The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in the Louisiana Purchase territory. MU offers 280 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools. It is one out of six institutions in the country that has Law, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine on a single campus. Its 32,000 students represent every county in Missouri, every state in the nation, and over 100 countries. There are also 372 buildings, 1,250 acres on its main campus and more than 170 years of history. There is a focus on 4 ideals: respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.
The University of Missouri campus is the state’s flagship university. By combining the resources of a comprehensive research institution and a state land-grant university coupled with a statewide mission to improve public welfare equals a strong University Extension program. Every year, more than one million Missourians turn to MU and its extension programs to help them continue their education, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
Designated as a botanic garden, MU’s 1,250 acre main campus features more than 5,000 trees and 650 varieties of plants. One “must see” campus landmark is the Quadrangle or “Quad” where several of the 18 campus buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are located. Also found on the Quad are 600 year old Chinese stone lions and Thomas Jefferson’s original tombstone. Another unique aspect of its history is that in 1911 the first ever homecoming occurred at Mizzou. Mizzou’s homecoming remains the largest student-run homecoming nationwide. While on campus, take the self-guided audio tour.
Historic Jesse Hall is located in the center of the MU campus.
The Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center will be the meeting venue all week. At this location, we will also host the opening reception and daily refreshment breaks. The Conference will hold a banquet here on Wednesday evening.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the MU campus.
The Alumni Center will be the main building for all ICNCT events. Browse through the conference exhibitors and enjoy refreshments at the Reynolds Alumni Center, a short walk from Jesse Hall.
On Friday, October 7th, the conference will change venues to the Hampton Inn, located near MU's campus. The conference's last plenary and closing session will be held here.
The I²NM² is a University of Missouri research center dedicated to the discovery and application of fundamental and translational medical science based upon previously unexplored chemistry combined with nanotechnology and the biosciences. The I²NM² has become an international leader in the reinvigorated field of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), a cell-selective binary radiation method for cancer, arthritis and evolving non-invasive surgical protocols. The BNCT program is being conducted with a dedicated neutron source at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR; the most powerful university-based research reactor in the world) and the use of the life sciences laboratory of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, including small animal facilities. The I²NM² is housed in its own 30,000 ft² laboratory building in Reactor Park adjacent to the MURR and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.
The I²NM² is engaged in multifaceted research projects involving the creation of novel materials, devices and agents enhanced by nanotechnology with applications in medicine, related materials science and beyond.
The unique strength of the I²NM² is its new approach to medical inventions and its developing position as the strongest research facility for the development of boron neutron capture therapy of cancer in the world. These efforts are supported by superbly equipped laboratories with great strength in chemical synthesis coupled with nanotechnology, biological chemistry, radiation biology and medicine. The I²NM² is truly dedicated to translational medicine.
The internationally recognized University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), a 10-megawatt facility, is the most powerful among the dozens of research reactors located on our nation’s university campuses.
Even worldwide, few facilities can compare.
Those at MURR treat it like the unique national resource that it is, employing the facility as a research source – providing products and services that will save or extend people’s lives. The superior level of the science at MURR helps put the products and services it offers a step ahead, further fueling the depth of its research.
Jesse Hall is the main administration building for the University of Missouri. Built in 1893 after Academic Hall burned to the ground, the building is one of the major symbols of the University. It is located at the south end of the David R. Francis Quadrangle, often called simply "The Quad" and a primary location for much of the Mizzou Botanic Garden. Jesse Auditorium, a popular entertainment venue for touring acts, is located at the east end of the hall.
To the north of Jesse Hall and east of Reynolds Alumni Center you will find the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle and Traditions Plaza.
January 4, 2016
Abstract submission link opens
May 16, 2016
Abstract submission link closes
Abstracts selected and presenters are notified
May 2, 2016
Registration opens online; Early Bird registration fee
July 1, 2016
Regular registration fee goes into effect online
October 2, 2016
October 7, 2016