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ARE EYE DROPS THE BEST ROUTE FOR OPHTHALMIC THERAPY?
November 28th, 2018

Eye drops have long been the mainstay of ophthalmic drug delivery. Yet they cause ocular surface problems and often traverse the cornea poorly with little reaching the posterior segment. Is there anything we can do about this? The aim of any therapy would be to have good compliance and effective and easy drug delivery.

This workshop allows an in-depth view in to the different technologies that are available to either effect improved results from topical therapy (be it drops, gels or ointments) and also the limitations and uses of both externally and internally implantable drug delivery devices.

The workshop will allow you to gain a full understanding of the technology available at present and its limitations.

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Workshop Leaders:
Sunil Shah, Professor, Aston University
Afzal Mohammed
, Professor, Aston University
Raid Alany
, Chair in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery, Aston University

Workshop LEADER

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Sunil Shah

Professor, Aston University

Professor Sunil Shah qualified from St. Georges Hospital Medical School and completed his post-graduate training in Torquay, Exeter, Manchester and Nottingham. He has been a Consultant at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre since 2000 where he runs a cornea and cataract service. Professor Shah is a Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and a reviewer for Eye, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Ulster, a Professor at Aston University and an honorary Professor at UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia. Professor Shah also provides specialist advice to NICE and is a representative for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to the British Standards Institute. He is the Principle Editor and E Tutor for the E-learning course in Refractive surgery for the University of Ulster. He represents the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on its refractive sub-committee and its academic committee and he is a past President of the British Society for Refractive Surgery and a past council member for the British Contact Lens Association.

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Workshop leader introduction

13:40 Nanotechnology

Afzal Mohammed

Afzal Mohammed, Professor, Aston University
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14:20 Age-related eye diseases: how can drug delivery research help?

Raid Alany

Raid Alany, Chair in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery, Kingston University
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  • In the UK almost 2 million people suffer from sight loss; of those, around 360,000 are registered partially sighted or blind
  • Up to one in every three people over the age of 65 experiences problems with dry eyes
  • The physiological functions and biochemical processes of the eye decline with aging
  • The main age-related sight loss causes are cataract, glaucoma, ARMD and diabetic retinopathy
  • Pharmaceutical formulations and drug delivery systems help restore vision
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Externally implantable devices

    Sunil Shah

    Sunil Shah, Professor, Aston University
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    16:10 Internally implantable devices

    Sunil Shah

    Sunil Shah, Professor, Aston University
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    16:50 Close of workshop

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Afzal Mohammed

    Afzal Mohammed

    Professor, Aston University
    Raid Alany

    Raid Alany

    Chair in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery, Kingston University

    Afzal Mohammed

    Professor, Aston University
    Afzal Mohammed

    Afzal Mohammed is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Head of Pharmaceutics at Aston University. He is an internationally leading scientist and a key opinion leader in paediatric formulation development. The translational interface of his research is funded by grants from various bodies including MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC and NC3R as well as funding from various international pharmaceutical companies and INNOVATE UK. He has presented his research findings at major national and international conferences and was awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2017. Research from his group has led to a total of 102 publications which include research articles, review papers, journal editorials, book chapters, PhD theses, published conference proceedings and patent applications as well as over 80 abstracts at various national and international conferences. Afzal serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Pharmaceutics as well as BMC Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology and is on the editorial board for four other journals including Nature Scientific Reports. Afzal Mohammed is the lead inventor of a patented novel dry particle coating technology (WO 2016/066462 A1). He set up Aston Particle Technologies Ltd (www.astonparticletechnologies.com) in July 2016 to unlock the commercial potential for the technology.

    Raid Alany

    Chair in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery, Kingston University
    Raid Alany

    Professor Raid Alany’s academic journey spans three continents; namely, Asia, Oceania and Europe. A pharmacy graduate and a registered New Zealand pharmacist; Raid received his PhD in ocular drug delivery from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2001. He then became a Senior Lecturer and Head of Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland in New Zealand and later joined Kingston University London where he was appointed Research Director for the School of Pharmacy and Chemistry and the Inaugural Head of School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry. This ‘’super’’ school is the largest in Kingston University London comprising four departments, well over 2000 students, over 100 academic staff. His research team at Kingston comprised a CARA Visiting Fellow, Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, ten PhD students and a Sparks Research Fellow working on a range of drug delivery projects; he has supervised to completion 22 Masters by Research and PhD students. Raid is an author on over 200 scientific research publications (papers and abstracts), a book and seven book chapters; he has attracted over $NZ 2M (£GBP 1M) in contestable research and enterprise funding. Professor Alany acts as an editor and serves on the editorial boards for many journals and publications. He is past president of the New Zealand Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (NZCRS) and past member of the Scientific Steering Group of the New Zealand National Eye Centre, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and Australasian Pharmaceutical Scientists Association (APSA). He has won several awards and consults for pharmaceutical companies in New Zealand and Singapore and is an inventor on several international patents; he receives regular invitations to present at international meetings.

    Sunil Shah

    Professor, Aston University
    Sunil Shah

    Professor Sunil Shah qualified from St. Georges Hospital Medical School and completed his post-graduate training in Torquay, Exeter, Manchester and Nottingham. He has been a Consultant at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre since 2000 where he runs a cornea and cataract service. Professor Shah is a Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and a reviewer for Eye, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Ulster, a Professor at Aston University and an honorary Professor at UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia. Professor Shah also provides specialist advice to NICE and is a representative for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to the British Standards Institute. He is the Principle Editor and E Tutor for the E-learning course in Refractive surgery for the University of Ulster. He represents the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on its refractive sub-committee and its academic committee and he is a past President of the British Society for Refractive Surgery and a past council member for the British Contact Lens Association.

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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