Announcement of the Annual Meeting for the Year 2014
The annual meeting of the Association of Inhalation Toxicologists (AIT) will take place between the 22nd and 24th of September 2014 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. This will be first annual joint with ISAM (Internnational Society for Aerosol in Medicine)conference!.

TWe are building an exciting daily program that will highlight mutual interests of our organizations. The initial discussions will focus on the practical steps of inhaled drug development that are required to achieve First in Human studies. It is our hope that attendees will gain a more thorough knowledge of the considerations that go into the development, design, implementation, and regulation of preclinical aerosol delivery and studies that set and define doses for First in Human (FIH) and early proof of concept clinical efforts. A tour and lab practical will be offered at the nearby Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) inhalation toxicology facility to highlight the practice of preclinical inhalation delivery.

The program will include thought‐leading clinical perspectives on the major pulmonary diseases for which we develop inhalation therapeutics including asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis. It is our hope that attendees will gain valuable insight into patient‐clinician‐drug/device interactions such that we may design our programs, studies, and new therapeutic options to meet patients’ needs.

The final section of the program will include updates of new and emerging technologies and special topics in aerosol drug delivery and development. Topics may include emerging design and implementation of mucus‐penetrating particles, aerosol radiolabeled imaging technology for preclinical and clinical use, updates on clinical devices, “print particle” technology, dry powder stabilization, aerosolization of vaccines, regulatory and collaborative updates on species‐specific responses to inhaled materials, and more.

There will be ample opportunity for interested students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals to communicate their own contemporary science in poster sessions and platform presentations. A $500 award will be presented for best student submission.

Space is limited so register soon. We hope to see you in beautiful Princeton in the fall.