The first conference on targeting extracellular vesicles: exploring the interplay of EVs, mitochondria, and microbiota

The First Conference on Targeting Extracellular Vesicles: Exploring the Interplay of EVs, Mitochondria, and Microbiota

The World Mitochondria Society (WMS) and the International Society of Microbiota (ISM) announce a strategic collaboration for the First Conference on Targeting Extracellular Vesicles, scheduled for October 17-18, 2024, in Malta.

Organized by the Extracellular Vesicles Task Force, a collaborative effort between WMS and ISM, the conference aims to explore the roles of extracellular vesicles with a focus on mitochondria and microbiota.

Conference Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday, October 17, 2024

Session 1: Introduction to Extracellular Vesicles (EVs): Where We Are & What is Next?

Session 2: Extracellular Vesicles & Mitochondria

  • Extracellular Biogenesis, Signature and Function
  • Mitochondria-Derived EVs and Mitochondria Carrying EVs
  • Mitochondrial Dynamics and EVs
  • EVs as Mediators of Mitochondrial Function
  • Role of EVs in Redox
  • Implication of EVs in Iron Homeostasis
  • EVs in ageing and rejuvenation: from mechanistic to therapeutic point of view

Day 2 – Thursday, October 18, 2024

Session 3: Microbiota & Extracellular Vesicles

  • Role in microbiota and microbiota-host communication
  • Microbiota-Derived EVs as Disease Biomarkers
  • Microbiota-Derived EVs as new players in metabolic diseases
  • The link between the gut and neurological disorders
  • Novel strategies as therapeutic approaches for immune, cardiometabolic and inflammation diseases
  • Exogenous MicroRNAs and Gut Modulation

Session 4: Exosomes 2024: Innovations & Applications

  • Clinical Applications of Exosomes
  • Design and Engineering of Synthetic Exosomes
  • EVs for tissue engineering
  • Enhancing of drug delivery system using EVs
  • EVs interventions in wound healing and skin regeneration: promises and challenges
  • 10 Minutes-Pitch: Dedicates to Start-ups, Industries & Investors

Innovation and Collaboration Platform: A “10 Minutes-Pitch” session for startups, industries, and investors is included to promote collaboration and innovation in the field.


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