New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey will be the principal speaker at PharmFest -- a day of activities centered on the pharmaceutical industry -- to be held at Montclair State University's Memorial Auditorium on March 28 starting at 9 a.m. PharmFest, which is free and open to the public (excluding lunch which is at capacity), will allow attendees to hear about the future of the pharmaceutical world and network with top executives and industry representatives.
"The pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey continues to thrive," said Dr. Susan A. Cole, president of Montclair State University, "PharmFest, an idea jointly developed by Montclair State University and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, is designed to provide an intensive introduction to the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey to hundreds of university and high school students in the region. It will also provide an opportunity for University faculty and industry executives to discuss opportunities for collaboration.
"We are pleased that Gov. McGreevey will add his voice to the day's dialogue," she continued. "His participation in PharmFest highlights the importance he has placed on creative interactions between higher education and industry for New Jersey's well-being."
Bob Franks, president of HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the Keynote Address.
Experts in the field will speak on the future of the industry; on research, development and marketing topics; and on career opportunities.