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Who Should Attend PPXRD?
Pharmaceutical Research and Development Scientists and Academia interested in:

  • Quality Control
  • Pre-formulation
  • Formulation development
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Drug delivery
  • Regulatory issues
  • Patent and intellectual property issues

Dr. John Faber, Chair, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.
Dr. Detlef Beckers, PANalytical, Almelo, The Netherlands
Dr. Harry G. Brittain, Center for Pharmaceutical Physics, Milford, NJ, U.S.A.
Dr. Julien Giovannini , AstraZeneca, Lund, Sweden
Dr. Jun Han, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
Dr. Arnt Kern, Bruker AXS GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
Terry Maguire, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.
Leah Mooney, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.
Dr. Fangling Needham, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.
Dr. Kenneth Shankland, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxon, U.K.
Dr. Peter W. Stephens, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, U.S.A.
Dr. Gregory A. Stephenson, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.
Dr. Raj Suryanarayanan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
Dr. Peter G. Varlashkin, Metrics, Inc., Greenville, NC, U.S.A.
Dr. Shawn Yin, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.

Marriott Somerset
110 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Tel: +(732) 560-0500
Reservations: +(800) 238-3198
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Online Reservations Instructions for Somerset Marriott:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down and on the right hand side enter your arrival and departure dates
  3. Below that you will see a section for optional information, you can enter your rewards number in the designated box
  4. Go to the box labeled Group Code located under the Corporate / Promotional Code box and enter "ICDICDA"
  5. Select "Find" - and then select our promotional rate of $104 US

One-day optional workshop (Characterization of Pharmaceutical Solids: Crystal Studies and XRD Applications) followed by three-day symposium - see program
Manufacturer Exhibition
Poster Session and reception
The symposium talks will be presented in English.

Attire: Attire is informal for most activities
Climate: 42° F average temperature
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)

A block of rooms is reserved for symposium participants at the Somerset Marriott, 110 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 U.S.A.. Web site:, Telephone: +(732) 560-0500, Reservations: +(800) 238-3198. The group rate at the hotels is $104.00 per room plus state and local taxes. To make your reservation, please contact the hotel and reference the group name: PPXRD or International Centre for Diffraction Data to receive the discounted group rate. The deadline for hotel reservations is 22 January 2006. You will not be guaranteed a room after that time. Please contact the hotel for the policy on cancellation of reservations.

Getting to Marriott Somerset, New Jersey U.S.A. :

By Air
Airport: Newark - EWR
Tel: +973-961-6000
Hotel Direction: 28 mi NE
Directions from Airport: Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 10- I-287 North to Exit 10 ( Easton Ave ) to first light, go left on Davidson Ave
Estimated taxi fare: 80 USD (one way)

By Train
New Brunswick Station (20 mi SE)

By Car
Use this Marriott link to obtain detailed directions from your location to the Marriott Somerset:

Shuttle service to and from Newark International Airport: State Shuttle (800) 427-3207; advance reservations are required

Parking: Complimentary

Exhibitor Information
A commercial exhibition of analytical instrumentation and related products and services is planned during the symposium and during the evening poster session and reception. Exhibits are limited to tabletop exhibits. Organizations interested in reserving a table for an exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leah Mooney at or Tel: +610-325-9814.

Cancellation Policy:
A 50% refund will be issued, if the cancellation is received by the ICDD in writing no later than 21 January 2005. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date, however, you may transfer your registration to a colleague with advance notice.

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Information on Past PPXRD Symposiums
PPXRD-4, February 21-24, 2005
PPXRD-3, February 23-25, 2004
PPXRD-2, December 9-12, 2002
PPXRD-1 - September 27-29, 1999

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