Platinum Sponsors:

David MC Ju Foundation

Gold Sponsor:

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc.

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University, Industry and Government Partnerships

OCTOBER 8th, 2014

Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick New Jersey 08901

Thought leaders from the university, industry and government sectors will gather to share their experiences with successfully partnering to translate cutting-edge dermatological research into clinical use – including successes, best-practices, and lessons learned. IDS-2014 will be people and organizations, who by collaborating, can significantly advance product innovation in dermatology and translate basic dermatological discoveries to successful products that will improve patient’s lives. This conference will also provide an opportunity for researchers from universities, industry and government to exhibit their works-in-progress and obtain feedback from their peers in an informal setting. The exhibits give attendees a forum where they can interactively learn about cutting-edge research projects, including information that may not yet have been published.

Call for Posters

Special Announcement:  For Derm 2014, we have partnered with the 12th Biennial New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science scheduled for October 6th and 7th also at the Heldrich.  



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Preliminary Agenda



October 7, 2014

5:30 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Mixer and Networking

7:00 - 9:00 pm VIP Speaker Dinner

October 8, 2014

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration, Coffee, Networking


8:30 - 8:45 am - Welcome - Dr. Bozena "Bo" Michniak-Kohn, Director CDR, and Professor, Rutgers School of Pharmacy, Dr. William Ju, President, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc. Dean Joseph A. Barone, Dean, Rutgers School of Pharmacy and Dr. Chris Molloy, Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Rutgers.


8:45 - 9:15 am Dr. Chris Molloy, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey "The "New" Rutgers: A Vision for Expanded Research and Economic Development in New Jersey"


9:15 - 10:05 am PLENARY SPEAKER Dr. Alice Gottlieb, Ph.D., Professor of Dermatology, Tufts University.
"Collaborations with Industry Revolutionize Treatment of Psoriatic Disease"


10:05 - 10:40 am Peter Nicholson, MBA, Senior Director of Business Development, Galderma S.A.


10:40 - 11:00 am  Coffee Break, Poster Session and Networking  (CALL FOR POSTERS)


11:00 - 11:35 am Andrea Epperly, Ph.D., Senior Director, Business Development & Licensing, Stiefel Laboratories, a GSK company. "The Value of Partnerships in Delivering Science-led Innovation in Skin Health"


11:35 - 12:10 pm Dr. Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of UCSB’s Center for Bioengineering, University of California Santa Barbara.  "Transdermal and Topical Delivery of Macromolecules"


12:10 - 12:45 pm Audra L. Stinchcomb, PhD., Professor University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Founder of AllTranz. "Microneedle Enhanced Dermal Delivery: Academic Bench to Clinical Trials"


12:45 - 12:55pm  Special presentation from Elsevier




2:00 - 2:35 pm Dr. Gupreet Ahluwalia, Ph.D., Senior Director of Dermatology Clinical R&D, Allergan. "Academia and Industry Collaboration: Key Areas for Successful Dermatology Drug Development"


2:35 - 3:10 pm Terry Robinson, Executive Director, Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute. “Collaboration, Innovation and Patient Considerations in Dermal Drug Delivery


3:10 - 3:40 pm  Coffee Break, Poster Session and Networking


3:40 - 4:15 pm Charles Niebylski PhD JD., Strategic Alliances Manager, National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).  "NCATS: Innovative Collaboration Models at the NIH"


4:15 - 5:00 pm Michael Davitz, M.D.  J.D., Principal, Ascenda Law Group, PC. "Protecting Biomedical Inventions in the 21st Century"


5:30 pm- Networking Reception 


Early Bird Special - Hurry!:  Industry: $99, Academia Faculty & Staff: $39, Students & Post-Docs: Free

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