2014 UKICRS Workshop & Symposium
Workshop: Thursday 10 April (more details to come)
Symposium: 9.30am - 4.30pm Friday 11 April 2014
The UKICRS 2014 annual symposium, will be hosted in The School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland. The theme this year is ‘Drug Delivery UnCorked’.
We are plesaed to announce that we have two great keynote speakers partaking this year.
Dr. Andy Lewis, Director of Novel Formulation Technologies at Ipsen, France: 'Patient focused peptide delivery'
Dr. Marcus Brewster, Vice President and Scientific Fellow at Janssen Research and Development (The Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson), Belgium: 'Designing amorphous solid dispersions: use of in silico tools and down-scaled automation'
Following the success of last year’s meeting, we are once again placing a strong focus on encouraging participation from postgraduate students and early-career postdoctoral researchers working in any aspect of controlled release, drug delivery or drug formulation. In addition to the two keynote speakers, we also have eleven 15 min oral presentation slots up for grabs, with speakers selected from those abstracts submitted before the March 7th 2014 deadline.
Everything you need to know about the symposium, including abstract submission, registration and travel information, is provided below, and in the Symposium brochure (download here).
If we’ve missed anything, or you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (UKICRS committee)
E: email@example.com (Katie Ryan)
Please note that abstract submission and registration payment are separate processes!
Abstracts submitted to the UKICRS Annual Symposium can be on any aspect of pharmaceutics / drug delivery / controlled release. Please ensure that you have the approval of your supervisor(s) before submitting.
A single A4 page abstract should be submitted by 7 March 2014 using the online form provided right. (Please note that registration and payment must also be completed – see below)
Abstracts must be 300 words or less (do not include any figures or tables) and adhere to the following formatting requirements:
You can download a Word template below.
All submitted abstracts will be included both on the UKICRS website and in the hard copy symposium booklet.
Eleven abstract submissions will be selected by the UKICRS committee for 15 min oral presentations (see programme). Students whose abstracts have been selected for oral presentation will receive email notification by 14 March 2014.
Registration & payment
Registration and payment for attendance at the UKICRS 2014 Symposium can be made in three easy steps ...
That’s it! A receipt will be sent automatically to your email address.
UKICRS is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered UK charity (Charity number: 1109176).
Registration fees for meeting attendance are charged to cover the considerable costs associated with hosting scientific meetings, including room/venue hire costs, food costs, and the payment of keynote speaker expenses. Any additional monies generated from these meetings is re-invested in other UKICRS activities, such as production of the annual Newsletter. We do make every effort to keep costs to a minimum, so as to encourage attendance and participation by younger members, including postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
We appreciate your support!
Poster presentations will be at the heart of this year’s symposium. We have scheduled two poster viewing times (45 mins and 30 mins duration; see programme) giving presenters lots of time to not only read and discuss the posters, but also to help choose the posters worthy of prize awards.
Posters should be designed in portrait format for display on poster boards (87 cm x 117 cm).
There are direct flights to Cork from across the UK and Europe. Aer Lingus flies from Birmingham, Bristol, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. Ryanair flies from East Midlands, Liverpool and London.
Cork Airport is located just 8 kilometres from Cork City Centre and is connected by both bus (route No 226 to Cork Bus Station) and taxi services.
The no. 205 bus connects Kent rail station and the city centre, and also stops across from the entrance to the School of Pharmacy (ask for the AIB bank stop on College road).
For more information:
By Train - www.irishrail.com
By Road - www.buseireann.ie
The conference will take place in the Cavanagh Pharmacy Building (number 19 on the campus map).
http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/ (visitors to UCC)
http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/maps/ (campus map)
University College Cork is situated close to Cork city centre, with a range of accommodation choices for those who wish to extend their stay.
Search for hotels in Cork:
If you have any specific accommodation requirements, please contact the symposium organisers.
Accommodation recommendations include:
Close to UCC
The River Lee Hotel www.theriverleehotel-cork.com
Lancaster Lodge www.lancasterlodge.com/cork
Garnish House B&B www.garnish.ie/
City centre location
Clarion Hotel Cork www.clarionhotelsireland.com/cork-city/
Jurys Inn Cork http://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/cork