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Talk Submission - 10 Feb 2020

Poster Submission - 25 May 2020

Registration Deadline - 28 May 2020

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Synopsis

This conference focuses on the design, synthesis and clinical validation of new drug delivery vehicles, and is designed to bridge the gap between basic science and unmet clinical needs with a particular focus on gene editing therapeutics, RNA therapeutics, sustained release technologies and immuno-engineering. Several new polymers, linkers, proteins, and nanoparticles for drug delivery will be presented, as well as recent clinical trial data generated from drug delivery companies that are pioneering the development of new experimental therapeutics.

Key Sessions

•    Therapeutic gene editing
      - Fundamentals of gene editing and overview of gene editing modalities (protein, gene, mRNA, viral, etc.)
      - New gene editing modalities
      - Approaches to delivery of therapeutic gene editing modalities – in vivo, ex vivo
•    Extrahepatic delivery of nucleic acids
•    Characterization of therapeutic nanoparticles and control strategies for manufacturing
      - Molecular characterization
      - Physchem characterization
      - Toxicological characterization
      - New methods
      - Case studies from industry
•    New linkers for triggered or controlled release
•    New long acting technologies
•    Tumor targeting with nanoparticles, recent progress and challenges

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Maria J. Alonso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Patrick Couvreur (Université Paris-Saclay)
Darrell Irvine (MIT)
Marino Zerial (Max Plank Institute)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Ana Cadete (Moderna)
Ashutosh Chilkoti (Duke University)
Kenneth Dawson (Univeristy College Dublin)
Sandrine Gerber (EPFL)
Elizabeth Gillies (University of Western Ontario)
Keiji Itaka (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Young Jik Kwon (University of California Irvine)
Twan Lammers (RWTH Aachen University)
Kunwoo Lee (GenEdit)
Mano Manoharan (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals)
David Owen (Starpharma)

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate and bring a student for only €820. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 20, 21, 22 July 2020 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 03 Feb 2020. Once registered, please contact Chloe Trundle to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to students, postdocs, professors and all those working in the biotech industry.

Educational Need

This conference focuses on the design parameters, synthesis and clinical validation of new drug delivery systems. Drug delivery is rapidly evolving field that is highly interdisciplinary.  In addition, it is now having a significant clinical impact but still with a number of challenges associated with accelerating the pace in transitioning into the clinic.  Recent advances in chemistry, genetics and biochemistry have had a significant impact on drug delivery based therapeutics and this conference will try to make these new developments accessible to a broad audience  

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20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Young Jik Kwon

Professor, University of California - Irvine

Elizabeth Gillies

Professor, The University of Western Ontario

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 20th July 2020. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 23rd July 2020.


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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1628 €1728 €622 €426 €158 €41
Industry €1628 €1728 €622 €426 €158 €41
Student €1425 €1475 €622 €426 €158 €41

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (20, 21, 22 July 2020) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with a selection of soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (20, 21, 22 July 2020) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Notes: 
- Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference
- Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (20, 21, 22 July 2020) on a shared basis with parents
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
- A cot (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Notes: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-3 years stay free of charge and children aged 4-11 years will be charged a rate of €147.00, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children. Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Chloe Trundle for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child extra night fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-11 years stay free of charge, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

LinkedIn forum

The Drug Delivery Research Network LinkedIn group is an excellent platform to connect with fellow attendees and likeminded researchers prior to the conference. The group is open to all and is intended as a networking forum for past, present and future participants of Fusion Conferences as well as those interested in the related topics. To join, please follow the link below.

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Venue

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

Venue Rating
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Address
R. do Campo (Campo Real ) 2565-770 Portugal
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport

Located in Torres Vedras, just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa offers unique tranquillity, as a result of its idyllic environment. The hotel offers stunning views over the golf course, vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

The hotel has three restaurants to provide a variety of gastronomic choices, and two bars including one beside the outdoor pool.

Hotel Facilities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • 2 Tennis courts

Location

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is nestled between the vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of the Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

Lisbon is only a short 30-minute drive away. The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Lisbon in one of the world’s oldest cities, predating the likes of London, Rome and Paris by hundreds of years. Hillsides covered in tumbledown houses and a mix of baroque and neoclassical buildings, including cathedrals and palaces, make up Lisbon’s skyline. The city is a combination of old and new, with beautiful modern buildings constructed near renovated historical landmarks and ruins.

