21. ISAM-Congress

Santa Fe, NM

03rd - 07th June 2017

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The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) was founded in 1970. The objectives of ISAM are to stimulate and further the interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange of information in all aspects of aerosol research in medicine including health effects of inhaled aerosols and pulmonary drug delivery.

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1. IPAC-RS/ISAM Joint Workshop

New Frontiers in Inhalation Technology
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA



2. Electronic cigarettes

Assessing the current state of electronic cigarettes, characteristics of inhaled substances and their impact on health. 

  1. What is e-cigarette “smoke” – vapor or particles, chemistry and particle size?
    Hammad Irshad (Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute)
    Steve Belinsky (Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute)
    Bahman Asgharian (Applied Research Associates)

  2. Toxicity of e-cigarettes
    Dan Conklin (University of Louisville)
    Ilona Jaspers (University of North Carolina)

  3. Hands on e-cigarettes
    Organization Committee

  4. Regulation of e-cigarettes
    Autumn Bernal, Cardno ChemRisk
    Regulatory Speaker, TBD

  5. Current use and public health perspectives
    Michael Collaco (Johns Hopkins University)
    Brad Drummond (University of North Carolina)



3. ISAM Lab Practical Workshop: Lab Practical for Inhalation Studies

Welcome – Jake McDonald
8:30 to 9:00 am

  1. How are Aerosol Generated?

    Jim Fink – Details on the generation of aerosol from nebulizers of all types.
    9:00 to 9:45 am

    Ramesh Chand – The generation of aerosols from dry powder and metered dose inhalers
    9:45 to 10:30 am

    Morning Break
    10:30 to 10:45 am

    Jake McDonald-Generation of aerosols for non-medical applications
    10:45 am to 11:15 am

  2. Conduct of Inhalation Exposures

    Edward Yates – How are the aerosol generation systems adapted to non-clinical exposure systems. To include large animal and small animal exposure systems.
    11:15 am to 12:00 am

    Lunch – Poster session
    12 noon to 1 pm


  3. Particle Size Analysis

    Hammad Irshad – different techniques to quantify particle size distribution including impaction, time of flight and spectrophotometric
    1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

  4. Respiratory Physiology

    Ted Barrett – Respiratory physiology measurements within inhalation studies.
    1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

  5. Regulatory

    Ron Wolff – How to design / conduct inhalation studies for regulatory submission
    1:30 to 2:15 pm

    2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

  6. Panel Discussion-Hot Topics
    2:45 pm to 3:30 pm