EUFEPS, the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences has the goal of being the voice of community of European pharmaceutical scientists to ensure more efficient and safer medicines development and eventually higher quality of life and better health.
In this framework, EUFEPS brings together stakeholders from academia , regulatory authorities, industry, clinicians, patient groups and governmental organizations. Reaching out directly to over 15’000 members from 22 countries and their pharmaceutical societies, EUFEPS has started its series of Annual Meetings in 2015 in Geneva focusing on “Systems approaches for better medicines and health”.
The EUFEPS Annual Meeting 2016 will be organized in İstanbul on June 13-15, 2016 at The Marmara Hotel. The theme of the EUFEPS 2016 meeting is “Clinical Outcome and Regulatory Approaches for Advanced Drug Delivery Products”. As the pharmaceutical world is moving towards more specialized treatments and safer and more efficient administration of existing therapeutic molecules, advanced drug delivery techniques such as non-biological complex drugs (NBCDs), biologics/biotech products, inhaler systems, combination products and modified release products are gaining importance in this current “post blockbuster drug era”. Rapid developments in biosimilar and nanosimilar products also underline the growing need for harmonization and drawing of clear regulatory paths for these innovative systems and their follow-on products. Personalized medicine and treatments based on pharmacogenomic-pharmacogenetic approaches can be a beacon in increasing the efficacy and safety of innovative treatment while manufacturing and upscaling issues and new biomaterials and techniques need to be explored to render optimum quality attributes to advanced technology pharmaceuticals .
With this in mind, we have put together a 3-day programme with contributions form EUFEPS Networks on Bioavailability/Biopharmaceutics, Nanomedicine, Systems Pharmacology, QbD-PAT, Regulatory Sciences and Pharmacogenetics/ Pharmacogenomics. The meeting will take place in the heart of İstanbul at The Marmara Hotel situated at famous Taksim Square where you can enjoy both this scientific programme and the rich cultural and historical beauties of Istanbul . EUFEPS is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016 and we will be more than happy to welcome you at the Gala Dinner dedicated to this silver anniversary for EUFEPS.
Please check our website at www.eufepsannualmeeting.org for updated information on the meeting and feel free to contact me and my colleagues for any further information. Hoping to see you in İstanbul on June 2016.
Prof. Dr. Erem Bilensoy
Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy