The agenda featured presentations from big and mid-size pharma as well as from technology and service providers. We touched on a broad range of topics, from SAS coding techniques to future analytics frameworks, the benefits of visualisation, insight into machine learning and the potential impact on our industry, training frameworks, collaboration and collaboration platforms. One of the talks made again very clear what is and remains key: “we need to talk”. Each of the 8 presentations triggered lively discussions amongst the 85 delegates.

We had an intense programme, but there was sufficient time for networking amongst the national and international audience. It was a great day, with a very positive and collaborative spirit and strong content.

The Event Chairs would like to thank all the presenters for their contribution and commitment, the sponsors for making the day possible at a very nice location, everyone who helped organise and run the event and, of course, all the attendees, for making the 2018 PhUSE Frankfurt SDE an enjoyable and successful event. A special ‘thank you’ goes to Michael Knößl, who stepped in for Boris on the day at short notice.

With the encouraging feedback that we received, it looks like we can plan for the next SDE in Germany.