Below is a tentative schedule that is subject to further changes. The schedule was updated on September 11, 2018.

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Day 1

7:00 am-8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am-8:10 am Opening Remarks/Welcome
Mark Leid (OSU), Gaurav Sahay (OSU)

Session I
Chair: Adam Alani (OSU) and Debadyuti (Rana) Ghosh (UT-Austin)

8:15 am-8:45 am Transvascular pumping of antibodies and nanocarriers by caveolae enhances drug delivery and efficacy, Jan Schnitzer, PRISM
8:45 am-9:15 am Polymeric Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, Sasha Kabanov, UNC Chapel Hill
9:15 am-9:45 am Nanoscale pathology in cancer, Joe Gray, OHSU
9:45 am-10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am-10:45 am Acoustic and Photoacoustic Imaging to Monitor Drug Delivery, Jesse Jokerst, UCSD
10:45 am-11:15 am pH Digital Medicine for Cancer Surgery and Immunotherapy, Jinming Gao, UT-Southwestern
11:15 am-11:45 am Harnessing Protease Activity as “Biological Bits” for Programmable Medicine, Gabriel Kwong, Georgia Tech
11:45 am-1:30 pm Lunch Break, Poster Session and Exhibition

Session II
Chair: Conroy Sun (OSU) and John Wilson (Vanderbilt Univ)

1:30 pm-2:00 pm Nanotechnology approaches for inhalation treatment of lung diseases, Tamara Minko, Rutgers Univ
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Personalized Cancer Nanomedicines, Avi Schroeder, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
2:30 pm-3:00 pm Imaging tumor permeability and overcoming delivery barrier, Jianghong Rao, Stanford Univ
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm-4:00 pm Nanoparticles, Radiation and Cancer Treatment, Andrew Z. Wang, UNC-Chapel Hill
4:00 pm-4:30 pm Improving Taxanes for Injection by Oligo(lactic acid) Prodrug and Poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(lactic acid) Micelle Nanotechnology, Glen Kwon, U Wisconsin-Madison
4:30 pm-4:45 pm Late Breaking Topic
4:45 pm-5:00 pm Break
5:00 pm-5:45 pm Future of Nanomedicine
Moderator: Sanyogitta Puri (AstraZeneca)
6:00 pm-8:30 pm Welcome Reception


Saturday, September 22, 2018
Day 2

7:00 am-8:00 am Registration & Breakfast

Session III
Chair: Oleh Taratula (OSU) and Daniel Siegwart (UT Southwestern)

8:15 am-8:45 am Nucleic acid delivery systems for RNA therapy and gene editing, Daniel Anderson, MIT
8:45 am-9:15 am Lipid Nanoparticles for Systemic Delivery of RNAi Therapeutics: From Concept to RealityMartin Maier, Alnylam Pharm
9:15 am-9:45 am Messenger RNA: A Novel Therapeutic Modality, Orn Almarsson, Moderna Therapeutics
9:45 am-10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am-10:45 am Localized Delivery to the Central Nervous System, Suzie Pun, Univ Washington-Seattle
10:45 am-11:15 am Mice with Human Livers, Markus Grompe, OHSU
11:15 am-11:45 am Development of Nanomaterials for mRNA Therapeutics and Genome Editing, Yizhou Dong, Ohio State Univ
11:45a-1:30 pm Lunch Break, Poster Session and Exhibition

Session IV
Chair: Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (IISc-Bangalore) and Wassana Yantasse (OHSU)

1:30 pm-2:00 pm Cell Membrane-Coated Nanoparticles as a Vaccine Delivery Platform, Liangfang Zhang, UCSD
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Emerging Organ Models and Organ Printing for Regenerative Medicine, Ali Khademhosseni, UCLA
2:30 pm-3:00 pm Ex Vivo Immune Organoids to Model Epigenetics & Transcriptional Feedback Loop in Humoral Immunity, Ankur Singh, Cornell Univ
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm-4:00 pm Molecular Frontiers in Drug Delivery, Arturo Vegas, Boston Univ
4:00 pm-4:30 pm Journey from academic discoveries towards commercialization, Paulina Hill, Polaris Partners
4:30 pm-5:30 pm Career(s) in Science
Moderator: Allison DuRoss (OSU) and Vidhi Shah (OSU)
5:30 pm-5:45 pm Poster Awards
6:00 pm-8:30 pm Networking Event


Sunday, September 23, 2018
Day 3

7:00 am-8:00 am Registration & Breakfast

Session V: Late Breaking Topics/Selected Posters
Chair: Danny Hung-Chieh Chou (Univ of Utah) and Robert Dorkin (CRISPR Therapeutics)

8:15 am-9:30am Late Breaking Topics
9:30 am-10:30 am Poster Presenters
10:30 am-11:00 am Coffee Break

Session VI: Closing Session
Chair: Olena Taratula (OSU) and Deepa Rao (Pacific Univ)

11:00 am-11:30 am Development and Pre-Clinical Testing of Localized Drug Delivery Systems in Canines with Spontaneous Cancers, Laird Forrest, Kansas Univ
11:30 am-12:00 pm Polymeric Nanocarriers for Combination Therapy, Tatiana Bronich, Univ of Nebraska Medical Center
12:00 pm-12:30 pm Safety Considerations for Silica Nanoparticles and Poly(amido amine) Dendrimers, Hamid Ghandehari, Univ of Utah
12:30 pm-12:40 pm Closing: Gaurav Sahay, OSU