Clinical and Translational Biophotonics

Clinical and Translational Biophotonics

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

The Clinical and Translational Biophotonics (CTB) conference will focus on research that has demonstrated human clinical applications, such as bioimaging or biosensing of human tissue specimens, first-to-human investigations of new optical imaging technologies for disease detection, diagnosis, or monitoring, clinical studies, and larger clinical trials.  Biomedical optics and biophotonics research involving pre-clinical animal models or fundamental technology research should be submitted to other conferences at this congress.

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Brett Bouma, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States, Intravascular OCT, Invited

Igor Efimov, Washington University in St Louis, United States, Multiparametric Optical Imaging of Cardiac Physiology , Invited

Daniel Elson, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Application of Targeted Fluorescent Gold Nanorods for Image Guided Cancer Thermal Therapy, Invited

Michalina Gora, CNRS, Massachusetts General Hospital, France, Tethered Capsule OCT Endomicroscopy - A Novel Look at the Human Digestive System , Invited

Andreas Hielscher, Columbia University, United States, Translation of Optical Tomographic Imaging Methods into Clinical Practice, Invited

Savitri Krishnamurthy, The Univ Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr, Title to be Announced, Invited

Kristen Maitland, Texas A&M University, United States, Multimodal Optical Imaging for Early Detection of Oral Cancer, Invited

Tatiana Novikova, Ecole Polytechnique, France, Multi-spectral Mueller Matrix Imaging Polarimetry for Studies of Human Tissue , Invited

Amy Oldenburg, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, A Portable Device for Microliter Blood Clot Elastometry Employing Resonant Acoustic Spectroscopy with Optical Vibrometry (RASOV) , Invited

Lev Perelman, Harvard University, United States, Spectroscopic Imaging of Dysplasia and Early Cancer with Scattered Light, Invited

Gabriel Popescu, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Label-free Biopsy Scanner for Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis , Invited

Nirmala Ramanujam, Duke University, United States, Smart Technologies for Cancer Prevention at the Community Health Level , Invited

Hemant Roy, Boston University, United States, Field Carcinogenesis Detection for Colon Cancer Screening: A Novel Applications of Biophotonics, Invited

Bruce Tromberg, University of California Irvine, United States, Predicting Chemotherapy Response in Breast Cancer using Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI): Results from the ACRIN 6691 Multi-Center Trial, 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.