The 5th United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society Symposium On:
"Polymeric Drug Delivery into the New Millennium"

8th January, 1999 at Aston University School of Pharmacy, Main Building Rm 644, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Meeting Programme


Registration (6th Floor Foyer by Rm 644) and Coffee (in Leicester Room)


Welcome from the UKICRS and Professor David Billington, Head of School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.

Session on "Novel Polymers": Chaired by Prof. Brian Tighe, Aston University, UK


"New Biodegradable Polymers" Professor Etienne Schacht, University of Gent


"Environmentally-responsive 'SMART' hydrogels" Professor N. B. Graham, University of Strathclyde, UK


"Novel oligosaccharide-ester derivatives for drug delivery' Dr Julian Blair, Quadrant Healthcare, UK


Lunch and Poster Viewing in Leicester Room

UKICRS/IPEM Lecture: Chaired by Prof. Martyn Davies, Nottingham University


Joint Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine/ UKICRS lecture: "Biological recognition of synthetic and natural polymers in wound healing", Professor Jeffrey Hubbell, University of Zurich

14.45 to 15.15

Coffee Break in Leicester Room

Session on "Polymers for CNS delivery": Chaired by Dr Saghir Akhtar, Aston University


"Gliadel polymer implants for brain tumour therapy" Professor Henry Brem, John Hopkins University, USA


Sustained Polymeric Delivery of Antisense Nucleic Acids to the Brain, Dr Saghir Akhtar, Aston University, UK


Localized Delivery to the Cerebral Cortex using Elvax Polymer Slices, Dr Adam Smith, Oxford University, UK


Closing Remarks, Professor W. J. Irwin Director of Research, Aston University.


Farewell - Professor Clive Wilson, Chairman UKICRS


End of Conference.


Further details are available from Dr Saghir Akhtar and Dr Allan Coombes, Aston University School of Pharmacy, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET.

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