Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Welcome Reception

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • 7:15 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30 a.m.

    Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D.
    Dean, School of Pharmacy,
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

  • 8:35 a.m.
    Introduction & Presentation of Charles G. Thiel Award

    Peter R. Byron, Ph.D.
    Emeritus Professor, School of Pharmacy,
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

  • 9:00 a.m.

    The Importance of Early Life Predictors of Airway Disease:
    New Strategies to Prevent Asthma and COPD

    Fernando D. Martinez, M.D.
    Director, University of Arizona Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • 10:00 a.m.

SESSION 1: Frontiers in Lung Biology

  • 10:30 a.m.

    New Frontiers in Respiratory Drug Delivery:Stem Cells as Targets and Therapies
    Scott H. Randell Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Micro RNA and Cell Signaling: Their Roles in the Maintenance and Repair of Lung Structure
    Norbert F. Voelkel, M.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

  • 11:45 a.m.

    Cellular and Subcellular Drug Trafficking in Bronchial Epithelial Cells: Mechanisms Controlling Local Disposition
    Cynthia Bosquillon, Ph.D.
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

SESSION 2: Exploring the Targeting Offered by Inhalation and Molecular Design

  • 2:00 p.m.

    Understanding and Quantifying the Spatial Distribution
    of Inhaled Drugs and Their Effects

    Markus Fridén, Ph.D.
    AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2:30 p.m.

    Design of Platelet Derived Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors for Inhalation as a Treatment for Lung Remodeling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Optimization for Duration of Action
    Duncan E. Shaw, Ph.D.
    Novartis, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 3:00 p.m.

SESSION 3: Posters on the Podium

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Poster authors will be selected to summarize their work and answer questions during a fast-paced interactive podium session.

Tuesday April 24, 2018

  • 7:15 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast and Registration

SESSION 4: Platinum Sponsor Seminars

  • Our Platinum Sponsors will each sponsor 30-minute cutting edge presentations on new technologies and services related to nasal and pulmonary drug delivery. Meeting participants may select and attend TWO of these sessions.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    Platinum Sponsor Seminar #1

  • 8:45 a.m.

    Platinum Sponsor Seminar #2

  • 9:30 a.m.

SESSION 5: Exploring the Benefits of Smart Inhalers on Public Health

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Transforming Global Public Health using Connected Medicines 
    David Van Sickle, Ph.D.
    Propeller Health, Madison, Wisconsin

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Adding Electronics to the Breezhaler: Satisfying the Needs of Patients and Regulators
    Paul Colthorpe, Ph.D.
    Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Monitored Inhaler Treatment to Guide Patient Care: Identifying Patients with Poorly Controlled Asthma
    Richard Costello, M.D. 
    Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Engaging Patients and Healthcare Professionals in New Technology-Supported Models of Care
    John D. Blakey, M.D.
    Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom

SESSION 6: Deposition Modelling for Pharmaceutical Aerosols - Dealing with Dynamic Change

  • 2.00 p.m.

    Mimetikos Preludium: A New Pharma-friendly Aerosol Drug Deposition Calculator
    Bo Olsson, Ph.D.
    Emmace Consulting, Lund, Sweden

  • 2.30 p.m.

    Hygroscopic Growth of Drugs and Excipients: An In Vitro Assessment of The Importance of Aerosol Growth in Deposition Calculations
    Jonathan P. Reid, Ph.D.
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

  • 3:00 p.m.

    CFD and Hybrid Deposition Modeling: When and Why the Approach is Useful
    P. Worth Longest, Ph.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

  • 3:30 p.m.

SESSION 7: Optimizing Aerosol Delivery with Respiratory Support Devices

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Aerosol Therapy During Non-invasive Ventilation: Challenges and Opportunities
    Michael Hindle, Ph.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Delivering Powder Aerosols During Invasive and Non-invasive Ventilation
    Hak-Kim Chan, Ph.D.
    University of Sydney, Sydney Australia

  • 5:00 p.m.

    Aerosol Delivery in Term and Pre-term Infants: The Final Frontier
    Andrew R. Clark, Ph.D.
    Aerogen Pharma, San Mateo, California

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • 7:15 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast and Registration

Meeting Break for Recreation

  • Participants can take part in one or more of the resort's activities, take an excursion, or relax.

  • 8:00 a.m.
    The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum: $110 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 8:00 a.m.

