PDA The Future of Drug Delivery Workshop 2024

Antwerp, Belgium
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Program Highlights

Join this one-day interactive workshop after the PDA Medical Devices an Connected Health Conference 2024 , and join the discussion discussion with industry experts on micro needle systems and wearable injection devices!

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the PDA The Future of Drug Delivery Workshop 2024 taking place on 06 June 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The workshop directly follows the PDA Medical Devices and Connected Health Conference 2024 and provides a useful context and perspective on the technologies, opportunities and realities of drug delivery – injectable and non-injectable – with a look at devices but also formulation technologies.

In a packed one-day program, acknowledged industry expert speakers will share their experience and insights on topics including the development, manufacture and regulatory aspects of drug delivery.

With GLP-1s being on everybody’s mind we will open the workshop with a presentation from Eli Lilly & company. How much will this progressive growth disrupt overall drug delivery and in other therapeutic areas?

There will be a series of brief but highly informative 'deep dive' presentations by leading experts on key drug delivery technologies ranging from large volume and wearable devices, nasal/pulmonary delivery, intradermal technologies, amongst others.

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

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Workshop Leader

Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

Scientific Program Planning Committee

  • Mathias Romacker, Kymanox
  • John Burke, Team Consulting
  • Mehul Desai, Enable Injections
  • Philippe Lauwers, Terumo
  • Tom Sefrin, Roche
  • Andrei Yosef, LTS Lohmann
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe
  • Caroline Lynar, Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe

Standard Registration

Member Price

€ 1.080


€ 1.080

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.


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

9:00 I Welcome Coffee
9:20 I Welcome and Introduction from the Workshop Leader

Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

9:30 | Setting the Stage – The Rise and Potential Disruption Effects of GLP-1 Drugs for Drug Delivery

Anand Subramony, Eli Lilly & Company

9:50 | Insights from the PDA Medical Devices and Connected Health Conference 2024

Paul Upham, Roche/Genentech

10:10 | An Introduction to Behaviour Design and Its Application to Medical Device Development

Geraint Davies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche

10:30 | Overview of Established and Novel Drug Delivery Technologies

Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

10:40 | Short Break

10:50 | Interactive Session on Emerging Technologies

Join us for an engaging session focused on the latest technologies shaping our industry:

  • Roundtable Discussions: Participate in roundtable discussions on selected technologies. After a brief overview, attendees will have the opportunity to pick their top 3 or 4 technologies mentioned in the preceding talk.
  • Table Rotation: Move from table to table, engaging in discussions facilitated by table leaders and moderators provided by workshop groups.
12:05 - 13:05 | Networking Lunch Break
13:05 | Reconvene to present and discuss the key findings from the roundtable discussions. Gain insights into the most compelling and relevant technologies as identified by our diverse group of participants
13:35 - 14:45 | Enabling technologies with hands-on experiences, Part I

13:35 | Topic: Intradermal, Presented by Speaker to be announced

13:45 | Topic: Nasal, Presented by Alain Regard, Nemera

13:55 | Topic: Pulmonary, Presented by Gonçalo Farias, Aptar

14:05 | Topic: Reusable Injection Devices, Presented by Gemma Wood, Phillips Medisize

14:15 | Topic: Large Volume Handheld Devices, Presented by Raphael Weiler, Ypsomed

14:25 - 14:45 | Hands-On Experience Part I

14:45 - 15:05 | Networking Coffee Break
15:05 - 16:25 | Enabling technologies with hands-on experiences, Part II

15:05 | Topic: Pediatric Device Technolgies, Presented by Chris Hurlstone, Team Consulting

15:15 | Topic: Novel Drug Container Technologies Offering Opportunities for Better Sustainability and Form Factors, Presented by Paul Rutter, Apiject

15:25 | Topic: Large Volume Delivery, Presented by Aaron Swick, Enable Injections

15:35 | Topic: Ocular Technologies, Presented by Vincent Cazanave, Roche - remote presentation -

15:45 | Topic: Formulation, Presented by Wenyu Dong, Johnson & Johnson

15:55 | Topic: More than a theory - Successful delivery of biologics, mRNA and vaccines by Microarray Patch Technology, Presented by Markus Winterberg, LTS Lohmann

16:05 - 16:25 | Hands-On Experience Part II

16:25 | Roundtable Discussion on Technologies Presented Before
16:55 | Interactive Questionnaire
17:00 | The Future of Drug Delivery – the Pharma Perspective - A Panel Discussion


  • Anand Subramony, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Serkan Oray, UCB
  • Eric Chanie, Merck Group
  • Andrew Chapman, AstraZeneca
18:00 | Farewell

Mathias Romacker, Kymanox

18:10 I End of Workshop
Agenda is subject to change.

Featured Presenters


  • Philippe Lauwers

    Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

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  • Andrei Yosef, PhD


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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.

PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32
B2000 Antwerp

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms by 01 April 2024.

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

How to Get Here
By Air

There are two airports close by, Antwerp International Airport which is around 20 min by car or Brussel International Airport (Airport Zaventem) which is an hour away.

By Car On site parking is available, please contact the hotel for further information.
By Other Options It only takes 30 minutes by train from the airport to Antwerp Central station with the Intercity Direct. Here you take the metro to the "Antwerpen Groenplaats Metro Station", where the hotel is located.
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Event Ticket one-way and specific train (subject to availability):

  • 1st class 89,90€ (seat reservation incl.)
  • 2nd class 55,90€

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  • 1st class 112,90€ (seat reservation incl.)
  • 2nd class 77,90€

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Area Attractions
We are in the heart of Antwerp, overlooking the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Town square. Shops, restaurants, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum are a short walk from our door. Antwerp Zoo and Antwerp Central Rail Station are within four kilometers. Enjoy all-day dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, fitness center access, and the rooftop sun deck.