Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®) is a series of academically organized, international symposia focusing on the development and commercialization of pulmonary and nasal pharmaceutical products. Major RDD annual meetings alternate between the US (in even numbered years) and Europe (in odd numbered years), with less frequent conferences in Asia.

“We get a 'commercialized' perception from industry regarding the many delivery technologies and devices in development, so it’s truly invaluable to hear directly from academics and researchers in the field."

Dr. Sugato De from FDA’s CDRH division

RDD meetings are organized by Richard N. Dalby and Joanne Peart who partner with academic institutions, companies and professional organizations to run what is widely recognized as one of the premier international conference series in this important and growing pharmaceutical sector.

Our conferences are designed for academic, regulatory and industrial clinicians, scientists and business professionals involved in the research, development, testing, manufacturing or registration of existing or new therapeutic entities delivered by aerosol systems. Individual sessions target hot topics across a variety of specialties.

Expert speakers and panelists provide insightful perspectives on scientific, clinical and regulatory issues that have impacts worldwide.

A uniquely informal and compact exhibition area allow formulation, device and equipment designers, component suppliers, CROs and specialized consulting firms to present their latest developments alongside scientific posters from the academic and corporate aerosol community. Particularly innovative poster abstracts are presented in the main auditorium during "Posters on the Podium", with graduate student presenters automatically eligible for the VCU RDD Peter R. Byron Graduate Student Award.

RDD meetings are well known for bringing together representatives of the world’s pharmaceutical companies active in the nasal and pulmonary areas with their suppliers, service providers and regulators in a relaxed atmosphere that facilitates frequent and easy networking in formal and informal settings. They are also a fertile ground for recruiting the best scientists and business professionals.

All RDD conference feature timely themes of critical importance to their unique audiences. The US conference highlights the latest innovations and thinking, with the Charles G. Thiel Award awarded to a scientist who has pioneered a significant development in the area of Respiratory Drug Delivery. European and Asian RDD meetings, co-organized with Aptar Pharma, highlight practical information, and feature delegate-selectable workshops which provide in-depth and customized opportunities to explore a variety of innovative products and services, sometimes in a hand-on environment.