JUNE 19-21, 2023

Precision Health and Diagnostics

Diagnostics & Imaging

Symposium Co-Chairs

Prakash D. NallathambyPrakash D. Nallathamby
Associate Director of Research at the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health
University of Notre Dame

Key Speakers

Roy StillwellNearWave Imager: The First Entirely Handheld Real-time Frequency-Domain Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging System
Roy Stillwell
CEO, NearWave

Precision health and diagnostics has revolutionized treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective, less toxic, and positively impact survival.

In efforts to improve the efficacy of diagnostic assays and therapeutic agents, precise molecular recognition of disease-specific markers remains a major hurdle. Achieving only ‘On-Target’ therapeutics will also require technologies beyond this one-size-fits all approach. Innovations in the development of instrumentation, imaging modalities, and spectroscopic techniques support and empower these approaches, enabling bias-free routes to achieve a holistic understanding and treatment of disease states with spatiotemporal precision. Point-of-use platforms seek to bring bioanalytical assays to the individual, thus enhancing the speed with which results are available to caregivers, to exert rapid changes in treatment regimens, to benefit their patients’ health and wellness. Seminal advances in the miniaturization of instrumentation has led to a growing range of smart, accurate, and low-powered, portable biomolecular diagnostics with the ultimate goal of rendering sensors capable of personalized bioassays supporting therapies targeted to the individual.

This session aims to highlight nanotechnology-enabled precision therapeutics/therapies or nanotechnology-based analytical platforms to guide treatment regimen, to benefit all populations.

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2023 Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 20

1:30Innovations in Precision Health and Diagnostics for Health Wellness
4:00Precision Health - Posters

2023 Symposium Program

Tuesday June 20

1:30Innovations in Precision Health and Diagnostics for Health WellnessChesapeake 11
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, Notre Dame University, US
1:30NearWave Imager: The First Entirely Handheld Real-time Frequency-Domain Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging System
R. Stillwell, Nearwave, US
1:55A Multimodal Approach To Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Mental Readiness with VR
V. Somareddy, Neuro Rehab VR, US
2:15Detection and treatment of endometriosis using a novel nanomedicine platform
Y. Park, A. Demessie, A. Luo, O.R. Taratula, A.S. Moses, P. Do, L. Campos, Y. Jahangiri, C.R. Wyatt, H.A. Albarqi, K. Farsad, O.D. Slayden, O. Taratula, Oregon State University, US
2:45Biomimetic, Antibiotic Free, Nanoparticles for Agent Agnostic Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Action including ESKAPE Pathogens
J. Hopf, J. Olesk, C. Evans, J. Ross, D. Donahue, V. Ploplis, F. Castellino, S. Lee, P.D. Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame, US
3:05Stem Cell Precision Medicine Human Brain Disease Models
R. Anand, Neurxstem Inc, US
3:25Photo-Responsive Nanomedicine for Placenta Visualization and Photo-Hyperthermia for Potential Management of Ectopic Pregnancy
O. Taratula, A. Moses, L. Kadam, O. Taratula, L. Myatt, M.K. Baldwin, Oregon State University, US
3:45Small Molecule Drug to Treat Space Travel Induced Bone Reduction
J. Barnett, J. McCall, H. Blair, J. Soboloff, W. Geldenhuys, ExesaLibero Pharma, Inc, US
4:00Precision Health - PostersExpo Hall AB
Harnessing Emerging Technologies to Deliver Ecologically Valid Precision Therapeutics 
R. Kalunga, F. Elshobokshy, University of the District of Columbia, US
A Landscape of Infectious Disease In Vitro Diagnostic Devices: From 2000 to Present
E. Bradford, MRIGlobal, US
Translation of Cellular-Resolution OCT Images to H&E-Like Stained Images via Generative Adversarial Network
S.T. Tsai, C.H. Liu, S.L. Huang, National Taiwan University, TW
Development of Compact 2D Carbon Beam Scanners for Cancer Therapy
B. Mustapha, Argonne National Laboratory, US
RamanID: A next generation reagent-free point of care platform for rapid virus detection
R. Mahrat, R. Chaturvedi, D. Thomas, D. Gracias, I. Berman, RamanID, US
Therabron; a single biologic to treat multiple threats
A. Pilon, APCBio Innovations, Inc. & Trove Therapeutics, Inc., US

Topics & Application Areas

  • Precision therapeutics (to avoid off-target toxicity)
  • Precision diagnostics (improved time to decision, improved confidence, improved detection)
  • Precision biomedical imaging (in vitro or in vivo)
  • Portable Point-of-use platforms for diagnostics (can be for monitoring human health or for monitoring environmental factors that will affect human health)
  • Sensors (can be for monitoring human health monitoring or for monitoring environmental factors that will impact human health, SMART sensors)

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