Joseph B. Schwartz, PhD, left behind a far-reaching legacy of pharmaceutics research and teaching when he passed in August 2006. The former Burroughs-Wellcome professor of Pharmaceutics and director of Industrial Pharmacy Research at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) was a beloved faculty member at the College from 1981 to 2006.
In honor of Dr. Schwartz, on March 6, 2009, PCP and the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum will present The Joseph B. Schwartz Memorial Symposium: Advances in Industrial Pharmacy, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the auditorium and atrium of the McNeil Science and Technology Center at University of the Sciences.
In conjunction with this symposium, local graduate students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at area colleges and universities will present their research projects in a poster session supported by the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum, a co-sponsor of the symposium.
Prior to joining the faculty at PCP, Dr. Schwartz held various research and supervisory positions at Merck Sharp and Dohme in the Pharmaceutical Research and Development Division, and held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Rhode Island and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.
He served as chief editor of the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, was a co-editor of the three volume series “Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Tablets,” and a section editor for “Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy.” He served as a consultant to the industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and held memberships in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APhA-APRS), the Controlled Release Society (CRS), the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), Rho Chi and Sigma Xi, and served as an officer or executive committee member in many of these societies. Dr. Schwartz lectured in the People’s Republic of China, as well as Canada, Europe, Israel, Puerto Rico, South America, and throughout the United States. He was a Fellow of AAPS and APhA/APS Academy and received the 2006 AAPS Outstanding Educator award.
The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum Present
The Joseph B. Schwartz Memorial Symposium: Advances in Industrial Pharmacy
March 6, 2009
The Astra Zeneca auditorium and atrium, McNeil Science and Technology Center
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. -- Registration, continental breakfast, and poster setup
9:00 – 9:20 -- Opening remarks
Philip Gerbino, Pharm.D., President, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Lisa Lawson, Pharm.D., Interim Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP)
9:20 – 10:10 -- Keynote Address – “Joseph B. Schwartz - Educator, Research Mentor, and Colleague
Robert E. O’Connor, Ph.D., Vice President of Product Support, Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company
10:10 – 10:30 -- Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 -- “The FDA’s PAT and Quality by Design Initiatives: Contributions of Prof. Joseph B. Schwartz
Ajaz Hussain, Ph.D., Former Deputy Director of the FDA
11:15 – 12:00 -- “Recent Progress in the Science and Technology of Freeze-Drying
Michael J. Pikal, Ph.D., Pfizer Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology, Professor of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. -- Buffet lunch and poster session
2:00 – 2:15 -- “Recent Developments in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PCP, USP
, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PCP, USP
2:15 – 3:00 -- “Advances in Extrusion-Spheronization: Search for a Continuous Process
Steven H. Neau, Ph.D., Director of Industrial Pharmacy, Professor of Pharmaceutics, PCP, USP
3:00 – 3:45 -- “In Vitro Studies Are Sometimes Better Than Conventional Human Pharmacokinetic In Vivo Studies in Assessing Bioequivalence of Immediate-Release Solid Oral Dosage Forms
James E. Polli, Ph.D., Ralph F. Shangraw/Noxell Endowed Chair in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland
3:45 – 4:00 -- Poster award ceremony, sponsored by the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum
Sy Gebrekidan, Ph.D., Chair of the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum
4:00 – 4:15 -- Closing remarks
Russell J. DiGate, Ph.D., Provost, USP
4:15 -- Reception
Graduate and undergraduate students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at area colleges and universities are invited to submit abstracts of poster presentations by e-mail to Dr. Sy Gebrekidan
(Sy_Gebrekidan@merck.com) no later than February 28, 2009. Posters should be mounted between 8:15 and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the symposium and available for registrants to view over the course of the day. A committee set up by the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum will review the posters and the current Chair of the PPF will award cash prizes in three categories at the end of the symposium.
Attendees are requested to register by Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Registration after March 4, 2009, requires in-person registration on the day of the event by cash or check.
To register please click here
for a PDF registration form.
For further information, contact the Planning Committee Chair, Steven Neau, at 215-596-8825 (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Melanie Reeder
, at 215-596-7457 (email@example.com
*Free parking is available. Access to the lot is at 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue.
Steven Neau (chair) Sriramakamal Jonnalagadda
Melanie Reeder Ruy Tchao