For RDD Europe 2017, to be held April 25-28, 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Antibes, France, organizers RDD Online and Aptar Pharma expect approximately 450 OINDP experts to attend the 3-day conference. Two years ago, the 10th anniversary edition of RDD Europe, which was also held in Antibes, attracted 440 delegates from 31 countries.
RDD Online’s Richard Dalby anticipates an exciting scientific program at this year’s meeting: “I am looking forward to RDD Europe 2017 because I think we are starting to see some of the innovations previewed at past RDD meetings working their way towards products. The papers our review team have been working on with authors have included great discussion on connected health, human factors engineering, sophisticated computational fluid dynamics and molecular-level formulation approaches. We are also seeing excellent content on clinically and industrially relevant in vitro testing, and new drug discovery and clinical trial approaches applicable to nasal and pulmonary products.”
He notes that Brexit has led to questions about the licensing of medicines in Europe, which will undoubtedly increase the interest in a session on the changing European regulatory landscape, saying, “I don’t want to miss what our regulatory expert speakers predict will happen, and what opportunities and threats they foresee.”
In addition to the session on “Changing Regulations in Europe,” topics for the 2017 meeting include:
– Progress in Inhaled Drug Development
– Can Connected Devices Improve Respiratory Outcomes?
– Achieving Deposition Equivalence
– Novel Approaches to Characterize Aerosol Dynamics
– Designing Inhalation Products in a Quality by Design Era
Federico Lavorini of the Department of Experimental and Respiratory Medicine at Careggi University Hospital in Florence, Italy will kick off the conference program with a plenary lecture titled, “Patient Focused Device Design: Addressing Inhaler Technique.”
A Posters on the Podium session will allow the authors of the top five posters to present their work to the assembled delegates. Following the session, RDD Online will present the 2017 VCU RDD Peter R. Byron Graduate Student Award, funded by an endowment at Virginia Commonwealth University that will reimburse the winner’s registration and meeting expenses. Any graduate student who has an abstract accepted for the meeting is eligible for the award.