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The Pharmaceutical Management Science Association has been helping pharma analytics experts share ideas and advance professional goals for close to 40 years! Over the course of the last few years, PMSA has stepped up its initiatives, offering learning opportunities to members and non-members alike via our annual PMSA Journal and bi-weekly webinar series.
If you have benefitted from these resources and are not a member of PMSA, consider joining today! PMSA members receive a discounted registration fee for in-person events like our Winter Symposium and Annual Conference. Your membership fee is essentially covered in the discounted rate for the Annual Conference. As a member, you may also access past PMSA conference presentations via the PMSA website. These presentations are archived back to 2005 – that’s eleven years’ worth of high-quality research and analysis, available at your fingertips.
If you are currently a member of PMSA, be sure to let your colleagues know about everything PMSA has to offer. Perhaps you know an associate that would be a great candidate to present at a PMSA event or webinar, or submit an article to our Journal. Or, you know someone new to the industry that would appreciate the learning and networking opportunities that a PMSA conference has to offer.   
PMSA has several initiatives on the horizon. Registration for our Winter Symposium on Real World Data will be opening soon. Check your inbox or the PMSA website for more information in the coming weeks. Our 2017 Annual Conference call for abstracts is underway; click here for more details. And, the PMSA Journal has received a record number of submissions.  It’s a great time to be involved with PMSA!

Karthik Chidambaram
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.