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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
English is the official language of the symposium.
Business casual is the recommended dress for the meeting.