It is our great pleasure to express our appreciation for your participation in the 4th BA/BE in Otsu, Shiga, Japan held on November 17th to 19th, 2022 at the Piazza Omi.
The three day meeting started from “Past to Present”, followed by “Present to Future” and “Future and Regulation” on the meeting theme “Lessons from the Past Shaping the future”. Starting with 3 plenary lectures and 3 special lectures by established speakers, we enjoyed presentations by 7 sessions of symposium by researchers from academia, industries, and regulatory agencies with 4 speakers in each session and 39 poster presentations by younger researchers and students. In several symposium sessions, younger investigators selected from posters made oral presentations. Although several speakers outside Japan could not attend this meeting on site due to covid-19 pandemic, they successfully made presentations and answered questions online. The attendees were from China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA as well as Japan. It was a successful international meeting to share and discuss future science and technologies for oral drug products in spite of a difficult time due to the pandemic. We would like to thank all participants for traveling/online attending late at night from all over the world.
This meeting was also dedicated to 3 great scientists who have recently retired or going to retire from their Universities, Professors Gordon L. Amidon (University of Michigan), Gregory E. Amidon (University of Michigan) and Shinji Yamashita (Setsunan University), who have been leading researchers for BA/BE of oral drug products for a long time.
We would like to thank again all the participants of this meeting from all over the world and sponsors, including foundations and industries donated and exhibited and we hope see you again in next BA/BE meeting.
Ikumi Tamai, Ph.D.
Elke Lipka, Ph.D.
Co-Chair of BA/BE 2022