2023 SAPA Annual Conference & 30-Year Anniversary Celebration

“Towards a Shared Vision: Advancing Pharmaceuticals through Collaboration and Innovation” 

September 29th and 30th, 2023

SAPA cordially invites you to attend the 2023 SAPA Annual Conference and 30th Anniversary Celebration on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ. 📌⏳Online registration deadline is Sept 24th!


         [Date]:September 29-30, 2023 (Friday – Saturday)

         [Location]:Hyatt Regency New Brunswick,2 Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

         [Event Registration]:https://sapaweb.org/events/2023-ac-registration/

         [Brochure Link]:https://sapaweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SAPA-2023-Annual-Conference-Program-Brochure.pdf


Registration Fees:


Student member SAPA Member Non-member
Online Registration

(By Sept 24th)

$69 $149 $199
On-site Registration $199 $199 $249
SAPA 30-Year Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner

(Saturday Evening)

Short Courses

(Friday Morning)

SAPA-Pharma Executive and Leader Summit

(Friday Morning)

Invitation Only


  • Online registration deadline: September 24th, 2023. Onsite registration will be open for both Sep 29th and 30th.
  • Active members, lifetime members, and corporate members, please log into your SAPA account first to see the discounted tickets.
  • We encourage you to join SAPA as a member first and enjoy the discount and member benefits for a whole year, including discounts to attend other SAPA events. The cost to become a SAPA member is just $35/year. SAPA membership registration link: https://sapaweb.org/become-member/
  • To enjoy the student discounts, please register using your “.edu” school email.
  • If you are a chapter member, please contact event@sapaweb.org to get a chapter discount.


Event Program Highlights

  • The first-ever One-SAPA conference

This year’s SAPA Annual Conference is not only our flagship event, it also marks the first-ever One-SAPA conference with collaboration from SAPA headquarters and the regional chapters.  It will include a range of session categories that aim to address the latest trends and opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, guaranteeing an exhilarating and interactive experience for all attendees .

  • Large-scale meeting, star-studded event

SAPA has invited more than 70 distinguished guests from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to give speeches and lead discussions. This year’s conference includes an exceptional lineup of speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, including Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), US FDA, Yun Mao, PhD, VP, Portfolio Strategy & Integration, Bristol Myers Squibb, Javad Shahidi, MD, SVP, Biotech Unit, BeiGene, Karin Shanahan, MSJ, EVP, Global Product Development & Supply, BMS, Gayle Wittenberg, PhD, VP, Neuroscience Data Science & Digital Health, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Rong Yang, MBA, CEO, Fosun Pharma USA Inc, and the CAR-T therapy pioneer Bruce L. Levine, PhD, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, etc. Prepare to be inspired by their insightful talks and gain valuable knowledge that will propel your professional growth.

This event program encompasses 2 plenary sessions, 10 parallel sessions, sponsor exhibition, and on-site job fair/1:1 interviews, providing excellent opportunities for business cooperation, scientific knowledge exchange, and professional network development.

For more details of the exciting program, please see the promotional poster below.


  • 30th Anniversary Celebration with Many Surprises

We will host a series of special events and surprises during the conference to celebrate SAPA’s 30th anniversary, bringing together both current and former SAPA volunteers and friends to reminisce about the past and explore the future.

  • First SAPA-Pharma Executive Leadership Summit (Friday morning)

We extend a special invitation to Pharma/biotech executives and guest speakers to join SAPA leaders in discussing challenges and development strategies in the field of biopharmaceuticals, providing a platform for close interaction.

  • Starring session: 9/29 CEO Forum Session I (Friday afternoon)

Resources and services available from NJ Government that can help you grow your companies. Panel on products, assets, and resources that are available to innovative life science companies to help them grow and thrive. Panel features representatives from Middlesex County, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), and New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL).

  • 💥🌟✨New! Pre-conference short courses (Friday morning)

As an exciting new feature for this year’s annual conference, we are delighted to introduce a series of focused courses designed to meet the specific needs of our participants. These courses will be conducted prior to the official program launch and are tailored for individuals seeking comprehensive knowledge on essential topics, spanning from fundamental to advanced levels.

  • Enhanced meeting experience:

The new venue, Hyatt Regency Hotel and SAPA’s organizing committee will provide you with better meeting facilities and a rich in-person experience.


Sign up now! You will not want to miss this opportunity to network with fellow experts, exchange ideas, secure business partners, and review with us the milestones we’ve achieved together over the past three decades!


Confirmed Speakers

Programs at a glance


We look forward to welcoming you to our annual conference and 30th anniversary celebrations, where we commemorate the journey and shape for the future together.


Special thanks to the following sponsor companies for their strong support of this event.