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Programme

Wednesday 12th December

11:00 - 12:00

Registration and Refreshments

Industry Exhibition and Poster Exhibition

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Buffet Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

13:00 - 13:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gary Pitcairn, Chair, DDL Committee

13:15 - 14:00

DDL Lecture

Mechanistic Understanding of Microparticle Formation in Respiratory Applications

Professor Reinhard Vehring, University of Alberta

SESSION 1 : INSIGHTS IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

14:00 - 14:25

Re-defining Asthma – What’s all the fuss about?

Fan Chung, Imperial College London

14:25 - 14:50

Three drugs in one inhaler for COPD – Where are we going with triple therapy?

Brian Lipworth, Scottish Centre for Respiratory Research, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee

14:50 - 15:15

The Cystic Fibrosis ‘explosion’ – New medicines and unmet needs

Bruce Rubin, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

15:15 - 16:45

Posters, Exhibition and Refreshments

Manned Poster Session: an opportunity for discussion with the authors at the poster exhibtion

SESSION 2: REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES FOR INHALED MEDICINES

16:45 - 17:10

Inhalers Inspired or Expired

Jane Scullion, University of Leicester and UKIG

17:10 - 17:35

The problem with critical and non-critical inhaler errors

Federico Lavorini, Careggi University Hospital

17:35 - 18:00

Advocacy in Respiratory Medicine – getting our voice heard for change

Bronwen Thompson, UK Inhaler Group

 

18:00 - 20:00

Exhibitor Drinks Reception in the Lennox Suite

Drinks and Canapes for all attendees

Thursday 13th December

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Refreshments

Industry Exhibition & Poster Exhibition

SESSION 3 : RESPIRATORY DEVELOPMENT : THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

09:00 - 09:25

Critical importance of excipients in generic product development – now and the future

Kimberly Witzmann, US Food and Drug Administration

 

09:25 - 09:40

Quantification of beclomethasone dipropionate in living respiratory epithelial cells using Infrared Spectroscopy

Wachirun Terakosolphan, King’s College London

 

09:40 - 10:05

Big data for respiratory medicines?

David Mannino, GlaxoSmithKline

10:05 - 10:25

Robust Method to Predict Inspiratory Flowrate from the Acoustic Signature of Swirl-Based DPIs using Deep Learning

K M Lim, PA Consulting

10:25 - 11:30

Posters, Exhibition & Refreshments

11:30 - 12:00

EMERGING SCIENTIST LECTURE

The presenter of this lecture was chosen as the DDL Emerging Scientist for 2018.

This award recognises significant scientific accomplishment or innovation during the early stages of an individual’s career in inhalation science.

For more information about the award please click here

12:00 - 12:25

WHAT ON EARTH?

Cannabis, Cigarette Smoking and Lung Function – not all downhill?

Philip Ind, Imperial College London

12:25 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Industry Exhibition & Poster Exhibition

SESSION: THE PAT BURNELL YOUNG INVESTIGATOR COMPETITION

14:00 - 14:15

Gene delivery to lung epithelial cells using a cell penetrating peptide

Larissa Gomes dos Reis, University of Sydney

14:15 - 14:30

Assessing Central and Peripheral Pulmonary Deposition of Three Fluticasone Propionate (FP) Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) Formulations with Different Aerodynamic Particle Size Distributions (APSD) in Healthy Subjects via Population Pharmacokinetics Modeling

Stefanie K Drescher, University of Florida

14:30 - 14:45

In vitro activity of inhalable microparticles containing anti-TB drugs and an efflux pump inhibitor against Mycobacteria infections

Irene Rossi, University of Parma

14:45 - 15:00

Dry Powder Inhalation of Glucagon-like peptide-1 for management of type-2 Diabetes Mellitus    

Sanketkumar Pandya, Central Drug Research Institute

 

15:00 - 16:30

Posters, Exhibition & Refreshments

SESSION 5 : AEROSOL SCIENCE: PHYSICS MEETS PHARMACEUTICS

16:30 - 16:55

Understanding the Inspiratory Manoeuvre and Why it’s Important to DPI Design

David Harris, Cambridge Healthcare Innovations

16:55 - 17:15

Controlling the size of nebulised droplets by pinning surface waves for precise delivery of aerosolised medicine

Elijah Nazarzadeh, University of Glasgow

17:15 - 17:35

Efficient Engineering Simulation to Inform and Optimise Capsule Inhaler Design

Stuart Abercrombie, Team Consulting

 

 

18:00 - 19:00

Awards Ceremony Including: 

  • Best Academic Poster Winner
  • Best Industrial Poster Winner
  • The Pat Burnell New Investigator Award Winner
  • DDL Emerging Scientist Winner

 Join us for a celebratory drink to honour these achievements

Friday 14th December

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Refreshments

Industry Exhibition & Poster Exhibition

OPENING PLENARY

09:00 - 09:30

The future beyond inhalers – endobronchial intervention in COPD

 Pallav Shah, Imperial College London

SESSION 6 : NOVEL FORMULATIONS AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

09:30 - 09:50

From modelling to synthesis to formulation to microbe: A multi-disciplinary approach to developing treatment for multi-drug resistant respiratory infectio

Arcadia Woods, King’s College London

 

09:50 - 10:15

Fluidised Powder Blending to control particle-particle interaction – The future of DPI formulation?

Afzal Mohammed, Aston University

10:15 - 11:45

Posters, Exhibition & Refreshments

11:45 - 12:05

Probing the Aerodynamic Particle Size Distribution of Dry Powder Inhaler Combination Products Foster® NEXThaler® and Seretide® Diskus® using Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (SPAMS)

Bradley Morrical, Novartis Pharma AG

12:05 -12:30

Title to be confirmed

Harald Renz, Philipps University of Marburg

12:30 - 12:40

Concluding Remarks and Conference Close

Gary Pitcairn, Chair, DDL Committee

12:45

Close of Conference