2023 PDA The Future of Drug Delivery Workshop

Gothenburg, Sweden
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Join this one-day interactive workshop prior to the 2023 PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference, and join the discussion with industry experts on micro needle systems and wearable injection devices!

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Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to the 2023 PDA The Future of Drug Delivery Workshop to take place on 16 October 2023.

As a prelude to the 20th PDA Universe of Prefilled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference in Gothenburg, this one-day workshop provides a useful context and perspective on the technologies, opportunities and realities of self-administered drug delivery devices which are not syringes and auto-injectors. This is entirely appropriate since the term 'Parenteral' on drug administration means non-oral, and not reliant upon the alimentary canal for delivery.

In a packed one-day program, acknowledged industry expert speakers will share experiences and insights on topics including the development, manufacture and regulatory aspects of self-administration delivery devices.

Leading figures in device usability assessment and clinicians with extensive experience in patient training will provide real-world examples and guidance on aligning the device with the patient's needs and preferences.

There will be a series of brief but highly informative 'deep dive' presentations by leading experts on key drug delivery technologies: wearable delivery devices, needle-free injection, and nasal delivery.

The day will include interactive roundtable sessions, a lively interactive questionnaire session and ample opportunity for Q&A discussions, including meeting the experts over lunch and coffee breaks.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Workshop Leaders

Andy Fry, Team Consulting
Cormac O’Prey, Kestrel Technology


  • Andy Fry, Team Consulting
  • Cormac O’Prey, Kestrel Technology
  • Michael Adler, ten23 health
  • John Burke, Team Consulting
  • Philippe Lauwers, Terumo
  • Mathias Romacker, Kymanox
  • Jufan Zhang, UCD
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe
  • Stefanie Nebelin, Senior Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe

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WAYS TO REGISTER: 1. Online Registration   2. [email protected]

PDA MEMBERS: Please remember to log in before registering If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization, please contact [email protected] before registering.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter the event country, PDA Europe must be informed of this fact at least 4 weeks before the start of the event.

Day 1

Monday, 16 October 2023

Morning Coffee


Welcome and Introduction
Andy Fry, Team Consulting
Cormac O'Prey, Kestrel Technology

Topic: Patient Centricity
John Burke, Team Consulting

10:05 I Patient Experiences Enabled by Technologies
Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

10:30 I Transitioning from Transactional Mindset to Collaborative Approach: A Vendor Perspective on Product Development
Bart Burgess, SHL

11:00- 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 I Time to Throw Away the Map? The Advantages and Disadvantages of Knowing about the Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes
Julian Dixon, AstraZeneca

12:00 I Healthcare Professional (HCP) Perspectives on Gaps and Unmet Patient Needs
An Observation from an Experienced Diabetes Nurse
Christine Cottrell, NHS Wales

12:25 - 13:25 Lunch Break

13:25 I Interactive Questionnaire Session

Philippe Lauwers, Terumo
13:35 I Round Table Discussion

  • Time for Hot Topics and Open Questions
Andy Fry, Team Consulting
Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

14:30 I Regulatory Perspective
Shannon Hoste, Agilis

Cormac O'Prey, Kestrel Technology

14:55 - 15:25 Coffee Break

Topic: Enabling Technologies
Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

15:25 I A Deep Dive into Delivery Technologies

  • Large Volume Injectors
    Andrei Yosef, LTS
  • Needle-Free Delivery
    Patrick Anquetil, Portal Instruments
  • Nasal Delivery
    Julie Suman, Aptar

16:30 I World Cafe Discussion on Seeded topics
Following topics will be evaluated with inputs from the audience
  • When does it make sense to move away from a needle?
  • What barriers are there to adopting new technologies?
  • How can we overcome these?
Multiple Presenters from the previous Session

17:30 I Summary of the Workshop and Take-Home Messages
Andy Fry, Team Consulting
Cormac O'Prey, Kestrel Technology

17:45 | End of Workshop

The agenda is subject to change without notice, Speakers are invited, pending confirmation

Agenda is subject to change.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre - Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden , Sweden

PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

Gothia Towers Hotel
Mässans Gata 24
41294 Gothenburg,

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 15th August 2023.

Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

For group requests over 6 bedrooms please send an email to [email protected]

Attn. Emelie Sandell

Just a 20-minute walk from the hotel you will find The Garden Society of Gothenburg - one of Europe's best-preserved 19th-century parks. At the other end of town you will find the Botanical Garden, a world-class botanical garden with over 16,000 species to admire.

How to Get Here
By Air Airport buses travel to and from Landvetter Airport (appox. 20 min. journey) stopping at Korsvägen/Svenska Mässan. They run directly between these stops.
By Car E6 / E20 (from north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Take the first exit on the left, turn right onto Örgrytevägen and then take the next exit right towards Svenska Mässan. E6 / E20 (from south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Then take the second exit right towards the hotel.