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Transportation

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Torres Vedras is approximately a 30-minute journey from Lisbon Portela Airport.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, but we would strongly recommend you pre-book your airport transfer with one of the many private transfer companies that are available. The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is located outside of the city zone and a pre-booked transfer will be a cheaper option than a taxi taken from the airport taxi rank.

Uber also operate in and around Lisbon and there are other Portuguese taxi-hailing apps such as MyTaxi, TaxisLisboa and Coop Taxis, all offering reasonable rates.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

Further information of local taxi services will be available shortly

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Local Activities

There are various on-site activities available. These include:

- Indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Fitness centre, available 24h
- Tennis courts
- Donald Steel designed Golf Course – 18 holes Par 72
- Miguel Athayde Equestrian Centre 
- Mandalay Wellness & Spa with 7 treatment rooms
- Kids Club – The hotel will provide details of daily activities for children
- Center “Clube Aventura” for outdoor activities such as Giant Balls, Aquaball, Stand Up Paddle, Archery, Slackline, Water Slide   

**Please note, there may be a charge to participate in some of the above activities.

Should you have time to venture off-site, the Oeste Region and Torres Vedras have a distinctive cultural heritage, rich history, 20 km of coastal area, and a commitment to environmental awareness, accessibility and biodiversity. Below are a few suggestions:

- Monastery of Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Historical route of the lines of Torres Vedras
- Day trip to Óbidos
- Royal Palace and Convent of Mafra
- Tapada Nacional de Mafra
- Mountain biking along the Santa Cruz to Torres Vedras Loop
- Birdwatching at the Tajus Estuary Nature Reserve
- Jeep tours in and around Torres Verdras

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Group Activities

Lisbon City Walking and Tuk Tuk Tour – 21st July 2020

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the 2nd Drug Delivery Conference participants (accompanying guests welcome). Please find the details, timings and price for the activity below. Please note you are required to sign up by 22nd June 2020 and unfortunately, we cannot accept sign ups after this date nor onsite. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

We have organised an exclusive tour for participants and accompanying guests to visit Portugal’s Capital, to see some of Lisbon’s most beautiful sights and experience Portuguese culture.

Transportation will be provided from the hotel to Lisbon City Centre, where the tour will begin. Starting in Restauradores square, participants will visit and ride the Gloria Funicular, a famous funicular railway which will take the group up sloping terrain to see magnificent views of Lisbon, including St George’s Castle. This viewpoint will give a unique insight into the city that has successfully merged the old and the new. Tuk Tuks will be waiting to take the group on an exciting journey through Portuguese streets with local tour guides taking the group to the best places and views in Lisbon, including sampling a taste of Ginjinha in the Chiado Quarter, visiting Praça do Comércio and the Castle Quarter. Participants will have the opportunity to stop in the areas to take in the culture and views, before returning to the coach to travel back to the hotel.

The final cost will be dependent upon final numbers; therefore, we can only provide a guide at this stage. The cost will range from EUR€70 – EUR€100 per person. Payment will be required in advance of the trip and reservation and payment information will follow once we have confirmed numbers.

Tour Includes:
Private Air-Conditioned Coach
Official English Guide Assistance
Translation Radio Guides 
Funicular Ride
Ginginha Drink
Tuk Tuks
Taxes and Services

Itinerary:
12h45 – Departure from Dolce 
13h30 – Arrival in Lisbon (Restauradores Square)
Then walking from Restauradores and taking the Gloria Funicular, visiting São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere to admire the magnificent view over Lisbon
15h00 – Start of Tuk Tuk tour in Principe Real Square
17h00 – Depart from Lisbon
17h45 – Arrival at Dolce

*Minimum of 19 people required / Maximum capacity of 49*

Sign-ups are required by 22nd June 2020 should you wish to participate. To sign up, please email Chloe Trundle noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity. Once you have confirmed your participation, you are financially committed. Should you decide after this time to no longer participate or not show up at the time of the trip, no refunds will be given. We do apologise.

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Childcare

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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2nd Drug Delivery Conference

Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs                                                        #DDC20


20 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Cameron Lee
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sanyogitta Puri
AstraZeneca

Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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