Hosting Institution

European Paediatric Formulation Initiative in partnership with International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology.

Conference Venue

Preconference workshop venue

University College London School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N1AX United Kingdom

Conference venue

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H9JP United Kingdom

Important Dates

Apr 9thth 2018 Preliminary programme announcement
July 20th2018 Second announcement
Apr 10thth2018  On-line registration and abstract submission open
July 5thth 2018 Abstract submission deadline for poster presentations only
July 3rd2018 Notification about abstract acceptance (preliminary date)

Conference Dates

September 12 to 13th 2018

Preconference workshop - 11th September 2018


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Workshops Presentations

Workshop 1: Placeboceutical: Formulation challenges in paediatric clinical trials

Opening Presentation

Wrap up Presentation

Mandy Wan, NIHR CRN: Children, United Kingdom

Workshop 2: Best practices for selection of excipients for paediatrics.

Opening presentation

Kevin Hughes, Colorcon, IPEC, United Kingdom

Plenary Presentations

10yrs of EuPFI - historical review and a prospective glance
Catherine Tuleu, University College London, School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom

Ten years of the paediatric regulation
Rosalind Smyth, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, United Kingdom/p>

Young people’s voices in paediatric drug development
Jenny Preston, NIHY, Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility, United Kingdom

Milk as an excipient – new insights into nanostructure formation during digestion and drug delivery
Ben Boyd, Monash University, Australia

Milk as an excipient – new insights into nanostructure formation during digestion and drug delivery
Ben Boyd, Monash University, Australia

Collaborative R&D (SPaeDD-UK) - "playing nicely in the sandpit!"
Alastair Coupe, Pfizer, United Kingdom

Focus Session Presentations

Age appropriateness of formulations

Swallowability Studies in the Real World – Challenges and Successes
Matthew Peak, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Age-Appropriate Formulations – 10 yrs down the lane-
Terry Ernest, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom

Administration Devices

Pediatric Dosing Device Contextual Inquiry
Paul Blowers, AbbVie, United States Katie Hansbro, Design Science, United States

Novel polymeric microneedle platforms and their potential impact on paediatric population
Aaron Courtenay, Queens University Belfast,United Kingdom


Paediatric drug development: towards maturity. Desmopressin as a case
JElke Gasthuys, Ghent University, Belgium

Challenges in formulation development of a compound indicated for paediatric infectious disease
Jens Ceulemans, Janssen, Belgium


Development of innovative excipients with paediatric relevance
Johann-Philipp Hebestreit, BASF, Germany

Practical regulatory approach on excipients in paediatrics
Brian Aylward, Health Products Regulatory Authority, Dublin

Taste masking and taste testing

An industrial point of view on palatability testing and paediatric development
Leonie Wagner-Hattler, Roche, Switzerland

Crossmodal Research and emerging technologies digitizing senses – what is the learning for pharma?
Charles Spence, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Innovation Show Cases Presentations

Children want films- oral thin films rather than conventional dosage forms
Ahmad Ghoniem, tesa Labtec, Germany Viviane Klingmann, University Children’s Hospital Duesseldorf, Germany

Accurate dosing and delivery of multiparticulate using sympfiny
Michael Quinn, HS Design Inc., New Jersey

Microcaps® Taste Masking Technology is a patientcentric approach to optimize medicine acceptance and adherence in pediatric patient populations
Luigi Boltri, Adare Pharmaceuticals, Italy

Poster Presentations

Influence of swallowing aids on grittiness-masking ability and acceptability of multiparticulates
Smita Salunke, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University College London, UK

Ion Exchange Resin For Taste-Masking Application – Development Of RapidScreening Method
Manish Ghimire,Colorcon Ltd., Dartford, Kent, UK

Development Of A Palatable Glycopyrronium Bromide Liquid For Paediatrics
Simon Bryson,Proveca Ltd, NEO, Charlotte Street, Manchester,UK

Instructions To Manipulate Aspirin Tablets In Guidelines
Ahmad Lahiq, School of Pharmacy, Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Orodispersible Film Compared To Syrup In Neonates And Infants
Viviane Klingmann,Department of General Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology, University Children’s Hospital Düsseldorf, Moorenstr. 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

Novel Approach To Disintegration Testing Of Orodispersible Films: In Vitro Oral Cavity Simulator
Mariagiovanna_Scarpa, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London, Department of Pharmaceutics, UK

Stability Study Simulating Gastrointestinal Conditions Of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs At Simple Or Fixed-Combination Of Oral Pediatric Doses
Ana Santovena, Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y Salud Pública de Canarias (IUETSPC). Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). Campus de Anchieta. 38203 La Laguna (Tenerife). España

Printing Paediatric Dosage Forms Precisely: Layer by Layer
Ilias Aita Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

Dissolution Behaviour Of 3D Printed Lidocaine Formulations Onto Mucoadhesive Buccal Films Conventionally Produced For Pediatric Use
Dina Kottke, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics; Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Duesseldorf

