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.

Please indicate your attendance when registering. These workshops are complimentary to registered meeting attendees.

The Science of Publishing

Saturday, July 12 • 08:00 - 12:00

Chaired by Adam Bohr, Institute Galien Paris-Sud, France, and Jorrit Water, University of
Copenhagen, Denmark

Publishing is the cornerstone of scientific research and of great importance in the career of every academic. This workshop aims to educate young scientists in the different aspects of publishing and peer review in scientific journals, as well as highlight and discuss current controversies such as open access journals, scientific integrity, impact factors, and more. The workshop will be presented by prominent editors and publishers of well-established pharmaceutical journals. The workshop is open to all conference attendees.



8:00 – 8:10


A. Bohr
J.J. Water

8:10 – 8:20

The decade of dedication

T. Rades

8:20 - 9:05

The history of publishing and the publishing process

A.M. Pordon

9:05 – 9:35

Panel Introduction

A. Goepferich
R. Borchard
V. Labhasetwar
I.C. Kwon

9:35 – 9:50


9:50 – 10:50

Selected topics - 15 min lectures

The Significance of novelty in publishing
Unethical behavior in publishing
Starting a new pharmaceutical journal
Revisiting the peer review process


A. Goepferich
R. Borchard
V. Labhasetwar
I.C. Kwon

10:50 – 11:20

Roundtable discussion

11:20 – 11:50

The future of publishing

A.M. Pordon

11:50 – 12:00

Closing roundtable discussion


Novel Technologies in Solubility Enhancement

Saturday, July 12 • 13:00 - 17:00

Chaired by Marcus Brewster, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium, and Joke Meeus, KU Leuven, Belgium

Contemporary drug pipelines contain an increasing number of poorly water-soluble candidates. To overcome this problem, solubilityenhancing technologies often focus on impacting aspects of the Noyes–Whitney relationship by increasing dissolution rate or drug solubility. In view of this, the workshop aims to provide a context for deciding whether formulation enablement is necessary and which technique is most appropriate for which problem. Moreover, novel screening, analytical, and manufacturing approaches are within the scope of this training forum.


13:00-13:10          Joke Meeus (KU Leuven, Belgium)
                           Welcome and Introduction

13:10-13:40          Dr. Geert Verreck (Johnson & Johnson, Belgium) 
Scale up of the manufacturing process of poorly water soluble drugs:
                           Industrial Perspectives

13:40-14:10          Dr. Joe Lubach (Genentech, USA)
Use of solid-state NMR to study miscibility and stability of solid dispersions

14:10-14:40          Prof. Clive Roberts (The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Desktop 3D printing of controlled release pharmaceutical tablets

14:40-15:10          Break

15:10-16:10          Dr. Marcus Brewster (Johnson & Johnson, Belgium) 
Screening and decision making in formulation enablement:
                           Automated and Downscaled Approaches to Select
                           Enabling Formulation Strategies

16:10-16:40          Prof. Ben Boyd (Monash University, Australia) 
Lipids as solubilizers for poorly water soluble drugs – part
                           of the solution or part of the problem?

16:40-17:00          Workshop discussion


Communication and Networking: How to Develop and Utilize These Skills for a Successful Career

Sunday, July 13 • 08:00 - 12:00

Chaired by Shahriar Absar, FDA, U.S.A., and Kaushal Dave, South Dakota State University,

In this modern era of technology, networking and communication have become integral components of a successful career either in academia or in industry. While scientific meetings have long served as the platform for networking with professionals across the globe, online sites have also become critically important to widening one’s professional network. This workshop will feature speakers that are experts in the field and will outline the tools that are necessary to sharpen communication and networking skills.


  • Introduction
  • Session on ‘Oral communication’ (70 min)
  • BREAK – 10 minutes
  • Session on ‘Written communication’ (75 min)
  • BREAK – 10 minutes
  • Session on ‘Networking’ (75 minutes)
  • Thank you note


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