Wednesday 11th December

11:00 - 11.45

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Registration and Refreshments

11:45 - 13:15

Networking Lunch

Poster and Industry Exhibition

11:45 - 13:15

New Researcher Networking Lunch

Lowther Meeting Room

The aim of the New Researcher Network is to develop a broad community of early career scientists to help facilitate discussion surrounding research ideas/challenges, exchanges, joint projects and personal and professional development.

New and early career  researchers from both academia and industry, as well as PhD students are encouraged to join us at this initial meeting at DDL2019.

For more information and to register to attend please click here.

13:15 - 13:30

Conference Opening

Gary Pitcairn, DDL Conference Chair

13:30 - 14:15



Why we need to deliver large amounts of powder to the lungs and the concurrent challenges

Anthony J. Hickey, Distinguished RTI Fellow and Director of UNC Catalyst for Rare Disease Drug Discovery


FUTURE OF THE PLANET: Pollution and the environment

14:15 - 14:40

Implications for patient care and disease management

Omar Usmani, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London & Royal Brompton Hospital


14:40 - 15:05

The environmental impact of MDI propellants – what now?

John Pritchard, Inspiring Strategies

15:05 - 16:25

Refreshment Break

Poster and Industry Exhibition 

Judging for the best Academic and Industry Poster

Awards for both will be presented at the Celebratory Dinner on Thursday evening


16:25 - 16:50

Sustainable Inhalers – future challenges, threats and opportunities

Gregor Anderson, Pharmacentric Solutions Ltd

16:50 - 17:15

Inhaled microplastics: an unrecognised health issue?

Stephanie Wright, Medical Research Council Centre for Environment and Health, King’s College London


Where are they now?


17:15 - 17:30

Winner of the Award – 2014

Abhinav Kumar, Elsevier



17:30 - 17:45

Winner of the Award – 2015

Dr Sumit Arora, Certara UK Limited

17:45 - 18:00

Winner of the Award – 2010

Prof. Regina Scherließ, Kiel University

18:15 - 20:00

Networking Drinks Reception

Please join us for complimentary drinks and canapes in the Strathblane Hall and enjoy some live music whilst meeting with your fellow attendees


This Drinks Reception is sponsored by:

Thursday 12th December

08:00 - 09:00

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Registration and Refreshments



FUTURE DIRECTIONS: Prediction and Personalisation

09:00 - 09:25

The application of Precision Medicine and Genomics to enable new Respiratory medicines

Alix Berton, AstraZeneca


09:25 - 09:50

The role of aerosols in preclinical drug development

Otmar Schmid,Head of the Pulmonary Aerosol Delivery Group, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany



09:50 - 10:05

Experimental evidence of regional lung deposition differences effecting the systemic exposure in dog

Ulrika Tehler, AstraZeneca

10:05 - 10:30

Computational and modelling approaches in dry powder inhaler product design

Darragh Murnane, University of Hertfordshire

10:30 - 11:30

Refreshment Break

Poster and Industry Exhibition 

Judging of the posters for the Pat Burnell Young Investigator Award

11:30 - 11:55

Classification of Inhaled Medicines: Development of an Inhalation-based Biopharmaceutical Classification System

Jayne Hastedt, JDP Pharma Consulting

11:55 - 12:20

Airborne transmission of influenza virus

 Wendy Barclay, Imperial College London

12:20 - 12:45

Effect of the heated humidification on the in vitro aerosol delivery with a pressurized-metered dose inhaler and with a vibrating mesh nebulizer in mechanical ventilation

 Thierry Porée, Laboratoire OptimHal-ProtecSom

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Poster and Industry Exhibition


The Pat Burnell Young Investigator Award

14:00 - 14:15

Non-volatile Excipient effect on Inhaled Drug Product Performance

Precious Akhuemokhan, King’s College London

14:15 - 14:30

Inhalable mRNA dry powder formulation with PEGylated KL4 peptide delivery system

Yingshan Qiu, The University of Hong Kong

14:30 - 14:45

In vitro behaviour of konjac glucomannan microparticles aimed at pulmonary tuberculosis therapy

Filipa Guerreiro, University of Algarve

14:45 - 15:00

Can a combination of magnesium stearate and fines tune the inhalable fraction of a mannitol carrier based interactive blend?

Nancy Hertel, Kiel University

15:00 - 15:15

Incorporating Chemotherapeutic Drug into a Personalisable Silicone Airway Stent for the Treatment of Lung Cancer and Tracheobronchomalacia

Jesse Xu, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

15:15 - 16:15

Refreshment Break

Poster and Industry Exhibition 

16:15 - 17:00


The winner of the Emerging Scientist award for 2019 will be announced and will present their talk.

17:00 - 17:15

Training the Next Generation for Aerosol Science

Prof. Jonathan Reid, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol


17:15 - 17:45

Inhaled Biologics for Respiratory Disorders

Professor Gary Anderson, Lung Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne

18:00 - 24:00


All delegates and exhibitors are invited to join us for a complimentary special celebration Dinner which will also include the Award Ceremony.

The evening will commence with a Drinks Reception in the Strathblane Hall followed by a 3 course dinner together with wine and live entertainment throughout the evening in the Cromdale Hall.

There will be a cash bar available.

Dress Code is smart casual

Our 30th Anniversary dinner celebrations have been sponsored by:

Friday 13th December

08:00 - 09:00

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Registration and Refreshments



09:00 - 09:25

How spacers prove mysterious to patients

Sarah O’Connor, Asthma Society Ireland


09:25 - 09:55

Eosinophils in COPD: What’s the story so far?

Professor Mona Bafadhel, Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine, University of Oxford


FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES: Formulation and Devices

09:55 - 10:20

Development and inhalation properties of Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension (ALIS) for treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung infections

Zhili Li, Insmed Incorporated

10:20 - 10:35

Aerosol drug delivery through the mouth to target nasal cavities: RETRONOSE® concept

Laurent Vecellio & Alain Regard, Nemera


10:35 - 11:30

Refreshment Break

Poster and Industry Exhibition

11:30 - 11:55

From Drug Product Characterization to Changing Patient Behaviours

Matt Bonam, AstraZeneca

11:55 - 12:10

Designing lipid nanoparticles for intranasal delivery of antidepressants

Soraia Silva, University of Coimbra


12:10 - 12:35

Towards drug vaping: assessment of new-generation high-power electronic nicotine delivery system as thermal aerosol generation device for inhaled bronchodilators

Pr Jérémie Pourchez, Mines Saint-Etienne, UMR INSERM U1059



12:35 - 12:50

A validated theoretical approach to predict the effect of ambient temperature and ethanol concentration on the event-averaged pMDI droplet size

Barzin Gavtash, 3M UK PLC




12:50 - 13:00


Gary Pitcairn, DDL Conference Chair



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