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2023 PDA The Future of Drug Delivery Workshop

Oct 16, 2023
Gothenburg, Sweden

Enabling Technologies for Patient-Centric Drug Administration

  • Workshop
  • Europe
Program Highlights

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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!


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


  • 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

Highlighted Speakers

Patrick Anquetil
Patrick Anquetil
Portal Instruments
Bart  Burgess
Bart Burgess
Christine Cottrell
Christine Cottrell
NHS Wales
Julian Dixon
Julian Dixon
Shannon Hoste
Shannon Hoste
Mathias Romacker
Mathias Romacker
Julie Suman
Julie Suman
Wenxin Wang
Wenxin Wang
University College Dublin
Andrei Yosef
Andrei Yosef

Additional Information

  • Who Should Attend
    Pharma Companies
    • Biopharmaceutical Companies
    • Start-ups/Emerging Companies
    • Raw Materials
    • Consumables
    • Equipment
    Governmental Health Authorities
    • National/Local Authorities
    • European Authorities
    • International Authorities
    Service Providers
    • CDMOs
    • Contract Test Laboratories
    • Logistic Companies
    • Freelancer
    • Consulting Firms
    • Universities
    • Academic Research Institutes

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre - Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Accommodations

    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

  • Amenities

    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.

Other Options

From the main railway station take the number 2 tram (towards Krokslätt) or the 4 (towards Mölndal). From Brunnsparken Square you can also take the number 5 tram (towards Torp). The trams stop at Korsvägen / Svenska Mässan. Tram timetables can be found on the Västtrafik website.


Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Price
All Participants €975

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].


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