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


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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