Invited tracks

  • Current Advances in Drug Delivery Systems

    Code: 8gf11

    • Organizers:

      • Prof. Dr. Horacio CABRAL, The University of Tokyo, Department of Bioengineering
      • Prof. Dr. Frederico PITTELLA, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Abstract:

      Drug Delivery Systems have emerged as an effective tool for the treatment of various disease conditions. These systems refer to the technology used to modulate and optimize the delivery of medicines towards a therapeutic effect by decreasing or avoiding degradation, inefficient absorption, immunogenic and drug toxicity adverse effects. Thus, the approaches include efficient drug delivery strategies to reach the exact location in the body at optimal concentrations by passive and active targeting, the release based on physiological differences between healthy and diseased tissue and the recognition of targets from a specific site at the affected tissue. In addition to targeted delivery the drugs, its route of administration and drug formulations are also important challenges both for pharmacological and diagnostic purposes. Therefore, drug delivery systems for carrying medicines to specific sites of the body are dynamic and broad field, which allows advancements towards better treatment and prognosis. Still, there is plenty a room for development down to the nanoscale, based on theoretical rationale and experimental proof. In addition, a broad range of biomaterials are able to be applied to the construction of nanodevices for drug release, and it includes polymers, lipids, inorganic salts, among others. Finally, this session is of great relevance for the BMS community and aims to bring together researchers working on Drug Delivery Systems of distinct nature, to discuss the path from bench to clinical applications.

  • Additive Manufacturing Applied to Medicine

    Code: nfyig

    • Organizers:

      • Prof. Dr. Ahmad Barari, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
      • Dr. Chi-Nan Pai, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
      • Dr. Emilio Carlos Nelli Silva, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Abstract:

      This session is focused on the medical applications of additive manufacturing
      technologies. This new technology allows the production of objects with almost any shape
      or geometry, which is particularly interesting in the medical field, due to the irregular
      geometry of the human body. Therefore, researches for this new technology with
      applications in the medical field, which involve novel design methods, manufacturing
      processes, and suitable organic or inorganic material, are fast growing worldwide. Authors
      are invited to submit papers that cover: Prosthetics; Orthopedic Implants; Dental, bone or
      tissue scaffolds; bioresorbable materials; bioprinting and others.

  • Medical Imaging

    Code: 9jjfe

    • Organizers:

      • Prof. Dr. Baláz Benyó, Hungary
      • Prof. Dr. Fábio Menocci Cappabianco, Brazil
      • Prof. Dr. Marcos de Sales Guerra Tsuzuki, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
      • Prof. Dr. Paulo Vechiatto de Miranda, Brazil
      • Prof. Dr. Paulo Vechiatto de MirProf. Dr. Yen-Wei Chen, Japan
    • Abstract:

      This session focuses on all aspects of the processing and analysis of medical
      imaging. Authors are invited to submit papers which covers – Medical Imaging and
      Diagnosis, Image Processing Methods, Image Fusion Methods, Feature Recognition and
      Extraction Methods, Biomechanical Imaging, Image Archiving and Communication,
      Telemedicine and Virtual Environments, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Functional
      Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fmri), Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography
      (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), High Resolution Research Tomography
      (HRRT), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Ultrasound and Optical Imaging, Optical
      Elastography, X-ray Microscopy, Biophotonics, Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
      (FRET), Conventional Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Fluorescent Microscopy,
      Quantitative Bioimaging, Structural Biology, Brain Function Analysis, Hemodynamics
      Imaging, Histology and Tissue Imaging.

  • Bio-Impedance and Electrical Impedance Tomography

    Code: x2dfe

    • Organizers:

      • Prof. Dr. Knut Moeller, Institute of Technical Medicine, Germany
      • Prof. Dr. Marcos de Sales Guerra Tsuzuki, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
      • Prof. Dr. Raul Gonzalez Lima, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Abstract:

      Electrical impedance tomography and bio-impedance continue to provide new
      challenges. They are fast, inexpensive, portable, and sensitive to physiological changes
      which affect electrical impedance properties. Electrical impedance tomography has several
      applications: lung ventilation, impedance cardiology, gastric emptying, brain function
      imaging and perfusion imaging. Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original
      research work associated with a wide variety of topics: bio-impedance application, bio-
      impedance instrumentation, electrical impedance tomography, electrode modeling,
      magnetic induction, nonlinear phenomena, organ and tissue impedance, clinical
      applications, hardware and impedance imaging, software for impedance imaging,
      algorithms and data analysis, inverse problems and theory.