Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

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

Resources: Committee Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP) Technical Program Committee.


Call for Papers Opens 16 August 2014
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 13 January 2015, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 16 February 2015
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 9 March 2015
Register for the Meeting By 16 March 2015
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 12 April - 15 April 2015

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.

References

All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions

Chair

Paul French, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Program Chair

Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St Louis, United States
Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts University, United States

Member

Mingfeng Bai, Univ of Pittsburgh, Dept of Radiology, United Kingdom
Riccardo Cicchi, National Institute of Optics, Italy
Yueqing Gu, China Pharmaceutical University, China
Ella Jones, University of California San Francisco, United States
Hisataka Kobayashi, NIH Natl Inst of Biomed Imaging & Bioeng, United States
Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, United States
Jianan Qu, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Kyle Quinn, University of Arkansas, United States
Melissa Skala, Vanderbilt University, United States
Yasuteru Urano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Elina Vitol, Nalco/ Ecolab , United States
Lihong Wang, Washington University in St Louis, United States
Adam Wax, Duke University, United States