2014 was a busy year for PMSA. In addition to our annual Symposium and spring conference, we released the second issue of the PMSA Journal, held two networking events in conjunction with PMRG, and presented a session track at the PMRG Institute. Thank you for making 2014 the best year yet for the association! Read the articles below for information on what PMSA has planned for 2015!

Please check out the agenda for our symposia in Austin in January. I am thrilled with the content on EMR and emerging data. There are some amazing nascent activities happening in the data space and we want to make sure our members are a part of it. I really hope to see you in Austin!

Be sure to keep up with PMSA on LinkedIn. If you haven’t already, click here to follow the PMSA networking group. Also, if you have a job posting related to pharma analytics that you would like to share with your peers in PMSA, click here to submit your listing for inclusion in the PMSA Career Center. We encourage all members to take advantage of this free service. Also, please feel free to drop me (or any of the board members) a line if you want to suggest additional topics, locations or comments on all things PMSA.

Note: PMSA has had a change in its board officers. The Vice President role will now be filled by David Purdie (Genentech). PMSA would like to thank Dina Belinsky (Eli Lilly) for her enthusiastic dedication to the PMSA Board of Directors over the past 4 years.


Cindie Dilley
PMSA President

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.

The Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) is pleased to announce that Jaswinder (“Jassi”) Chadha has received the 2014 PMSA Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the 2014 PMSA Annual Conference, May 18-21 in Orlando, FL. Jassi started in the industry almost 20 years ago with Health Products Research, and went on as co-founder & CEO of marketRx and Axtria.

“Over the past 15 years, Jassi has pioneered and innovated techniques in commercial analytics and assessments in sample management, promotional optimization and a myriad of other applications," said Jason Carlin, President of PMSA. "His willingness to challenge convention and offer a competitive vision has made our industry and community richer and more robust.”

“PMSA is the preeminent professional organization in our industry,” said Chadha. “Just earning a peer-reviewed invitation to present at the conference is a career highlight. I am honored to be recognized by the PMSA, and humbled to stand amongst some of my heroes in the industry. All of us stand on the shoulders of giants, such as Robert Brown, Prabha Sinha, Andy Zoltners, and others.”

Jassi is co-founder and CEO of Axtria, Inc., an analytics firm dedicated to helping clients make better data-driven decisions. Previously, Jassi was co-founder and CEO of marketRx; winner of 2004 E&Y "Entrepreneur of the Year" award; 2003 "Top Forty under Forty" by NJBiz Magazine; and 2009 PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry. Jassi sits on the boards of several companies, including Occular Therapeutics and SpectraMedix, as well as non-profit organizations, including TiE Global and Panjab Digital Library.

PMSA 2014 Annual Conference:
PMSA held its Annual Conference at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida, from May 18-21, 2014. The PMSA Annual Conference is the industry’s most important gathering of management science professionals and executive management in pharmaceutical commercial operations. The conference is targeted to both long-time veterans and newcomers to the industry. Find out how the latest cutting edge analytics can be used to address challenging business problems facing commercial operations. Discover the latest trends on health care reform, and knowledge on how analytics can keep you ahead of the game.