It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the 20th International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium-IPTS 2020 which will be held in Ankara between 7 – 9 September 2020 under the auspices of Hacettepe University.
IPTS 2020 will feature a theme of “Shaping the Future of Pharmaceutics” and will consist of morning and afternoon sessions in each of 3 days for scientific sessions. There will be plenary lectures and session lectures given by the “Invited Speakers” from all around the world, and also “oral presentations” selected by the submitted abstracts. The “poster session” from different fields of pharmaceutical sciences will also take place.
In addition to the Scientific Sessions, Special Industrial and Regulatory Sessions will be realized on September 7 and 8 2020. We are aiming to collate all stakeholders of these topics, discuss the major subject with all perspectives and outline the forthcoming strategies in order to elevate the Turkey’s vision for being a worldwide partner of these topics. The industrial session titles are: “Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Solutions”, “Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs”, “Data Science and Cyber Tools in Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences” and “Interchangeability of Pharmaceuticals: Current Status and Future Outlook”.
The International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium has been organized biennially since 1982 as a pioneer organization, with a boundless enthusiasm of the colleagues from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy at Hacettepe University.
The IPTS has become a traditional and a very well-known scientific symposium in pharmaceutical technology field, with the precious supports and encouraging of our colleagues from all around the world and also the industrial partners in Turkey. My colleagues from the Organizing Committee and I hope and believe that, as achieved by the former symposia, the 20th IPTS will offer great opportunities to the scientists for discussing recent topics in the field, will bring the academia, industry and health authorities together for sharing their experiences, and will help all the participants from academia and industry to solve current problems and challenges in practice.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Ankara-Turkey for discussing hot topics in science, enjoying the “cultural places” and visiting attractive “Cappadocia region” as our post-symposium tour.
Prof. Levent Öner