PMSA Looks to Continue Momentum in 2017

2016 was an active year for PMSA. Our Winter Symposium and Annual Conference both attracted the largest number of attendees for these events since before 2010. We held three series of webinars, for a total of 10 sessions, and we published the fourth issue of the PMSA Journal.
2017 is looking to be equally ambitious. Our 2017 Winter Symposium on Real World Data was held last week. We had a record turn-out for the event, which was held at the Hilton Gaslamp in San Diego, California, with 68 attendees, including pharma data analysts from our manufacturer and vendor community plus several students from the Data Science department from the University of California, San Diego in attendance.
The 2017 Annual Conference will be taking place once again at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. The agenda for the conference is now available, and registration is under way. Click here for more information.
The PMSA Journal received a record number of submissions in 2016. The next issue will be released in Spring 2017, shortly before the Annual Conference.
PMSA is also looking to engage in more outreach to students in the coming year. We are excited to introduce them to the field of pharma data analytics and are hoping to work closer with university Data Science departments as part of our outreach.
Thank you to everyone who helped make 2016 a great year for PMSA! See you in 2017!

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.