Program Schedule

The Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN) Executive Committee and the Department of Pharmacy at the National University of Singapore are pleased to announce the 12th biennial GPEN conference in Singapore.

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Main day 1, Wed, 26th Sep

TimeEventLocation
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMRegistrationKent Ridge Guild House
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMKeynote Address
Prof. Patrick J. Casey
Professor and Senior Vice Dean, Research
Duke-NUS Medical School
Kent Ridge Guild House
6:00 PM - 7:30 PMWelcome ReceptionKent Ridge Guild House

Main day 2, Thu, 27th Sep

TimeEventLocation
8:00 AM - 9:40 AMPodium session IShaw Foundation Alumni House
9:40 AM - 10:40 AMTea breakShaw Foundation Alumni House
10:40 AM - 12:00 PMPodium session IIShaw Foundation Alumni House
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunchShaw Foundation Alumni House
1:00 PM - 2:30 PMPodium session IIIShaw Foundation Alumni House
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMTea breakShaw Foundation Alumni House
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMPodium session IVShaw Foundation Alumni House
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMFunction NightSatay by the Bay - Gardens by the Bay

Main day 3, Fri, 28th Sep

TimeEventLocation
8:00 AM - 9:40 AMPodium session IShaw Foundation Alumni House
9:40 AM - 10:40 AMTea breakShaw Foundation Alumni House
10:40 AM - 12:00 PMPodium session IIShaw Foundation Alumni House
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunchShaw Foundation Alumni House
1:00 PM - 2:30 PMPodium session IIIShaw Foundation Alumni House
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMTea breakShaw Foundation Alumni House
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMPodium session IVShaw Foundation Alumni House
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMGala DinnerFlyer Event Hall - Singapore Flyer

Short courses, Sat, 29th Sep

The following concurrent short courses will be available at GPEN2018. Exact dates and schedule will be announced at a later date.

  1. Challenges and Progress in Drug Delivery: Prodrugs and Macromolecules
    Leaders:
    Prof. Teruna Siahaan, University of Kansas
    Prof. Donald MILLER, University of Manitoba
    *Titles to-be-confirmed (TBC)
    CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
    C118:30 AMGeneral overview of approaches for prodrug and macromolecule delivery across biological barriers (TBC)Teruna SiahaanUniversity of Kansas
    C129:05 AMProdrug approaches for oral absorption (TBC)Patrick AugustijnsKU Leuven
    C139:40 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    10:00 AMTea break
    C1410:20 AMProdrug and macromolecule approaches for delivering drugs to the brain (TBC)Donald MillerUniversity of Manitoba
    C1510:55 AMExosomes as method for delivery of macromolecules (TBC)Juliane NguyenUniversity of Buffalo
    C1611:30 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C1711:50 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
  2. Optimizing Drug-Like Properties in Discovery and Development
    Leader: Prof. Michael HAGEMAN, University of Kansas
    CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
    C218:30 AMEffect of protein binding on hepatic clearance, intracellular concentration and IC50 predictionsKen BROUWERBioIVT
    C229:05 AMSolubility, biopharmaceutical profiling and formulate-ability: computational tools for assessment during the drug discovery stageChristel BERGSTRÖM
    Uppsala University
    C239:40 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    10:00 AMTea break
    C2410:20 AMOptimizing for developability and maximizing oral exposure in discoveryMichael HAGEMANUniversity of Kansas
    C2510:55 AMProcessing-induced phase transformationsRaj SURYANARAYANANUniversity of Minnesota
    C2611:30 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C2711:50 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
  3. Stability and Formulation of Biomolecules: Proteins and Vaccines
    Leader: Prof. Christian SCHÖNEICH, University of Kansas
    CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
    C318:30 AMThe ever increasing complexity of protein degradation pathwaysChristian SCHÖNEICHUniversity of Kansas
    C329:05 AMForced degradation of biologicals: why, how and wowWim JISKOOTLeiden University
    C339:40 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    10:00 AMTea break
    C3410:20 AMBiosimilarity under stress: a forced degradation study of Remicade and RemsimaAnna SCHWENDEMANUniversity of Michigan
    C3510:55 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C3611:15 AMFunctional evaluation of mucoadhesive liposome aiming oral delivery of peptide drugsKeiko MINAMI
    Setsunan University
    C3711:35 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
  4. Application of Computational Analysis in Drug Discovery and Development
    Leader: Prof. Yu Zong CHEN, National University of Singapore
    CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
    C418:30 AMArtificial Intelligence and Drug DiscoveryYu Zong CHENNational University of Singapore
    C429:15 AMComputational strategies in search for drug design scaffolds from natural productsHabibah A WAHABUniversiti Sains Malaysia
    10:00 AMTea break
    C4310:20 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C4410:40 AMComputational modelling of protein-ligand interactions, applied to ligand discovery and function mechanism studiesHao FANBioinformatics Institute, A*STAR
    C4511:25 AMDevelopment of Novel Method to Analyze Transcriptome Profile DataTadahaya MIZUNOUniversity of Tokyo
  5. Population Pharmacokinetic Modeling and its Clinical Application
    Leader: Prof. Paul Chi Lui HO (tentative), National University of Singapore
    CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
    C518:30 AMFull Covariates Modelling using Random effects to overcome the bias of covariate selectionHwi-yeol YUNChungnam National University
    C529:05 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C539:25 AMR for PK simulationCheng-Cai TANGLilly Centre for Clinical Pharmacology Pte Ltd
    10:00 AMTea break
    C5410:20 AMModern tools to enhance clinical utility of modelling and simulationLai-San THAMLily Centre for Clinical Pharmacology Pte Ltd
    C5510:55 AMIdentifying clinically relevant sources of variability: The clopidogrel challengeStephan SCHMIDTUniversity of Florida
    C5611:30 AMDried blood spots for population pharmacokinetic studies of antiepileptic drugs and phenotyping drug resistant epilepsyPaul Chi Lui HONational University of Singapore
  6. Mechanistic and quantitative modeling in pharmacology and toxicology
    Leader: Prof. Eric Chun Yong CHAN, National University of Singapore
    CodeTimeTitlePresenterAffiliation
    C618:30 AMIntroduction on mechanistic and quantitative modeling in pharmacology and toxicologyEric CHANNational University of Singapore
    C628:40 AMDevelopment, validation and application of model to guide complex injectable drug-combination productsRodney HOUniversity of Washington
    C639:15 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    9:35 AMTea break
    C6409:55 AMMechanistic modeling to evaluate bile acid-mediated drug-induced liver injury and hepatic transporter interactionsKim BROUWERUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    C6510:30 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C6611:05 AMStudent presentationStudent presenter
    C6711:25 AMIntegrating host-pathogen interactions: A systems-based approach to address antimicrobial resistanceGauri RAOUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill