The Aerosol Train 2010
To register your
interest, please contact:
August – 3rd September 2010
ISAM and IPAC-RS 2-day Workshop on Approaches
to Determining Bioequivalence in Orally Inhaled Products
-13th October 2010
Introduction to Aerosol Science Course
– Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference
10th December 2010
4 - 9th
society sponsors a number of educational training and student awards. For
further information please refer to the website.
The 2009 Drug Delivery to the Lungs meeting was held
from 9th to 11th of December; once again at the Edinburgh
International Conference Centre. This year DDL celebrated its 20th
year, over which time it has grown from a small meeting into the very successful
format that it is today, with over 400 attendees and a large exhibition from
pharmaceutical companies and many instrument and equipment makers. The
conference attracted papers of a very high quality. To highlight the 20th
anniversary, the DDL sessions were organised to reflect partly on the history
and developments in pharmaceutical science, techniques and drug delivery
devices, and to look forward to technologies and challenges for the next 20
years. A gala dinner was also held this year to celebrate the anniversary.
Many thanks to all of the presenters, attendees, organisers and sponsors for
The Annual Aerosol Society Conference was held at the University
in April this year. The event was a great success, with a full programme of
stimulating talks over two days and many posters. Suwan Jayasinghe,
University College London provided a fascinating talk that showed the impact
of cell engineering and aerosol science at the micro scale in the field of
healthcare. Many thanks to Rob Kinnersley who stood in for Barbara Maher, University
at short notice to give an insight into the use on magnetic properties of
deposited aerosol particles to provide information on the sources of air
pollution. Thanks to everyone for making the conference a success.
a founding member of the Aerosol Society, has been on, or co-opted onto, the
Committee almost continuously since the Society was formed in 1986. He has
now decided to retire from the committee. Alan played a major role in
organising the 1992 European Aerosol Conference and the 1998 International
Aerosol Conference. Alan has always been a very active member of the Society
and has contributed in many areas. We are grateful for all of his work and he
will be much missed. We wish him a happy retirement.
Membership Renewal. Just a reminder that the
membership renewal process is now entirely electronic. If your membership has
lapsed please use the website to renew your membership here.
Congratulations to Noor Yahaya who, along with other University
staff, attended the Queen’s Anniversary Award ceremony in Buckingham
The award was won by The Institute for Transport Studies.
In addition to receiving the prize, Noor had an opportunity to explain the
work to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and other Royal
Anniversary Trust council members.
Please let us know of any news items
related to members of the Aerosol Society that you would like to share with
the rest of the society.
Aerosols in the News
impact of volcanic ash on air travel has seen aerosols receiving
unprecedented international attention. There are no shortage of news stories
about the ash, but here are some relating to aerosol science in the UK:
puts academics to the fore
the ash cloud
® clinical trial published
of a clinical trial of aerosolised surfactant respiratory treatment for new
born babies published in Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug
transmission risk contours
study published in Virology Journal has reviewed indoor environmental conditions
(T & RH) in areas commonly visited by travellers. The results were used
to draw up contours of influenza transmission risk.
Please let us know if you have any stories you would like us
to feature. We would also consider including links to academic job
opportunities relevant to aerosol science.
Coates, The Aerosol Society, PO Box 34, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7FE,
Tel: 01275 849019, Fax: 01275 844877, www.aerosol-soc.org.uk,
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