Biomedical Optics

Biomedical Optics

25 - 28 April 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States

Translating Biomedical Optics from the Scientific Bench to Clinical Practice

Advances in biomedical optics and biophotonics are being translated from the scientific lab bench into clinical medical and surgical applications to impact and improve our health. Fundamental discoveries in optical science and engineering have not only driven new questions in the medical sciences, but have enabled new ways to detect, diagnose, and treat diseases such as cancer and neurological disease.

This new OSA Congress will focus on technological solutions to medical challenges and medical applications, complementing the OSA Congress on Optics in Life Sciences. It 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. With over 400 attendees gathering at a beach-front resort in south Florida, this must-attend meeting affords a unique and exceptional opportunity for intellectually stimulating one-on-one interactions with leaders and colleagues in our field in a casual, inviting environment. We welcome you to join us for this exciting event.

   
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Nirfast Pre-Conference Training Workshop
24 April
No fee but separate registration required

Industry Program
Wednesday, 27 April

Dinner Cruise
26 April, 18:00-20:00

Biomed Feature Issue
Submissions Open: 1 May 2016
Submission Deadline: 15 June 2016
 

NIRFAST Workshop
24 April
This workshop provides a hands-on tutorial for the modeling of diffuse light propagation in tissue, parameter recovery and data analysis.  There is no registration fee to attend this workshop but an application and registration is required. Visit the Nirfast page for more information.

OSA Meet-the-Professionals Luncheon (Members only - RSVP Required)
25 April, 12:30 - 13:30
Room 214, Second Level

Presider: Christine Herndon, Columbia University
OSA Members: Students and young professionals are invited to meet participating professionals in the field biomedical optics field from academia, industry and government. This RSVP-only lunch is a casual opportunity to network with chairs, committee members and exhibitors. Lunch is complimentary for all confirmed attendees; note the capacity for the event is 50 members. RSVP online before the event fills up.
 
Participating professionals include:
  • Stephen Boppart, Chair, Clinical and Translational Biophotonics, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Christine Hendon, Committee Member, Clinical and Translational Biophotonics, Columbia University
  • Elizabeth Hillman, Chair, Optics and the Brain, Columbia University
  • Christoph Hitzenberger, Chair, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy, Editor-in Chief, Biomedical Optics Express, Medizinische Universität Wien
  • Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook
  • Bernard Querleux, L'Oréal
  • Francesco Pavone, Chair, Optics and the Brain, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy
  • Brian Pogue, Committee Member, Dartmouth College
  • David Sampson, Chair of Cancer Imaging and Therapy, University of Western Australia
  • Matthias Schulze, Coherent, Inc
More will be confirmed soon!

Postdeadline Poster Preview Session
26 April, 13:00 - 13:30
Grand Ballroom East

Selected papers will present a short oral poster preview in a special Postdeadline Session leading into Tuesday's Joint Poster session.  All accepted Postdeadline presenters will be presenting a poster in addition to the poster preview.  Submit your paper for consideration here.

Dinner Cruise on The Grand Floridian
26 April, 18:00–21:00
Diplomat Resort & Spa, Diplomat Landing, Marina Dock

Cruise the Intracoastal waterway and enjoy dinner on a spectacular luxury yacht that offers four decks, a covered sky lounge and a spacious top deck for ocean views.
18:00 – 18:30 Boarding
18:30 Cruise Departure
18:30 – 20:00 Cruise and Dinner Buffet
20:00 Return to Dock
21:00 Final Disembark

Industry Panel - An Introduction to the Regulatory Process: How to Get From Technology Development into Real Life Use
27 April, 10:30 - 12:00
Grand Ballroom West

Panelists from the regulatory, consulting, and industry communities will inform us on the process and the do’s and don’ts of obtaining regulatory approval. From success stories, and some misadventures, we will learn from the panelists what is required for success. Bring questions and expect a highly interactive session with those who have ventured down this road.
 
Bright Ideas Pitch Panel Luncheon
An Invitation to Present Your New Technology and Innovative Ideas
27 April, 12:00 - 13:30
Grand Ballroom West

Do you have a startup or an idea for a new company?  Present your technology, explain why it’s valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization.
 
Town Hall Forum on Biophotonics Commercialization
27 April, 17:30 - 19:30
Grand Ballroom West

Please join us for an open town-hall meeting, where thought leaders debate and share perspectives that are critical to the rapidly expanding biophotonics market.

Biomedical Optics Feature Issue
A special issue from OSA's Biomedical Optics Congress will be published in Biomedical Optics Express. All presenters of oral talks and posters are welcome to submit an expanded paper to the special issue. Submission deadline for journal articles will be 15 June 2016.