Polymers in Medicine

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Polymers in Medicine and Biology: 2015
September 14-17, 2015
Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley, CA
PROGRAM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
2:00 PM REGISTRATION BEGINS
NANOSCALE PROCESSES AND ASSEMBLIES
SESSION CHAIR: KATHRYN UHRICH, Rutgers University
3:15 PM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS, Buddy Ratner
Upstream and Downstream Polymeric Nanoassemblies for Biomedical
3:30 PM Applications
Thai Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Polymer
Nanocomposites for Medical Applications
4:00 PM
Huinan Liu, University of California-Riverside
PLENARY: Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive
4:30 PM Fabrication for Applications in Medicine
Joseph DeSimone, University of North Carolina/North Carolina State
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5:30 PM WELCOME RECEPTION
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
7:30 AM BREAKFAST
ENGINEERED BIOMATERIALS AND GELS
SESSION CHAIR: TBA
8:30 AM Designing Polymers for Biomimetic and Biomedical Applications
Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh
Solving the Medical Polymers Paradox with Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
9:00 AM Copolymers for Enabling Advanced Delivery of Proteins and Stem
Cells
Jose Reyes, Celanese International Corporation
Probing Polymer Material-Plasma Protein Interactions in the
9:30 AM Functionality and Design of Vascular-targeted Carriers
Lola Eniola-Adesfeso, University of Michigan
Platelet-Polymer Interactions: Fluoropolymers and Hydrophobic
10:00 AM Polymers Are the Way to Go
Buddy Ratner, University of Washington
10:30 AM
BREAK
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, CONT’D
NANOSCALE PROCESSES AND ASSEMBLIES
SESSION CHAIR: TBA
10:45 AM Self-assembly of Macromolecular Ruthenium Drugs
Martina Stenzel, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Self-assembly and Responsiveness of Polypeptide-based Star and
11:15 AM Triblock Copolymers: From design to function
Daniel Savin, University of Florida
Development of Polyion Complex Nano-vesicles for Biomedical
11:45 AM Applications
Akihiro Kishimura, Kyushu University (Japan)
12:15 PM
2:45 PM
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LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
COFFEE SERVICE
POLYMERS FOR BIOACTIVE DELIVERY
SESSION CHAIR: TBA
3:00 PM Polymers for Anticancer Treatments
Eva Harth, Vanderbilt University
Nitric Oxide: A key player for novel anti-cancer
3:30 PM immunotherapeutics
Yukio Nagasaki, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Improvement of siRNA Delivery to Cancer Using Functional
4:00 PM Materials
Daniel Siegwart, University of Texas-Southwestern
Tailoring (Bio)degradable Polyphosphazenes for Drug Delivery and
4:30 PM Tissue Engineering Applications
Oliver Brüggemann, Johannes Kepler University (Austria)
Sonoma Valley — Vines, Wind, Water and Weather Intersect to
5:00 PM Yield Wonderful Wines
Buddy Ratner, University of Washington (guests welcomed)
5:30 PM
POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION
6:30 PM
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
7:30 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
NEW BIOMATERIALS
SESSION CHAIR: JUDY RIFFLE, VIRGINIA TECH
8:30 AM Amino Acid Polymers for Regenerative Medicine
Matt Becker, University of Akron
High-throughput Polymer Screening for Biological Delivery: From
9:00 AM Discovery to Design
Theresa Reineke, University of Minnesota
Biocatalysis-enabled Routes to Unique Biobased Monomers and
9:30 AM Polymers
Rich Gross, Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute
10:00 AM Injectable Polymers for Drug-Induced Tissue Regeneration
Phil Messersmith, University of California, Berkeley
10:30 AM
2:45 PM
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LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
COFFEE SERVICE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SESSION CHAIR: TBA
3:00 PM Utilizing 50 Years of Research to Develop Smart Contact Lenses
Jeff Linhardt, Google
3:30 PM Tissue-integrating Polymeric Sensors: From concept to Clinic
Natalie Wisniewski, Profusa Corp.
4:00 PM Overcoming Vascular Graft Stenosis - Turning the Approach Inside-Out
Andrew Marshall, Healionics
Stimuli-responsive Antifouling Polyisobutylene-based Biomaterials via
4:30 PM Modular Surface Functionalization
Judit Puskas, The University of Akron
Biomedical Polymer Entrepreneurship: Unconfigured materials and
5:00 PM components vs. materials-intensive devices
Robert Ward, ExThera Medical Corp.
5:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Lessons Learned
6:00 PM
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POLYMERS AND STEM CELLS
SESSION CHAIR: TBA
10:45 AM Polymeric Nanomaterials-based Approaches to Control Stem Cell Fate
Kibum Lee, Rutgers University
11:15 AM Biomaterial-based Tools for Engineering Neural Tissue
Stephanie Willerth, University of Victoria (Canada)
Directed Stem Cell Fate within Photoreversibly-patterned Polymer11:45 AM based Hydrogels
Cole DeForest, University of Washington
12:15 PM
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DINNER ON YOUR OWN
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
7:30 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
NEW BIOMATERIALS
SESSION CHAIR: JUDY RIFFLE, VIRGINIA TECH
8:30 AM Shape Memory Polymers for Diagnostics
Michelle Khine, University of California, Irvine
Poly(glycerol carbonate) Based Drug Delivery Devices for the Prevention
9:00 AM of Lung Tumor Recurrence Following Surgical Resection
Mark Grinstaff, Boston University
Design of Synthetic Polymer Nanoparticles that Recognize Target
9:30 AM Molecules and Ions
Yu Hoshino, Kyushu University (Japan)
Extended Polymer-based Antimicrobial Delivery from Orthopedic
10:00 AM Devices to Address Implant-centered infections
David Grainger, University of Utah
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10:30 AM BREAK
NEW BIOMATERIALS
SESSION CHAIR: TBA
10:45 AM Soft Materials with Unprecedented Elongation and Shape Recovery
Jonathan Goff, Gelest, Inc.
11:15 AM Microengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine
Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School
Initial Studies of Tissue Regeneration Template Preconditioning by
11:45 AM Neutrophils: Regulation and Potential Implications
Gary Bowlin, The University of Memphis
12:15 PM CONCLUDING REMARKS, Organizers
12:30 PM MEETING ENDS
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
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