Due to the industry’s changing trend and focus on certain important areas, the PhUSE US Connect Committee have consolidated a few streams and come up with new additions to accommodate the industry’s needs, for example Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence. The following are some of the streams finalised for the US Connect:

  • Analytics
  • Big Data & Statistics
  • Coding Tips & Tricks
  • Data Handling
  • Data Standards & Governance
  • Data Visualization, Leadership
  • Non-Specific
  • Posters
  • Standards Implementation
  • Submissions & Agencies
  • Trends & Technology

Based on the growing interest and demand for risk-based monitoring and analytics together, we have added a stream called Analytical Risk-based Monitoring (ARBM), with the intent to present and share the innovative approaches that leverage real-time access to clinical data and analytics in proactively managing clinical operation risk. In this stream, the approach would be to leverage and rely on new modalities, predictive modeling, analytics, visualisation, and techniques for identifying and monitoring critical endpoints, key risk indicators (KRI), associated data and processes required for collection of those data.

Furthermore, two new streams are included: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence and Software Demonstration. Also, we have expanded the streams Coding Tips & Tricks, Data Standards & Governance, Submissions & Agencies and Trends & Technology, to provide additional space for diverse presentations by industry and regulatory agency colleagues. These expanded sessions will provide a greater opportunity to dialogue, learn, and broaden all our horizons on data-driven science for delivering high-quality research data.

Now is the time to register and book your flights and hotel for the second US Connect conference in the “Charm City” Baltimore. Please visit the Connect web page for more details at phuse.eu/us-connect19. I look forward to seeing you all at the PhUSE US Connect 2019!

City Guide

We give you some interesting things to consider about Baltimore, as you contemplate your visit. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid–Atlantic. The city’s Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States. The city is named after Cecil Calvert, second Baron Baltimore (1605–1675) of the Irish House of Lords and founding proprietor of the Province of Maryland.

The Baltimore area had been inhabited by Native Americans since at least the 10th millennium BC, when Paleo–Indians first settled in the region. Then, European colonisation of Maryland began with the arrival of English ships at St. Clement’s Island in the Potomac River in 1634. During the Antebellum period, the towns of Baltimore, Jonestown, and Fells Point were incorporated as the City of Baltimore in 1796–1797. The city remained a part of surrounding Baltimore County and continued to serve as its county seat from 1768–1851, after which it became an independent city.

Here are a few facts for travellers visiting for the first time, including me:

• Outside of Virginia State, Baltimore is one of the three independent US cities that is not part of any county.

• Baltimore has more public statues and monuments per capita than any other city in the country and is home to some of the earliest National Register of Historic Places in the nation, including Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Mount Vernon.

• Famous Baltimore resident/writer Francis Scott Key wrote the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner”, which was set to music and popularised as a song; in 1931, it was designated the American national anthem.

• Baltimore, in 1774, established the first post office system in what became the USPS (United States Postal Service).

• In 1840, the world’s first dental college was created, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

• Famous Baltimore residents have included writers Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Hamilton, Frederick Douglass, and H.L. Mencken; jazz musician James “Eubie” Blake; singer Billie Holiday; actor and filmmaker John Waters; and baseball player Babe Ruth.

The co-ordinates for the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel are 39.2836° N, 76.6030° W.

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