Established in 2019 the BeNeLux & France (BNLF) Local Chapter aims to bring together scientists in the fields of drug delivery and nanomedicine located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. We stimulate scientific knowledge exchange and collaborations between industrial and academic experts, provide networks and represent at a local level the Controlled Release Society Inc., USA (CRS), a worldwide association in the field of delivery of science and technology.
Supported by the CRS, we contribute to local meetings and conferences, keep our members up to date with the news in the field and provide a platform to share job opportunities and scientific content. We are also focusing on our Early Career Scientists and boosting their network, professional development, creating exchange and mentorship programs.
This year 1300+ attendees were at the CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition in Valencia in the past July. Among them 49 countries represented, 75+ sponsors & exhibitors, 110+ speakers, 900+ poster presenters and 100+ received awards. Within 10 pre-meeting workshops & events there were a lot of activities organized specifically for the CRS Local Chapters allowing our Chapter to establish good communication with the Spanish-Portuguese, Italy, UKI and German Local Chapters. In one of these sessions two of our early career scientists gave an oral talk. 9 members were chosen/invited as a speaker. 4 of our early career scientists were awarded with the CRS Travel Grants. Among 10 posters from our Chapter members, 1 poster was nominated for the poster prize from the CRS Yearly Scientist Committee. During Networking Borrell of our chapter we hosted 39 members including early career scientists, assistant professors, professors and industrial representatives. In total, during this meeting we recruited 20 new members among which established connections which 10 industrial representatives and 7 companies.
As a member of our Chapter you will receive the latest news, networking & collaboration opportunities, information about local and international conferences & exhibitions, jobs and recently published articles in the field of drug delivery and release.