Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology

Leveraging Mechanism and Chemical Design for Improved Therapeutic Effect

The 2014 Gordon Conference on Drug Carriers in Medicine and Biology builds on a rich tradition encompassing fundamental principles through clinical application. Top academic investigators and leaders from pharma and biotech will gather to consider latest advances, as well as critical hurdles requiring coordinated multidisciplinary solutions. The conference provides a dynamic, diverse and collegial environment with academic, industrial and regulatory viewpoints. The meeting also provides a unique opportunity for young investigators and junior scientists to present their work in poster format and to exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Select poster presenters will be invited to provide short talks.

The conference focuses on cutting edge delivery systems based on polymers, lipids, conjugates, and advanced multicomponent nanoengineered systems containing all types of cargos (proteins, RNA, cells, anti-cancer agents, vaccines, imaging and diagnostic agents). The program will include sessions on mechanisms of carrier distribution, cellular uptake and trafficking, and new approaches to addressing these hurdles. Session themes include targeted systems for delivery, new approaches to chemical modification, engineering, and conjugation for improved delivery, and transport, fate, and efficacy of drug delivery systems. Applications and exciting opportunities in ophthalmic delivery, heart, cancer, and immunotherapy will be included in specific sessions.

The Waterville Valley Resort provides an excellent setting for opportunities for informal discussions in addition to outdoor recreation activities, which are part of the conference registration. Early application is recommended, as attendance is limited, and the conference has been over-subscribed in the past. The co-chairs welcome applications from junior scientists to attend and present their research findings. A number of travel awards will be made based on poster abstracts within the qualifying period.
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A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by December 3, 2013. Please check back for updates.

17 Aug - 22 Aug 2014
Waterville Valley
United States of America
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