On behalf of the Organizing Committee I am pleased to invite you and your co-workers to participate in the 12th Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology and Regulatory Affairs held in Hungary second time. The conference series started in 1995 under the patronage of EUFEPS and the goal of the founders was to give a platform for colleagues from the Central European region working on the field of pharmaceutical technology in the industry, universities or academic institutes. In the past conferences the original goals were extended, and the conference topics covered also pharmaceutical biotechnology or as in this conference, the regulatory aspects of drug development and manufacturing.

This scientific forum traditionally gathers colleagues from all over Europe but especially from the Central- and Eastern-European region, and serves as a strong and stable background for permanent dialogue between pharmacists and other scientists working in the fields of pharmaceutical R&D or manufacturing.
The conference provides the possibility for the participants to present their results, discuss the new developments and the future directions of the pharmaceutical technology and manufacturing. It offers a good opportunity to promote scientific achievements for talented young pharmacists, initiate common research projects, and fostering the application of the results of new approaches for the accelerated development and introduction of safer and more effective medicines.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Szeged and having a fruitful and vivid conference!

Dr. Ildikó Csóka
President of the Symposium