Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionize all aspects of medicine including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of numerous diseases. Due to their significantly higher surface area to volume ratios, nanomaterials have demonstrated significantly greater mechanical, optical, electronic, catalytic, reactive, magnetic, and biological properties than conventional or micron structured materials.

This symposium will cover some of the more recent advances for incorporation of nanotechnology in medicine including, but not limited to, improved wearable and implantable sensors; approaches that use nanomaterials to prevent disease; approaches to improve the detection of viruses, bacteria, and other compounds important for disease diagnosis; approaches that combine diagnostics with therapy (so called theranostics); approaches for the improved treatment of diseases including tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, etc.; toxicity of nanomaterials; tissue and cellular interactions with nanomaterials; synthesis of nanomaterials for medical applications; green nanomedicine; computational modeling of the use of nanotechnology in medicine; ethics in nanomedicine; and all research related to the use of nanotechnology in medicine.

Proposed sessions

  • Nanoparticles, nanofilms, and coatings in therapy, diagnostics, and tissue replacement
  • Nanotechnology routes for medical delivery
  • Regenerative nanomedicine
  • Advances in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization for medical applications
  • Toxicity aspects of nanoparticles from biological perspectives
  • Ethics and societal issues in nanotechnology applications in medicine
  • Nanomaterials modelling in applications to biomedical sciences
  • Sustainable (or green) medical material development for medicine
  • Regulatory aspects of nanomedicine
  • Nanomedicine for anti-viral and anti-bacterial applications
  • Nanomedicine for anti-cancer applications


  • Thomas J. Webster, Northeastern University, USA,
  • Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida, USA,
  • Lei Yang, Hebei University of Technology, PR China
  • Dongwoo Khang, Gachon University, South Korea
  • Nhiem Tran, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia