Montclair NJ - Montclair State University, strategically located at the hub of New Jersey's pharmaceutical industry, will present the 6th PharmFest on Monday, April 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in University Hall on Montclair State's campus. This daylong event will include panel discussions and presentations by leaders in the pharmaceutical industry exploring advances in technological, scientific research and applications to the industry. PharmFest is presented in cooperation with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and the New Jersey pharmaceutical, health and medical technology industry.
"PharmFest is designed to take advantage of the extraordinary confluence that Montclair State University holds geographically and academically," says Robert S. Prezant, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State. "Our proximity to top pharmaceutical industry professionals and our growing industry-linked academic and research programs enable us to create a major event that is valuable to our students, to the pharmaceutical industry, and to the community."
A highlight of the event will be a midday keynote address by Peter Wilderotter, president of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. His address is titled "Today's Collaborations, Tomorrow's Communities: How the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Created New Possibilities."
The 2008 PharmFest
NON TRADITIONAL SOURCES OF PHARMACEUTICALS
Moderator: Anders Hedberg, Foundation Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb
PHARMACEUTICALS AND AGING
Moderator: Bob Feeney, Senior Director of Government Relations and Planning, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
PHARMACEUTICAL START- UPS
Moderator: Ray Thek, Attorney, Lowenstein Sandler
MSU ALUMNI MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PATIENTS' LIVES
Moderator: Ron Califre, Senior Vice President, head of U.S. Operations R&D, Novartis
DIVERSITY IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Moderator, Bradley Sheares, Chief Executive Officer, Reliant Pharmaceuticals
Moderator, John Siekierka, Director, Montclair State's Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences
PharmFest is a joint
presentation of the Montclair State University College of Science and
Mathematics, the School of Business, and the Center for Career Services and
Community-Based Learning, and is cosponsored by the HealthCare Institute of New
To register for PharmFest and for more information, visit PharmFest .
Released: March 19, 2008