END2CANCER:

Emerging Nanotechnology & Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer

December 14-15, 2017, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Stephenson Cancer Center are proud to host “END2CANCER: Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer” conference from December 14-15, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. The focus of the two-day conference is to bridge laboratory research conducted in the areas of nanotechnology and drug delivery to clinical application for the detection, diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of cancer. The conference will bring together leaders in the field who will discuss new and emerging concepts and technologies and challenges in clinical advancement. Topics in modulating the tumor microenvironment and harnessing the immune system for improved drug delivery and therapy will also be covered in planned thematic sessions. Finally, funding opportunities for cancer nanomedicine from the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health will be presented.

The multi-disciplinary conference will bring together physicians, basic scientists, engineers, physicists, chemists, post-doctoral fellows, high-school and college students, patient advocates, business professionals, educators, and technology transfer specialists. Students and fellows will have an opportunity to present their work as a poster presentation and compete for awards. A special education session titled “Meet The Investigators” is planned for students, fellows, and young investigators to network and exchange ideas and offer collaborative opportunities during the two-day meeting.

The organizing committee would like to invite you to visit the “Sooner” state of Oklahoma and participate in this exciting conference.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Registration & Breakfast / Meet The Investigators Session

Meet the Investigators session for students, postdocs, fellows, and junior faculty by advance registration only. Please indicate on the conference registration link. Breakfast for other attendees will be served at the Samis Education Center.

60mins

Andrews Academic Tower, Conference Room B, 800 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Pre-Registration Required

Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh

Introduction

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh

Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Dr. Jason Sanders; Dr. James Tomasek

Welcome

10mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Jason Sanders; Dr. James Tomasek

Dr. Jason Sanders, (Provost, OUHSC); Dr. James Tomasek, (Vice-President of Research, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)

Kelvin Dorgehemeir

Bioengineering

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Kelvin Dorgehemeir

Vice-President of Research, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Danny Dhanasekaran

Nanomedicine & Cancer

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Danny Dhanasekaran

Deputy Director, Stephenson Cancer Center

Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh

Keynote Speaker Introduction

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh

Professor, Department of Pathology, Director, Experimental Therapeutics and Translational Cancer Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Omid Farokzhad

Keynote Speaker

45mins

Samis Conference Room

Omid Farokzhad

Professor of Medicine and Director of Nanomedicine, Harvard Medical School

Moderators (Dr. Song Li & Dr. Sharouk Khajotia)

Session I – Nucleic Acids Origami

9:20 am - 9:50 am: Plenary Speaker, Pexiuan Guo (Professor, College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University)

9:50 am - 10:10 am: Nathaniel S. Green (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northeastern Oklahoma State University)

10:10 am -10:30 am: Carlos Castro (Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ohio State University)

10:30 am -10:50 am: David Oupicky (Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

90mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Song Li & Dr. Sharouk Khajotia)

Coffee Break

10mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Jinming Gao & Dr. Han Yuan)

Session II – Molecular & Diagnostic Imaging

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Plenary Speaker, Samuel Echilefu (Professor and Co-Director, Center for Nanomedicine, Washington University, St. Louis)

11:30 am - 11:50 am: Rheal Towner (Professor, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation)

11:50 am - 12:10 pm: Kimberly Kelly (Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Virginia)

12:10 am - 12:30 pm: Hong Liu (Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma)

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm: Bin Zheng (Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma)

110mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Jinming Gao & Dr. Han Yuan)

Lunch Break & Poster Competition Session

(Judges: 2 external and 2 internal – TBD)

70mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Xiaoming He & Dr. Youngjae You)

Session III – Drug Delivery

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Plenary Speaker, Miqin Zhang (Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Washington)

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm: Stefan Wilhelm (Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma)

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm: Chalet Tan (Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, University of Mississippi)

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm: Juliane Nguyen (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, State University of New York)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm:  Josh D. Ramsey (Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University)

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm: Chuanbin Mao (Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma)

130mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Xiaoming He & Dr. Youngjae You)

Coffee Break

10mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Mansoor Amiji, & Dr. Yolanda Vasquez)

Session IV – Cancer Gene & Drug Therapy

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm:  Plenary Speaker, Tatiana Bronich (Professor and COBRE Nano Director, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nebraska Medical Center)

4:50 pm - 5:10 pm:  Xiaohu Gao (Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Washington)

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm:  Rajagopal Ramesh (Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm: Zhongrong Cui (Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Texas Austin)

90mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Mansoor Amiji, & Dr. Yolanda Vasquez)

Transport from Conference to Petroleum Club

Transport of Invited Speakers & Attendees by Bus

45mins

Samis Conference Room

Piotr Gradzynski

Dinner at Petroleum Club

Keynote Speaker Introduction (7:10 pm - 7:15 pm) – Lei Ding (Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, OU Norman)

