The Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Industrial Pharmacy Symposium

The 12th Annual Charles I. Jarowski Symposium in Advances in Biotherapeutics Product Development

Friday, September 17th 

Where: Virtual Conference

Additional Information

In 2006, three distinguished Pharmacy professionals proposed that they create an alumni group to build support for St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and its Industrial Pharmacy Program. With the goal of inspiring and training the next generation of research scientists, Salah Ahmed ’85GP, ’91Ph.D., Navnit Shah ’73GP, ’81Ph.D. and Abu Serajuddin ’82Ph.D. formed the Industrial Pharmacy Committee.
Together they conceptualized the Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Industrial Pharmacy Symposium, which would act as a dynamic forum for the exchange of information among distinguished research scientists. The Symposium would be an annual event designed to offer our world class alumni the opportunity to explore topics relevant to the changing dynamics within the pharmaceutical industry. It would also act as an opportunity for networking and professional development between students, alumni and industry representatives.

Mansoor Khan, R.Ph. ’92Ph.D. was the first of many distinguished alumni to present at the Jarowski Symposium. He would subsequently become a key member of the Industrial Pharmacy Planning Committee.

Today, the Symposium has evolved into a major event for both the University and distinguished scientists in Pharmacy and the related professions, attracting over 100 participants annually. The theme for the Symposium is chosen by the Industrial Pharmacy Planning Committee each year to reflect the current trends in the pharmaceutical industry.

Each year, selected graduate students in the Industrial Pharmacy Program have the honor of presenting their research findings to attendees, affording them the opportunity to develop their presentation skills, seek career guidance and engage in networking with their peers and world class scientists.

Pharmaceutical industry suppliers and manufacturers also have the opportunity to sponsor the Symposium. In recognition of their support, they are given the chance to set up tables to demonstrate their products and showcase their technology to their key customers, our alumni.

Since its inception, the Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Symposium has become one of the largest academic forums for Industrial Pharmacy in the Northeast.

St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences calls for presentations at the 12th Annual Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Symposium on September 17, 2021, in Queens, NY. The theme of the symposium is “Advances in Biotherapeutic Product Development.” Authors are encouraged to submit their presentation abstracts in line with the symposium theme as early as possible, no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 29th on  via the Poster and Submission Form.

Abstract Guidelines and Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT, July 29th 

Abstracts should have the following format:

  • Title of the abstract
  • Names of the author(s) (first name, last name1 (indicate presenting author with an asterick), first name, last name 2, etc.
  • Affiliation (with address) of each author
  • Introduction and purpose
  • Study design and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements and references (optional)
  • Abstracts must be typed using Times New Roman, font size 11, line spacing 1.5, with fixed overall margins of 0.75 inches on all four sides.
  • Abstracts may contain up to 400 words. Use of data figures and tables is encouraged. Up to two figures/tables can be incorporated in the abstract body.
  • The actual abstract must be no more than one printed page.
  • Multiple abstracts from same author(s) will be considered.
  • The abstract should be submitted electronically using the Poster and Podium Submission Form. All files must be submitted in pdf format only.
  • Please specify during submission if you wish to be considered for a podium presentation or poster presentation.
  • If selected for podium presentation, guidelines will be sent out separately.

**The author responsible for correspondence must include his/her e-mail address and phone number for communication in the body of e-mail.

Poster Presentation

Presentation of a poster provides an opportunity for effective one-to-one communication. The longer presentation time of the poster session enables the author(s) to present a more in-depth description and discussion of their work.

To make a success poster presentation:

  • The poster must be put up at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.
  • The poster must correspond to the title and content of the abstract submitted.
  • The poster must be designed to fit within the confine of a 48”x 36” poster board, and consist of materials that can be mounted easily with pushpins.
  • The poster much be in logical sequence, i.e., introduction, study design and methods, results, and conclusion.
  • Poster should be designed for clear viewing from a distance of beyond three feet so that it can be viewed by a number of people at the same time.
  • To ensure visual effectiveness of the poster, large lettering and a minimum of text should be used. Use of color can visually enhance the poster.
  • The poster should be removed immediately at the close of the poster session.

Please Note:

All posters will be allotted a number. On the day of the presentation, the poster should be mounted on the numbered posterboard provided by the symposium. Presenting authors must be present at their posters during the entire session. Presenting authors will be responsible for setup and removal of their posters.

Questions? [email protected]

The 11th Annual Charles I. Jarowski Symposium in Industrial Pharmacy Challenges in Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals

For the last several decades, there has been little innovation in the way pharmaceutical are produced commercially, i.e., by a multistep batch process involving large scare equipment. In addition to being lengthy and cumbersome, the batch process also introduces several possible degradation and contamination stop points. 

