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Nano World Cancer Day 2017 Conference at INL Feb 2nd

Published 01-27-2017


INL will host the 4th edition of the Nano World Cancer Day organized jointly by the European Project ENATRANS and the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and taking place simultaneously on February 2nd in 15 different European cities

The Portuguese event is with the collaboration of TecMinho – ThE University-Enterprise Association.

Attendance is free but advanced registration is required.

Please register here:


09h30-10h00 – Registration and Coffee

10h00-11h45 - Conference - Main Auditorium 

10h00-10h15 – Lars Montelius, Director General of INL, ETPN representative - Welcome: Nanomedicine at INL and presentation of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) 

10h15-10h30 – Raquel Seruca, i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, E-cadherin mutations in cancer: new methods of diagnosis and new molecular partners for treatment

10h30-10h45 – Fátima Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Nanotechnology in Oncology: dream or reality/Nanotecnologia e cancro: Sonho ou realidade

10h45-11h00 – João Nuno Moreira CNC - Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology; FFUC - Faculty of Pharmacy; University of Coimbra,, Treat U: targeting unmet medical needs with nanomedicine based strategies

11h00-11h15 – Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Portuguese Minister of Education (to be confirmed)

11h15-11h45 – Discussion

11h45-12h15 – Private meeting of speakers with the Press

11h45-12h25 - Parallel scientific exhibition Nanomedicine at INL meeting with scientists (Hall

The Nano World Cancer Day 2017 is an event organised in the framework of the World Cancer Day. It aims to amplify awareness about Nanomedicine and its ability to introduce new opportunities and game changers in the fight against cancer.

Simultaneous dynamic and informative events dedicated to press, students and medical doctors are organised in 15 countries across Europe and beyond.

The Nano World Cancer Day offers a chance to discover the revolutions provided by Nanomedicine in cancer management and care.

Nanomedicine provides smart solutions to beat cancer 

In each country, local experts in Nanomedicine (researchers, entrepreneurs, oncologists, clinicians, public authorities, patients…) will deliver short speeches about the latest concrete and disruptive innovations in Nanomedicine applied to cancer and answer all questions the audience may have.

Initiated in 2013, the Nano World Cancer Day is an event organized by the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) together with the European Project ENATRANS (Enabling NAnomedicine TRANSlation).

Image Caption: Electron microscopy image of a dead brain tumour cell (glioblastoma) after undergoing a hyperthermia treatment by magnetic nanoparticles specifically tailored using an antibody to target only cancer cells. Credit: Vânia Vilas Boas, INL

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