CRS Australia is pleased to announce the
Drug Delivery Australia 2017: Colloids on the Coast conference.
23 October – 24 October 2017 held in Wollongong, NSW

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This conference will bring together prominent scientists from pharmaceutical, medicinal, biological, engineering, and chemistry backgrounds to discuss emerging technologies in drug delivery science. The sessions will include international and national plenary speakers as well as invited and contributed talks and posters.

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Abstract deadline: 11:59 pm August 14, 2017


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DDA 2017 Colloids on the Coast brings together prominent scientists from pharmaceutical, medicinal, biological, engineering, and chemistry backgrounds to discuss emerging technologies in drug delivery science.

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Drug Delivery Australia 2017 Abstract Booklet

Time DAY ONE – Monday 23 October 2017
9.00-9.30 Registration Desk Open, Posters & Exhibitors Set-up
9.30- 10:00 Welcome to Country + UOW (KP) & Australian CRS Welcome (HB)
10.00-10.50 Plenary Lecture from DANG THUY TRAM        
10.50-11.20 Morning Tea, Exhibitors + Poster Set-up
11.20-1.00 Session 1                                                            
1.00-2.00 Lunch & Posters & Exhibitors  // Judging of Student Posters
2.00-3.40 Session 2
3.40-4.10 Afternoon Tea, Exhibitors, Posters
4.10-5.00 Session 3
5.00-6.00 Poster session, pre-dinner drinks & networking
6.30-10.30 Conference Dinner Level One Harbourfront


Time DAY TWO – Tuesday 24 October 2017
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 Plenary Lecture from STELLA VALENZUELA
9.40-10.10 Poster to Podium
10.10-10.40 Morning Tea & Exhibitors
10.40-12.30 Session 4
12.30-1.30 Lunch & Exhibitors; AUS-CRS AGM
1.30-3.20 Session 5
3.20-3.40 Afternoon Tea & Exhibitors
3.40-4.40 Session 6
4.40-5.00 Final Notes from Chair, Prizes & Conference Close

Detailed Program

Day One – October 23


DANG THUY TRAM: Delivery strategies for modulation of host response to implantable biomaterials and cell-based systems
Session Chair: Ben Boyd


SESSION ONE:  Smart Materials
Session Chair: Javad Foroughi & Michele Pozzoli
11.20 (invited) MARK COOK Chronic Intraventricular Valproate Therapy is Effective in Refractory Focal Epilepsy – Preliminary Results of a First-In-Man Study
11.50 (invited) GORDON WALLACE 3D Bioprinting and Controlled, Programmed Delivery
12.20 (contributed) Tushar Kumeria Self-Reporting Ophthalmic Delivery System based on Luminescent Porous Silicon Microparticles
12.40 (contributed) Miia Kovalainen Biodegradation of an Inorganic Subcutaneous Peptide Delivery System/


SESSION TWO: Barriers to Translation and Improved DDS
Session Chair: Kara Perrow                             
2.00 (invited) SUSAN HUA Targeted Nanomedicines: From design to translation
2.30 (invited) NEIL CASHMAN Translating the Disruptive Science of Protein Misfolding to Neurodegenerative Disease
3.00 (contributed) Hayley Schultz Can “Supersaturation” Improve the Performance of Silica Lipid Hybrid (SLH) Oral Drug Delivery Systems?
3.20 (contributed) Lisa Belfiore Development of Dual-Targeted Drug-Loaded Liposomes for Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment


SESSION THREE: Reformulation
Session Chair: Ben Buckley & Larissa Gomes dos Reis

4.10 (invited) MARIE RANSON A Phase 1 Study Of Deflexifol: a novel formulation of 5‐fluorouracil with improved tolerability profiles
4.40 (contributed) Naisarg Pujara Protein Based Nanocarriers for Enhanced Bioactivity of Hydrophobic Polyphenols

Day Two – October 24

STELLA VALENZUELA: Therapeutic applications of gold nanoparticles
Session Chair: Patrick Spicer

9.40-10.10 Posters to Podium

SESSION FOUR:  Targeting Inflammation, Bacteria and Biofilms
Session Chair: Maliheh Ghadiri & Tushar Kumeria

10.40 (invited) BEN BOYD Understanding Milk as a Delivery System to Enable a Single Dose Cure for Malaria
11.10 (contributed) Clive A. Prestidge Designing Alternative Drug Delivery Solutions to Bacterial Biofilms
11.30 (contributed) Michele Pozzoli Inhalable Hyaluronic Acid Derivate for Inflammatory Lung Diseases
11.50 (contributed) Hanna Gustafsson Design of Porous Silica-Lipid Nanocarriers for Local Enzyme-Controlled Drug Administration
12:10 (contributed) Varsha Komalla Quercetin and esolving D1 liposomes as a novel therapy for steroid-resistant airway diseases


SESSION FIVE: Vaccines and Gene Therapy
Session Chair: Lisa Belfiore & Hui Xin Ong

1.30 (invited) PETER MOYLE Development of a Defined, Semisynthetic Folded Lipoprotein Vaccine Development Platform
2.00 (contributed) Waleed Hussein Polymeric targeted-micelle like nanoparticles for siRNA delivery
2.20 (contributed) Liyu Chen Improving the delivery of SOD1 antisense oligonucleotides to motor neurons using calcium phosphate-lipid nanoparticles
2.40 (contributed) Larissa Gomes dos Reis  Nebulization of pDNA to lung epithelial cells: a potential delivery system for gene therapies
3.00 (contributed) Gracia Gracia High density lipoprotein promotes targeted delivery into lymph and lymph nodes: A viable carrier for immunotherapies and vaccines


SESSION SIX: Topical Drug Delivery
Session Chair: Amirali Popat

3.40 (invited) TARL PROW Low cost, highly effective physical drug delivery enhancement approaches for skin
4.10 (invited) HEATHER BENSON Correlation of physicochemical characteristics and in vitro permeation test (IVPT) results for Acyclovir topical products 
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Drug Delivery Australia 2017 is pleased to announce the following speakers confirmed:


Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

Assistant Professor
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Learn more about Assistant Professor Dang Thuy Tram

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Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Vancouver, Canada

Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC;

Academic Director, Vancouver Coastal Health ALS Clinic

Learn more about Professor Neil Cashman MD


The University of Wollongong

Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

Executive Research Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong.

Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Materials Node.

Learn more about Professor Gordon G. Wallace

George Wallace

The University of Wollongong

Teaching and Research Academic at the University of Wollongong

Learn more about Professor Marie Ranson

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Monash University, Melbourne

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS)

Learn more about Professor Ben Boyd

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University of Technology Sydney

Associate Head of School (Research), School of Life Sciences

Core Member, CHT – Centre for Health Technologies

Learn more about Associate Professor Valenzuela

University of South Australia,Research Professor, Future Industries InstituteLearn more about Professor Prow
Associate professor Tarl Prow
University of MelbourneDirector of the Graeme Clark Institute, Sir John Eccles Chair of Medicine,
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne.
Learn more about Professor Mark Cook
Professor Mark Cook
University of NewcastleSenior Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology)

Recipient of the 2015 HMRI Early Career Researcher of the Year Award

Learn more about Dr Susan Hua

University of Queensland School of Pharmacy

Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland.

Head of the Laboratory of Polypeptide Drugs and Delivery (Moyle Lab) at 

Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) campus, UQ.

Learn more about Dr Peter Moyle


Curtin UniversitySchool of Pharmacy, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute Learn more about Associate Professor Heather Benson
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