Call for Papers

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until 20 July, 2013

The ICoN 2013 conference will bring together clinicians, scientists and engineers, in uniquely interdisciplinary environment, to address the multi-faceted challenges of theranostics. The areas covered in the conference are aimed to cover the major developments in theranostics but at the same time initiate a discussion in the future of possible clinical challenges that could be best addressed by nanotechnological approaches. Several important issues will be covered during the conference including the benefits of nanotheranostic tools versus traditional techniques, principles of nanotheranostics, including basic and applied research, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nanoparticles, nanotechnological advances and their potential medical applications, therapeutic applications and drug delivery, etc.

Conference Topics

1. The roadmap of nanotheranostics development - Patient-oriented approach

  • Latest preclinical and clinical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and degenerative disorders.
  • Connectivity between traditional clinical approaches and nanotheranostics.

2. Emerging challenges for nanotheranostic applications

  • Novel hypotheses, concepts and ideas supported by thorough reasoning.

3. Nanoscience technologies for theranostic approaches

  • New (bioinspired) materials and novel synthetic approaches.
  • Drug delivery across biological barriers.
  • Biofunctional and/or multimodal nanoplatforms for theranostics.

4. Emphasis session on cancer nanotheranostics

  • Nanomedicine of cancer and drug targeting.
  • Cancer detection and monitoring - Early biomarkers of malignancy.
  • Imaging in diagnosis, surgical management and treatment monitoring.

5. Toxicology, regulatory aspects, and ethics

  • Toxicology considerations in the design and development of nanotheranostic formulations.
  • Policy processes to foster European leadership in nanotheranostics.
  • Regulatory aspects toward approval of nanotheranostics - A new era for Pharma industry.
  • Ethical considerations - Regulating nanomedicine; societal aspects in developing countries; environmental concerns, risks and benefits.
  • Public health economics; reimbursing nanomedicine.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission will open on May 6, 2013 and will remain open until July 5 July 20, 2013. Submissions will be performed through the EasyChair site. Please visit the site to submit your abstract. Postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to submit. All abstracts accepted will be compiled as a PDF file and will be available for download prior to the conference start date.

Click here to go to the Abstract Uploading Area

If you are unfamiliar with the EasyChair conference management system, please read the Author Instructions.

Abstract Guidelines

Each submission should consist of a summary (2 pages maximum) including all the relevant information to facilitate the review process. The format of the summary is described in the abstract template (MS Word) and in the abstract example (PDF) which can be downloaded using the links below. The required styles illustrated in the abstract template Microsoft Word document, must be used as a template for the production of abstracts. Replace the relevant text shown with your own corresponding sections. The easiest way to use this abstract form is either by applying the appropriate styles or by copying and pasting of unformatted text into it to maintain the documents present format. Abstracts must not exceed two pages and 2 MB in size. Acceptable formats include:

  • Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) - preferred
  • Rich Text Format (RTF) - preferred
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
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Information for Presenters

Oral Presentation Information

To ensure that the program runs smoothly, all speakers are requested to upload their presentations on the respective session room laptop at least one full coffee break prior to their session.

The meeting rooms will contain the following:

  • Laptop computer with Windows Microsoft OS 7 with Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • LCD projector
  • Podium microphone and/or wireless lavalieres
  • Projection pointer
  • Mac users should bring along a compatible VGA plug or the cable that converts Firewire to VGA which comes with the purchase of the laptop.

Please note that Internet access will not be available during your presentation, and due to licensing restrictions, the use of music in presentations, including video presentations, is prohibited.

Presentations that contain sound and video files must be tested prior to the session to confirm compatibility. Presentations with audio and video links need to have the linked files in the same folder as the presentation file and the entire folder copied to the meeting room computer unless you are using your own laptop or similar device.

Poster Presentation Information

Posters should be no larger than A0 (84 cm wide by 119 cm long) in portrait form and not landscape. Authors must remain in the vicinity of the bulletin board for the duration of the poster session. Poster presenters are not supplied with any audiovisual equipment. Information concerning the poster set-up and tear-down times will be included in the notification email to the submitting author.

Conference Language

The official conference language is English.