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The 2nd Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences

1–31 May 2012
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome from the Chair of the Forum

Welcome to the 2nd Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences (ECPS 2012). The Conference covers research in key areas of opportunity and challenge in pharmaceutical sciences, including:

  • Advances in the solid state field
  • Nanotechnology for drug delivery
  • Design and processing of protein and peptide formulation
  • Innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Imaging in drug and dosage form development
  • Physiologically relevant in vitro models

Participants in this multidisciplinary conference will be able to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. We hope to facilitate debates on these topics from academic and industrial perspectives, which will contribute to making drug development globally more successful and efficient.

A special feature of the Conference is that it is an electronic conference. This type of conference is particularly appropriate and useful for pharmaceutical research because the area is progressing rapidly, while activities in industry and academia are simultaneously becoming increasingly globalized. Successful research therefore requires interaction with individuals and groups around the world, demonstrating the need for new types of communication within our community. An electronic conference provides a platform for rapid and direct exchanges about the latest research findings, as well as a possibility for global meetings with no limitations related to traveling. To further remove barriers to "attendance", participation in the Conference as an author or other participant is free of charge.

The 2nd Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences will be held at https://www.sciforum.net/conference/ecps2012, on a platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences.

The 2nd Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Pharmaceutics. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Forum, and selected papers will be published in Pharmaceutics.

I am very grateful to attendees, in particular authors, members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, session chairs and organizers.

I hope that your participation in the 2nd Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences will prove to be interesting, enjoyable and above all beneficial.

Dr Clare Strachan
Chair of the 2nd Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr Clare Strachan completed a PhD in 2005 at the University of Otago (in collaboration with the University of Cambridge) and subsequently became a post doctoral researcher and then group leader at the Centre for Drug Research, University of Helsinki, Finland. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago and has recently accepted a position at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki as an Assistant Professor. She has supervised numerous postgraduate researchers, including six PhD researchers to completion and another seven currently. She has published over 60 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has active collaborations with researchers at various universities in Europe and the USA. She has been invited to present at pharmaceutical and spectroscopic conferences around the world. In 2011, she was awarded a University of Otago 2011 Early Careers Award for Distinction in Research.

Dr Clare Strachan’s main research interests involve the physico-chemical characterisation of solid drugs and dosage forms. In particular she has used traditional and novel spectroscopic methods to understand solid state forms of drugs and excipients and changes during manufacturing, storage and dissolution. The main spectroscopic techniques she has used are infrared, near-infrared, Raman, terahertz pulsed spectroscopy. Spatially resolved analysis has involved Raman mapping and coherent anti-Stokes Raman microscopy. Analysis of these data is supported by various chemometrics approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, and computational chemistry methods including ab initio calculations.

Call for Papers

The research within pharmaceutical sciences is progressing fast and simultaneously, activities within both industry and academy are becoming more globalized. Successful research requires interaction with several units around the world. We are facing an obvious need for new types of communication within our scientific community. Sciforum.net electronic conferences provide a platform for fast exchange of the latest research findings, as well as a possibility for global meetings with no limitations related to travelling.

The Electronic Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012 (ECPS 2012) will cover topics which are of timely interest in the pharmaceutical sciences. There are six sections:

  • Advances in the solid state field
  • Nanotechnology for drug delivery
  • Design and processing of protein and peptide formulation
  • Innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Imaging in drug and dosage form development
  • Physiologically Relevant in Vitro Models


Conference Chairs

MDPI AG

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kathy.lai@mdpi.com

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Email
clare.strachan@otago.ac.nz

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may.mah@otago.ac.nz

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers
1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of Communications for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 9 March 2012.

2. The conference committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the scholar (the author of the abstract) will be welcome for this edition of ECPS-2012. All authors will be notified by 26 March 2011 about the acceptance of their abstract.

3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his full communication paper by 20 April 2012. The submission of accompanying video(s) is especially encouraged, with Powerpoint slides also possible.

4. The conference committee will then organize a round of peer-review of the submitted communication papers, and authors may be asked to revise their paper based on peer-reviewer's comments.

5. Finally, accepted communication papers will appear on the website immediately after their acceptance.
6. Presented communications papers can be discussed during the time of the conference, 1-31 May 2012
Proceedings Paper
Communications for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
Introduction
Material and Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusions
(Acknowledgements)
References

Communications should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The Communication paper should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.
Videos
Videos are highly encouraged where they enhance scientific understanding and may be submitted as supplementary material attached to the abstract website of the pdf file main text. Video files may be submitted as .flv (preferred) or .avi formats.
Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to preare a couple of slides in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Communication. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Submission
Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "new submission" function once logged into system.
Copyright
MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (27)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-002412 Laminar Dispersive and Distributive Mixing with Dissolution and Applications to Hot-melt Extrusion

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Submitted: 27 Feb 2012

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sciforum-002414 Preparation and characterization of carbamazepine-polyethylene oxide hot-melt extruded solid dispersions

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Submitted: 29 Feb 2012

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sciforum-002418 The Artificial Stomach and Duodenum (ASD): A physiologically relevant in vitro dissolution tool

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Submitted: 05 Mar 2012

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sciforum-002419 Gene Delivery using Non-Viral Vectors (Cyclodextrins) with Pluronic-F127 and Folic Acid

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Submitted: 12 Mar 2012

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sciforum-002420 Development strategies for herbal products reducing the influence of natural variance in dry mass on tableting properties and tablet characteristics , , , , , N/A Show Abstract

List of Authors (67)


Sponsors and Partners

Media Partners

Proceedings & Editors

Editors
Jukka Rantanen
Kaisa Naelapää
Jely He

CD-ROM edition
ISBN: 3-906980-30-8
Published in 2013 by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
©2013 by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland

Rates for CD-ROM archive edition
CHF 100 before the conference
CHF 150 after the conference
CHF 250 per year for non-participants and for institutions

Please place the order by e-mail: Billing

Organizers

Conference Chair

Dr. Clare Strachan

School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

(please direct your e-mails about ECPS 2012
to Ms. Kathy Lai)

Editorial Office

Ms. Kathy Lai

MDPI AG
MDPI Haidian Office
Suite 815, North 4th Ring Road West, 9, Haidian
District, Beijing 100190
China

Tel.: +86 10 6280 0830
E-mail: kathy.lai@mdpi.com

Scientific Secretary

Ms May Mah
University of Otago, New Zealand

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Arvind Bansal
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India

Prof. Dr. Anne Juppo
University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Dr. Peter Kleinebudde
Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ken Morris
University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA

Prof. Dr. João Pinto
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rades
University of Otago, New Zealand

Prof. Dr. Jukka Rantanen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Dr, Jean Paul Remon
Ghent University, Belgium

Dr. Axel Zeitler
University of Cambridge, UK

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