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PhysChem FORUM 9



The Physchem Forum Committee are pleased to announce our ninth Physical Chemistry Symposium to be held at the Scientific-Technical Services of the University of Barcelona, Spain, on Friday 17th September 2010.


The programme will comprise a mixture of presentations and posters with ample opportunity dedicated to questions.


All posters are welcome but presentations are reserved for non-commercial work.

Symposium Welcome Dinner

We shall be holding a 'Welcome Dinner', including a key-note presentation by Professor Chris Hunter (University of Sheffield, UK) at the Hotel Husa Illa, Barcelona, on Thursday 16th September (the evening before the symposium).

Fifty rooms have been reserved at the hotel for delegates. If you wish for a room to be allocated to you please advise us of this on registration, a booking will then be made on your behalf.

Please note the cost of the pre-conference dinner is €40 (VAT and drinks included) and this will need to be paid along with the delegate room rate of (€120 including breakfast, 8% VAT not included) at check out. If you are coming for the dinner but not staying at the hotel, you will have to pay for your dinner when registering on the 16th; please indicate on your registration form that you wish to attend the dinner but do not need a hotel room.


Registrations will not be accepted after 31st August 2010. We have booked 50 rooms reserved at the hotel and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

There is no charge for this meeting. Attendance will only be allowed with prior registration.

To register for PhysChem FORUM 9 please download the registration form (PCF9RegistrationForm.doc) and forward to using PCF9 registration in the subject heading.

Welcome Dinner, Thursday 16th September 2010

At the Hotel Husa Illa, Barcelona, Spain.

18.00 – 19.00

Registration and welcome cocktail

19.00 - 19.45

Keynote Lecture: The Thermodynamics of Cocrystal Formation
Prof Chris Hunter (University of Sheffield, UK)


Symposium Dinner

Symposium Programme, Friday 17th September 2010

At Barcelona Scientific Park

Morning session - Chair: Dr Antonio Llinŕs (AstraZeneca)

9.00 – 9.20


9.20 – 10.00

Crystal Engineering Strategies: Design of new synthons and Improvement of API's Solubility
Dr Rafel Prohens (Universitat de Barcelona-SCT)

10.00 – 10.40

Solubility-pH profile of drugs. Experiences and surprises
Prof Krisztina Takács-Novák (Semmelweis University, Hungary)

Coffee break

11.00 – 11.40

Volume to dissolve applied dose (VDAD) and apparent dissolution rate (ADR) – tools to predict in vivo bioavailability from orally applied drug suspensions
Dr Uwe Muenster (Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany)

11.40 – 12.20

Physicochemical and in vitro assays as PKPD predictors for New Antimalarial Pyridones
Dr José Luis Lavandera (GSK, Spain)

12.20 - 14.00

Poster session and lunch

Afternoon session - Chair: Dr Jonathan Burley  (University of Nottingham)

14.00 – 14.40

A Versatile HPLC Methodology for the Measurement of Drug-Membrane Interactions
Dr Salvador Tomŕs (Birbeck College)

14.40 – 15.20

Early Biopharm Risk Assessment in Discovery
Dr Linnette Ruston (Astra Zeneca)
15.20 - 15.50

Best poster award and coffee break

15.50 – 16.30

A fast high-throughput method for the determination of acidity constants by capillary electrophoresis
Dr Elisabet Fuguet (Universitat de Barcelona)

16.30 - 16.40

Closure and Departure

Travel to the Symposium

Main Symposium Friday 17th September 2010

At Barcelona Scientific Park (Parc Cientific).

Participants can reach the Conference Auditorium walking (15 min) or by tram. Personal of the organization will be waiting at the hotel hall and will guide the participants in small groups. Click here to see a map of the route.

More information can be found on their website

Welcome Dinner, Thursday 16th September 2010

At the Hotel Husa Illa, Avenida Diagonal, 555, Barcelona, Spain.

Directions to the hotel can be found at










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