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22-25 February 2010
Hilton Head Island Beach Resort
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Contributed papers are solicited for the sessions listed in the preliminary program or any general related topics. Papers may be scheduled for presentation in the evening poster session; those of more general interest will be placed in oral sessions. Please refer to the guidelines for preparing abstracts.

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

Opportunities for even greater exposure at PPXRD are available through sponsorships of the evening reception/poster session and daily coffee breaks. Sponsors of the evening reception/poster session will receive first choice of exhibit location; banner advertisement with a link on the PPXRD web page; full-page, double-sided color advertisement space in the Book of Abstracts; and a link to the sponsor’s web site in our e-mail marketing campaign. Coffee break sponsors receive a free full-page, doublesided, color advertisement in the Book of Abstracts. Please contact the ICDD for further information regarding exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts

Abstracts will be printed in the Symposium Book of Abstracts and will also be posted on the ICDD web site. If you do not want your abstract posted on the web site, please note your request when submitting your abstract. Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text. To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared according to the following guidelines.

Abstract Format
Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
Abstract Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high. Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") and 2.54 cm (1") margins on all other sides Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
Title: bold, centered, all UPPERCASE (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
Spacing: Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
Author(s) & affiliation(s): mixed upper and lowercase, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting author’s name
Text: Leave two blank lines before beginning text
Text should appear flush left; do not indent
Use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
A blank line is recommended (space permitting) between new paragraphs

Abstracts may be submitted on the web or by e-mail. Web submission is the preferred method.
2. E-mail: Send as an attached Adobe® PDF (preferred format) or Micro soft® Word (Word 97 through Word 2007).
Pictures and graphs are acceptable but file size should not exceed 1 MB. Send attached files to:
PLEASE NOTE: If submitting a Microsoft® Word file, please minimize the use of special characters, tables,mathematical formulae and figures. If special symbols or Greek letters are used, please limit the fonts to those that are available with the standard distribution of Microsoft® Word. Nonstandard fonts may lead to errors in transmission. All graphics must be embedded in the Word document.

Authors who submit their abstracts by e-mail must submit a separate page with the following information:
■ Permission to post on the ICDD web site
■ Speaker’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
■ If the speaker is not the person to whom correspondence should be sent, please include contact person’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
■ Indicate your preferences:
• suggested session where paper may be best suited
• oral presentation or poster
■ If your submission is invited, please indicate that your abstract is invited along
with the session title where your talk will be presented The Organizing Committee will select papers, and notify authors of acceptance and mode of presentation.

Receipt of abstracts sent by e-mail will be confirmed by e-mail. If you do not receive
your confirmation within 2 weeks of your submission, please contact:
Denise Flaherty, Conference Coordinator
Phone: +610.325.9814