Keynote Speaker – NIH Perspective (7:15 pm – 8:00 pm) – Piotr Gradzynski (Program Director, Nanotechnology, National Cancer Institute)

180mins

Petroleum Club, Oklahoma City, OK

Piotr Gradzynski

(Program Director, Nanotechnology, NCI)

Transport Back to Hotel

Transport of Invited Speakers/Attendees back to Embassy Suites Hotel

10mins

Registration & Breakfast

60mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Thomas Landers

Welcome

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Thomas Landers

Dean College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Michael Detamore

Bioengineering Program at the University of Oklahoma

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Michael Detamore

Director School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Wei Chen

Keynote Speaker Introduction

5mins

Samis Conference Room

Dr. Wei Chen

Professor, Department of Engineering and Physics; Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education & Research; Interim Dean, College of Mathematics and Science, University of Central Oklahoma

Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen

Keynote Speaker

45mins

Samis Conference Room

Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen

Senior Investigator, NIH/NIBIB, Bethesda, MD

Moderators (Dr. Tatiana Bronich & Dr. Wei Chen)

Session I – Nanotechnology & Tumor Microenvironment

9:05 am - 9:35 am – Plenary speaker Mansoor Amiji (Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston)

9:35 am - 9:55 am – Song Li (Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh)

9:55 am – 10:15 am – Betty Kim (Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida)

10:15 am – 10:35 pm – Ennio Tascioti (Professor, Houston Methodist Hospital)

10:35 pm – 10:55 am – James J Moon (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan)

10:55 pm – 11:15 am - Vasilios Sikavitsas (Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Oklahoma)

115mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Tatiana Bronich & Dr. Wei Chen)

Coffee Break

15mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Kimberly Kelly, & Dr. Rheal Towner)

Session II – Theranostics

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Plenary Speaker, Jinming Gao (Professor, Department of Oncology, Pharmacology, & Otolaryngology, UT Southwestern Medical Center)

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm: Xiaoming He (Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University)

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm: Arti Shukla (Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont)

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm: Ashish Ranjan (Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University)

90mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Kimberly Kelly, & Dr. Rheal Towner)

Lunch Break

60mins

Moderators (Dr. Pexiuan Guo & Dr. Vassilios Sikavitsas)

Session III – Photonics & Photodynamic Therapy

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Plenary Speaker, Roger Harrison (Professor, Department of Engineering, Oklahoma University)

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm: Jin Xie (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens)

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm: Wei Chen (Professor, Department of Engineering and Physics; Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education & Research; Interim Dean, College of Mathematics and Science, University of Central Oklahoma)

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm: Youngjae You (Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)

90mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Pexiuan Guo & Dr. Vassilios Sikavitsas)

Coffee Break

10mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Ennio Tasciotti & Dr. Michael Detamore)

Session IV – Novel Technologies & Applications in Cancer

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm: Plenary Speaker, Amy E. Herr (Distinguished Professor, Department of Bioengineering University of California, Berkeley)

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm: Shalini Prasad (Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas)

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm: Sundar Madihally (Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University)

4:50 pm – 5:10 pm: Melchor J. Antuñano (Director, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City)

5:10 pm – 5:30 pm: Magdeline Bienatz (Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation)

110mins

Samis Conference Room

Moderators (Dr. Ennio Tasciotti & Dr. Michael Detamore)

Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks

Awards Presentation to Fellows/Students/Young Investigator

10mins

Samis Conference Room

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

plus

Omid Farokhzad, MD, MBA

Harvard Medical School

plus

Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen

NIH/NIBIB, Bethesda, MD

plus

Piotr Grodzinski, PhD

Nanotechnology, NCI

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairman

Rajagopal Ramesh, PhD
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Members

Handan Acar, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Wei Chen, PhD
University of Central Oklahoma

Michael Detamore, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Lei Ding, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Roger Harrison, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Sharukh Khajotia, DDS, PhD
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Hong Liu, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Vassilios Sikavitsas, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Rheal Towner, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Stefan Wilhelm, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Youngjae You, PhD
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Han Yuan, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Bin Zheng, PhD
The University of Oklahoma

Coordinators

Claire Turmelle
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Stevie Warner, MHR
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

ACCOMMODATIONS

The recommended conference hotel is located on the Oklahoma Health Center campus - within walking distance of the conference.

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center

741 Phillips Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Room Block: $109 (Use link to book for rate)

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REGISTER

Register by Dec. 1, 2017.

Reserve your hotel room by Nov. 15, 2017.

Please contact Stevie Warner with any questions.

Email: Stevie-Warner@ouhsc.edu

Phone: (405) 271-2537

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Poster Session; Due Date: Dec. 1

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Authors Names and Affiliations

Abstract Limit: 300 Words Max

Presenting Author: Underline

Presenting Author: Email

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Acknowledgement of Funding

Poster Size: 48 inches (wide) by 36 inches (tall)