Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

12 - 15 April 2015
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

OMP addresses the exciting and timely convergence of optical physics, photonics technology, nanoscience and photochemistry with drug delivery, non-invasive diagnostics and clinical medicine.

This multidisciplinary topical meeting will highlight recent advances in this rapidly evolving area with a goal of stimulating new ideas toward novel strategies for molecular probe development, site-specific drug delivery, monitoring treatment response, and clinical translation to improve diagnosis or treatment of diseases. Areas to be covered include, but are not limited to, novel molecular probe design, applications of smart molecular probes in basic and applied research, endogenous and exogenous optical molecular biomarkers, multimodal imaging, advances in instrumentation and algorithms for optical molecular imaging, molecular and functional imaging of normal and diseased tissue, image-guided drug delivery, drug screening and monitoring therapeutic response. Broad participation by experts, postdoctoral fellows and students is encouraged.

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Paul French
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Peter So
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States

Samuel Achilefu
Washington University in St Louis
United States

Program Chair
Irene Georgakoudi
Tufts University
United States

Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 13 January 2015 12:00 EST
Abstract and Summary Submission 13 January 2015
Hotel Reservation 9 March 2015 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 9 March 2015
Advanced Registration 16 March 2015 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 16 March 2015
Schedule at a glance
Rohit Bhargava, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Invited

Martin Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Invited

Pilar Garcia-Allende, Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Germany, Invited

Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University, United States, Invited

Raz Jelinek, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Invited

Dmitri Lapotko, Rice University, United States, Invited

Yang Liu, University of Pittsburgh, United States, Invited

Mary-Ann Mycek, University of Michigan, United States, Invited

Gijs van Soest, Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Netherlands, Invited

Sergei Vinogradov, University of Pennsylvania, United States, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Conference Plenary Session
Monday, 13 April, 08:00 – 10:00

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, PLENARY
Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, PLENARY
W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, PLENARY

Conference Reception
Monday, 13 April, 18:30 – 20:00
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 14 April, 15:30 – 16:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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