The New Frontier of RNA Nanotherapeutics international meeting presented by the George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine - Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration

Houston, TX US
October 24, 2022

Presented by the George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

The RNA vaccines against COVID-19 mark the beginning of a technological revolution that will transform the way we treat disease and restore health. “The New Frontier of RNA Nanotherapeutics” meeting, presented by the George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine, will feature a discussion on the events that led to the RNA vaccine breakthrough, and preview emerging RNA Nanotherapeutics. Advances in the design of RNA constructs to improve stability and translational efficiency, will be presented along with the leading-edge developments in nanomedicine to improve delivery and tissue specificity.  The potential of nanotechnology-enabled RNA therapeutics to enhance health is virtually limitless. Join us in this international meeting at the frontiers of RNA Nanotherapeutics!

Program Directors: John P. Cooke, MD, PhD and Alessandro Grattoni, PhD


Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities


Exhibitor Support$600
Poster Session Sponsorship$600
Shark Tank Session Sponsorship$600
Activity Break Sponsorship Support: Breakfast$600
Activity Break Sponsorship Support: Lunch$600

MEDIAPlease visit our YouTube channel for videos from past Kostas meetings.

Target Audience

Scientists, physicians, physician scientists, nurses, researchers, residents/fellows, other health care professionals (surgery, cardiovascular, nanomedicine) will benefit from this course.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: The format of these activities is subject to change due to extenuating circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Should any activity be cancelled or changed to a new format (i.e., virtual only), Houston Methodist may cancel or modify your registration accordingly. We will make every effort to notify you of a change of format and your registration status before the activity date. Thank you for your understanding.


Course summary
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Event starts: 
10/24/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/24/2022 - 5:00pm CDT
8:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast 
9:00 AMWelcome H. Dirk Sostman, MD, FACR, Houston Methodist
9:10 AM"The Limitless Future of RNA Nanotherapeutics"John Cooke, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist
9:30 AM"SmartRNA for preferential tissue delivery"Lior Zangi, PhD, Mount Sinai
10:00 AM"An RNA Therapeutic to Reverse Senescence"Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, Stanford University
10:30 AM"Next Gen Lipid Nanoparticles for RNA Delivery"Prof. Dan Peer, Tel Aviv University
11:00 AM"Advances in Polymeric Nanocarriers for nucleic acids"Patrick S. Stayton, PhD, University of Washington
11:30 AMLightning Round Talks (2-minute blitz talks)  
11:50 AM

Lunch break
Poster Session

1:45 PMPanel Discussion & PresentationsSession Chair: John Cooke, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist
 Topic: The New Frontier of RNA NanotherapeuticsPanelists: 
  • Lior Zangi, PhD, Mount Sinai
  • Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, Stanford University
  • Prof. Dan Peer, Tel Aviv University
  • Patrick S. Stayton, PhD, University of Washington
  • Biana Godin, PhD, Houston Methodist
  • Francesca Taraballi, PhD, Houston Methodist
2:45 PM

“NextGen mRNA Therapeutics:  Circular RNA”

Prof. Daniel G. Anderson, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:15 PM"RNA Nanotherapeutic for skin regeneration"Biana Godin, PhD, Houston Methodist
3:35 PM"Systemic delivery of RNA Nanoparticles for Regenerative Medicine"Francesca Taraballi, PhD, Houston Methodist
3:55 pmBreak 
4:00 PMShark Tank inspired session: Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Edition 
5:00 PMAwards AnnouncementJohn Cooke, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist
  • Poster Awards: (3) $250; (2) $750; (1) $1000
  • Shark Tank Award $10,000
  • Kostas Grant Award
5:05 PMClosing Remarks and AdjournmentJohn Cooke, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist


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John F. Bookout Auditorium (R2-306)
Houston, TX 77030
United States
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