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PhysChem FORUM 11


The PhysChem Forum Committee are pleased to announce our eleventh Physical Chemistry Forum will be held at the Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham, NG2 4BH, UK on Wednesday 21st September 2011.

This symposium will have the twin themes of 'control of solubility and dissolution', and 'modelling dissolution and absorption'.

Lectures and Posters

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

The speakers will be include: Brian Henry (Executive Director, Pfizer), keynote; Jonathan Booth (AstraZeneca); Paolo Avalle (MSD); Andy Lewis (Critical Pharmaceuticals); Rosie McLaughlin (Catalent); Nikoletta Fotaki (University of Bath).

All posters are welcome. A prize, kindly sponsored by Sirius Analytical will be awarded to the best poster as decided by the committee. Congratulations to Kasia Nurzynska from the University of Nottingham on winning the poster prize.

Symposium Welcome Dinner and Keynote Talk

We shall be holding a 'Welcome Dinner', including a key-note presentation by Brian Henry on Tuesday 20th September (the evening before the symposium).

Fifty rooms have been reserved for delegates. If you would like a room please advise us using the registration form and a booking will be made on your behalf on a first come first served basis.


Registration is now closed.

The rate for dinner, bed and breakfast is £135. To offer flexibility for delegates, a dinner-only rate of £30 is also available.

Attendance will only be allowed with prior registration. Please note that delegates are responsible for all their own costs.
N.B. Accomodation is split between the Colwick Hall Hotel and the Jurys Inn Hotel. Transport will be provided for delegates staying at the Jurys Inn to/from the conference dinner on Tuesday evening, and to/from the conference venue on Wednesday.

Welcome Dinner, Tuesday 20th September 2011

At the Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham.

18.00 19.00

Registration, welcome drinks

19.00 - 19.45

Keynote Lecture: Drug Dissolution - where physiochemistry meets the biology of the gut
Brian Henry (Executive Director, Pfizer)
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Symposium Dinner

Symposium Programme, Wednesday 21st September 2011

At the Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

9.00 9.20

Late Registration

Morning session

9.20 9.30


9.30 10.05

Formulating rapid-release tablets
Rosie McLaughlin (Catalent)
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10.05 10.40

Imaging drug release from controlled-release formulations
Paolo Avalle (MSD)
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Coffee and Posters

11.00 11.35

Formulating sustained-release injectable protein therapies
Andy Lewis (Critical Pharmaceuticals)

11.35 12.10

Deconvoluting the dissolution of amorphous solid dispersions
Jonathan Booth (AstraZeneca)
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Lunch and Posters

Afternoon session

13.10 13.45

Modeling of in vitro data for prediction of in vivo performance
Nikoletta Fotaki (University of Bath)

13.45 14.20

A Ring too far: the impact of aromaticity on physico-chemical properties
Alan Hill, GSK

Tea and Posters

15.00 15.35

Physical chemistry and the role in drug transporter interactions
Patrick Barton (AstraZeneca)

15.35 15.45

Concluding remarks
PCF committee

Travel to the Symposium

The conference venue is approximately two miles from the centre of Nottingham. Accomodation is either at the Colwick Hall hotel (conference venue), or at the Jurys Inn, in the centre of Nottingham only two minutes walk from the train station.

Road - M1, A1, A52, A46 and A612. For the conference venue follow the signs for the racecourse.

Rail - Nottingham Midland Mainline Station. A taxi should be less than 10 to the conference venue, and transport will be provided for those staying in the Jurys Inn.

Air - East Midlands Airport.

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