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Student and Young Professional Programs

Wednesday, March 19
9:00am – 4:00pm

Program pricing:

Student Program: $20
Young Professional Program: $35

How to register:

Begin by clicking on the Attendee Registration link here and fill in the required information. When you get to the “Registration Category” page during the process, click on which program you will like to enroll in from the list of registration selections to complete your registration.

Student Program: Your Career in the Health Sciences Industry – How to Succeed and Grow

This course provides a full day workshop suitable for those new to the industry including both undergraduate and graduate students. Increase your knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Industry, Network with industry executives, meet and learn from industry HR personnel and hone your interviewing and resume preparation skills. Presentations will be informative and interactive with time allotted for resume critiquing.

Schedule: (Wednesday, March 19)
8:00am – 9:00am:Registration & Networking
9:00am – 10:15am: Session #1
Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1
10:15am – 10:30am: Break
10:30am – 11:30am: Session #2
Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1
11:30am– 1:30pm: Lunch & Activity on Show Floor
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Session #3
Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm: Session #4
Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1
3:45pm – 5:00pm: Track Closes & Activity on Show Floor
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Reception and Networking
Session #1: Creating a Career Plan

Speaker: Lou Palma, Sr. Recruiter, Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson

Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session will begin with a discussion of the best practices for developing a career plan followed by career insights from a number of industry executives describing their specific career path into the health sciences industry with highlights of their experiences and accomplishments
  • Additional subject matter will include tips for; searching for and locating opportunities, applying for a job, use of social networking, resume preparation, and submission
  • Time will be provided to allow industry professionals to critique the resumes of individual students who wish to have this feedback.
Session #2: Career Advancement Planning

Speakers: Sridhar Krishnan (Vice President, Global Operations), Catalent
Vanessa Escalera, Current GOLD Associate, Catalent
Ketan Gujarathi, QA Manger - GOLD Graduate 2013, Catalent
Jason Fayle, Program Manager, Advanced Delivery Technologies - GOLD Graduate 2012, Catalent

Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session will look at potential growth opportunities within the health sciences arena with discussion of multiple paths that may be available during career progression, including internal and external opportunity paths
  • This Sessions will focus on how to be positioned for various opportunities for advancement as well as for opportunities for change
  • Discussion will include internal advancement as well as shifts to alternate employers as a method to accelerate career growth
  • This session will assist participants at all stages with the critically important task of assuring their growth in both career value and income.
Session #3: Interviewing Varies Depending on your Level; Understand the Basics at Each Level

Speaker: David Novak, Manager, Regulatory Compliance at ProPharma Group

Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session will provide candidates with tips and tools to assure they are confident and equipped to interview for that “next level” position as well as guidance related to opportunity paths that may lead into management
  • Interviewing for “upper level positions” requires additional finesse to project confidence, experience and a more polished set of communication skills
  • This session will focus on mastering the skills necessary to successfully make the leap to these advanced positions.
  • This session will assist candidates at all stages with the critically important task of assuring they are prepared, confident and positively perceived.
Session #4: Advancement Tools

Speaker: Robert Lechich, Director Operational Excellence, Pfizer

Room 1E10, Javits Center Level 1

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session will review the tools necessary to prepare a resume for that next level position as well as how to best present the resume contents
  • Communications skills will also be reviewed with suggestions on how to best develop both written and verbal abilities and how to judge the approach best suited for a specific set of circumstances
  • A number of industry executives will participate, describing their specific career path into the health sciences industry with highlights of their experiences and accomplishments
  • Additional subject matter will include tips for; applying for a job, use of social networking, resume preparation, and submission
  • Time will be provided to allow industry professionals to critique the resumes of individual students who wish to have this feedback

Young Professional Program:Continuing the Journey: Important Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing opportunities for Young Professional

This course will provide important information necessary for Young Professional career advancement in the Pharmaceutical Engineering field. Sessions will include details related to; varying dosage forms, details of product manufacture, pharmacovigilance, product life-cycle expectations, industry changes and associated manufacturing and research focus, third-party activity and globalization of manufacturing and markets.

Schedule: (Wednesday, March 19)
8:00am – 9:00am:Registration & Networking
9:00am – 10:15am: Session #1
Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1
10:15am – 10:30am: Break
10:30am – 11:30am: Session #2
Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1
11:30am– 1:30pm: Lunch & Activity on Show Floor
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Session #3
Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm: Session #4
Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1
3:45pm – 5:00pm: Track Closes & Activity on Show Floor
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Reception and Networking
Session #1: An Overview Of Popular Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms Including The Related Manufacturing Technology And Various Options

Speaker: Joe Manfredi, President and CEO, GMP Systems

Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1

Although solid dosage forms remain the largest drug delivery method, the industry continues to improve on traditional delivery models and in parallel, additional technologies are continuing to gain ground.

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session is tailored to Young Professionals recently entering the health sciences industry.
  • This session will review traditional manufacturing technologies and will also provide background related to evolving technologies and delivery improvements / enhancements.
  • The need for, and requirements of, pharmacovigilance
Session #2: A Review Of The Requirements And Activities Involved With Phase IV

Speaker: Paul Melamud, Director of Practice: Facilities, Equipment & Utilities, Q Pharma

Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1

Clinical Trials seek to assure drug safety and efficacy prior to marketing, the vastness of the marketplace and the sheer volume of potential drug and patient interactions / reactions makes Pharmacovigilance a critical part of drug marketing and sale.
Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session is suitable for those recently entering the industry, Young Professionals recently employed in the health sciences industry and both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • This session will review the potential breath of these issues as well as the long and short term methodologies that are or could be employed to track, circumvent and minimize risk to patients and drug producers
Session #3: Understanding The Concepts Of A Product Life-Cycle Approach To Managing Drug, Device And Other Pharmaceutical Products Within The Pharmaceutical And Health Science Industries

Speaker: Jim Breen, Vice President Engineering & Technical Operations, Johnson & Johnson

Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1

Pharmaceutical product life-cycle considerations have changed the way drug developers and producers view their business models. These changes allow for an extended decision making that begins in early-stage development and carries through clinical trials, drug marketing, follow-on products and post-patent production and sales.

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session will provide an overview of these concepts targeted to Young Professionals in the health sciences industry
  • You will learn that product life-cycle approach has far reaching affects ranging from company business focus to partnering including third-party involvement.
Session #4: The Evolutionary Changes In The Pharmaceutical And Health Sciences Landscape Will Affect The Focus Of Companies Including Their Business Relationships And Research Activity

Speaker: Akan Oton, Director – Global Licensing & Corporate Alliances, Catalent

Room 1E11, Javits Center Level 1

Learning objectives from this session:

  • This session is suitable for those recently entering the industry, Young Professionals recently employed in the health sciences industry and both graduate and undergraduate students
  • Review some of the more important changes that have already occurred and their implications as well as those changes that are anticipated, with continued ability to shape this critical field and economic driver
  • Learn how the impact will reach globally in both manufacturing and marketing
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