BioNJ To Host 2ND Annual Life Sciences Industry HR Conference on May 20

  BioNJ To Host 2ND Annual Life Sciences Industry HR Conference on May 20

Business Wire

TRENTON, N.J. -- April 30, 2013

Due to the popularity and success of its 2012 event, BioNJ is pleased to
announce it will host the 2^nd Annual Human Resource Conference on Monday, May
20, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel, East
Brunswick, NJ. This year’s theme will focus on the concept of Transition &
Transformation: Proactive Strategies for Life Sciences.

A dynamic opening panel of senior leaders will share perspectives on the topic
of Leadership During Times of Transition and Transformation to kick off the
agenda. The panel will be moderated by Chris Martin, Senior Vice President,
Enterprise Solutions for Randstad Professionals and will include Karen A.
DiSanto, Associate Vice President, Human Resources of Ferring Pharmaceuticals;
Bill Mann, CEO of Helsinn Therapeutics, Inc.; Francois Nader, M.D., President
and CEO of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Joan Winterbottom, Senior Vice
President, Human Resources of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

This powerful panel will discuss leadership during times of transition and
transformation and will focus on the impact that human resources can have on
an organization’s journey through significant change.

Attendees will benefit from the experiences of some of New Jersey’s leading
industry employers who have gone through significant change, including
executives from Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.; Conner Strong & Buckelew; Drinker,
Biddle & Reath LLP; Engle-Hambright & Davies, Inc.; Ferring Pharmaceuticals;
Insmed; Johnson & Johnson; Joule Inc.; NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; PTC
Therapeutics, Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and others.

Breakout Sessions will include:

  *Take the Leap - Exploring Creative Medical Plan Cost Control Strategies
  *The Regeneron Story
  *Driving Culture by Design During Intense Periods of Change
  *Restructuring During Corporate Transformation: The Before, During and
    After Considerations
  *The Current Landscape of Health Reform - What does it mean to your
    organization and how should you prepare?

“Based on the very positive feedback from last year, BioNJ is working to
ensure that our second Annual Life Sciences Human Resource Conference will
provide even more benefits to employers, employees and professionals seeking
new jobs,” said Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ. “This Conference
provides an excellent opportunity for Human Resource leaders to come together
with other industry professionals to address the issues and trends currently
affecting a biotech industry that is constantly facing new opportunities and
challenges. This year’s Conference focuses on this very important topic of
transition and transformation and the strategic role HR professionals play in
driving that process. Our industry looks to these experts to manage these
changes and create a culture that can thrive.”

Sponsored by Cornerstone Search Group, LLC, the Life Sciences HR Conference
will connect professionals with the tools and advice they need to successfully
grow and support their company.

For the complete agenda, speaker bios and registration to the Life Sciences HR
Conference, please visit

About the Life Sciences Talent Network at BioNJ

The Life Sciences Talent Network at BioNJ is one of six key industry
initiatives currently funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and
Workforce Development. Among many other objectives, the Life Science Talent
Network (LSTN) connects New Jersey's Professionals with Careers in Biotech,
Pharma, Medical Device, Medical Diagnostics and Clinical Operations. The
Network supports employers with talent acquisition and recruitment, talent
pipeline development, employee transition services and educational resources.

The Life Sciences Talent Network hosts a wide variety of career events
throughout the year including, BioHUB, a networking opportunity, designed to
bring together industry professionals in a casual atmosphere where they can
make new connections and explore new ideas for their search or career, and,
CareerConnections, an industry-focused job fair, planned for June 21 at
Rutgers Douglass Campus Center, plus numerous additional workshops and
presentations offering creative ideas for industry professionals to develop or
enhance their career strategies and job search efforts.

For questions regarding our services, please contact us at 609-890-3185, email or go to

About BioNJ

BioNJ is singularly focused on advancing the growth and prosperity of New
Jersey’s biotechnology cluster through advocacy initiatives directed at State
and federal public policy issues and networking and educational programs that
bring the community together. Founded in 1994 by New Jersey industry CEOs, the
300-member organization serves as the voice of biotechnology companies located
in New Jersey, seeks to promote their economic growth and development and
works to encourage new and established companies from around the world to
locate to New Jersey. BioNJ represents companies engaged in biopharmaceutical,
biomedical, bioagricultural and bioremedial endeavors. To learn more about
BioNJ, please go to


Bill O’Donnell, (O) 609-890-3185
(C) 609-218-0046
Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications
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