on from the successful “Nanotechnology
and Smart Materials for Medical Devices” conference
in Edinburgh in December 2003, this second Nanoforum Conference,
organized jointly by IoN and AIRI/Nanotec
IT, will be held in Rome on the 29th and 30th November
2004 at the Centro
Congressi Frentani (Via dei Frentani 4, Rome).
Conference will highlight the potentialities of nanotechnology
to revolutionize human health care, with presentations from
both the research community and industry. It will have an application
oriented profile with particular attention to those applications
closer to the market and it will also discuss regulatory and
societal aspects of the new technologies.
Conference will have the following themes:
Frontiers of Medical Diagnostics
Sensors (chip devices and wearable); internal diagnostics;
molecular probes and machines; new systems and material for
imaging, to increase speed, accuracy and functionality.
Novel Pharmaceuticals and Therapies
New manufacturing methods; intelligent delivery systems;
gene therapy; nano-bio robotics.
Implants and Prostheses
Materials; surfaces modification and tissue engineering
for improved biocompatibility and/or for biofunctionality; power
systems for implants and prostheses.
Effects of nanotechnology on medicine
and the health care system (panel discussion)
Nanomedicine compared to current medicine and medical trends,
regulatory problems, social and ethical issues; barriers to
commercialisation and other issues.
Who Should Attend
The programme will cover a broad range of topics to give a thorough
overview of the latest developments and trends of application
of nanotechnology in the medical sector. There will be presentations
from researchers both from academia and industry, but there
will also be an ample discussion about the implications to face
when moving toward high-tech medicine. The two day Conference
will therefore be an excellent opportunity for researchers,
industry representatives (product developers and suppliers),
end users, public bodies and planners, the financial community.
The Conference will give an insight about the latest cutting
edge research and its expected evolution in the short-mid terms
and it will put forward how the medical practice and patient
care could evolve, indicating actions to keep pace and prepare
for this disruptive technology.
English will be the official
language of the Conference.