Montclair State University and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey will host “PharmFest 2014: The Decade Ahead” on April 3, 2014 at the University’s state-of the-art conference center located on campus in Montclair, New Jersey. PharmFest is a biennial daylong event that brings together college students, educators, community members and professionals from the pharmaceutical industry to exchange information about New Jersey’s important pharmaceutical industry. The day includes panel and roundtable discussions that explore current issues and future opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. John J. Castellani, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), will be offering our luncheon keynote address and Dr. Richard T. Evans, Founding Partner and Research Analyst at Sector & Sovereign Research and author of “Health and Capital” will present the Opening Remarks at PharmFest 2014. In addition, panel sessions comprised of leaders from diverse pharmaceutical companies and academia will discuss such emerging issues as new paradigms in drug discovery, the evolution of the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, future challenges in research, and quality and efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system. The day will wrap up with a panel for our students on careers in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are seeking financial support from companies with an interest in this important exchange of ideas through PharmFest sponsorships and program advertisements. The net proceeds will be used for scholarship support, graduate assistantships and student research opportunities for future pharmaceutical research scientists and business managers prepared to lead the industry in the future. Please look over the sponsorship levels and benefits to learn about what each tier means for you.