DFUG 2019

Annapolis, MDSeptember 26 - 27Register Today

The Annual DFUG Meeting is a fantastic opportunity for DFdiscover users to come together and learn how others are using the software in their unique environments.

2019 is a milestone year for DFUG - this is our 25th anniversary meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in Annapolis, MD at DFUG 2019.


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Explore the new and exciting ways others are using DFdiscover


Share success stories, ask questions and problem solve with peers

To register for DFUG 2019, complete the meeting registration form and submit it together with the Meeting Fee. Please register each attendee  individually.

The Meeting Fee may be paid by credit card, check or wire transfer.

Regular Fee (paid in full by September 23, 2019)


Presenter Fee (paid in full by September 23, 2019)


Presentations at DFUG are given by speakers from our user community, industry leaders and DF/Net representatives. The success of DFUG can be largely attributed to the open, cooperative sharing of information and experiences. Previous years’ attendees always note that this exchange is a key highlight of the meeting.

To indicate your interest to present, please complete and submit the presentation abstract form. Presentation abstracts must be submitted by August 30, 2019.

The DFUG community will be richer as a result of your presentation.

Presenters receive a reduced registration fee for the meeting.
A Powerpoint template will be available to presenters.

DFUG 2019 will take place at the Hotel Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland.


The Hotel Annapolis, formerly Loews Annapolis, is in the heart of downtown Annapolis, with a prime location near Chesapeake Bay, the City Dock, and the U. S. Naval Academy. The hotel is also just a short walk away from Navy-Marine Corp Stadium.
The hotel address is 126 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.  The phone number is (410) 263-7777.

Please visit the hotel website for map and driving directions.

The closest international airport to the DFUG Meeting hotel is BWI Marshall Airport.

Travel from BWI Marshall Airport to the DFUG Meeting hotel is approximately 35 minutes by car, taxi or app-based ride service. It is also possible to travel by light rail, but requires over two hours and transits through downtown Baltimore.

Car Rental and Parking

Most major car rental companies are represented at BWI Marshall Airport.

Parking rates at the DFUG Meeting hotel are:

  • Valet-Parking: $18.00/day maximum
  • Self-Parking: $15.00/day maximum

Annapolis Information

Annapolis Weather

Local/Area Phone Calls

Annapolis is in the 410 area code, and that area codes must be included whenever you make a local or area call.

DFUG Meeting | September 26 - 27, 2019

(Updated: September 23)

The Meeting takes place in the Point Lookout room.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout DFUG 2019. Dinner will be provided on September 26th during the social event.

Thursday, September 26, 8:00am - 8:00pm, Hotel Annapolis, Annapolis
8:00am - 9:00am Registration, Windmill Point Foyer
Breakfast, Windmill Point
9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Opening Remarks, Darryl Pahl, DF/Net
  • Celebrating 25 years of DFUG, Lisa Ondrejcek, DF/Net
  • Presenting DFdiscover 2019, Eric Bosch, DF/Net
  • Advances in Data Entry in DFweb, James Moore, DF/Net
  • Piloting electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) capabilities in DFexplore, Abigail Isaacson, DF/Net
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Group Photo, Windmill Point
1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • WeGuide: mobile ePRO on top of DFDiscover - demo and workshop, Sandy Buchanan, Curve Tomorrow
  • Experience with DFdiscover in Azure, Craig MacDougald & Craig Dilks, DF/Net
  • Feedback from Customer Insights Study, Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl, DF/Net
  • Upgrading from DataFax 2014 to DFdiscover 2018, Cindy Lassnoff & Michael Holdsworth, NIH/NIAID/OCICB
4:00pm - 5:00pm Break / Open Q&A Session
5:00pm - 8:00pm Chesapeake Bay Sunset Sailing Cruise, Schooner Woodwind
Friday, September 27, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Hotel Annapolis, Annapolis
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast, Windmill Point
9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Modules in Action: SDTM Conversions, Joseph Murphy & Jerad Post, DF/Net
  • Solving data management challenges with user-defined properties in DFdiscover 2019, Laura Joldersma & Brian Postle, DF/Net
  • Using DFcollect in mixed offline/online settings, Joshua Chuang, DF/Net
  • Beyond DFdiscover: Visualizing your data with iDashboards, Joseph Murphy & Abigail Isaacson, DF/Net
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch, Windmill Point
1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • The Impact of Novel Data Sources on Clinical Data Management, Alex Blanchard, DF/Net
  • Group Discussion Topics
    These 15-20 minute interactive sessions are led by a discussant and have the goal of collecting as much group feedback as possible. Suggested topics for discussion include: Additional Standard DFdiscover Reports, Data warehouses for connecting to viz software, Current Thinking on RBM, Materials for Site Training
  • Closing Remarks, Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl, DF/Net

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