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NanoGagliato

NanoGagliato is a first-of-its-kind scientific conference merging intense but informal discussion, STEM education for youths, technological problem-solving, artistic expression, and a solid dose of fun and exploration in vibrant southern Italian coastal communities. What began in 2008 as a gathering of friends and nanoscience experts has transformed into an annual celebration bringing together scientists, physicians, humanitarians, communicators, government leaders, venture capitalists, and of course, the people of Gagliato and its surrounding communities, for five-days of scientific exchange, dissemination and education. NanoGagliato remains anchored to its nanoscience roots, with each conference exploring new facets of the question, how can nanoscience – especially nanomedicine – help solve our world’s most pressing problems?

NanoGagliato & NanoPiccola 2021

27 – 31 August 2021
Gagliato, Italy

Theme: Advancing Medical Technology for Equitable and Sustainable Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic both highlighted and exacerbated the inequities in healthcare quality and access between communities in every nation. Since its inception, NG has prioritized using new medical technologies—particularly in the realm of nanomedicine—to deliver effective real-world solutions for people in need. This year, NG21 will focus that vision on healthcare equity and sustainability. Panelists from multiple disciplines and representing several countries will gather to share ideas and spark collaborations to make that vision for the future a reality. Concurrent NanoPiccola events will be held for school children (ages 5 – 14) to learn about nanotechnology and participate in hands-on experiments.

Program

Day 1 – Friday, 27 August

Conference attendees arrive in the afternoon and settle into homes.

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8 pm

Community Celebration: Progressive dinner in Gagliato

Day 2 – Saturday, 28 August

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9 am – 10:30 am

Challenge Session I

State of Nanotech: Successes and Opportunities

Moderator: Mauro Ferrari

Introductory Speaker: Gianni Ciofani

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10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge Session II

Pandemic Pivot: Lessons from COVID-19

Moderator: Lorenzo Pradella

Introductory Speaker: Marco Farina

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4 pm – 5:15 pm

Challenge Session III

Bench to Bedside: Facilitating Translational Research

Moderator: Filippo Begarani

Introductory Speaker: Donatella Paolino

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8 pm

Dinner at the beach

Day 3 – Sunday, 29 August

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7:30 am

Optional celebration of Sunday Mass

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9 am – 10:30 am

Challenge Session IV

Advancing Health Equity: Technological Solutions in Rural Europe

Moderator: Massimo Fresta

Introductory Speaker: Michele Zasa

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10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Visit to NanoPiccola (Junior Academy) Conference

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4 pm – 5:15 pm

Challenge Session V

Science for a Sustainable Future

Moderator: Sandra Savaglio

Introductory Speaker: Giulia Grancini

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9 pm

Grande Serata in Piazza

Day 4 – Monday, 30 August

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5:30 am

L’Alba della NanoMedicina (The Dawn of NanoMedicine)
Lectio by Mauro Ferrari (in Italian) and breakfast

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10:30 am

Departure for Day Excursion (TBD)

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7:30 pm

Farewell dinner

Day 5 – Tuesday, 31 August

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Morning

Depart Gagliato

Speakers

Mauro Ferrari, PhD

Mauro Ferrari, PhD

President, CEO, Scientific Founder, BrYet US Inc.

Paola Del Zotto Ferrari

Paola Del Zotto Ferrari

President
Accademia di Gagliato Globale

Marco Farina, PhD

Marco Farina, PhD

Co-Founder and Inventor
Omnidermal Biomedics

Filippo Begarani, PhD

Filippo Begarani, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Omnidermal Biomedics

Lorenzo Pradella, PhD

Lorenzo Pradella, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO
GreenBone Ortho

Donatella Paolino, PhD

Donatella Paolino, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro

Gianni Ciofani, PhD

Gianni Ciofani, PhD

Research Director
Istituto Italiano di Tecnology

Giulia Grancini, PhD

Giulia Grancini, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
Università degli Studi di Pavia

Massimo Fresta, PhD

Massimo Fresta, PhD

Full Professor Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Catanzaro

Sandra Savaglio, PhD

Sandra Savaglio, PhD

Astrophysicist and Professor
University of Calabria

Michele Zasa, MD

Michele Zasa, MD

Medical Director
Clinica Mobile del Mondo

Laura Gerik, MS, ELS

Laura Gerik, MS, ELS

Science Writer & Editor
Pikes Peak SciComm

Guido Bottazzo

Guido Bottazzo

Industrial Designer
Bicubedesign

A special thanks to our sponsors