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Dear Colleagues and Friends:

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery (SIPCD 2024) will be held in September 20-23, 2024 at the Worldhotel Grand DushuLake, Suzhou, China. 

SIPCD held biennially since 2010 has been established as a high-level conference in the fields of biomedical materials, controlled delivery and pharmaceutics. The delivery system is central to nearly all emerging healthcare technologies including nanomedicines, targeted therapy, personalized medicines, gene therapy, molecular imaging, smart diagnosis, protein and cell therapy, imaging-guided surgery, immunotherapy, mRNA vaccines and tissue regeneration. SIPCD has an aim to provide a unique forum that not only facilitates discussion on the cutting-edge delivery technologies and new findings, but also stimulates open and meaningful debate on the critical challenges and potential solutions, thus laying a foundation for future developments and clinical translation. SIPCD 2024 is co-organized by Soochow University and Branch of Biomedical Polymer Materials, Chinese Society for Biomaterials.

As for our previous symposia, SIPCD 2024 will welcome about 600 participants across the world. We have planned 26 plenary lectures by worldwide leading experts, a rising star session (10 young excellent researchers will be selected to give a short oral presentation, please submit application or nomination by sending the CV to the secretariat,, and about 300 poster presentations by prominent researchers and PhD students. The whole symposium is organized in one single session, thus offering you the possibility to be present at all lectures and discussions. We hope that SIPCD 2024 will help to shape your future research directions, enlighten and inspire young students and scientists in the community, and offer a lovely venue and atmosphere for social networking with pioneers and colleagues. 

The scientific and social program of SIPCD 2024 will be particularly exciting as it is also in conjunction with celebration of the 80th birthday of Prof. Jan Feijen.       

SIPCD 2024 has following highlights:

*       600 Participants in one single session (without parallel sessions)

*       26 Plenary lectures given by worldwide top scientists

*       A rising star session (short lectures by 10 selected young researchers)

*       10 Best Poster Awards presented by J. Controlled Release

*       Vivid social program for networking

*       Celebration of the 80th birthday of Prof. Jan Feijen

*       Publication of a special issue in the J. Controlled Release


Suzhou is one of the most popular tourism cities in China. Being about one hour away by car or 30 mins by train from Shanghai, it can be easily reached from all over the world. The city stands out for its long history (over 2500 years), unique culture, beautiful traditional Chinese gardens, impressive canal systems, stone bridges, and silk products. Suzhou is also known as "Paradise on Earth" and "Oriental Venice".

We warmly invite you to actively participate in SIPCD 2024!

Prof. Dr. Zhiyuan Zhong

College of Pharm. Sci. Soochow University, China Executive Chair

Prof. Dr. Stefaan De Smedt

Depart. of Pharmaceutics Ghent University, Belgium Organizing Chair

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Soochow University Biomedical Polymers Laboratory, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International College of Pharmaceutical Innovation

Soochow University, 199 Ren-Ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China