History

The Controlled Release Society (CRS),  was conceived in 1973. In 1978, CRS was incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation, devoted to the advancement of the science and technology in the controlled release field.

The CRS has established local "chapters" of the organisation around the World.

The Spanish-Portuguese Local Chapter (SPLC-CRS) was formed in 1995 in Santiago de Compostela, under the auspices of Prof. Nicholas Peppas who presented the idea in 1994. The promoters of this local chapter came from Research centres and Academia, such as Departments of Pharmaceutical Technology from Universities of Santiago de Compostela, La Laguna, Coimbra and INETI in Lisbon.

The First Committee was headed by Prof. María José Alonso (President) and included Dr. María Eugenia Meirinhos da Cruz (Vice-president), Prof. Matías Llabrés (Treasurer), Prof. Dolores Torres López (Secretary) and Prof. Rogério Pinto de Sá Gaspar (Vice-secretary).

The I Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Santiago de Compostela, september, 1995.

 

Some of the Organisation Committee members of the 'I Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery' at the City Hall of Santiago de Compostela. From left to right: Juan José Torres, María José Alonso and Dolores Torres.

 

The II Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery took place in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, february 1997. It was organised in collaboration with the 'Asociación de Docentes de Farmacia Galénica' (today SEFIG or Spanish Association in Industrial Pharmacy and Galenics). The new Committee elected was formed by María Eugénia Cruz (President), Manuel Guzmán, María José Alonso and Antonio Almeida.

The III Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held at the 'Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial' (INETI) in Lisbon, Portugal, september, 1998. This event was inaugurated by the Vice-Secretary of the Minister of Economy in Portugal (Dr. Vitor Ramalho) and the President of INFARMED (Dr. Aranda da Silva). The scientific program was divided in one workshop, entitled 'Trends and Future in Drug Delivery' and 5 sessions In addition, during the conference, Dr. Sergio Simoës (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra ) was awarded for his excellent PhD work entitled "Delivery of Antisense Oligonucleotides and Ribozymes Mediated by pH-sensitive Enhances their anti-HIV Effect".

The Committee elected was formed by José Luis Pedraz (President), António Almeida María Jose Alonso, María Barbara Martins and Rosa Hernández (Treasurer).

 

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony of the III Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Drug Delivery. Lisbon, Portugal. From left to right: José Luis Pedraz (University of the Basque Country), Maria Eugénia Cruz (INETI) and António Almeida (University of Lisbon).

 

The IV Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery took place in Vitoria, Spain, September, 2000. The conference was split into seven different sessions and one Workshop ('Patents, Generics, and Controlled Release Formulations'). The Committee elected was formed by Prof. António Rabasco (President) and Prof. Juan Manuel Ginés (Treasurer).

 

 

Participants

Participants in the IV Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery, Vitoria, Spain.

The V Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Seville, Spain, november 2002. Within the conference activities, the following workshops were organised: 'New Trends in Controlled Release Systems' and 'Therapeutical Advances in Cancer. The elected committee was headed by Prof. Rogério Gaspar and Prof. Sérgio Simões as main Secretary.

The VI Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Coimbra, Portugal (31 March – 2 April 2005). This conference was organised in collaboration with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Farmacêuticas” and was divided into six plenary sessions, two short symposiums: Oncology and Future of New Systems for Drug Administration'). All the presented works were published in the 'Revista Portuguesa de Farmácia' (Volume LII, nº 2). The new Eudragit-CRS award to the best PhD work was given to Dr. Angel Montero Carcaboso, from the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria, for his work entitled 'Microparticulate Systems to Potentate and Modulate the Immunogenicity of the Synthetic Antimalaria Vaccine

 

participants

Some of the participants in the VI Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery, Coimbra, Portugal.

The VII Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Pamplona, Spain, October, 2006. This conference was organised in several plenary sessions and a Round Table, Future trends in drug delivery.

The VIII Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, October, 2008. This conference was organised in several plenary sessions and a Round Table, Future trends in drug delivery.

The IX Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Porto, Portugal, october, 2011. This conference was organised in collaboration with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Farmacêuticas. The conference activities included the symposium “New Regulatory Developments In Pharmacokinetic Assessment”.

The X Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Valencia, Spain, november, 2013, under the topic, Drug Delivery Systems from Lab to Clinic. New trends and Opportunities.

 

The XI Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Controlled Drug Delivery was held in Granada, january, 2016 under the topic, Revolutionary Approaches in Nanomedicine Development.