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Como, 25-27 September 2018

Some diseases of particular anatomic districts are not adequately treated by systemic drug administration, mainly because of the difficulty to reach the district itself. Local drug delivery methods are currently developed to treat more efficiently pathologies of inner ear, eyes, SNC, and to target drugs to tumors. A wide range of drug delivery systems or devices were evaluated in research and clinic over the last decade for local drug delivery. The school will cover all the topics related to Local Drug Delivery, including: drug targeting, topical administration, in situ forming systems. The regulatory aspects will also be considered.


The Summer School in INNOVATION IN LOCAL DRUG DELIVERY will host 40 young scientists (PhDs and postdocs) and 20 senior scientists from academia and industry. The registration fees for PhD students including light lunch, coffee breaks and attendance to the SCI congress are fixed as following:

  • PhD students (including accommodation): EUR 300,00
  • PhD students (without accommodation): EUR 250,00

To foster the networking participants under 30 can attend the Opera “Il viaggio a Reims” by G. Rossini at Teatro Sociale of Como on September 25th. A contribution of EUR 10,00 will be asked at the registration desk.

A conference fee of EUR 250,00 (not including accommodation) is applicable to Faculty members and individual from companies.

To apply for registration, fill the online form in all its requirements at the following link: registrazione

The attendants are also required to email the payment receipt to prof. Giovanni Puglisi (

Abstract and Indexing

Abstracts of all contributions (i.e. poster or podium presentation) will be are collected in an ebook. Please download the abstract template

Important dates

Deadline for Pre-Registration: May 31st, 2018

Deadline for Registration and payment: June 30th2018

Deadline for abstract submission: July 14th2018

Fondazione Volta:

Program: download here the updated version click here



  • Local drug delivery in orthopedic, and tissue regeneration strategies
  • Drug delivery to the skin and cutaneous annex
  • Drug delivery to eyes
  • Intratumor drug delivery
  • Nasal and pulmonary local drug delivery
  • The future in the development of medicines

Confirmed speakers:

  • Luigi Allegra (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  • Franco Benazzo (Università degli Studi di Pavia)
  • Ruggero Bettini (Università degli Studi di Parma)
  • María Blanco-Prieto (University of Navarra)
  • Victor Correlo (University of Minh)
  • Begona Delgado-Charro (University of Bath)
  • Torkel Gren (Recipharm)
  • Laura Mayol (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
  • Giovanni Milazzo (Chiesi Farmaceutici)
  • Matteo Moretti (Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi)
  • Adriele Prina-Mello (University Trinity College)
  • Steven Nisticò (Università degli Studi di Catanzaro)
  • Irene Oddone BSP Pharmaceuticals S.p.A.
  • Carmelo Puglia (Università degli Studi di Catania)
  • David Stepenky (University of Negev)
  • Giuliana Verdone (BSP Pharmaceuticals S.p.A.)

Scientific Committee

  • A.M. Fadda (Università degli Studi di Cagliari)
  • P. Caliceti (Università degli Studi di Padova)
  • M. Carafa (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • G. De Rosa (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
  • M. Fresta (Università Magna Grecia di Catanzaro)
  • P. Minghetti (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  • G. Puglisi (Università degli Studi di Catania)

Organizing Committee

  • Minghetti, F. Cilurzo, F. Selmin, L. Zema (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  • Conti, I. Genta, R. Dorati (Università degli Studi di Pavia)

School Directors

Prof. Bice Conti (Università degli Studi di Pavia),

Prof. Paola Minghetti (Università degli Studi di Milano),

Organizing Secretariat

Fondazione Volta

Abstract book 

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