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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM 15th ESCDD 2018

The Program of the 16th escdd will be publiced as soon as possible

below is the program of the previous edition in 2018 

TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018

18.00-19.30    Registration
19.00-22.00    Buffet dinner and welcoming reception

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018

08.00-09.00    Registration
09.00-09.10    Opening of the Symposium

Opening Lecture

09.10-10.00    Vincent Rotello
Direct cytosolic delivery of proteins and nucleic acids through membrane fusion: who needs endosomes?                                                                                                         

Targeted Drug Delivery

10.00-10.30    Jan van Hest
Polymersome topologies for nanomedicine concepts

10.30-11.00    Hans Börner
Solving problems: Learning from peptides how to solubilize small molecule drugs

11.00-11.30    COFFEE

11.30-12.00    Andreas Lendlein
Design of block copolymers for multifunctional carriers

12.00-12.30    Julien Nicolas
Vinyl polymers for biomedical applications

12.30-14.00    LUNCH

Ophthalmic Delivery

14:00 - 14:30  Arto Urtti
Melanosomal drug targeting as a strategy for increased site specificity and prolonged action in the eye

14:30 - 15:00  Subbu Venkatraman
Controlled-release  nano-therapeutics : The status of translation

15:00 - 15:30  Sara Nicoli
Peptides in ocular delivery: drugs and potential carriers

15:30 - 16:00  TEA

16:00 - 16:30  Francine Behar-Cohen  
Electrically-assited gene delivery for the sustained production of therapeutic proteins in the eye: From bench to bedside

16:30 - 17:00  Sehoon Kim
Multiscale molecular assembly for locoregional delivery and phototherapy of cancers

18:00 - 19:30  DINNER          

19:30 - 21:30  POSTER SESSION

21:30 - 22:00  Presentation of the POSTER AWARDS

THURSDAY 12 APRIL 2018 

Targeted Drug Delivery

09:00 - 09:30  Patrick Stayton
Engineering intracellular drug therapies 

09:30 - 10:00  Fenghua Meng
Polymersome nanomedicines for delivery of hydrophilic drugs for cancer therapy

10:00 - 10:30  Ruchi Bansal
Targeted therapies for the treatment of liver diseases

10:30 - 11:00  COFFEE         

Crossing Barriers / Brain Delivery

11:00 - 11:30  Hans-Joachim Galla
Suitability of in vitro blood-brain-barrier  models to predict drug delivery to the brain

11:30 - 12:00  Marcelo Calderon
Breaking the barrier - Potent anti-inflammatory activity following efficient topical delivery of etanercept or dexamethasone using thermoresponsive nanogels

12:00 - 12:30   Massimiliano Caiazzo
Generation of neural cells by cell reprogramming of somatic cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH           

Novel Concepts, Materials and Techniques in Controlled Drug Delivery

14:00 - 14:30   Oren Scherman
Suitability of in vitro blood-brain-barrier  models to predict drug delivery to the brain overcoming the blood-brain barrier: post-resection drug delivery to glioblastoma multiforme using supramolecular hydrogels

14:30 - 15:00  Maria Jose Alonso
Intracellular delivery of therapeutic and antigenic proteins

15:15 - 15:30  Departure to the National Maritime Museum Amsterdam

16:30 - 19:45  Reception; lecture by mw. dr. D.H. (Djoeke) van Netten  and visit of the museum

20:00 - 22:30  Symposium banquet at the museum

22:45               Departure to hotel zuiderduin

FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018

Translational Drug Delivery Research

09:00 - 09:30  Heinrich Haas
Nanoparticulate RNA delivery systems: From basic research to clinical application

09:30 - 10:00  Marjo Yliperttula
Cell up-take mechanisms of paclitaxel loaded exosomes and microvesicles revealed by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

10:00 - 10:30  Krzysztof Wicher
Harnessing bispecific antibodies to overcome the blood-brain barrier

10:30 - 11:00  COFFEE

Novel Concepts, Materials and Techniques in Controlled Drug Delivery

11:00 - 11:30  Ana Pêgo
Engineering biomaterial-based vectors to mediate nucleic acid delivery to the nervous system: breaking barriers with nanotools 

11:30 - 12:00  Paolo Decuzzi
Nanoconstruct softness: A physical targeting strategy in drug delivery and biomedical imaging

12:00 - 12:15  Closing of the Symposium

12:30 - 14.00  LUNCH