Attendee Quotations

Written attendee feedback on the question:
What were the best moments or most valuable contents of the Workshop for you?
(Each bullet represents a literal feedback from an individual attendee)


  • Dear Robert, thank you to you and the organising committee for a great 10th anniversary meeting. The scientific content was world class as always, I learnt a lot and loved the hospitality at Marbach.
  • Hi Amin – I want to thank you for introducing me to such a great meeting. I enjoyed every minute there, the talks, the posters and conversations with the meeting attendants. Thank you for building a great scientific community on DDI, from in vitro all the way to patients. I learned a lot from various perspectives, and will share with my colleagues.
  • Like the previous year, the whole meeting was a great experience – I personally didn’t miss the castle much, thanks to your excellent organisation, we’ve been compensated generously for this loss…
  • Enjoyed the meeting so much. The talks cover a wide range of DDI related topics.
  • What were the best moments of the workshop for you? The opportunity to share our results with leading experts and receive feedback. Receiving update from the same top experts on hot topics; Environment, atmosphere, social interaction – all priceless!


  • Most valuable – DDI perspectives from regulatory agencies and presentations on the changes in the regulatory landscape.
  • The meeting provided an excellent and comprehensive overview on drug interactions from lab to labelling
  • Wishing to expand my pharmacometrics researches into the translational side, this was a precious chance to get in depth knowledges on current issues of PBPK and DDI.
  • I am to hold internal seminars for my team members with slides and references shared in Marbach workshop. – Tons of tasks to learn further!
  • Thank you for organizing such a nice meeting and all the hospitalities. It was a pleasure to participate in this interactive workshop to learn key DDI issues in depth.
  • I’ll take this opportunity to let you know how vastly I enjoyed the meeting, both its professional and social aspects.
  • The vivid discussions around the topic were truly stimulating.
  • Thank you for the perfect organization of the workshop. I’ve enjoyed the workshop as it has been a great opportunity to discuss challenging topics and to meet interesting people.
  • It was a very good workshop, very well organized. This was a good selection of topics.
  • Many thanks for an excellent and enjoyable workshop! I sincerely hope that you will go on with this tradition!
  • I did enjoy the meeting a lot and had a lot of inspiration and carried new ideas with me home. Also, very valuable contacts of a lot of nice people that I met.
  • The poster session and the related discussions were very good.
  • I’ve enjoyed the open discussions and the collaborative environment.
  • Contact to interesting people, relaxing atmosphere, great place.
  • Great discussions with colleagues at this marvellous location.


  • The whole meeting was very relevant.
  • All great speakers with interesting and relevant talks. Great for networking as it is a small   meeting. Stunning location. Perfect agenda with mix of talks and breaks.
  • I enjoyed all the talks. This is my first Marbach DDI meeting – great location, talks …; looking forward again for this meeting!
  • Overall it’s an excellent workshop. For me the most valuable contents are the formulation dependent DDI and Blood Brain Barrier session.
  • The discussion with colleagues and the presentations of the speakers were most valuable. Panel discussions and Q&A sessions were very informative.
  • Complete and comprehensive presentations, very good and useful examples.
  • High quantity of PBPK presentations (and quality!), good mixture between industry/academic/regulatory presentations. Good number of participants.
  • Hearing from representatives from the FDA and EMA is very valuable!
  • Most valuable to me were the Guideline presentations by different representatives from Health Authorities.
  • I found the ‘Transporter Probe-Drug Cocktail’ presented by P. Stopfer and discussion extremely valuable.
  • The discussion after each talk, especially when the questions involved the regulatory colleagues and the exchange that occurred.
  • Networking during dinners etc., personal interaction with regulators.


