About Us

Pharma Ed Resources—Big Enough to Matter, Small Enough to Care

Our Events Drive the Health Sciences Forward through Knowledge, Discovery & Innovation

Founded in 2006, Pharma Ed Resources provides current, market-driven training to meet your scientific, regulatory, technical, and operational needs. We have collaborated with over 500 companies and organizations to deliver some of the most informative conferences in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medicinal Cannabis, and medical device industries.

Our vision is clear and direct: Bring together leading researchers and key decision-makers from industry and academia and everyone profits. We cut through the noise and focus on the fundamentals—knowledge, discovery and innovation—enabling you to make informed strategic decisions and seize new market opportunities. Our events deliver interactive audience participation organized around a tightly focused topic, and efficient, reliable, highly targeted networking—at a cost well below our competitors. The result is a genuine learning experience and real business value. Pharma Ed Resources—Drive your science forward at a Pharma Ed event.

Meet Our Management Team

Kim Hubbard


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kim Hubbard founded Pharma Ed Resources in 2006 and currently serves as our President & CEO. She has over twenty years of experience producing training conferences in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a Minor in Women's Studies, from California State University-Northridge, and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Women's Business Council of Champaign (IL), and on the International Committee of the Champaign Rotary Club.

Mark Hubbard

Vice President

Born and raised in Boston, Mark Hubbard joined Pharma Ed Resources in 2009 and currently serves as our Vice President and CSO/Director of Research. Prior to joining Pharma Ed, Mark was Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University, with a research specialty in US politics, and the history of regulation and government institutions. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in History, both from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has published three books and over thirty peer-reviewed articles and reviews.

pierre Viallant

Director of Sales & Business Development

Born in Atlanta and raised in Champaign (IL), Pierre Viallant joined Pharma Ed Resources in 2019 and currently serves as our Business Development Manager. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is also an accomplished Cellist who has performed at Carnegie Hall.

Bre Kaput

Breanna Kaput

Marketing & Event Planning

Born and raised in Champaign (IL), Bre Kaput joined Pharma Ed Resources in 2023 as our marketing and event planning specialist. She is completing her B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) at the University of Illinois, through the Parkland Pathways program. Bre is a passionate health and wellness entrepreneur who recently launched the juicing company, JuicyU. She is a member of the Lakota people, one of several Native American tribes that comprise the greater Sioux Nation.

Ashley Panenhanouvong

Executive Administrative Assistant & Venue Planning

Born in San Diego and raised in Urbana (IL) and Phoenix, Ashley joined Pharma Ed Resources in 2021 and currently serves as Executive Administrative Assistant and Venue Planning. She holds an A.A. from Estrella Mountain Community College. She is a foodie and bulldog mom with an interest in e-commerce and creative writing.

What Our Event Participants Say

"I go to a lot of conferences, and this was an excellent one."
Boehringer Ingelheim
Sr. Scientist,
“I really enjoyed the meeting . . . Stronger speakers and more in depth coverage than some of the others on the market.”
Emerson Resources, Inc.
“Thank you again for such an excellent program - it was very informative and enjoyable.”
Bausch + Lomb
Senior Principal Scientist,
“I go to a lot of conferences, and this was an excellent one.”
Boehringer Ingelheim
Senior Scientist,
"I am new to the med device E/L scene, so I attended as a learning opportunity and to begin to get up to speed. I feel the conference was very informative and balanced various subject areas as well. I'll definitely plan on attending again."
NSF International
Research Toxicologist,
"Great audience, with good choice of speakers. Would love to attend again."
Principal Scientist,
"I greatly enjoyed the conference. I found the topics relevant and containing great content. I look forward to bringing the knowledge and principles to my role in R&D."
CSL Behring
"I was very pleased with the material presented, and the expertise of the presenters. I will be taking much valuable/applicable knowledge back to my company."
QA Director,
"Each and every presentation contained information that I found to be useful and relevant and many presentations left me with ideas and concepts that I look forward to considering in greater detail."
Distinguished Scientist,
"The presentations & experience of the presenters was very instructive & helpful toward building my programs."
Medicago, Inc.
Corporate Director,
"This is a valuable conference, with many expert speakers."
EMD Millipore
Product Manager,
"I really enjoyed it. I feel engaged and like there is a lot to learn."
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Assoc. Scientist,
"Very good conference with knowledgeable presenters, good feedback, and 'real world' examples/takeaways."
Director of PV,
"Great mix of topics and excellent networking sessions."
Sanofi Pasteur
Deputy Director,
"Very useful conference for us. Learned a lot from all the presentations."
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Scientist I,
"I am new to the med device E/L scene, so I attended as a learning opportunity and to begin to get up to speed. I feel the conference was very informative and balanced various subject areas as well. I'll definitely plan on attending again."
NSF International
Research Toxicologist,
"The presentations were at a good level of detail."
Project lead,
"What an excellent conference! I enjoyed it very much and I think I gained a wealth of information that I’m going to be able to apply in my organization. I’ll definitely recommend it to my colleagues."
Director, Quality Assurance,
"An excellent opportunity to learn and discover new devices."
Heron Therapeutics
Director, Manufacturing and Development,
"What a great conference this always is, and this time was certainly no exception, thanks Kim. Pretty much the ideal blend of industry and academia and the intersection of a community of very established contributors to this field with the latest cutting edge of the field. This is certainly a favorite of mine year after year."
“Excellent presentations and networking with professionals & experts.”
Senior Pharmaceutical Quality Assessor
“Great conference! Perfect size—easy for participants to ask questions and interact with presenters.”
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
“Very good event and happy I could attend. Learned many new things and look forward to coming back.”
Boehringer Ingelheim
Director, Device Innovation & Sustainability
“A wonderful event. The topics spanned a wide range, covering nicely the device panorama.”
Principal Statistical Scientist