Preface

Distinguished Participants,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

As one of Europe’s most prestigious drug research conferences, the International Conference on Advances in Pharmaceutical Drug Development, Quality Control and Regulatory Sciences (DDRS 2020) will be organised on Margaret Island, Budapest, 17-19 March, 2020 on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the foundation of Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. The conference is among the top scientific events to be held throughout the jubilee year.

This is a follow-up of a very successful series of (1) International Regulatory Workshops on Bioequivalence, Bioanalysis, Dissolution and Biosimilarity (BEW Series) and (2) International Symposium on Scientific and Regulatory Advances in Biological and Non-Biological Complex Drugs: A to Z in Bioequivalence (SRACD Series). With the progressing science and technologies, the pharmaceutical world has entered into advanced targeted drug therapies, delivery systems, and dosage forms and more generally into medicines with higher complexity including nanopharmaceuticals. This conference aims to present a complete gamut of scenarios from drug development, quality control, the regulatory challenges, and the practical use and handling of (complex) drug products for a broad range of dosage forms.

The conference will address new trends in pharmaceutical, regulatory science of biological and non-biological complex drugs (NBCDs) and the challenges for their correct use. Keynote addresses will provide different perspectives on where we came from, where we are and where we are heading to. The conference will also discuss advances in bioanalytical methodologies to characterize these complex drugs with their critical quality attributes and Drug-Device Combination products. Topics will be addressed regarding the bioequivalence evaluation of complex drugs.

The conference will update on regulatory harmonization attempts for the bioequivalence of complex drugs with an insight into drug dissolution/drug release, nanomedicines, biodegradable polymers and bioanalytics as a sensitive and specific state of the art assessment method today.

Panel Discussions will be held to discuss hot topics with moderators, invited experts, session speakers and the participants. The symposium will also offer ample opportunities for the participants to interact with not only international speakers on different topics, but with the representatives of CROs and exhibitors of different laboratory equipment services. Prominent representatives of pharmaceutical authorities are invited to contribute to the scientific programme, as well as prescribers and users of highly complex drug products and their follow-ons versions.

In order to enhance the participation of young research scientists in the international symposium, posters are welcome and will be presented in an attractive format. The conference also intends to introduce a Poster/Podium presentation. Selected posters will be awarded.

The venue of the conference will be Ensana Thermal Hotel Margitsziget****Superior, located on the beautiful Margaret Island in Budapest, Hungary, in the green heart of the city, where you can also visit the UNESCO protected Music Fountain and Water Tower. We wish all participants an enriching stay in the vibrant and charming milieu of Budapest, a World Heritage Protected City since 1987, has enchanted visitors from all over the world as Budapest has recently won the title of “The Best Destination in Europe in 2019” in a public vote organised by the tourism organisation European Best Destination.

The Co-Chairs and the Organising Committee cordially invite you to the DDRS 2020 Conference to Budapest, Hungary. Do not miss the chance to visit our stunning city and attend one of the most advanced scientific meetings on Pharmaceutical Research and Regulatory Sciences and the cultural programme, the DDRS 2020.

 

Yours sincerely,


Prof. Imre Klebovich Prof. Vinod P. Shah Prof. Stefan Mühlebach