Data Harmony Users’ Group

February 6 – 8, 2023

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

All times are in EST (Eastern Standard Time)

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5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.      Welcome Reception

Join us for a buffet dinner, a drink or two, and mingling in the Tablão Bar at the far southern end of the hotel, past the Alvarado Ballroom.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Registration and Breakfast

Grab your badge and get your day off to a good start with a continental breakfast. We’ll have the coffee and tea ready in the Franciscan Ballroom, adjacent to the lobby, directly across from Reception.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions

We like to share who we are and get to know you.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Features Update

An annual favorite session, with Margie Hlava, President, Founder, and Chief Science Officer at Access Innovations, Inc. and some of our software development team will present the latest and greatest changes to the Data Harmony Software Suite since the last time we met.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

Get up and stretch, network with the crowd and refresh your cup.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Case Study – Alexa Robertson, PLI (Confirmed)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Case Study – Ruth Einstein, Wolters Kluwer (Tentative)

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Lunch in Small Groups in Old Town and the Environs

We heard you! You want to see more of Albuquerque! We will be having lunch in small groups in Old Town. During registration and the morning break, use the sheets at registration to sign up for the restaurant of your choice. Each group will include an Access Innovations staff member who will be your host and guide. Most restaurant choices are in Old Town, within walking distance of the hotel. You might also have time to pop into a shop or two during this extended lunch break.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Wrangling Platform Vendors – An Interactive Session

Moderator:        Chris Rudyj, American College of Physicians (Tentative)

Panelists:          Michael Darr, American Chemical Society (Tentative)

                          Lauren Sapira, McGraw-Hill

                          Tim Lamkins, SPIE (Tentative)

Finding the right publishing platform vendor can be a challenge and getting them to implement your taxonomy is often another big challenge. During this interactive session, the panelists will talk about some of the ways they have addressed these issues, and we will encourage audience participation so come prepared to tell your story.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      Case Study – Mandy May, AMPP (Confirmed)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Networking Break

Get up and stretch, network with the crowd, refresh your cup, and have some cookies and ice cream.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Case Study – Adrienne White and Jeff Froustet, ASCO (Confirmed)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Case Study – Lauren Sapira, McGraw-Hill 

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.      Dinner at the Electric Playhouse

The Electric Playhouse is an all-ages dining, gaming and recreation wonderland that requires no goggles or equipment to transport you to another reality. Cut loose and immerse yourself into games that interact with you! Then join us in the private immersive dining room adjacent to the lobby for a sumptuous dinner and drinks with your colleagues.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Breakfast

Get your day off to a great start with a hearty plated breakfast. We’ll have the coffee and tea ready! We will be in the Franciscan Ballroom, adjacent to the lobby, directly across from Reception.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Keynote Session – Patti Sweet, Director of Digital Strategy, Health Affairs (Tentative)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

Get up and stretch, network with the crowd and refresh your cup.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Future Directions – Margie Hlava and Jay Ven Eman, Access Innovations, Inc.

Margie and Jay Ven Eman, CEO at Access Innovations, will discuss their plans and predictions for the future of the software, the company, the industry, and quite possibly the world. This session is not recorded.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wrap Up

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Lunch in Small Groups

Let’s do it again and try a different restaurant than yesterday! During breakfast and the morning break, use the sheets at registration to sign up for the restaurant of your choice. Each group will include an Access Innovations staff member who will be your host and guide. Most restaurant choices are in Old Town, within walking distance of the hotel. You might also have time to pop into a shop or two during this extended lunch break.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Franciscan Room will remain open for impromptu reconvening, meetings, and casual conversation. If the weather is nice, Garduño’s patio should be open, too!

If you’re leaving in the afternoon on Wednesday, keep an eye on your departure time! Let one of our staff know if you would like a ride to the airport – we’re happy to do it.