PharmFest, the biennial conference hosted by Montclair State University and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey that explores trends in the life sciences industry, will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 on the campus of Montclair State University in The Conference Center in University Hall.

PharmFest 2016: The Value of Innovation, will focus on the value to patients, the economy and global health from innovations in drug development and medical technology. PharmFest brings together industry leaders, researchers, educators, students and members of the community to network, share ideas, and examine the contributions the life sciences industry makes to curing and improving the quality of life for those with health challenges.

We are honored that Dr. Brian A. Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health Systems, will give the opening address. The luncheon keynote speaker will be confirmed imminently. Throughout the day, panelists from life science companies and academic institutions will discuss innovations related to new cures, health care delivery, personalized medicine and analytics in health care and how they translate into improved care and quality of life for patients, their impact to the economy and how they enhance public health. The conference will conclude with a career panel for students and a networking reception. 

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 (link on the left) to learn about what each tier means for you.