The COLOTAN 3rd Symposium


An excursus on the most common gastrointestinal disorders and on their potential effects on drug disposition

27 January 2023

Parma, Italy


Location: Palazzo dell’UniversitàDipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Studi Politici e Internazionali

Room: Aula dei Filosofi

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Want to participate with a poster? Send a short abstract to rabab.nasser(at) by 16th January, 2023.



8:30am – 8:45am

Welcoming note by the host and Project Coordinator

Prof. Simona Bertoni

Symposium Host

Prof. G. Van den Mooter

COLOTAN Coordinator


8:45am – 9:30am

Impact of inflammatory bowel diseases on colonic environment: a clinical point of view

Prof. Gian Luigi de’Angelis

Head of the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit – Parma University Hospital


09:30am - 10:15am

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity: from overt to selective intestinal malabsorption

Prof. Roberto De Giorgio

Professor of internal medicine at the Dept. of Medical Sciences – School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Ferrara


10:15am – 10:30am

Posters Teaser

Poster Presenters


10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee Break (with poster display)


11:00am – 11:45am

Gut brain axis in neurodegenerative disorders: pathophysiological and pharmacological implications

Prof. Matteo Fornai

Pharmacologist at the Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine – University of Pisa


11:45am – 12:30pm

Impact of IBD microbiota on oral drugs bioavailability

Prof. Cecilia Giron

Pharmacologist at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences – University of Padova


12:30pm – 2:00pm



2:00pm – 2:45pm

Impact of gastrointestinal disease states on oral drug absorption: implications for formulation design

Prof. Caitriona O’Driscoll

Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy – University College Cork


2:45pm – 3:30pm

The potential of gut hormone secretion in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

Prof. Ana Beloqui Garcia

Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and researcher at the Louvain Drug Research Institute – Université Catholique de Louvain


3:30pm – 4:15pm

Coffee Break (with poster display)


5:00pm - 5:45pm

Building Virtual Crohn’s Disease Population: Requirements for Systems Information in the Gut & Model Implications for Altered Bioavailability and Local Bioequivalence

Prof. Sarah Alrubia

Assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, King Saud University


4:15pm – 5:00pm

Immune and microbiota cross-talk in colorectal cancer development and therapy

Dr. Ioanna Petta

Post-Doctoral Research scientist at the VIB Center for Inflammation Research



5:45pm – 6:00pm

Closing Session

Prof. Simona Bertoni

COLOTAN supervisor

Prof. G. Van den Mooter

COLOTAN Coordinator