    Take a tour of this world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, a "Living Museum" nestled in Tucson Mountain Park with over 1200 kinds of plants and 300 species of animals.

  • 8:00 a.m.
    Cattle Drive: $260 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 8:00 a.m.

    Join modern-day cowboy wranglers for a morning cattle drive, mounted up on a ranch horse in the Sonoran Desert.

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Pima Air and Space Museum: $140 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 8:30 a.m.

    Explore aviation history in the largest privately-owned collection of historical aircraft in the USA. Over 200 military and civilian aircraft are on display, each significant from both engineering and historical perspectives.

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Mountain Biking: $100 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 8:30 a.m.

    Hit the unpaved back roads and trails of Southwestern Arizona winding through some of the most spectacular scenery of the Sonoran Desert.

SESSION 8: Strategies for Regional Nasal Targeting

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Active Controls to Improve Drug Delivery to the Olfactory Region and Maxillary Sinus
    Jinxiang Xi, Ph.D.
    California Baptist University, Riverside, California

  • 2:00 p.m.

    Characterizing Nasal Delivery in 3D Models Before and After Sinus Surgery
    Julia S. Kimbell, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • 2:30 p.m.

SESSION 9: Innovations in Pharmaceutical Engineering

  • 3:00 p.m.

    Synchotron X-Ray Measurements of MDI Sprays: Enabling Improved Nozzle Design
    Daniel Duke, Ph.D.
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

  • 3:30 p.m.

    High Dose Powders: A Critical Assessment of Needs, Formulation and Delivery Technologies
    Paul M. Young, Ph.D.
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

  • 4:00 p.m.

    21st Century Particle Engineering: Particle Design, Manufacture and Scale Up of PRINT Technology
    Benjamin Maynor, Ph.D.
    Liquidia Technologies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • 7:15 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast and Registration

SESSION 10: Expanding the Marketplace for Generic Inhalers via Improved Testing & Regulatory Guidance

  • 8:00 a.m.

    New Tools for Generic Orally Inhaled Drug Products to Maximize Prospects of Food and Drug Administration Approval
    Robert Lionberger, Ph.D.
    Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland

  • 8:45 a.m.

    The Role of Comparative Analyses for Evaluation of Generic Drug-Device Combinations in an Abbreviated New Drug Application
    Kimberly Witzmann, M.D.
    Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Therapeutic Equivalence for Orally Inhaled Drug Products in Europe: An Update & Counterpoint to the 505(j) Approval Process
    Sanjeeva Dissanayake, M.D.
    Certior Consulting, London, United Kingdom

  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.

    An Alternative Pharmacokinetic Approach to Bioequivalence – Multibatch Experience with Flovent DPI
    Dennis Sandell, Ph.D.
    S5 Consulting, Blentarp, Sweden

  • 10:45 a.m.

    Demonstrating Q3 Structural Equivalence of Dry Powder Inhaler Blends: New Analytical Concepts and Techniques
    Robert Price, Ph.D.
    University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

  • 11:15 a.m.

    CI Testing of Passive DPIs: Best Practices and Relevance to Patient Use – An IPAC-RS Viewpoint
    Stephen W. Stein, M.Sc.
    3M Drug Delivery Systems, St Paul, MN

  • 11:45 a.m.
    Panel Discussion:
    Expanding the Generic Marketplace via Improved Testing Protocols and Regulatory Guidance

    Peter R. Byron, Ph.D.

    Renish Delvadia, Food and Drug Administration
    Sanjeeva Dissanayake, Certior Consulting
    Robert Lionberger, Food and Drug Administration
    Robert Price, University of Bath
    Dennis Sandell, S5 Consulting
    Stephen W. Stein, 3M Drug Delivery Systems
    Kimberly Witzmann, Food and Drug Administration


  • 2:00 p.m.
    Crafted Brewery Tour: $90 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 2:00 p.m.

    Experience the uniqueness of Tucson while enjoying tastings of craft-brewed beer and snacks at three of the city's great watering holes.

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Autobahn Speedway: $150 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 2:00 p.m.

    Experience an Italian-made speed kart on an indoor Grand Prix Style track for 50-mph driving thrills in the comfort of the indoors.

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Glassblowing Art: $175 per person; Leaves JW Marriott at 2:00 p.m.

    Create a one-of-a-kind art piece in this glassblowing studio partaking in either 'Hot Shop' glassblowing or "Warm Shop" fusion to create your own handmade souvenir.

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