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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Nanoparticles in Transplantation

November 09, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 151, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

This session conveys how nanotechnology is being used in the development of therapeutics for transplantation and autoimmune disease.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe what nanotechnology is and how it can be used to target specific tissue in vivo
  • Explain how nanoparticle-targeted therapies can affect immune-mediated disease

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Valeria Mas, PhD


  • Inhibiting Innate Immune Responses with Nanoparticles
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Jordi Ochando, PhD
  • Nanocarriers of IL6 to Reduce Allograft Injury
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Reza Abdi, MD
  • Targeting Rapamycin to Allograft Tissue with Nanoparticles
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Satish N. Nadig, MD, PhD 
  • Using Nanoparticles to Induce Tolerance in Diabetes
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Stephen D. Miller, PhD