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    The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

    2018 Symposium

    “Updates and Controversies Related to Inhaled Aerosols”

    May 18, 2018 - University of California, San Diego

    Join the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) for a one-day symposium on the latest developments in aerosol inhalation science. The event will take place on the campus of the University of California, San Diego and is open to industry, regulatory and academic scientists as well as clinicians and fellows.

    Symposium Topics

    • New developments in electronic cigarettes and alternative tobacco delivery systems
    • Updates on bronchial challenge testing
    • Personalized medicine: which inhaler is best for your patient?
    • Can aerosol therapy benefit from digital health?

    The Venue

    The symposium will take place on the 15th floor of Village West building 1 on the north end of the UCSD campus at the corner of UCSD Northpoint Driveway and Scholar Drive North (see maps below). The facilities boast beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines Golf Course, and downtown San Diego and is surrounded by a patio accessible during coffee breaks, lunch and the evening reception.

    Registration Fees (Including coffee breaks, lunch, and reception)

       

    ISAM members and/or UCSD affiliates

    Academia/non-profit: $250
    Industry: $350
    Non-ISAM members and/or UCSD affiliates
    Academia/non-profit: $300
    Industry: $400
    Students $100

    Preliminary Program Schedule

    Talks for each session will be a mix of invited speakers and oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. Please continue to check the website for updates on the program and confirmed invited speakers.

    8:30am-9:30am          

    Registration
    9:00am-9:10am Welcome
    9:10am-10:05am Morning session 1: E-cigarettes

    9:10am: Title to be confirmed 
    Risa Robinson, PhD
    Rochester Institute of Technology

     

    9:35am: Intrapulmonary Deposition & Uptake Kinetics of Electronic Cigarette Vapor Imaged with PET
    Jose Venegas, PhD 
    MGH and Harvard Medical School

     

    9:50am: Carbonyl’s in electronic cigarette emissions, are we accurately measuring them and do they matter?
    Phil Kuehl, PhD
    Lovelace Biomedical 

     

    10:05am-10:35am             Coffee break
    10:35am-11:40am

    Morning session 2: Updates on bronchial challenge testing


    10:35am: Bronchial challenge testing: A clinical perspective 
    Donald W Cockcroft, MD (Invited)
    Dept. Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

    11:00am: Methacholine bronchoconstriction is spatially persistent and independent of posture during drug inhalation
    Eric Geier et al.
    Dept Medicine, University of California, San Diego 

    11:15am: Bronchial Challenge testing in preclinical studies
    Otmar Schmid
    , Comprehensive Pneumology Center
    Helmholtz Zentrum München (Invited)

     

    11:40am-12:25pm         Morning session 3: 

    Pro/Con debate: Should we use inhaled antibiotics to treat non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis?

     
    11:40am: Pro: 
    We should use inhaled antibiotics to treat non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis?
    David Cipolla, PhD (Invited)
    Aradigm


    12:00pm: Con: We should not use inhaled antibiotics to treat non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis?
    Andrew Clark, PhD 
    Aerogen Pharma Corporation


    12:20pm: Rebuttal/vote

     

    12:25pm-1:30pm Lunch
    1:30pm-2:25pm Afternoon session 1: Personalized medicine: which device is best for your patient?

    1:30pm: Personalized medicine: which device is best for your patient?
    Arzu Ari, PhD (invited)
    Texas State University

    1:55pm: abstract 1 – 15 min

    2:10pm: abstract 2 – 15 min
    2:25pm-3:45pm

    Afternoon session 2: Can aerosol therapy benefit from digital health?
    Panel discussion - panelists to be confirmed


    3:50pm-4:50pm Poster session/Hands-on demo
    4:50pm-5:00pm Final remarks
    5:00pm-7:00pm Reception/light appetizers

    Sponsorship

    ISAM welcomes sponsor for this event. Please view our sponsorship information

    Program Committee

    Chantal Darquenne and Rui C Sá (University of California, San Diego), Jim Fink (Aerogen Pharma Corporation), Otmar Schmid (Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Helmholtz Zentrum München) and Philip Kuehl (Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute).

    Lodging and Parking

    Hotels close to the UCSD main campus, listed by proximity to the meeting venue:

    For those attending the American Thoracic Society meeting (May 18-23, San Diego convention center) the list of ATS recommended hotels can be found here:

    http://conference.thoracic.org/attendees/registration/hotel-reservations.php

    These hotels, are located downtown, see transportation details below.

    UCSD Venue Location Maps UCSD Venue Location Maps (739 KB)

    Transportation

    Hotels close to the venue are 5-15min walk, or ~$5-10 Uber/Lyft ride to the venue.

    From downtown (ATS hotels), conference center:

    • Uber/Lyft from the conference center to UCSD ~$25-30 (one way)
    • Regular taxi service, ~$50
    • Public transportation ($2.25 each way, exact amount required if paid on bus), bus lines 30 and 150 link downtown to UCSD campus 
      The bus terminus at the UCSD campus is a 10-15min (pleasant) walk to the meeting location.

    Parking at UCSD

    Parking at UCSD during weekdays is extremely limited, particularly between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Plan accordingly if you decide to drive to campus. Parking rates range from $8-16/day.
    The closest parking structures with visitor spots (marked “V” in white background) are the Hopkins and Pangea parking structures, as well as Parking Lot P385 (North Torrey Pines and Glider Port). For a map, click here.