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Submit Abstracts!

Abstract submission for the 2019 Congress is now open. Note that for each session some of the oral presentation invitations will be determined from the abstracts submitted. So be early and take note of the scientific session that best fits your work.  

It is Time to Renew Your Membership

Please go to the website to renew your membership for 2019. 

ISAM/ATS Preconference Session at ATS 2019

As in previous years, ISAM and ATS are organizing an ISAM/ATS pre-conference session for ATS 2019. This preconference session on “Current Practice and Future Developments in Aerosol Medicine” will highlight new, exciting research from ISAM and non-ISAM members who submitted abstracts to the 2019 Conference in Dallas. Up to thirty abstracts from our field will be displayed and discussed as posters. Among these, we will select abstracts from students and early-stage investigators that will also be presented during short oral presentations. The session will take place on Saturday May 18, 2019 (room and time to be confirmed) at no additional cost to attendees. Participation in the session will be in addition to ordinary programming of these abstracts during the conference, but will allow for the work to be highlighted in greater depth to conference attendees.


This event will provide a venue for ISAM members and other researchers with an interest in aerosol-related research to network with each other. The session will be advertised in the ATS program and will be open to all attendees. We hope to see many of you attending the 2019 ATS conference at this event. Feel free to invite your colleagues to attend as well!

Consider the Aerosol School for Your New Colleagues 

ISAM, St. Joseph's Healthcare, and McMaster University proudly present Aerosol School October 16-18, 2019 at the Firestone Research Aerosol Laboratory, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Aerosol School is an intensive three day curriculum designed to provide the didactic background and practical laboratory hands-on experience to quantify and characterize medical aerosols. Upon completion of the program, participants should understand the measurements and techniques utilized in commercial pharmaceutical and biotech laboratories as well as academic research. The curriculum is a perfect primer for anyone interested in measurements of medical aerosols, whether for industry or clinical research.

Registration will be limited to the first 20 participants to ensure a good hands-on experience. 

Target audience: Scientists, technicians and students wishing to learn the range of measurements and techniques utilized in the modern aerosol laboratory.

Registration Fees (in US Dollars) includes membership to ISAM, course book, 3 lunches, 1 dinner: Standard fee: $1675 US, Student fee: $750 US.

M Dolovich, McMaster University, Canada
J Fink, Aerogen Pharma, USA
H Mansour, University of Arizona, USA
A Goodey, Merck Pharmaceuticals, USA
M Inman, McMaster University, Canada
L Mao, recipharma, USA
AR Martin, University of Alberta, Canada
JP Mitchell, Independent Consultant, Canada
H Neighbour, McMaster University Canada
K Stapleton, Pharma Consultant, USA
D Roberts, Applied Particle Principles LLC, USA
N Batista, Malvern Instruments, Canada

Topics include:
Aerosol basics/definitions
Aerosol Lung, Nasal Drug Delivery Devices
Requirements for Quality Control vs. Research and Development
Formulation Science for OINDPs
Nanomedicine R&D Issues
Tracers: How to prepare standards and their importance in making measurements
Factors affecting in vitro measurements of aerosol properties
Equipment requires, supplies, and calibration/validation
Modeling Aerosol Delivery
Measurements of unit doses and particle size (pMDI, DPI, liquids)
QC vs Clinic; Simulation; IVIVC
Human Factors and Device Development
Unusual clinical settings
Clinical biomarkers, equivalence 
Special Lecture - The Business of Drug Device Development

For further information, please contact:
Myrna Dolovich at mdolovic@mcmaster.ca or call 905-522-1155 x33597
www.aerosolschool.com @aerosolschool

Join a Networking Group

Networking groups represent an important part of ISAM to enable interaction between members and make the society living and active. Listed below are the six networking groups and their chairs:

New Devices and Emerging Therapies
Chairs: Grégory Reychler and Hugh Smyth
Environmental/Occupational Health/Toxicology
Chairs: Jennifer Fiegel and Cristinae Carvalho-Wodarz
Imaging, Modeling, and Physiology of Aerosols in the Lung
Chairs: Jeffrey Schroeter and Kim Prisk
Regulatory and Standardization Issues
Chairs: David Cipolla and Mitchell Jolyon
Pediatrics and Cystic Fibrosis
Chairs: Peter Le Souef , Ronan MacLoughlin, and Laleh Golshahi
Young Investigator / Early Career
Chairs: Jessica Oakes, Conor Ruzycki, and Landon Holbrook

Become a Sponsor

The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) is proud to announce that the 22nd Congress will be held in Montreux, Switzerland, from 26th to 29th May 2019. The congress will bring together about 400 international attendees at one of the largest pulmonary drug delivery and respiratory health conferences. The attendees will include clinicians, respiratory health care professionals, aerosol engineers, formulations scientists and regulatory representatives.

The 22nd ISAM Congress is an opportunity for leading companies associated with aerosols in medicine. As a sponsor of ISAM 2019 you can showcase your company / scientific expertise / emerging technologies within one of the premier scientific meetings in the field. See different sponsorship opportunities and details as to the potential exposure this venue will provide for your company.

ISAM 2019 Congress

Start planning today! Visit the Congress website for more information about the ISAM 2019 Congress in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland.

Visit the Website

As always, we encourage you to visit the ISAM website as your source of information about the society and for access to resources such as the ISAM Aerosol Textbook and the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery.


Contact Us

The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine
CyCOM GmbH Hainstraße 29
D-35066 Frankenberg
P: +49 6451 259 000
E: office@isam.org

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