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Date:   Thu, 29 May 2003 01:13:01 +0100
Reply-To:   John Whittington <John.W@MEDISCIENCE.CO.UK>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   John Whittington <John.W@MEDISCIENCE.CO.UK>
Subject:   Re: clinical team meetings
Comments:   To: Carey Smoak <carey.smoak@ROCHE.COM>
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At 16:56 28/05/03 -0700, Carey Smoak wrote:

>This question is for SAS programmers in the biotech / pharma >industries. Is it common for you (and other SAS programmers in your >company) to attend clinical team meetings? By clinical team meetings, >I am referring to regulary scheduled meetings by people in >Biostatistics, Clinical, Data Management, etc. to discuss the progress >of a clinical trial?

I attend many such meetings - but when wearing a Clinical and/or Statistical hat, and I can't recall ever having seen a 'pure programmer' present 'routinely' at such a meeting - and nor do I really see what value (either to the programmer or the team) that would have. That's not to say that issues won't ever arise at such meetings which have an impact upon programming, but that is a sufficiently rare occurrence that to involve programmers only 'when necessary' would seem much more sensible.

I wonder what your view is, and where this question is 'coming from'?!

Kind Regards


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