Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fourth Annual Symposium of the American Academy of Nanomedicine

Fourth Annual Symposium of the American Academy of Nanomedicine
Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland
Thursday, September 4, 2008

12:45 pm Welcome and Introduction
Esther Chang (Georgetown U.), Conference Co-Chair

1:00 pm Keynote Lecture #1
Introduction: Chiming Wei (Johns Hopkins U.), President of AANM
Keynote Speaker: Sam Stupp (Northwestern U.)

1:50 pm Novel Nanomaterials and Their Biomedical Applications
Chairs: Marianna Foldvari (U. of Waterloo)
Don Haynie (Artificial Cell Technologies)

1. Joe DeSimone (UNC):
2. Tarek Fahmy (Yale U.): "Engineering Therapeutic Immune Responses with
biodegradable nanomaterials"
3. Yoshinobu Baba (Nagoya U.)
4. Sriram Subramaniam (NCI)

3:30 pm Break

3:50 pm Basic Science Advances Driving Innovation in Nanomedicine
Chairs: Susan Gilbert (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Rod Lim (University of Basel-Switzerland)
1. Roderick Lim (U. of Basel-Switzerland): “The Nanomachinery of the Nuclear
Pore Complex and the Rise of Bio-synthetic Molecular Machines”
2. James Castracane (College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, U. of
Albany-SUNY): " Nanotechnology for Nanomedicine: Use of IC Wafer
Fabrication Methods for Bio-Research"
3. Douglas B. Chrisey (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute): “How Can We
Leverage Nature’s Directed Self-Assembly to Create Novel Constructs?”
4. John Dagata (NIST): "Physical characterization methods for development of
nanoparticle delivery systems"
5. Lajos P. Balogh (Roswell Park Cancer Institute): "Photomechanical
Therapy: Destruction of Cells with Microbubbles Generated by Laser
Induced Optical Breakdown of Targeted Nanocomposites"
6:00 pm Dinner and Poster Viewing

7:30 pm NCI’s Vision for Cancer Nanomedicine:
Chair: Aristides Requicha (USC)

1. Piotr Grodzinski (NCI): “Highlights of the research activity at the NCI-funded Centers
of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Platforms”
2. Scott Manalis (MIT)
3. Sam Wickline (Washington U.)
4. Anil Patri (Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory, NCI)

Friday, September 5, 2008

8:00 am Drug and Gene Delivery
Chairs: Hamid Ghandehari (U. of Utah)
Yuri Lyubchenko (U. of Nebraska)

1. Ernst Wagner (Institute of Biochemistry, Munich): “Learning from Viruses,
with Viral and non-viral vector engineering, Artificial virus-like gene transfer
2. Peixuan Guo (U. of Cincinnati)
3. Sasha Kabanov (UNMC):
4. Sangbok Lee (U. of Maryland):
5. Bruce Yu (U.of Maryland):

10:00 am Break

10:20 am Translational Nanomedicine
Chairs: Mike Heller (U. of California at San Diego)
Rutledge Ellis-Behnke (MIT)

1. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke (MIT): “Nanohealing in Hamster Vision, Nanomedicine for
functional recovery of central nervous system
2. Leaf Huang (UNC): “siRNA delivery by ligand-targeted, self-assembled
3. Savio Woo (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine) “ORMOSIL Nanoparticles for Hepatic
Gene Transfer and Cure of Phenylketonuria in Mice”
4. Martin Woodle (Aparna Biosciences Corp.)

12:00 pm Lunch and Poster Viewing

1:20 pm Funding Opportunities
Chair: Kuan Wang (NIH)

1. Jeffrey Schloss (NIH): “NIH Roadmap-Nanomedicine”
2. Jean Reed (DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program)
3. Linda Beth Schilling (NIST)
4. Sohi Rastegar (NSF Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research & Innovation)

2:40 pm Top 4 Poster Submission Oral Presentations
Chair: Marianna Foldvari (U. of Waterloo)

3:30 pm Break

3:50 pm Diagnostics: Imaging and Biosensors
Chairs: Ryan Tian (U. of Arkansas)
Chiming Wei (Johns Hopkins U.)
1. Jeff Bulte (Johns Hopkins U.): "Satellite imaging, Functional Brain Imaging,
2. Kathleen Pirollo (Georgetown U.): "Tumor-targeted Nanoparticle delivering
novel MR imaging agent"
3. Yuri Lyubchenko (U. of Nebraska): “Nanoimaging technology for studying
the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases”
5:30 pm Keynote Lecture #2:
Introduction: Justin Hanes (Johns Hopkins U.)
Speaker: Robert Langer (MIT); (Confirmed; presentation via Live Video)

6:30 pm Dinner and Poster Viewing

Saturday, September 6, 2008

8:20 am Clinical Applications of Nanomedicine
Chairs: Donald A. Tomalia (Central Michigan U.)
Peixuan Guo (U. of Cincinnati)

1. Donald A. Tomalia (Central Michigan U.): “Dendrimers in Clinic”
2. Masayuki Yamato (Tokyo Women’s Medical University):
3. Mien-chie Hung (MD Anderson): “Anti-oncogene gene therapy“
4. Lawrence Tamarkin (Cytimmune)

10:00 am Break

10:20 am Nanomaterial Safety and Toxicology
Chairs: Lajos P. Balogh (Roswell Park Cancer Inst.)
Mohamed Khan (Roswell Park Cancer Inst.)

1. Nakissa Sadrieh (FDA- Associate Director for Research Policy and
Implementation): “Regulatory Issues for Nanomedicine”
2. Vickie Colvin (Rice U.): “Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials -
Principles to making Systems Safe by Design”
3. Sally Tinkle (Senior Science Advisor to the Deputy Director, NIEHS): “Harnessing
the Power of Nanotechnology for Human Health: the NIEHS Research
4. Mohamed Khan (Roswell Park Cancer Inst.): “Dendrimer nanocomposites in
radiotherapy and imaging of the tumor microvasculature”

12:00 pm Lunch

1:20 pm Keynote Lecture #3
Introduction: Esther Chang (Georgetown U.),
Speaker: Mihail Roco (NSF)

2:10 pm Commercialization and Patent Protection
Chairs: Raj Bawa (Bawa Biotechnology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.)
James Castracane (College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering)

1. Raj Bawa (Bawa Biotechnology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.):
“Protecting Nanomedicine Inventions via Patents - A Primer for Scientists
and Physicians”
2. Konstantina M. Katcheves (Saul Ewing LLP): “Wall Street Perspective: Is
the Delivery Platform Technology Business Model Dead?”
3. Jeff Mills or Brian Del Bruno (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC):
"Recent changes in patent laws and their impact on Nanomedicine"
4. Sean Passino (ASHE, P.C.): “How to Fix Patents to Maximize (or Minimize)
Their Value.”

3:50 pm Break

4:10 pm Award Ceremony - Top Posters
Chiming Wei (Johns Hopkins U.), President of AANM

4:20 pm Closing Remarks for the 4th AANM Annual Meeting
Justin Hanes (Johns Hopkins U.), Conference Co-Chair

6:00 pm Dinner will be included for those staying at the Bolger Center on Saturday night

Sunday, September 7, 2008

9.00 am International Nanomedicine Symposium

American, European, Asian, Scandinavian and other sister Academies of
Nanomedicine are in the process of forming the International Academy of
Nanomedicine: Organization and planning for future joint activities and

12:00 pm Symposium Adjourns

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