The Science of Medicines
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5th - 7th September 2017
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts
Programme
 Tuesday
 Wednesday
 Thursday


Wednesday 6th September
0815-
0915
 Poster set up
0815-
0900
 Science Café
 Chair:
0915  GSK Innovative Science Award Lecture : Don't play what's there; play what's not there: Innovating within the Pharmaceutical Sciences
 Speaker: David Jones
 Award presented by:
1000  Poster session 3 with authors present and Exhibition (refreshments available)
1045  Choice of Parallel Sessions
Session 1 - Drug Delivery: Innovation through Cooperation
(United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS))
Chair:
 
Andrew Parker, Juniper Pharma and
Laura Mason, Upperton
   
SPaeDD-UK: Smart Paediatric Drug Development – UK. Accelerating paediatric formulation development – an open innovation R&D project
Speaker: Dr Alastair Coupe, Pfizer
   
Predicting performance in paediatric populations with PBPK modelling and biorelevant in vitro data
Speaker:
 
Dr Jonathan Brown, BMS and
Dr Nikoletta Fotaki, University of Bath
   
Round table: The opportunities and challenges of inter-industry and industry-academia collaborations
   
Session 2 - Students of the APS - How to make yourself more employable
(APS New Scientists Focus Group)
Chair: Laura Waters, University of Huddersfield
   
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Speaker: Bruce Alexander, University of Greenwich
   
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Session 3 - Clinical perspectives to drive formulation innovation
(APS Skin Focus Group)
Chair: Matthew Traynor, University of Hertfordshire
   
Considerations and challenges in clinical testing of microneedle devices and formulations
Speaker: James Burchill, Cardiff University
   
Unintended consequences: how clinical usage of topical medicines can impact on drug delivery
Speaker: Liam McAuley, University of Hertfordshire
   
Developing new products – what is important to clinicians?
Speaker: Julia Scofield, University of Hertfordshire
   
 
1215  Lunch, Posters and Exhibition
1315-
1400
 Plenary Lecture: 'The new regulations concerning fast track/expedited approval for new products and what that means for companies in practice'
 Speaker: Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
1430  Choice of Parallel Sessions
Session 1 - Crossing the disciplinary divide for improved healthcare
(United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS))
Chair:
 
Yvonne Perrie, University of Strathclyde and
Maria Marlow, University of Nottingham
   
Neurosurgical application of a polymeric paste for chemotherapeutic delivery in the treatment of malignant glioma
Speaker: Ruman Rahman, University of Nottingham
   
Targeted nanomedicines for cancer therapy
Speaker: Christine Dufes, University of Strathclyde
   
Nanosafety research contributing to nanodrug safety
Speaker: Albert Duschl, University of Salzburg
   
Session 2 - Short Presentations from submitted abstracts
Chair: Ross MacRae, Pfizer
   
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Session 3 - Thinking Small, Delivering Big: Materials science of biotherapeutic molecules
(APS Material Science Focus Group)
Chair: Rachel Knott, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
   
Formulation of biomacromolecules: amphiphilic and polyelectrolyte oral delivery systems
Speaker: Colin Thompson, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
   
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1600  Poster session 4 with authors present and Exhibition (refreshments available)
1630  Choice of Parallel Sessions
Session 1 - Multiple drug oral systems: Regulatory, Development and Manufacturing Considerations
(APS Process Engineering & Product Formulation Focus Group)
Chair: Kendal Pitt, GlaxoSmithKline
   
Regulatory requirements: Bioequivalance and stability
Speaker: Glen Rockwell, AstraZeneca
   
Manufacturing options for multiple drug oral systems
Speaker: Conrad Davies, Pfizer
   
Mini-tablets for Paediatric and Geriatric Administration – Manufacturing Considerations and Dosage Concepts
Speaker: Michael Wilkins, Almac Group
   
 
Session 2 - Short Presentations from submitted abstracts
Chair: Fran Greco, University of Reading
   
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Session 3 - Co-crystals:Prediction and Production
(APS Material Science Focus Group)
Chairs: Mridul Majumder, M2M Pharma
   
Knowledge-based models for solid forms: what can we expect
Speaker: Laszlo Fabian, University of East Anglia
   
Application of Combined Virtual/Experimental Approaches to Cocrystal Screening
Speaker: Rafel Prohens, CIRCE
   
Engineering and continuous manufacturing of cocrystals and pharmaceutical products
Speaker: Mohammed Maniruzzaman, University of Sussex
   
 
1800-
1845
 Exhibition Hall - Awards and networking
1900  Drinks reception at University of Hertfordshire Science Centre