, 2018.
Author Terms & Conditions
  1. All the oral presentations will get financial support from the SUGCDSC.
  2. Only one author from each oral presentation will get financial support from the SUGCDSC.  
  3. No author will get more than one financial support for each conference.
  4. In order to get financail support, authors must submit their final paper before the oral presentation (Please refer author instructions). 
  5. No author will be given financial support without physically presenting his/her paper at the conference. 
  6. Financial support to authors is contingent upon the availability of sufficient funds and resources.
  7. SUGCDSC may not be able to store or track the rejected abstracts.
  8. All the terms and conditions of the SUGCDSC are also applicable to the authors.
  9. For any unforeseen reasons, if the conference is postponed, preponed or cancelled, the SUGCDSC will not provide any financial support to the authors. 
  10. Terms and conditions are subjected to change without prior notice.  


SAS User Group for CDSC (SUGCDSC; SAS User Group for Clinical Data Standards and Codes) is a unique platform for SAS programmers or SAS users in the clinical research domain who are practicing or intending to use various global clinical data standards and codes while processing clinical research data for FDA or other regulatory submissions. SUGCDSC is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC).

SUGCDSC provides an opportunity to exchange or learn various SAS programming concepts, tricks, ideas, issues or views related to various open clinical data standards (SDTM, ADaM, ODM, Define, XPORT, SEND, etc.), Clinical Standards Toolkit, SAS Clinical Data Integration, JMP or other emerging SAS clinical technologies or codes through different platforms among the users.

SUGCDSC organizes two conferences every year. One conference is in the month of August and the second one is in the month of February.  

SUGCDSC announces its activities on this website and other social media websites under ‘SAS User Group for CDSC’ or ‘SUGCDSC.’

SUGCDSC strongly recommends you to subscribe SUGCDSC newsletter for the latest updates. 


The driving force behind the SUGCDSC is our people. Wonderful people with vast knowledge and strong relevant professional background are voluntarily committed to support the cause of the SUGCDSC. List of the people and their honorary roles at the SUGCDSC are given below. 

Venu Perla, PhD, USA, Founder & President (Biography)

Sunil Gupta, USA, Advisory Committee Member (Biography)

Dr. Philip R. Holland, UK, Advisory Committee Member (Biography)

Wenjun Bao, PhD, USA, Advisory Committee Member (Biography)

Yoshiteru Chiba, Japan, Advisory Committee Member (Biography)

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