Beyond normal: Shape the future of health

North America’s premier cross-functional gathering for pharma pioneers and health innovators

  • 3,000+Total Attendees
  • 100+Speakers
  • 100%Top 50 Pharma
  • 100%Cross-functional
  • 87%Senior Leaders
  • 32+Hours On Demand

Welcome to the era of unprecedented healthcare innovation.

Look around – what do you see? From empowered patients to AI and advanced analytics, to cell and gene therapy commercialization, remote health, and hybrid engagement, pharma is undergoing a period of unrivalled change.

To lead the path forward we must move beyond normal, setting new boundaries for partnerships across healthcare and implementing operating models that aren’t just resilient, but ensure a sustained cultural shift toward authenticity and agility. The end result? True collaboration across functions driving the delivery of seamless, personalized experiences for every patient and HCP. 

Pharma USA 2021 was a business-critical experience for pharma leaders and health innovators. A fully cross-functional gathering to collectively build partnerships, scale new digital innovations, review performance, and ensure we continue to deliver transformative impact on patients' lives.

Reuters Events’ Pharma USA is strategically and operationally valuable for staying at the forefront of the pharma industry evolution

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2021’s Essential Themes:

  • Establish long-term operating models fit for purpose: Increase resistance to future uncertainties and scale existing frameworks to amplify digital transformation
  • Personalize to empower stakeholder and customer relations: Deliver a smarter, seamless experience for patients, HCPs, and payers with new data-driven insights from advanced AI analytics
  • Achieve exponential innovation: Construct new agile approaches to regulation, destroy internal siloes, create a more risk averse culture, and forge cross-industry collaborations to meet evolving customer needs
  • Establish new hybrid-ready strategies: Move from digital-first to customer-first by finding the balance between digital and in-person engagement, develop new supplementary digital offerings that increase value and overcome adoption challenges

An unrivalled speaker line-up

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Kabir Nath President and CEO Otsuka North America

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Elaine O’Hara Chief Commercial Officer North America Sanofi Pasteur


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David Fredrickson Executive Vice President Oncology Business Unit AstraZeneca


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Teresa Bitetti President Global Oncology Business Unit Takeda


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John Young Group President, Chief Business Officer Pfizer


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Sonal Bhatia Rare Disease Chief Medical Officer Pfizer



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Myrtle Potter CEO Sumitovant Biopharma

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Dave Lennon President Novartis Gene Therapies Novartis


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Deborah Waterhouse Chief Executive Officer ViiV Healthcare


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Pablo Alvarez President and General Manager USA Almirall

Learning for everyone to guarantee whole-company success

Four specific agendas for each of the below functions, bolstered by critical cross-functional sessions – this is no ordinary conference.

Marketing and Commercial Meet your customers where they are and ensure your omnichannel strategy delivers across every touchpoint with hyper-personalized communications.

Medical Affairs Making the leap from supporting partner to key strategic decision-maker has never been more needed or more possible. Deliver on value and become the leading figure in pharma’s next evolutionary step.

Patient Engagement Patients have changed. More digitally mature. More informed. More decisive in their treatment journeys. Stay one step ahead by creating a new hybrid-ready, insight driven service paradigm.

Market Access and RWE Overcome uncertainty in pursuit of better coverage - forecast the impact of pricing reform and policy changes on your strategy, improve RWE integration and bring patients, payers and regulators along with you.

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How Pharma USA tore up the virtual rulebook

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Here’s what you missed at Pharma USA 2021

Dedicated content modules

Pharma USA is huge – but it’s also intimate, tailored just for you. With bespoke learning modules for Commercial, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Patient Engagement and Market Access/RWE, you’ll find sessions that hit all your buttons.

All stakeholders. All functions. One virtual home.

The most cross-functional pharma event in the world – executives from marketing, commercial, sales, market access, medical affairs, patient engagement, RWE, IT and more.

More than just conference sessions

Sometimes, the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from meetings of minds, that take place when you join one of the numerous virtual roundtables, workshops or networking events on offer.


Cross-functional learning to drive new collaboration

Gain actionable takeaways from critical cross-functional learning modules that support your joint workstreams and projects to succeed

The best virtual networking in pharma

Network with over 3,000 fellow attendees and make the right connections at our bespoke networking events, interactive sessions and via our tried and tested virtual networking app.

100% of top pharma at the most senior industry event

You won’t find a better place to meet your peers. With all of top pharma represented and over 69% of pharma attendees being director level or above, this is pharma’s pre-eminent event.


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Attended by pharma and health innovators from:

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Real decision-makers

Real diversity

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Why Reuters Events is the pharma industry’s chosen partner

Throughout 2020, we supported North American pharma to respond quickly to the plethora of challenges the COVID-19 crisis threw at them. Seamlessly shifting to digital, we brought together 12,000+ industry leaders to strategize and collaborate at our first ever virtual event.

Streaming from their home offices, living rooms and bedrooms we shared critical insights from over 150 expert speakers and shared critical insights from pharma’s top 50. The appetite and desire to come together, share ideas and collaborate has never been greater.

Now more than ever, society is looking to medicine developers for answers. Quickly moving important gatherings online is vital for innovation continuity and keeping us all making progress for delivering new medicines.

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It's exactly the right time to discuss important topics with industry colleagues and I very much look forward to adjusting to this 'new normal' way of working together. Let’s do this!

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