  • All presentations were of high quality, notably the clinical aspects of DDI (clinical relevance);
  • Nice spectrum from in vitro to in vivo, in silico, clinical perspective; Construction / design of sessions;
  • The FDA point of view on DDI was really an interesting topic; Food effects in drug development was also an important topic for me as well as the key prinicples presentations about fm and fu;
  • Very good ratio from presentations / discussions; bring together the various standpoints, medicine / PBPK moddeling, in vitro, industry;
  • All presentations were of high quality, notably the clinical aspects of DDI (clinical relevance);
  • As PBPK modeller, I found regulatory presentation & comments very useful as well as many discussion with participants;
  • There is a lot time for discussion; Many opportunities to interact with the rest of participants;
  • I enjoyed the opportunities for interaction between participants & speakers;


  • Practical and regulatory approaches of clinical DDI studies;
    Use of PBPK models to waive part of DDI studies: regulatory position & real experience from the field.
  • The program overall was very varied and at the same time very focused;
    Good networking opportunities.
  • The diversity – in vitro – in vivo – clinical – regulatory etc.; Organization – the slides are available. Q&A is encouraged.
  • The discussions and feedback during the breaks. Day I more interesting compare to day 2 (except Sugiyama).
  • Fruitful discussion with colleagues during the whole workshop.
  • All discussions were of high quality and interest, particularly data from modelisation, simulations!
  • DDIs clinical settings, real-world clinical practise DDIs, regulatory aspects, ketoconazole, FDA food-drug interactions, PBPK.


  • One of the best meetings joined within the last years;
    Highly interactive;
    Quite a few ‘mind-widening’ talks.
  • Discussion after the talks war very open and informative;
    I also found the broad range of backgrounds and quality of speakers was excellent.
  • Networking opportunities. Getting to knew colleagues on more professional and personnel level;
    Nice to see many regular and new attendees;
    Really enjoyed Henriette Meyers and Andrew Parkinson’s presentations.
  • Sufficient breaks for networking, program not overload, great food, great concert;
    Great location (except infrastructure).
  • Small group talks during spare time with other participants.
  • Room for easy interaction between participants;
    Bringing regulators, academia & industry together.
  • Interaction with other people;
    Poster session with presentation on protein content / transporter functionality;
    session on chemistry <–> transporter liability.
  • A very useful workshop;
    All issues – incl. social activities – were very useful and of high quality;
    Will join the workshop 2015
  • Congrats to the organisers, thanks.


  • Bringing together world-wide leaders in the field of DDI in an inspiring and “entertaining” setting.
  • Combining in-vitro/preclinical, clinical development and this year also post marketing views and perspectives on DDI in a well balanced way.
  • The time for discussion of questions.
  • Networking with others at break time & dinner.
  • Highly professional overall organization!
  • Very interesting guests to interact with.
  • Lots of interesting talks & discussions.
  • Thank you very much.


  • Polling session was good attempt to foster discussion.
  • Many excellent presentations.
  • Information on all the in vitro studies available to perform DDI studies.
  • Very informative lectures.
  • Meeting colleagues/experts.
  • Wonderful location…
  • The regulatory perspectives were the most valuable;
    Besides, the poll session was very insightful.
  • The musical performance – Compliments to the organizers for a job well done!


  • Relevant presentations; venue & staff at venue!; organisers!!
  • Very good time discipline of speakers!
  • Great workshop were session I and the presentations on DDI in oncology were the most valuable for me. In addition the discussions following the presentations were very valuable as well.
  • Excellent meeting overall – great location/facility.
  • Excellent location/venue; Clinical aspects on DDIs; Concert.


  • The creation of such a platform is of great importance!
    Small size allowed good interactions among participants & speakers;
  • This workshop provided a comprehensive overview of DDIs across the scientific, clinical and regulatory aspects, making it a unique educational experience and providing opportunity for active scientific and strategic discussion and debate in this emerging inter-disciplinary area;
  • Excellent overview and forum;
    Perfect timing for discussing the new guidance;
    Providing presentation on a USB drive = excellent;
    Boat trip, music, coffee, snacks etc = brilliant!