16th International Symposium on Microencapsulation


Symposium Program Schedule

Sunday, September 9

Upon arrival: Registration
6:00-8:30 p.m.: Opening Session and Welcome Reception - Second floor of Convention Center

Monday, September 10

8:00 a.m.: Registration

8:40 a.m.: Plenary Lecture - Simon Benita (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Microencapsulated Nanoparticles can Escape Biochemical Barriers to Drug Absorption from the Intestines

9:10 a.m.: Invited Lecture - Alexander Kabanov (University of Nebraska Medical Center): Pharmacology and Toxicology of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery

9:40 a.m.: Svetlana Gelperina (Institute of Molecular Medicine, Moscow): Subchronic Toxicity of a Nanoparticle-based Formulation of Doxorubicin in Healthy Rats

10:05-11:05 a.m.: Posters and Exhibits

11:05 a.m.: Invited Lecture - Russ Mumper (University of Kentucky): Engineering of Solid Nanoparticles via Microemulsion Nanotemplates

11:35 a.m.: James DiNunzio (University of Texas at Austin): Engineered Particles for Targeted Drug Delivery

12:00-2:20 p.m.: Lunch, Posters and Exhibits

2:20 p.m.: Invited Lecture-Christine Vauthier (University of Paris-Sud): Modulating Surface Properties of Nanoparticles Controlling Interactions with Blood Proteins

2:50 p.m.: Yoshiaki Kawashima (Aichi Gakuin University): Noninvasive PLGA Nanoparticulate System for Peptide, Oligonucleotide, pDNA Delivery

3:15 p.m.: Caterina Como (University of Parma): A New Nanosystem for Tamoxifen Citrate Oral Delivery

3:40-4:30 p.m.: Posters and Exhibits

4:30 p.m.: Invited Lecture - Carla Caramella (Pavia University): Micro/nanosystems for Drug Delivery Based on Chitosan and Chitosan Derivatives

5:00 p.m.: Yilmaz Capan (Hacettepe University): Neurotherapeutic-loaded Micro- and Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems

Tuesday, September 11

8:30 a.m.: Plenary Lecture - Hans P. Merkle (ETH Zurich): Microparticles as a Generic Platform for Vaccine Delivery

9:00 a.m.: Invited Lecture - Kang Choon Lee (SungKyunKwan University): Microparticles of PEGylated Peptide Drugs

9:30 a.m.: Karin Schoenhammer (Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland): Prolonged Stability of Polymer Solutions with Poly (Ethylene Glycol)s for Injectable In Situ Forming Depots

9:55-11:00 a.m.: Posters and Exhibits

11:00 a.m.: Invited Lecture - Vladimir Torchilin (Northeastern University): Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers: Promises and Problems

11:30 a.m.: Francesca Selmin (University of Milan): Biodegradable Microspheres for Intra-articular Administration of Methylprednisolone: Effect of ß-irradiation

11:55 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Lunch, Posters and Exhibits

2:15 p.m.: Invited Lecture - Anthony Hickey (University of North Carolina): Deposition of Particles in a Simulated Lung Apparatus

2:45 p.m.: Stefano Giovagnoli (University of Perugia): Polymeric and Lipid Particulate Systems for Capreomycin Delivery to the Lungs

3:10 p.m.: Invited Lecture - Chris Marriott (King's College, London): The Design of Dry Powder Formulations for Drug Delivery to the Airways

3:40-4:30 p.m.: Posters and Exhibits

4:30 p.m.: Paul W. Heng (National University of Singapore): Microencapsulation for Biofuel Production

7:00 p.m.: Gala Dinner


Wednesday, September 12

8:30 a.m.: Plenary Lecture - Jean-Pierre Benoit (Universite d' Angers): Lipidic Nanocapsules in Cancer Treatment

9:00 a.m.: Hans Leuenberger (University of Basel): Nanocomposite Micropellets by Spray-Freeze Drying

9:25 a.m.: Ramin Davari (Epic Therapeutics Inc.): Reduction of Initial Burst by Surface Modification of PROMAXX Primary Microspheres Encapsulated in Polymeric Matrices

9:50 - 10:35 a.m.: Travel Grants and Awards

10:35 a.m.: Invited Lecture - Satyam Upadrashta (Aradigm Corporation): Regulatory Aspects of Liposomal Products

11:05 a.m.: Paolo Blasi (University of Perugia): New Insights on Pancreatic Islet Encapsulation

11:30 a.m.: Invited Lecture - Achim Goepferich (Universityof Regensburg): Degradable Polymers for Intracellular Drug Delivery

12:00 p.m.: Concluding Remarks