Sugarcane Wax-Based Extrudates Of Sodium Benzoate
Bastian Hahn,Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Heinrich Heine University, Universitätsstr. 1 ,40225 Düsseldorf

Physical And Chemical Breakdown Mechanism Of Reverse Enteric Polymer Coatings
Shrina Bhagat, Molecular Analytical Science (MAS) CDT, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

Evaluation Of Ease-Of-Swallowing And Sensory Assessment Of Coated Placebo Tablets
Justyna Czarnocka, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B16 2TT

Patient’s Texture Vocabulary: Coated And Uncoated Tablets
Justyna Czarnocka, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B16 2TT

Taste masking of multiparticulates dosage forms containing a highly soluble compound.
Nicholas Murphy,Worldwide Research and Development, Drug Product Design, Pfizer

edication Administration to Children-The Caregiver Perspective
Danielle McDonald, Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States

Caregivers of a single child: the medication administration experience
Danielle McDonald, Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States

Galeniq™721- A Novel Excipient For Orodispersible Minitablets
Ard Lura Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Heinrich-Heine-University, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany

Creating Acceptable Tablets (CAT) - A Feasibility Study To Assess The Swallowability And Acceptability Of Different Sized Placebo Tablets In Children And Young People: An Interim Analysis
Louise Bracken, Paediatric Medicines Research Unit, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

Is An ‘Age-Appropriate’ Prednisolone Formulation Acceptable To Children With Acute Asthma Or Wheeze?
Rebecca Venables, School of Pharmacy, Keele University

Sensory Qualities And Preference Of Adhesive Plasters: How To Design A Protocol Of Evaluation?
Elise Potet, Ecole de Biologie Industrielle (EBI), 49 avenue des Genottes, 95800 Cergy, France

Rat Brief-Access Taste Aversion (BATA) Test Predicts Human Perception of Bitter Medicines: Comparison Of Data From Two Laboratories
Robert Ives, GSK, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, UK

Palatability And Manufacturability Assessment Of Dispersible Tablets Prepared Using Co-Processed Excipients With Different Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Andrews, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London, Department of Pharmaceutics, UK

Comparative Evaluation Of Sublingual Tablets Of Ondansetron Hydrochloride By Direct Compression And Sublimation Technology For Paediatric Use.
Smita More, Department of pharmaceutics, Modern college of pharmacy (for ladies), India

Assessment Of Taste Masking Efficiency Of Various Flavored Syrup Based Vehicles Using Electronic Tongue
Laxman Cherkupally, Novartis Healthcare Pvt.Ltd,Hyderabad,India

Use Of Classical Taste Masking Excipients In Oral Pediatric Dosage Forms: Formulation, Safety And Regulatory Considerations
Laxman Cherkupally, Novartis Healthcare Pvt.Ltd,Hyderabad,India

Y-Site Compatibility Of Sildenafil With Milrinone In Paediatric Critical Care.
Fatemah Alsalman, School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

Development Of Oro-Jelly Formulation Of Clarithromycin Using Natural Excipients For Pediatric Patient
Swati Mutha, PDEA’s SGRS College of Pharmacy, Saswad , Pune, India,

p>Potentially Harmful Excipients In Neonatal Medicines: Japanese Single Center Observational Study
Jumpei Saito, Department of Pharmacy, National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Okura 2-10-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8535, Japan.

Taste Masking Coating Of Mini-Tablets With Cellulose Derivatives: Formulations And Analytical Challenges
Véronique Henner-Kulkarni, Shin-Etsu PFMD GmbH, Rheingaustrasse 190-196, 65203 Wiesbaden, Germany

A Literature Review Of Paediatric Gastrointestinal Parameters That Could Support The Development Of Predictive Paediatric Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Model
Erik Wollmer, University of Greifswald, Department of Pharmacy, Greifswald, Germany

Migraine Treatment Using TRNA Approach For Teenager Patient Using Vesicular Gel
Swati Mutha, PDEA’s SGRS College of Pharmacy, Saswad , Pune, India,

Physicochemical Characterisation Of Fluids And Foods That Might Be Used
Lisa Freerks, University of Greifswald, Department of Pharmacy, Greifswald, Germany

Three Best Poster Award Winners:

  • Dina Kottke ( Poster ID- 24): Dissolution Behaviour of 3D Printed Lidocaine Formulations onto Mucoadhesive Buccal Films Conventionally Produced for Pediatric Use
  • Swati Bora (Mutha) (Poster ID- 63): Migraine Treatment Using TRNA Approach for Teenager Patient Using Vesicular Gel
  • Mariagiovanna Scarpa ( Poster ID- 13): Novel approach to disintegration testing of orodispersible films: In vitro oral cavity simulator
  • Oral Presentation Award Winner:

  • Thibault VALLET (Poster ID- 25): Antibiotics acceptability: contrasting effects of aromas on girls and boys
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