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Sunday, 23 October
5:00pm - 6:00pm Registration Open
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Function - Poolside & Lagoon Bar

Monday, 24 October
9:00am - 10:00am Plenary Session

Nanoparticles in health – Opportunities and safety concerns
Keynote - Dr Silke Krol, IRCCS Istituto Tumori "Giovanni Paolo II"/Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico "Carlo Besta"
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am - 12:00pm Anti-cancer Therapeutics, Vaccines and Theranostics

Challenges of translating novel theranostic targets into the clinic for neuro-oncology applications
Plenary - Professor Stephen RoseCSIRO
Starpharma’s dendrimer platform: therapeutics and drug delivery
Keynote - Dr Rashmi PathakStarpharma Pty Ltd
Lipid-based nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics and medical imaging agents (submitted abstract)
Dr Minoo MoghaddamCSIRO
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Anti-cancer Therapeutics, Vaccines and Theranostics

15 Years of Commercializing Nanomedicine: Real Improvements in Human Health
Keynote - Professor Thomas WebsterNortheastern University
Nanodiamond composites for tissue engineering with subdermal imaging capabilities (submitted abstract)
Dr Kate FoxRMIT University
High density lipoprotein like nanoparticles with gemcitabine target pancreatic cancer in patient-derived xenograft tumours (submitted abstract)
Prof Ross SmithUniversity of Sydney
3:00pm - 3:20pm Afternoon Tea
3:20pm - 4:20pm, Natural Product Therapies

From the ground to the sky - basic science and clinical research of natural medicines
Keynote - Associate Professor Evelin Tiralongo, Griffith University
Controlling inflammation using polysaccharide–phlorotannin nanoparticles from brown alga Carpophyllum flexuousm (submitted abstract)
Rui Zhang, University of Sydney
4:20pm - 6:00pm Three Minute Poster Presentations and Poster Viewing

Designing a novel conjugates based on gold nanoparticles for breast cancer treatment
Zahrah AlhaliliFlinders University
Metal microcapsules for targeted therapeutic delivery
Alison TaskerUniversity of Queensland
Cellular targets for small RRM-designed anticancer peptides
Dr Taghrid IstivanRMIT University
An injectable phospholipid-cholesteryl ester nanoparticle formulation of paclitaxel: influence of lipid composition, drug concentration, storage temperature, lyophilization, and additives
Tapas DeAutotelic Inc
Understanding the interactions of amino acid coated gold and silver nanoparticles with macrophages
Alanoud AlharthiRMIT University
C60 incorporated cyclodextrin metal-organic frameworks as potential drug delivery vehicles
Dr Haiqing LiCSIRO
Endocannabinoid-based lipid nanoassemblies targeted to the synovium for the treatment of arthritis
Nicola BarrieCSIRO
A library of AuNPs modified by RAFT polymers of different charge and chain length: high throughput synthesis and synchrotron XFM imaging using a zebrafish larvae model
Bao LuanCSIRO
Targeted delivery of fluorouracil by mesoporous silica nanoparticles to drug resistant colorectal cancer
Lijue ChenDeakin University
Prodrug amphiphile nanoparticles of gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil
Jerikho BulanadiCSIRO
Generating high purity inorganic nanoparticles by transfer arc plasma
Dr Samuel YickCSIRO

Tuesday, 25 October
8:00am Registration Open
9:00am - 10:00am Plenary Session

Broad spectrum antiviral macromolecular prodrugs
Plenary - Dr Tracey HintonCSIRO
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am - 12:00pm Nanoparticle Safety - Characterisation and Antibacterials

TGA regulation of nanomedicines by the therapeutic goods administration
Keynote - Dr Anne FieldTherapeutic Goods Administration
Advanced characterisation for nanoparticle therapeutics (submitted abstract)
Dr Victoria ColemanNational Measurement Institute
Characterisation of siRNA delivery vehicles
Dr Nick ReynoldsSwinburne University of Technology
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 10:00pm Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Excursion and Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 26 October
8:00am Registration Open
9:00am - 10:00am Plenary Session

Engineering the improved reach of vaccines: from needles to rockets to Nanopatches
Plenary - Professor Mark Kendall, University of Queensland
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am - 12:00pm Drug Delivery

Learning from nature: the development of antibacterial surfaces
Keynote - Professor Russell Crawford, RMIT University
Antibody targeted prodrug nanoparticles as chemotherapeutic nanomedicine (submitted abstract)
Dr Nelly Gong, Biosceptre Australia Pty Ltd
A versatile platform for generating polymer capsules for nanomedicine (submitted abstract)
Dr Joseph RichardsonCSIRO
Dual-modality NIRF-MRI cubosomes and hexosomes: high throughput formulation and in vivo biodistribution (submitted abstract)
Dr Nhiem TranRMIT University
12:00pm 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Respiratory Therapeutics

Microfluidic nebulisation platform for low cost and portable inhaled macromolecular therapeutics
Plenary - Professor Leslie Yeo, RMIT University
Translational respiratory drug delivery by aerosol technology – antimicrobial therapy
Professor Kim ChanUniversity of Sydney
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea and Conference Concludes


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