Young Scientist Workshops

The Young Scientist workshops are specifically designed with the interests of young scientists in mind. Young scientists are typically students and early career scientists under the age of 40 years, or those with less than five years’ experience in the field of delivery science.

These workshops are free to attend.


Young Scientist Workshop I

Fundamentals of Controlled Release Drug Delivery: Physiochemical and Biological Aspects

Saturday, July 20 (Full day) 
Chaired by Raid Alany, Kingston University London, United Kingdom; Kaushalkumar Dave, South Dakota State University, U.S.A.; Giorgia Pastorin, National University of Singapore, Singapore; and Zimei Wu, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Speakers: Ben Boyd, Monash University, Australia; Diane Burgess, University of Connecticut, U.S.A.; Per Gisle Djupesland, OptiNose, Norway; Pankaj Karande, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.; Anette Müllertz, University of Copenhagen, Demark; Yvonne Perrie, Aston University, United Kingdom; Michael J. Rathbone, International Medical University, Malaysia; Ian G. Tucker, University of Otago, New Zealand; Alex van Herk, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore; and Zimei Wu, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Whether you are a Ph.D. student, a postdoctoral fellow, or an established researcher, it is absolutely vital to brush up every now and then on the fundamentals of the design and performance of innovative controlled release drug delivery systems. This is exactly the focus of this workshop. The essential physicochemical and biopharmaceutical concepts that are needed for the successful design of controlled release drug delivery systems will be reviewed. Furthermore, the various routes of drug delivery will be compared and contrasted. The workshop will also shed light on some of the cutting-edge innovations in the area underpinned by the fundamental principles.

Young Scientist Workshop II

Professional and Self Development for Young Scientists and Protégés: Effective Communication

Cosponsored by Microtek Labs Inc. and Vision Processing Technologies, Inc.

Sunday, July 21 (Morning)
Chaired by Michael Rathbone, International Medical University, Malaysia, and Teresa Virgallito, Microtek Labs Inc., U.S.A.
Speakers: Michael Rathbone, International Medical University, Malaysia, and Teresa Virgallito, Microtek Labs Inc., U.S.A.

In an effort to support all around development in their careers, the CRS Young Scientist Committee (YSC)  has organized this workshop especially for those within the young scientist community. There is a lot one learns in the classroom and laboratory, which may not always translate to ready application in a professional situation. The objective of this workshop is to provide a stepping stone to bridge this gap.

The Program 

This workshop will cover specific professional and self-development training that is desirable to become a successful project manager / leader. Emphasis will be on effective communication with a focus on listening, negotiation, coaching and communication.

Attention will be paid to improving interpersonal relationships and utilization of these skills to function effectively, even under intense pressure.  By applying good communication techniques and skills in this workshop, the young scientists will be able to enhance their individual interpersonal communication abilities while improving communication and collaboration within their organizations.

The Benefits

This workshop will provide the young scientists with a training program for improving interpersonal relationships, improving listening skills, teaching negotiation skills, resolving conflict, and strengthening assertiveness. The young scientists will be able to improve their communications skills by increasing their awareness, attentiveness, and empathizing capacity, and facilitate better communication throughout their organization. Workshop participants will learn to listen empathetically, paraphrase responses, identify bad listening behaviors, and understand the tricky business of nonverbal communication. 

This workshop will also focus on intercultural communication. Global communication is essential in today’s international business and academic communities. The success of the global company/academia is dependent on the effectiveness of the communication within the organization.
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