RDD 2016 Phoenix, Arizona
Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®) 2016 was held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona, April 17-21, 2016.
RDD 2016 offered attendees the unique opportunity to participate in the best international conference of its kind, featuring in-depth presentation and discussion of pioneering respiratory drug delivery science in tandem with expanded opportunities for networking.
The meeting format included:
- In-depth discussions of the developing issues surrounding combination product design and cross-over technologies that connect with the diverse expertise of our delegates from the drug delivery industry.
- Scientific Poster Session and Technology Exhibition during which device and equipment designers and component suppliers presented their latest developments alongside scientific posters from the aerosol community.
- Posters on the Podium, where innovative poster abstracts were presented as short podium presentations during a special session in the main auditorium.
- Charles G. Thiel Award was awarded to a scientist who has pioneered significant developments in the area of Respiratory Drug Delivery.
- RDD 2016 peer-reviewed proceedings were published and made available electronically to all registrants free-of-charge.
- Co-ordinated Symposium with the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation & Science (IPAC-RS) relating to 'Meeting the Quality Challenge for Orally Inhaled Drug Products’.
In 2016, Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) and IPAC-RS collaborated to present both a Special Forum and follow-on Symposium that addressd the topic of building and maintaining product quality throughout the product lifecycle for orally inhaled drug products. The Forum took place on the morning of Thursday, April 21 as part of the RDD meeting, and the IPAC-RS Symposium continued on the afternoon of Thursday April 21 and ran through Friday April 22.
Both organizations hoped that by collaborating in this manner to co-ordinate meetings at the same venue, the maximum number of interested scientists in industry, government and academia would be able to join the debate on this important topic.
A full review of RDD 2016 will be available shortly.