DFUG 2019

Annapolis, MD
September 26 - 27
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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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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.

Advance Fee (paid on or before August 23, 2019)


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.

DFUG 2019 Room Rate

A block of rooms for the discounted room rate of $199 has been negotiated for your stay in Annapolis at the DFUG 2019 hotel. A separate rate for government employees is also available. Discounted rates are available for stays between September 23rd and October 2nd.

To book your room at the Hotel Annapolis, follow the appropriate link to the hotel accommodations booking website:

The availability of rooms at the discounted DFUG 2019 Room Rate is limited. To guarantee this rate, please reserve your room(s) as soon as possible. Availability of the DFUG 2019 Room Rate expires on August 26th.

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.

Preliminary Schedule.

DFUG Meeting | September 26 - 27, 2019

The Meeting takes place in a hotel meeting room that is TBD.

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 - 9:30am Breakfast and Registration
9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Opening Remarks, Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl, DF/Net
  • Presenting DFdiscover 2019, Eric Bosch, DF/Net
  • Piloting electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) capabilities in DFexplore, Abigail Isaacson, DF/Net
  • Additional DF/Net and User Presentations
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch & Group Photo
1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Experience with DFdiscover in Azure, Craig MacDougald & Craig Dilks, DF/Net
  • Advances in Data Entry in DFweb, James Moore, DF/Net
  • Additional DF/Net and User Presentations
4:30pm - 5:00pm Break / Open Q&A Session
5:00pm - 8:00pm Social Evening & Dinner
Friday, September 27, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Hotel Annapolis, Annapolis
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Solving data management challenges with new user-defined metadata in DFdiscover 2019, Laura Joldersma & Brian Postle, DF/Net
  • Additional DF/Net and User Presentations
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Modules in Action: SDTM Conversions, Joseph Murphy & Jerad Post, DF/Net
  • Additional DF/Net and User Presentations
  • Closing Remarks, Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl, DF/Net

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