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Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2020

September 17, 2020 

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About

This world-class symposium, the sixth event of its kind, will bring together a record number (1000+) of renowned Canadian and international experts from across the nanomedicines field to:

  • highlight the discoveries and innovations in nanomedicines that are contributing to global progress in acute, chronic and orphan disease treatment and management;
  • present up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic  nanomedicine approaches to addressing the challenges of COVID-19; and
  • facilitate discussion among nanomedicine researchers and innovators and UBC and NMIN clinician-scientists, basic researchers, trainees, and research partners.

Since 2014, Vancouver Nanomedicine Day has advanced nanomedicine research, knowledge mobilization and commercialization in Canada by sharing high-impact findings and facilitating interaction—among researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and life science and startup biotechnology companies—to catalyze research collaboration.

Organizer:

Dr. Urs Häfeli, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Colombia

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca


Nanomedicine is an interdisciplinary research area within nanotechnology that aims to develop medical technologies at the nanoscale, ranging from drug delivery carriers and imaging agents to nanomaterials and nanoelectronic biosensors.

A cluster of nanomedicine researchers based at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has organized this event since 2014.

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PROGRAM

Virtual Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2020 will feature:

  • An introduction to nanomedicines by Dr. Emmanuel Ho (University of Waterloo)
  • A keynote address by an iconic nanomedicine innovator: Dr. Robert Langer (MIT, Department of Chemical Engineering)
  • Invited talks by internationally renowned experts, including Dr. Vito Fodera (The University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Dr. Lucia Gemma Delocu (University of Padova, Italy); and Dr. Christine Allen (University of Toronto)
  • A virtual poster competition, with cash prizes for the top posters
  • A panel discussion about challenges and future directions in nanomedicines.

Featured speakers

Microtechnologies and Nanotechnologies in Drug Delivery

Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

Forced Degradation of Therapeutic Proteins

Vito Fodera, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Nanomaterials, Graphene and Immune Cells – From Biomedical Applications to Fighting COVID-19

Lucia Gemma Delocu, University of Padua (Italy)

Hyperthermia and Radiation Therapy as Modulators of the Accumulation and Efficacy of Nanomedicine-Encapsulated Chemotherapies in Breast Cancer

Christine Allen, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto (Canada)

Additional information, including a full program in PDF, to be added as details are confirmed. 

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ABSTRACTS

Abstracts for posters and short, 3-minute oral presentations are now being accepted.

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday, August 17, 2020 at midnight (Vancouver time)

Abstracts must be made following this template and can be one full page (not more).

The graphical component of your abstract will eventually serve as the link to your poster; the more effective the graphic, the more participants will visit your poster!

Please use full names and include a corresponding author’s email in your abstract.

Presentations on research not centrally concerned with, but related to, nanomedicine are also welcome.

To submit, click on the “submit your abstract” button, complete the online form, and upload your one-page PDF.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to this event has passed.

A program of talks and a poster competition featuring 46 entries has been generated from the abstracts submitted. 

Click the button below to see the list of authors and  titles in the poster competition.

Late abstracts will be accepted for consideration as posters. 

Please send your late abstract submission as a single-page PDF to:

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca

DEADLINE: AUGUST 17, 2020

NOTE: In the submission form, please be sure to indicate your preference for an oral or a poster presentation. From the abstracts submitted, the program committee will choose seven abstracts to be presented as short talks (3-minute talk plus a 2-minute Q&A); these seven abstracts may also be presented as posters. The authors of the rest of the accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a poster. Cash prizes (of $500, $350 and $150) will be awarded to the top three posters in the competition.

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POSTERS

Deadline for poster submission: Friday, September 4, 2020 at midnight (Vancouver time)

Those invited to participate in the poster competition must submit an electronic poster as a PDF file.

The ideal aspect ratio for your poster is 16:9, as in this sample poster. However, posters of other proportions and orientations are acceptable.

Please include an empty box in the top left corner of your poster (as in the sample poster) for your poster number.

As in past years, we will present cash prizes for the best posters. Thanks to our sponsors, we will award $500, $350 and $150 for the top three posters.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to this event has passed.

A program of talks and a poster competition featuring 46 entries has been generated from the abstracts submitted. 

Click the button below to see the list of authors and  titles in the poster competition.

Late abstracts will be accepted for consideration as posters. 

Please send your late abstract submission as a single-page PDF to:

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2020


NOTE: The electronic posters will be exhibited online from Monday, September 7 onward, for all to see. Please ensure you do not include in your poster anything confidential or disclose IP that would invalidate a patent application.

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REGISTRATION

Registration to Virtual Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2020 is free.

However, your advance registration is required for planning purposes.

We look forward to including you on September 17, 2020!

There is no registration fee for this event, but registration is required. 

Please register by September 4, 2019

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Venue

Nanomedicine Day Vancouver 2019 was held at:

The Nest

6133 University Boulevard

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

The Nest, which opened its doors in June 2015, is an open, light-filled, beautifully situated and environmentally sustainable facility whose style is described as “West Coast casual meets modern elegance.”

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sponsors

We invite organizations that share NMIN and UBC’s enthusiasm for the enormous potential of nanomedicines to become the dominant medicines of the future, to consider partnering with us as event sponsors.

We offer various levels of sponsorship to ensure the best fit with your organization’s marketing, outreach and networking objectives.

Please review the sponsorship opportunities in our prospectus.

If you are interested in sponsoring, or have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Urs Hafeli

NanoMedicine Day organizer

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca

tHANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Gold sponsors

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing life-changing medicines to people with limited or no options, so they can live their lives more fully.

Founded in 1946, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC enjoys an international reputation in pharmacy education, innovation in pharmacy practice, and research in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Silver sponsors

PNI is a global leader in technology and solutions for developing RNA, DNA, CRISPR, small molecule drugs, COVID vaccines and therapeutics rapidly taking ideas to patients.

Malvern Panalytical provides analytical systems and solutions which enable complex biophysical profiles to be characterized. Our approach includes a range of orthogonal and complementary analytical techniques along with consultation and applications expertise.

Bronze sponsors