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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.

Registration. 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 fee for participants is € 300 comprehensive of accommodation, light lunch, coffee breaks and attendance to the SCI congress on September 28th. To foster the networking and the exchanges among participants on the evening of Thursday 27th a cocktail will be offered in the area of the “Foyer” of Teatro Sociale of Como before the Opera “Il viaggio a Reims” by Giacomo Rossini. To attend to performance a contribution of € 50 will be added to the registration fee.

Due to the limited number of places available, only applicants who sent their pre-registration before May 31st, 2018 and received a confirmation can register to the summer school. The applicants are also required to report the tentative title of their contribution (i.e. poster or 15-min podium presentation) in order to define the discussion panels.

To apply for registration, fill the online form in all its requirements. Please download the online form (download) at the following web address to submit your contribution which are collected in a ISBN ebook. Type of contribution (i.e. poster or podium presentation) will be communicate at the acceptance.



Deadline for Pre-Registration: May 31st, 2018

Deadline for Registration and payment: June 30th 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: July 14th 2018


Fondazione Volta:

Program: download here the updated version programmaSCUOLA_v120505


  • Local drug delivery in orthopedic, and tissue regeneration strategies
  • Drug delivery to the skin and cutaneous annex
  • Drug delivery to eyes
  • Intratumor drug delivery
  • Local delivery to the heart
  • Nasal and pulmonary local drug delivery

Confirmed speakers:

  • Luigi Allegra (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  • Franco Benazzo (Università degli Studi di Pavia)
  • Ruggero Bettini (Università degli Studi di Parma)
  • 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)
  • Adriele Prina-Mello (University Trinity College)
  • María Blanco-Prieto (University of Navarra)
  • Carmelo Puglia (Università degli Studi di Catania)
  • David Stepenky (University of Negev)

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