The 16th edition of the EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON CONTROLLED DRUG DELIVERY will be held on April 7-10, 2020 at the beautiful location Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.  

The beautiful location of hotel Zuiderduin (, near the sandy beaches, and a promising symposium program ensure both a relaxing and scientifically rewarding event.

Throughout the previous editions, the symposium has established itself as a high-quality symposium on all aspects of Advanced Drug Delivery. The program comprises about 25 lectures given by invited experts from academia and industry on cutting edge topics in this field. Sufficient time is reserved for discussions and meeting of colleagues during the lecture program and our highly successful poster session.

Scientific topics of the symposium will include:

    Challenges and opportunities in controlled delivery of antisense oligonucleotide, small interfering RNA, and DNA therapeutics.
    Tailoring medical treatment to the individual characteristics of a patient.
    New approaches to overcome physical and biological barriers in controlled drug delivery
    Translation of nanomedicines from academia to industry
    Exploiting extra- and intracellular transport mechanisms for targeted delivery

Besides the invited lecture program, a lively poster session with drinks and snacks will be held on Wednesday evening. Two poster prizes of € 500 will be awarded for the best presentations!

All participants are encouraged to contribute to this event.

The symposium covers 2.5 days; from Wednesday morning 8 April 2018 until and including lunch on Friday 10 April 2018.

Registration is open from Tuesday 7 April 18.00-21.00h at the symposium desk, after which you can join our get2gether party in Hotel Zuiderduin.

On site accommodation and meals in Hotel Zuiderduin from 7 April (evening) until 10 April (lunch) are included in the symposium registration fee.

The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to come to the Netherlands and to participate in this unique 16th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery in Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands. The conference venue is located only 50 km from Amsterdam and Schiphol airport, and transport facilities will be arranged on dates of arrival and departure.

Please save the date in your calendar and disseminate this announcement to your colleagues.

Further information about the 16th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery will soon be available on this website.

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We hope to continue the excellent history of the previous editions of this symposium and welcome very much your participation to make also the 16th anniversary edition of this symposium a successful event.


Jos Paulusse – chair, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Wim Hennink – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Enrico Mastrobattista – Utrecht University, The Netherlands   
Stefaan De Smedt – University of Ghent, Belgium
Guus Scheefhals – Crossbeta Biosciences, The Netherlands
Dirk Grijpma – University of Twente, The Netherlands 
Johan Engbersen – University of Twente, The Netherlands  
Karin Hendriks – secretary, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Hetty ten Hoopen – University of Twente, The Netherlands