The 2018 Gordon Conference on Drug Carriers in Medicine and Biology builds on a rich tradition encompassing chemical, biological, physical and engineering principles through clinical application. Top academic investigators and leaders from pharma and biotech will gather to consider the latest advances, as well as critical hurdles requiring coordinated multidisciplinary solutions. The conference provides a dynamic, diverse and collegial environment with academic, industrial and clinical viewpoints. The meeting also provides a unique opportunity for young investigators and junior scientists to present their work in poster format and to exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Select poster presenters will be invited to provide short talks.