Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy

Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy

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

The Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy (OTS) meeting will focus on new developments in tomographic imaging technology in the fields of diffuse optical tomography (DOT), optical coherence tomography (OCT), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), as well as on new developments in spectroscopic technologies. Submissions to this conference should have a focus on technology or theoretical methods and models; applications of tomographic and spectroscopic methods to biomedical fields not covered by the other meetings are welcome.

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

Robert Cooper, UCL, United Kingdom, Diffuse Optical Imaging Methodologies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Invited

Scott Davis, Dartmouth College, United States, Multi-agent Fluorescence Imaging for Quantitative Assessment of Tumor Biomarkers, Invited

Johannes de Boer, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands, A Historical Journey through the Discovery of Spectral/Fourier Domain OCT, Invited

Turgut Durduran, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, Development and Applications of Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy for Non-invasive Measurement of Blood Flow in Clinics, Invited

Sylvain Gigan, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, France, Photoacoustics-assisted Wavefront Shaping in Turbid Media, and Improved Photoacoustics Imaging Exploiting Light Coherence Properties, Invited

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

Robert Huber, Universitat zu Lubeck, Germany, Megahertz OCT: Technology, Clinical Applications and Beyond, Invited

Joseph Izatt, Duke University, United States, 25 Years of Translational Research in OCT, Invited

Huabei Jiang, Univ of Electronic Science & Tech China, China, Miniaturization in Photoacoustic Tomography, Invited

Kirill Larin, University of Houston, United States, Emerging Methods of Optical Biomechanics in Cardiology and Ophthalmology, Invited

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

Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University Vienna, Austria, 25 Years of OCT and Many of Orders of Magnitudes Later, Invited

Mark Niedre, Northeastern University, United States, Toward Rare Cell In Vivo Flow Cytometry, Invited

Alexander Oraevsky, TomoWave Laboratories, Inc, United States, Optoacoustic Imaging of Breast Cancer: Technical Challenges and Accomplishments, Invited

Antonio Pifferi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Photonics Advancements in Time-domain Diffuse Imaging: Towards Hand-held and Wearable Devices, Invited

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

Amir Rosenthal, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Exploiting Image- and Model-sparsity in Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography, Invited

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

Vivek Srinivasan, University of California Davis, United States, Imaging Deep Brain Hemodynamics and Metabolism with Optical Coherence Tomography, Invited

Hao Zhang, Northwestern University, United States, Optical Ultrasound Detection in Photoacoustic Microscopy, Invited

Vladimir Zharov, University of Arkansas, United States, In vivo Photoacoustic Blood Test, 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.