Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Cancer Imaging and Therapy

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

The Cancer Imaging and Therapy conference will focus on optical methods in cancer, centered on imaging and treatment of cancer. The conference will accept submissions on topics on the molecular and cellular level, such as reporters and theranostics; on the tissue and pre-clinical (animal) level, such as pathology methods and advances in imaging of tumor models; and on human tissue and living human subjects, when specifically dealing with cancer. More generic biomedical optics and biophotonics research involving human tissues or living human subjects should be submitted to the Clinical and Translational Biophotonics conference at this congress.  Topics will include:

  • Photomedicine, such as photodynamic therapy
  • Nanomedicine, including theranostics
  • Molecular contrast agents, probes and reporters
  • Fundamental tissue optical and physical properties of cancer/cancer imaging contrast
  • Intrinsic optical contrast of cancer, such as scattering, fluorescence and bioluminescence
  • Histopathology methods, assays and their applications
  • Intra-vital microscopy and imaging methods for small animal models of cancer
  • Optical imaging of the cancer microenvironment, processes and pathways
  • Optical methods for biomechanics of cancer cells and tumors
  • Optical monitoring of specific delivery, localization, and action of drugs and contrast agents including photodynamic therapy
  • Human in-vivo and fresh tissue optical biopsy, and in-vivo microscopy for cancer
  • Endoscopic techniques for cancer detection
  • Image-guided cancer resection
  • Targeted molecular imaging of cancer, and quantitative validation methods
  • Multi-modal cancer imaging techniques including combinations of optics with MRI, X-ray, radio-diagnostics

View the full list of Topic Categories.

Stephen Boppart, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Multimodal Multiphoton Microscopy of Carcinogenesis, Invited

Frederic Leblond, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, Intraoperative Raman Spectroscopy of Brain Tumors for Guiding Resection, Invited

Richard Levenson, University of California Davis, United States, Histopathology Methods, Assays and their Applications, Invited

Jonathan Liu, University of Washington, United States, Point-of-care Pathology with Miniature Microscopes for Cancer Detection and Surgical Guidance, Invited

Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, United States, Novel Optical Contrast in Cancer: Cherenkov Radiation in Radiotherapy and in Nuclear Medicine , Invited

Melissa Skala, Morgridge Institute for Research, United States, Imaging Cellular Metabolic Heterogeneity in Cancer, Invited

Herbert Stepp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen, Germany, Intra-operative Brain Tumor Imaging, Invited

Hequn Wang, Massachusetts General Hospital, Novel Imaging-based Biomarkers for Melanoma Diagnosis Using Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy, Invited

Thomas Wang, University of Michigan, United States, Targeted Detection of Flat Colorectal Neoplasia with Wide-field Multi-modal Endoscopy, Invited

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Congress Special Events

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.