PPXRD-17 – XRD Training for the Pharmaceutical Scientist!

Congratulations to the attendees and organizers of the Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium! PPXRD-17 was a great success, and it was clear that there was a lot of interest in the combined fields of XRD and pharmaceutical sciences. A summary will be posted presently.

The Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium is designed to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and cutting-edge ideas among those interested in the combined fields of XRD and pharmaceutical sciences. It typically includes a full-day workshop, followed by several important sessions focused on practical applications of X-ray analysis in the study of pharmaceutical materials. Topics include patent and regulatory issues, formulation, product development, drug delivery, polymorphs, amorphous and nanomaterials, complimentary techniques, and much more.

Since 1999, ICDD has hosted 16 PPXRDs in various parts of the world. The host locations typically rotate and symposiums have been held in USA, Europe, and Asia. The abstracts from previous symposiums are publicly available as well as the presentations, except for the most recent event. The most recent presentations are available to attendees of that year’s event, for one year. After that time, they also  become publicly available.

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21-24 May 2023

ICDD Headquarters
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA, USA

PPXRD Information

PPXRD-17 (Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium) will be held at ICDD Headquarters, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA, from 21-24 May 2023.

The technical program for PPXRD-17 will begin on Sunday, 21 May, with a one-and-a-half-day workshop on the Fundamentals of Powder X-ray Diffraction.

The program will continue Tuesday and Wednesday with technical sessions.

PPXRD-17 Registration is Now Open – Register before 12 May 2023 – Spots are Limited!

Registration form and payment must be received by 12 May 2023  (unless attendance capacity is filled before this date) in order to be accepted for the symposium.

Registration will not be conducted onsite. All attendees must pre-register for the symposium.

Registration closed on 12 May 2023.

PPXRD-17 Registration Type Early Registration Discount
(Until 20 April)
Registration Fee
(21 April – 12 May)
Industry $1,000 $1,200
Academic $700 $900
Student (ID Required) $350 $450

Please note: Transportation, coffee breaks, and lunches are included in the registration fee.

*Student Registration

Student Identification is required.
When registering through the ICDD eStore, please email Stephanie Jennings, sjennings@icdd.com, with a copy of your student identification.

Cancellation Policy

A 50% refund will be issued, if the cancellation is received by ICDD in writing no later than 12 May 2023
(Email: ppxrd@icdd.com). No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date; however, with advance notice, you may transfer your registration to a colleague.

All participants must complete the 2023 ICDD Event Health Waiver in order to participate.

PPXRD-17 (Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium) will be held at ICDD Headquarters, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA, from 21-24 May 2023.

See the Open Bid Packet for more information about Exhibit Space & Sponsorship Opportunities.

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Host Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms is reserved for PPXRD-17 participants at the Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel • Route 322 & 1, Concordville, PA 19331
(610) 358-9400 • Fax: (610) 358-9381 • www.brandywinehotels.com

The special ICDD rate is $129.00 (plus 11% tax) USD and includes daily complimentary breakfast and daily transportation to and from ICDD. To make your reservation in the PPXRD room block, please call the Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel directly at (610)358-9400, ext. 0, and mention that you are with the PPXRD (ICDD) group. Travel and accommodations are not included in the registration fee.

The deadline for reservations is 20 April 2023. You will not be guaranteed a room after that time. Please check with the hotel for their room cancellation policy. If you still need a hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

Please note: If you are staying at the host hotel but did not book within our room block, you could be responsible for your transportation.


The Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel and Kevin Smith Transportation will both be providing daily round-trip transportation between the hotel and ICDD. If you book your room outside of the ICDD room block, you could be held responsible for your own daily transportation. More information about transportation will be sent out to registered attendees closer to the start date.

Recommended Transportation from airport to hotel:
Ace Limousine & Airport Service – advance reservations required
www.acelimosvce.com • 610-494-6545

ICDD Headquarters is approximately a 20-minute drive from The Best Western Concordville Hotel.

Dr. Tom Blanton, Chair, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA

Dr. Simon Bates, Rigaku Americas, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Natalia Dadivanyan, Malvern Panalytical, Germany

Dr. Graciela C.D. de Delgado, University de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela

Dr. Julien Giovannini, AstraZeneca R&D, Sweden

Dr. Fabia Gozzo, Excelsus Structural Solutions sprl, Switzerland and Belgium

Stephanie Jennings, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA

Dr. Arnt Kern, Bruker AXS GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany

Dr. Gregory A. Stephenson, Crystal Pharmatech Inc., Fishers, IN, USA

Dr. Raj Suryanarayanan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dr. Shawn Yin, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

PPXRD Date Program Location Access
PPXRD-16 – 9-12 May 2019 PPXRD-16 Program Paul Scherrer Institute,
View Presentations or Search Abstracts
PPXRD-15 – 18-20 August 2017 PPXRD-15 Program Hyderabad,
View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-14 – 6-9 June 2016 PPXRD-14 Program Sanibel Harbour Marriott,
Fort Myers, Florida, USA
View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-13 – 18-21 May 2015 PPXRD-13 Program Schwarzwald Panorama,
Bad Herrenalb, Germany
View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-12 – 20-24 May 2013 PPXRD-12 Program Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing, China
View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-11 – 15-18 May 2012 PPXRD-11 Program Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa,
Fort Myers, FA, USA
View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-10 – 16-19 May 2011 PPXRD-10 Program Lyon,
View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-9 – 22–25 February 2010 PPXRD-9 Program Hilton Head Island, SC, U.S.A. View Presentations or Search Abstracts/Presentations
PPXRD-8 – 4-7 May 2009 PPXRD-8 Program Glasgow,
Scotland, U.K
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PPXRD-7 – 25-28 February 2008 PPXRD-7 Program Orlando,
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PPXRD-6– 19-22 February 2007 PPXRD-6 Program Barcelona,
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PPXRD-5 – 14-16 February 2006 PPXRD-5 Program Somerset,
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PPXRD-4 – 21-24 February 2005 PPXRD-4 Program Barcelona,
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PPXRD-3 – 23-25 February 2004 PPXRD-3 Program Hilton Head Island,
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PPXRD-2 – 9-12 December 2002 PPXRD-2 Program Concordville,
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PPXRD-1 – 27-29 September 1999 PPXRD-1 Program Newtown Square,
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