8th US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems

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8th US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems December 18-23, 2005 The Westin Maui Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii Welcome to the 8th US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems.

The symposium offers presentations by researchers from a number of disciplines, from the life sciences to engineering, who will address a range of topics including peptide and protein delivery, gene delivery, cell delivery, vaccines, transdermals, pulmonary delivery, new materials, and other subjects, from varied disciplines while focusing on the central theme of drug delivery. The Symposium offers a unique opportunity for interaction and networking among attendees from academia and industry.

History The US-Japan Symposium is typically held every other year, during the current decade we expect to hold the conference on each odd-numbered year: 2005, 2007, 2009. Past Symposiums were held in: 2003, 2001, 1999,

1997, 1995, 1993, 1991. Updates and announcements are available at this website.

Plenary Session The plenary session features presentations from academic and industrial leaders in the drug delivery field. The hallmark of the Symposia are the scientific discussions and questions which are addressed during the Plenary and Poster Sessions.

The Symposia also provides extensive opportunities for academic and business discussions, networking, and negotiations that begin at the conference site and continue long after the meeting.

Poster Session Call for Abstracts - due November 1, 2005 There will be a Poster Session throughout the meeting and researchers are invited to present their latest findings in this forum . Abstracts are due at MIT on November 1, 2005. Acceptance into the Poster Session provides an the opportunity for being selected to give a 5 minute evening presentation at the conference (followed by 5 minutes of Questions and Answers). Those wishing to contribute a poster should refer to the guidelines and complete a submission form on the abstract page of this website.

Hotel Reservations Rooms have been blocked at The Westin Maui on Ka'anapali Beach, outside of Lahaina, Hawaii on the beautiful island of Maui. Reservations at the special conference rates must be received by November 25, 2005. Please book early to obtain this special rate, it is offered at a first come, first served basis.

Registration Early Registration deadline - October 1, 2005 The Symposium registration will be held Sunday, December 18, 2005, from

3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Westin Maui. An additional registration will be held on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 7:00 - 8:00 am. You are also invited to the Welcome Reception on Sunday, December 18, 2005, from 6:00 - 7:00pm at the Westin Maui. The Symposium ends on Friday, December 23, 2005, at about 12:00 pm. (noon).

The prepaid registration fee is $550.00 US Dollars if paid by October

1, 2005, on or after October 2, 2005 the fee is $595.00. There are a limited number of spaces; early registration is recommended. Registration must be done by email, fax, or mail. Registrations will not be taken by phone.

Meeting registration includes access to all sessions, the Welcome Reception, breaks, and receipt of one Abstract Book per registrant. Most sessions will be held in the mornings and evenings, with afternoons free.

Payment Options Registration must be paid in US dollars drawn on a US bank. American Express, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards may be used for payment. Registration by check may be used on mail or on-site registrations only. Payment must accompany registration form. Payment vouchers or purchase orders will not be considered as payment. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.

Official Language English is the official language of the symposium.

Dress Code Business casual is the recommended dress for the meeting.

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