Win Big at the 2016 PMSA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

PMSA's 2016 Annual Conference will be here before you know it. We hope you can make it to Las Vegas to join your friends in the pharma analytics industry for three days of education, networking, and fun in the heart of downtown Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. 

The 2016 conference agenda will feature two keynote addresses from industry leaders - Danny Kinney, Vice President, Global Business Intelligence, Sanofi, will kick off the conference on Monday morning, and Lina Nilsson, Dr. Sc., Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Enlitic, will begin day two. Nilsson will discuss artificial intelligence and the future of analytics. Read the interview with Danny Kinney in this edition of the newsletter!

Beyond our usual enlightening podium and poster sessions and the Sunday tutorials, we will also feature a panel discussion on Opportunities and Challenges for Careers in Commercial Analytics, and an update on the Common Universal Patient deIDentifier (CUPID) initiative.  

Our conference venue is a five-minute walk from the Bellagio fountains. The traditional Monday night event will be held this year at the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio Las Vegas. Enjoy one of the best views in town and relax with other attendees at this beautiful rooftop patio. 

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David Purdie
PMSA President
The Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) is pleased to announce that David Wood has received the 2016 PMSA Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the 2016 PMSA Annual Conference, April 19 in Las Vegas, NV, for his contributions to PMSA and the pharma analytics industry.

"David Wood is a great analytical mind. As you engage with him, the first thing that comes across is the passion he has for quality analytics," said PMSA President David Purdie. "What makes him a great contributor to PMSA is how he turns his passion into limitless training for upcoming analytical minds. He is not afraid to share, discuss, and challenge."

About David Wood
David Wood, PhD brings more than 35 years of experience in mathematical modeling of business problems, with over 20 years in sales and marketing analysis for Life Sciences companies. At Axtria, David serves as a Senior Principal, with emphasis on projects in mathematical modeling of sales operations and multi-channel promotion analysis.

Prior to Axtria, he was a Sr. Vice President at marketRx, where he did significant work in all forms of sales and marketing optimization in the health care, pharmaceuticals, and managed care industries, with scores of engagements including sales and marketing structure, site location, and multi-channel marketing. David served as Executive Director for Strategic Planning Consulting at Health Products Research (now part of inVentiv Health). In addition, David has done substantial work in the development of Yield Management for the commercial airline industry (at Sabre Decision Technologies), and has worked in finance, energy and natural resource economics issues.

David holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in Operations Research.

The mission of the Pharmaceutical Management Science Association not-for-profit organization is to efficiently meet society's pharmaceutical needs through the use of management science. The key points in achieving this mission are:

  • Raise awareness and promote use of Management Science in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Foster sharing of ideas, challenges, and learning to increase overall level of knowledge and skill in this area
  • Provide a training opportunity to ensure continual growth with Pharmaceutical Management Science
  • Encourage interaction and networking among peers in this area
  • Create an opportunity for reflection, relaxation, and rejuvenation for members and guests.

We accomplish this mission by convoking an Annual Conference of our membership.

Please forward any concerns involving the conference or your membership to our PMSA Board who can help you.