Short Course Presentations

The Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN) Executive Committee is pleased to showcase the outstanding short course series organized at the 13th biennial GPEN conference in Minneapolis on Sat, Oct 22nd.

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Short Course 1: Drug Discovery – Development Interface

Short Course CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
SC18:30-8:50Membrane molecular dynamics-adjuvated design and synthesis of multisubstituted pyridines as novel PKC-targeted agonistsRiccardo Provenzani (Student)University of Helsinki
SC28:50-9:10Development of a Dual Prodrug for Triggered Antibiotic ActivationCatherine Ross (Student)University of Otago
SC39:20-9:50The ADME-Tox Toolbox for Candidate SelectionKim BrouwerUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
SC49:50-10:20Preclinical Assessment of Drug Delivery and DevelopabilityMichael HagemanUniversity of Kansas
SC510:30-11:00Oral delivery of macromolecules: impact of permeation enhancers and dosage form design on intestinal absorptionChristel BergströmUppsala University
SC611:00-11:30Role of excipients in efficient drug deliveryRaj SuryanarayananUniversity of Minnesota
11:30-12:30Box Lunch

Short Course 2: PK/PD modeling of biologics and delivery to the brain

Short Course CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
SC78:30-8:50When pictures speak volumes: Intestinal fluid quantification using MRI in the paediatric populationMatthias Van der Veken (Student)Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
SC88:50-9:10A microfluidic brain-on-a-chip model for examining blood-brain barrier (BBB) response to the tumor microenvironment and approaches to enhance drug delivery to the brainStacey Line (Student)University of Manitoba
SC99:20-9:50PBPK Models to Characterize Brain PK of Protein TherapeuticsDhavalkumar ShahUniversity at Buffalo, SUNY
SC109:50-10:20PK-inspired adjuvants to increase the safety and efficacy of anti-cancer antibody therapiesJoseph BalthasarUniversity at Buffalo, SUNY
SC1110:30-11:00Preclinical Translational Studies on CNS Penetration of DrugsWilliam ElmquistUniversity of Minnesota
SC1211:00-11:30Disease effects on the blood-brain barrier: implications for CNS drug deliveryJoseph NicolazzoMonash University
11:30-12:30Box Lunch

Short Course 3: Strategies for enhancing oral bioavailability (including lipid-based systems)

Short Course CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
8:30-8:40Introduction to the topicBen BoydMonash University and University of Copenhagen
SC138:40-9:10Solid state properties in enhancing bioavailabilityThomas RadesUniversity of Copenhagen
SC149:20-9:50The good, the bad and the ugly of oral lipid-based drug deliveryAnette MüllertzUniversity of Copenhagen
SC159:50-10:05Supersaturation Propensity of Nilotinib – Identifying Effective Polymeric Precipitation Inhibitors to Inform Oral Formulation DesignJonathan Currie (Student)University of Copenhagen
SC1610:05-10:30Devices for GI deliverySimon MatooriUniversity of Montreal
SC1710:40-11:05Advanced Third Generation Solid Dispersions- Simple and elegant platform strategy for bioenhancementPadma DevarajanInstitute of chemical technology-Mumbai
SC1811:05-11:30The good and the bad of complexation for enhancing oral deliveryBen BoydMonash University and University of Copenhagen
11:30-12:30Box Lunch

Short Course 4: Formulation of biologics (proteins, antibodies, and vaccines)

Short Course CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
SC198:30-8:50Targeted peptide/phospholipid oligonucleotide delivery platform - a delivery tool
with promise for in vivo gene delivery
Frazer Sinclair (Student)University of Queensland
SC208:50-9:10Polysarcosine as a promising alternative to polyethylene glycol in mRNA lipid formulations both in vitro and in vivoDennis Unthan (Student)Leiden University
SC219:20-9:50Formulation of biologics: How to ask the right questions?Gerhard WinterLudwig Maximilian University of Munich
SC229:50-10:20Chemical degradation of biologics: mechanisms, prediction, and impact on aggregation and immunogenicityChristian SchöneichUniversity of Kansas
SC2310:30-11:00Challenges with Regard to Processing and Handling of Protein Drug ProductsReza NejadnikUniversity of Iowa
SC2411:00-11:30Formulation of nucleic acid-based vaccinesCamilla FogedUniversity of Copenhagen
11:30-12:30Box Lunch

Short Course 5: Materials and polymer science

SC258:30-8:50Lipid Nanoparticles with Tunable Structure for Plasmalogen Delivery in NanomedicineYu Wu (Student)University of Paris-Saclay
SC268:50-9:10In vitro optimization and in vivo testing of a novel tablet formulation with double control mechanism for colonic drug deliveryViviane Doggwiler (Student)University of Basel
SC279:20-9:50Non-Viral Carrier Development for mRNA DeliveryOwen FentonUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
SC289:50-10:20Poly(ortho esters) in Drug Delivery: "Old" Polymers for New TricksChun WangUniversity of Minnesota
SC2910:30-11:00Industrial perspective on role of polymers for drug product design using case studiesSnehal ShuklaPfizer
SC3011:00-11:30Aspects of Sustainability in Amorphous Drug and Dosage Form DesignThomas RadesUniversity of Copenhagen
11:30-12:30Box Lunch