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FMS Inaugural Nanomedicine Symposium

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017


The Faculty of Medical Sciences presents their Inaugural Symposium on Nanomedicine under the theme, Nanomedicines purpose, potential & passion in the Caribbean context with feature speaker Professor Kannan Rangaramanujam – Co-Director, Centre for Nanomedicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The symposium takes place on October 15 from 8am to 3.30pm (Registration starts at 7am) at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Amphitheatre A.

The symposium is targeted towards: Health professionals and educators, medical students.

The cost is as follows:

  • University students | TT$200
  • Faculty and/or Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (TTMA) and other recognised societies | TT$250
  • All others |TT$300

About the Symposium

Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanomaterials. Nanomedicine is expected, in the near future, to deliver radical changes in the way we diagnose and treat diseases. It is a multidisciplinary field in continuous evolution and takes in account all sectors of the healthcare industry, engineers and natural scientist. Nanomedicine has the potential of developing new treatments, new diagnostic tools and new mechanisms of drug delivery.

This symposium seeks to set the foundation for Nanomedicines awareness and potential application in the Caribbean setting. It will define the purpose (mission) of nanomedicine research, explain the potential of nanomedicines and seek to develop a passion for new cadre of nanomedicine researcher at the University and the wider Caribbean.

To register, please call the School of Pharmacy at 645-3232 ext. 5017 / 5046 or email fms.nano@sta.uwi.edu.

For additional details, please visit: www.sta.uwi.edu/fms/nanomedicine.asp