The annual Nano Boot Camp for Clinicians is designed to inform and engage clinicians and medical students on the most recent nanotechnology breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported Northwestern University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) represents a unique partnership between researchers at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN).
This free event is an excellent way to gain an understanding of nanotechnology, current advances at the Northwestern CCNE, and the prospects for translating these advances to the clinic.
The Boot Camp is free. Registration is required. Sandwiches and light refreshments available.
11:30 a.m. - Lunch12 p.m. - Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhDDirector, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer CenterOpening Remarks12:05 - 12:30 p.m. - Nathan Gianneschi, PhDJacob & Rosaline Cohn Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern; Associate Director, International Institute for NanotechnologyNano Basics for Clinicians
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - C. "Shad" Thaxton, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of Neurology, Northwestern Feinberg School of MedicineTargeting Diseases of Lipid Excess with Nanobiologics
1 - 1:30 p.m. - Vinayak P. Dravid, PhDAbraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Founding Director, Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization (NUANCE) CenterMagnetic Nanostructures (MNS) for Theranostics: From Diagnostic Imaging to Targeted Therapy
Cancer cells image, courtesy of Teri Odom