BioNJ To Host 2nd Annual Life Sciences Industry HR Conference On May 20

TRENTON, NJ (April 30, 2013)Due to the popularity and success of its 2012 event, BioNJ is pleased to announce it will host the 2nd 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