Leaders in biomedical optics to headline OSA Biophotonics Congress

HOLLYWOOD – Advances in biomedical optics and biophotonics are being translated into clinical medical and surgical applications to improve our health. Fundamental discoveries in optical science and engineering have enabled new ways to detect, diagnose, and treat diseases such as cancer and neurological disease. The OSA Biophotonics: Biomedical Optics is comprised of four technical sessions and three plenary sessions focusing on technological solutions to medical challenges and medical applications, complementing the OSA Congress on Optics in Life Sciences.

The Congress will cover a diversity of cutting-edge research and innovative new tools and techniques, and will bring together an international group of leading engineers, optical and medical scientists, and physicians, as well as junior researchers and graduate students, who are engaged in optical methods to advance discovery and application of medical science to clinical practice.

WHAT: OSA Biomedical Optics Plenary Sessions

WHEN: Tuesday, 3 April, 09:00 – 10:30 ET, Wednesday, 4 April, 08:00-9:30 ET, Thursday, 5 April, 08:00-9:30 ET

WHERE: Hollywood, Florida.

The Plenary Sessions will feature six speakers discussing topics of interest to all attendees.

  • Stephen A. Boppart, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Eric R. Fossum, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth University, USA
  • Irene Georgakoudi, School of Engineering, Tufts University, USA
  • Sheila Nirenberg, Department of Physiology and Biophysics Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
  • Kandice Tanner, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Arjun G. Yodh, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Topical Programming

  • Clinical and Translational BioPhotonics
  • Microscopy, Histopathology and Analytics
  • Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy
  • Optics and the Brain

Registration Information

Conference registration is open! Register before 5 March 2018 and save on a full technical conference pass.

Credentialed media and analysts who wish to cover OSA Biophotonics can submit a form to register for a full-access conference media badge. Registration, travel information and exhibitor news can be found in here.

Post Deadline Papers

Postdeadline papers will be accepted until 15 March 2018. Submission details are available on the OSA BioPhotonics Conference website: Paper submission.

About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit osa.org.

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