#PhRMA14: Looking Ahead to a Promising Year

#PhRMA14: Looking Ahead to a Promising Year

04.11.14 | By Kaelan Hollon

The final day of #PhRMA14 concluded with Celgene CEO Bob Hugin passing the Chairman’s gavel to Pfizer CEO Ian Read. It has been a successful three days and our current momentum will undoubtedly propel us into another year of research and innovation. Governor Terry McAuliffe said it best this morning by noting that innovative solutions often happen through collaboration. Thanks to the many organizations, groups and participants that joined #PhRMA14, we approach next year with great recommendations for action.

Following Governor McAuliffe’s energizing address, Pfizer’s Ian Read took the stage, and the gavel. He discussed the biopharmaceutical industry’s value, how we can better communicate that value to society and PhRMA’s goals and priorities. The #PhRMA14’s theme “From Hopes to Cures” captured the essence of the value the sector delivers, according to Read, who noted that “between 1987 and 2008 alone, statins generated more than $1.3 trillion in social value.” 

Our new Chairman concluded his remarks and adjourned the meeting by emphasizing the exciting things to come as we work together next year and continue to help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Although the meeting has ended, the dialogue continues. Hear what #PhRMA14 attendees had to say about the meeting on our Conversations forum and check out the social media highlights below.

Take a look at a few highlights from #PhRMA14 today!

 

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