ESCDD

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM 15th ESCDD

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