To prevent against loss of time and raw material in this lengthy batch manufacturing process, regulatory agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are pushing for the development of processes capable of producing pharmaceuticals in a single facility, from raw material to finalized dosage forms. This initiative is backed by years of research in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Continuous manufacturing will not only eliminate loss of material and products, but will also be able to respond to variations in requirements due to an ever-changing market of pharmaceutical dosage forms.

While many chemical and petrochemical industries have successfully transitioned to continuous manufacturing of products, the transition is stull in its nascent stages. There is significant strive to develop and implement continuous processes combining multiple pharmaceutical unit operations, and a noteworthy body of scientists and regulatory administrators are working to address the challenges associated with developing not only the processes for different dosage and API forms, but also the guidelines for approval of these products. 

"Challenges in Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals" is the theme of the 11th Annual Jarowski Symposium on Industrial Pharmacy. In this symposium, we invite key opinion leaders from industry, academia, and the FDA to discuss innovative tactics to maximize the potential and also to bridge the information gap among the difference segments of the pharmaceutical development process. We strive to bring together the cutting-edge advances in basic, translational, and regulatory research to foster understanding of various tools and mechanisms available for a seamless transition from batch to continuous processing of pharmaceuticals. 




The park-like Queens campus is readily accessible by car, bus, subway, or air. Located between JFK and LaGuardia Airports, the campus is just off the Grand Central Parkway, which connects Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Queens, Manhattan, and upstate New York.

St. John's University 
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
GPS: 40.721378, -73.790375

Campus Map

By Car

From Manhattan 
Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway, exit at Utopia Parkway. Stay on the service road to Utopia Parkway and turn right. Follow Utopia Parkway to Union turnpike; the campus is on the right.

From Brooklyn 
Option One 
Take the Belt Parkway (East) to the Van Wyck Expressway (678 N.), exit at Main Street/Union Turnpike. Proceed to the third traffic light and make a right onto the Grand Central Parkway service road. Go left on Utopia Parkway (at fourth traffic light) and proceed to the campus.

Option Two
Take the Jackie Robinson Parkway (East) to the Grand Central Parkway (East); exit at Utopia Parkway, and make a left on to the campus.

From the Bronx 
Option One 
Take the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Clearview Expressway. Take exit 2 and make a right onto Union Turnpike. Make a left onto Utopia Parkway; proceed to main gate (1) and make a right onto the campus.

Option Two 
Take the Triboro Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway. Exit at Utopia Parkway. Turn left at the light and left onto the campus.

From Long Island (North) 
Option One 
Take the Northern State Parkway to the Grand Central Parkway, exit at 188th Street. Turn left at the light, and make an immediate right onto the service road. Follow the service road to Utopia Parkway; bear right to campus.

Option Two 
Take the Long Island Expressway and exit at Utopia Parkway. Make a left on Utopia Parkway and proceed to Union Turnpike. The campus is on the right.

From Long Island (South) 
Take the Southern State Parkway to the Cross Island Parkway. Proceed to the Grand Central Parkway (west), and exit at 188th Street. Turn left at the light, and make an immediate right onto the service road. Follow the service road to Utopia Parkway and bear right to campus.

From Connecticut (North)
Follow I-95 South to the Bruckner Expressway toward the Throgs Neck Bridge. Cross the bridge to the Clearview Expressway. Take exit 2 from the Clearview and make a right onto Union Turnpike. Make a left onto Utopia Parkway; proceed to main gate (1) and make a right onto campus.

From New Jersey 
Take I-95 North or I-80 East to the George Washington Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the Cross Bronx Expressway to I-295 to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions above from Bronx (Option One).

Parking Rules and Regulations 
View the parking program page for more information on:

  • How to apply for a permit
  • Where to park
  • Enforcement and fines
  • Definitions

By Air

La Guardia Airport 
Take the Grand Central Parkway east (toward Long Island). Exit at Utopia Parkway, turn left at the light and left onto the campus (a 15 minute drive).

Kennedy Airport 
Take the Van Wyck Expressway to the Main Street/Union Turnpike, exit. Proceed to the third traffic light and make a right onto the Grand Central Parkway service road. Make a left on Utopia Parkway (at the fourth traffic light) and enter the campus (a 15-20 minute drive).

Public Transportation

I.N.D. Subways 
E Train 
Take train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike station. Take Q-46 bus to Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway.

F Train 
Take train to 169th Street station. Take Q-30 or Q-31 bus to St. John's University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

I.R.T. Subway, 7 Train 
Take train to Main Street, Flushing.
Take Q-17 bus to Utopia Parkway and the Long Island Expressway. Transfer to the Q-30 or Q-31 bus to St. John's University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Long Island Railroad (L.I.R.R.) 
Take L.I.R.R. to Jamaica Station. Take the Q-30 bus to St. John's University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.