22nd March, 2011: The Teacher Building, Glasgow, UK
Conference Satellite Event: One-day course: 'Nanomedicine – what is it and how can it help the patient?'
This one-day course immediately precedes the major Institute of Nanotechnology Conference Advanced Technologies for an Ageing Population and is intended to provide an overview of how nano- and other advanced technologies are beginning to revolutionise medical products and practice.
The course will comprise two parts: the morning session will comprise an explanation of some of the key properties of materials at the nanoscale and how these are important in terms of understanding the pathology of disease and in providing an opportunity to interact with biological structures to detect, diagnose and treat diseases in novel ways. A brief overview of some of the key areas of development and of identifying and addressing key safety issues will also be provided. The afternoon session will comprise a series of presentations covering different areas of application of nanoscience and other advanced technologies within medicine from a number of leading researchers from Scottish universities.
This course will provide an ideal introduction to the application of new enabling technologies to medicine for clinicians, researchers, policymakers and industrial R&D staff.
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