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MWSUG 2019 Interactive Schedule Grid

Welcome to the MWSUG 2019 Interactive Schedule Grid. Use the following links to jump directly to a specific half-day block or just scroll down to browse the entire schedule. Click on an individual paper title to view the names of the authors and a brief summary.

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Note: Schedule subject to change. Last updated 22-Sep-2019.

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Monday AM

Section 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Analytics Deploying SAS Viya Docker images to the cloud - a step by step guide Legislative Action on Human Trafficking: Towards a Data-Driven Policy No Wrong Door
Hands On Workshop Powerful and "Sometimes" Hard-to-find PROC SQL Features Understanding Administrative Healthcare Data sets using SAS programming tools
Industry Real World Evidence and Population Health Analytics: Intersection and Application Outside Comparison of three methods for transforming predictor variables to improve model fit using SAS The SAS EG Process Flow: A Customizable Data Mining Tool in the Search for Healthcare Fraud
Rapid Fire 3 ways to get Pretty Excel-Style Tables: PROC REPORT, PROC TABULATE, and Help from SAS Enterprise Guide® Like, Learn to Love SAS® Like Surviving Survival Analysis 101: Making the Likelihood Ratio Test Easier Using a Macro Comparing Dates without an Array What Not to Do in a Program Used with %include
SAS 101 Plus Logistic Regression, Basics and Beyond PROC FORMAT with HTML - for useful Drill Down output in Web and/or Excel Urge to Merge? Maybe You Should Update Instead.
SAS Super Demo What's New in the ODS Excel Destination What's New in SAS/STAT 15.1 Using ODS LAYOUT to Align Text and Graphs in PDF Important Performance Considerations When Moving SAS® to a Public Cloud Generating Pivot Tables Using ODS Markup Sandwich your SAS dataset to Excel Pivot Tables
e-Poster Creating a True LSF Batch Job Submission Capability on SAS EG in a SAS Grid Profiling hospital length of stay using the mode Generating SAS Datasets from ASCII Files Using a Crosswalk

Monday PM

Section 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
Analytics Power Up Your Reporting Using the SAS® Output Delivery System Top SAS® Architecture Pitfalls: Lessons Learned the Hard Way Why choose between SAS Data Step and PROC SQL when you can have both? Machine Learning? The Machine Already Knows. Software-Intelligent Application Development Provides Reliability, Reusability, Extendability, and Maintainability for Strong Smart Systems in an Ever-Changing World
Hands On Workshop Introduction to Bayesian Computation using SAS® Survival Tips for Survival Analysis Parallel Processing Your Way to Faster Software and a Big Fat Bonus: Demonstrations in Base SAS®
Industry Findings About: De-mystifying the When and How Leveraging RAREEVENTS Procedure Options to Monitor and Evaluate Infrequent Events in Healthcare Detecting Side Effects and Evaluating Effectiveness of Drugs from Customers' Online Reviews using Text Analytics and Data Mining Models From FREQing Slow to FREQing Fast: Facilitating a Four-Times-Faster FREQ with Divide-and-Conquer Parallel Processing
Rapid Fire Abstracting and Automating Hierarchical Data Models: Leveraging the SAS® FORMAT Procedure CNTLIN Option To Build Dynamic Formats That Clean, Convert, and Categorize Data US Airline Passenger Satisfaction using SAS Enterprise Miner The Advent of Renewable Energy Utilizing Macros to Create Patient Site Matching via Zip-Code Radiuses A Visual Step-by-step Approach to Converting an RTF File to an Excel File
SAS 101 Plus It's All About the Base - Procedures SAS® Macro Programming Tips and Techniques Using ODS Trace (DOM), Procedural Output and ODS Output Objects to Create the Output of Your Dreams Quick, Call the "FUZZ": Using Fuzzy Logic
SAS Super Demo Playtime in the hadoop zoo SAS Real World Evidence DS2 constructs Why Learn CASL as a SAS Programmer?
e-Poster Badge in Batch with Honeybadger: Generating Conference Badges with Quick Response (QR) Codes Containing Virtual Contact Cards (vCards) for Automatic Smart Phone Contact List Upload Have Your SAS Program and Schedule It Too!

Tuesday AM

Section 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Analytics Gaining Comfort With SAS® Grid Computing for Analysts and Data Scientists Stacking Up - Horizontal or Vertical with PROC SQL or DATA Step Track SAS Viya user logins to identify usage and drive improvement using actionable Intelligence: navigate visual reports, track KPIs and visualize long term trends.
Business Leadership Are you Ready? Preparing and Planning to Make the Most of your Conference Experience Explore your data before you rush to analysis, you will thank me later: explorations in cross section data Why Admitted Students Opt-out of College Enrollment? Taxi Ride Prediction: Does the Yellow Cab Supply Meet Customer Demands?
Hands On Workshop Doing More with the SGPLOT Procedure Base SAS® & SAS® Enterprise Guide® Automate Your SAS® World with Dynamic Code ~ Forwards & Backwards
Industry Simulating Skewed Multivariate Distributions Using SAS: Cases of Lomax, Mardia's Pareto (Type I), Logistic, Burr and F Distributions Classifying Risk in Life Insurance using Predictive Analytics Timing is Everything: Defining ADaM Period, Subperiod and Phase Time-To-Event Analysis in the Presence of Competing risks Do undergraduates need prerequisites for common courses?
Rapid Fire Saving and Restoring Startup (Initialized) SAS® System Options 10 Cool Things You Can Do in a DATA STEP Navigating the Ins and Outs of Mapping in SAS Enterprise Guide The Doctor Ordered a Prescription&Not a Description: Driving Dynamic Data Governance Through Prescriptive Data Dictionaries That Automate Quality Control and Exception Reporting Using the XLSX libref engine with metadata available in Dictionary Tables
SAS 101 Plus User-Defined Multithreading with the SAS® DS2 Procedure: Performance Testing DS2 Against Functionally Equivalent DATA Steps Powerful SAS® Output Delivery with ODS EXCEL Look up not down: Advanced Table Lookup Techinques in BASE SAS
e-Poster Frequency matching case-control techniques: an epidemiological perspective

Tuesday PM

Section 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Analytics Deploying SAS Viya to Docker - a practical guide for data scientists Connecting to Datasets through Python and SAS
Business Leadership Differentiate Yourself Impact of Aging Population on Social Security and Underlying Trends Exploring and characterizing time series data in a non-regression based approach
Hands On Workshop Not Even One Single Solitary Semicolon: Powerful SAS Things You Can Do Without Writing Programs Interactive Graphs
Industry Sample Size and Design Considerations in Studies Assessing Non-Inferiority using Continuous Outcomes Scatterplots: Basics, enhancements, problems and solutions. Exploring the Skills Needed by the Data Science / Analytics Professional
Rapid Fire DOMinate your ODS Output with PROC TEMPLATE, ODS Cascading Style Sheets (CCS), and the ODS Document Object Model (DOM) Evaluate your SCORE: Logistic regression prediction comparison using the SCORE statement Breaking Human Trafficking Network: An Analytics Approach
SAS 101 Plus Fifteen Functions to Supercharge Your SAS® Code Using Macro Variable Lists to Create Dynamic Data-Driven Programs
e-Poster Oh, There's No Place Like SAS ODS Graphics for the Holidays! Exploring Wine Reviews: How Language and Word Use Varies in Wine Reviews