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The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences organises several major conferences and symposia each year on topics of interest to pharmaceutical scientists. These symposia are held at different venues throughout the UK.
APS 20th Anniversary International Pharmaceutical Photostability Conference 2015  

Burleigh Court, Loughborough
Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th October 2015

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In this International Year of Light 2015, the APS is particularly pleased to be presenting this event, which will comprise a one-day workshop and a two-day conference.

The course will be suitable for those who are new to the topic of pharmaceutical photostability and photostability testing and also for those who wish to brush up on the basic concepts prior to the PPS’015 conference that will follow it.

The course will cover the following topics and will include opportunities to discuss the application of the concepts presented to the attendees own situations and also to network with practitioners in the field
  • Fundamentals of Photochemistry
  • Kinetics and Mechanisms of Photodegradation
  • Practical exercise to cement concepts led by experts in the field
  • The ICH guideline on Photostability testing and sample presentation
  • Requirements of Irradiation Chambers
  • Measurement of Light: Radiometry, Photometry, Actinometry
  • The impact of excipients and packaging components on photostability
  • Photostabilisation of drugs

The business of the day will conclude with a ‘brains trust’ where participants can bring issues to a panel of experts in the field. This will be followed by a drinks reception for all participants of course and conference.

The course will be presented by a panel of experts in the field of photostability and photostability testing from both academia and industry including Prof Hanne Tønnesen, Dr Steve Baertschi, Dr Allen Templeton, Dr Gregory Sluggett, David Clapham and Dr Leonardo Allain.

The conference will consist of four ½ day sessions focused on specific aspects of the field with a mix of invited speakers and submitted presentations supported by a poster session.  These sessions will allow an in depth consideration of each topic.  In addition each day will include a breakout session facilitated by an expert leader where delegates can provide input to various topics that require discussion by the photochemistry/photostability community.

If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration, please download the abstract form here.

This event is supported by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

The APS is grateful for the support of:
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