Bio-Optics: Design and Application

02 - 05 April 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California United States

Bio-optics: Design and Applications addresses all aspects of development and applications of biomedical optical technologies for research and clinical applications.

This topical meeting will focus on design, instrumentation, and applications of optical technologies for life sciences. Topics include but are not limited to optical imaging technologies, system design, fabrication, visual optics, eye imaging and sensing, image guided surgery, bio-inspired optics, biochip, optofluidics, nanobiosensor, nanophotonics for biomedicine, drug discovery imaging, and other novel optical technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This meeting provides an opportunity for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss design, fabrication, instrumentation, and application of biomedical optical technologies for life science.

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Schedule at a glance
Brian Applegate, Texas A&M University, United States, Volumetric Optical Coherence Tomography and Vibrometry of the Ear with Subnanometer Sensitivity, Invited

Jennifer Barton, The University of Arizona, United States, Miniature Multimodal Optical Endoscopes for Early Cancer Detection, Invited

Liangyi Chen, Inst of Molecular Medicine, Peking Univ, Fast High-resolution Miniature Two-photon Microscopy for Brain Imaging in Freely-behaving Mice at the Single-spine Level, Invited

Andrew Dunn, University of Texas at Austin, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University, United States, A Second-generation SCAPE Microscopy System for High-speed 3D Imaging of Living Things, Invited

Kirill Larin, University of Houston, United States, Emerging Methods of Optical Imaging in Developmental Biology, Invited

Amy Oldenburg, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, Supercontinuum Parallel Line-field Optical Coherence Tomography for High Sensitivity, Kilohertz Frame Rate Imaging, Invited

Darren Roblyer, Boston University, United States, Wearable High-speed Frequency Domain Diffuse Optical Imaging for Dynamic Tumor Monitoring, Invited

Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland at College Park, United States, Brillouin Microscopy to Image Cell and Tissue Mechanical Properties, Invited

Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Juan Tabernero, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom, Oscillations of the crystalline lens in the human eye, Invited

David Williams, University of Rochester, United States, Seeing Through the Retina, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Plenary Session

Monday, 3 April, 08:30–10:30
Bel Aire Ballroom, Lobby Level

The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker three speakers are general interest to all attendees. 

  • Steven Chu, Stanford University, USANew Probes and Approaches to Optical, Electron Microscopy and Future Applications
  • Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University, USACell Biophysics and Human Diseases
  • Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, USAComputational Microscopy for High-Throughput Science


Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Program

Monday, 3 April, 12:00–13:30
Catalina Ballroom, Upper Level/Fourth Floor


Join us for an interactive lunch and learn program focused on professional development within the Bio Photonics field. This program will engage students and early career professionals with the key leaders in the field who will share their professional development journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. The program is complimentary for OSA Members and lunch will be provided. There is limited space, please RSVP to attend.

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Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Monday, 3 April, 18:00–19:30
Fairbanks Ballroom, Lobby Level


Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Grant Writing Workshop for Young Investigators

Tuesday, 4 April, 07:00 – 08:30
Catalina Ballroom, Upper Level/Fourth Floor

Join the leaders of the OSA Tissue Imaging and Spectroscopy Technical Group, Paul Campagnola and Kyle Quinn, for a workshop aimed at helping young investigators develop competitive grant proposals. The workshop will cover how to properly construct a specific aims page for National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health grants, with both good and bad examples being provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own grant proposals to the workshop as assistance in reviewing and improving the proposals will be offered. An RSVP is required for this technical group event as breakfast will be provided. Contact TGactivities@osa.org to register, pending availability.

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Strategies for Commercialization and Dissemination of Non-Clinical Optical Technologies

Tuesday, 4 April, 12:15–14:00
Catalina Ballroom, Upper Level/Fourth Floor


This panel discussion and networking luncheon will discuss and debate the best ways to get your latest invention into the hands of other researchers and end-users. Although the path for medical technologies involves complex clinical trials and FDA approval, technologies for research applications such as microscopes and fluorescent proteins can be much more rapidly translated and can provide rapid, high impact for scientific research. There are many approaches: in-lab support, open-source dissemination, start-ups, or licensing, each with their own pros and cons. After an introduction to the topic we will hear viewpoints and experiences from a range of successful translators and industry experts followed by a panel discussion. There will then be an opportunity for small group discussions and networking. Students and post-docs welcome! A free lunch will be provided to the first group of attendees.


Joint Poster Session

Tuesday, 4 April, 15:30 - 17:00
Fairbanks Ballroom


Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

OSA Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group Networking Event

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 18:00–19:00
Catalina Ballroom, Upper Level/Fourth Floor


Join members of the Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group for a chance to learn more about this group while connecting with your peers and colleagues in the community over refreshments. Steven Neale and Peter Reece, who lead this OSA Technical Group, will be hosting this networking event for members on Tuesday evening. An RSVP is requested for this technical group event; please contact TGactivities@osa.org to register.

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Bridging Medicine and Biomedical Technology: Enhancing Translation of Fundamental Research to Patient Care Special Session

Wednesday, 5 April, 08:30–10:00
Bel Aire Ballroom Ballroom, Lobby Level


This special all-congress session will briefly introduce the fundamentals of translational research and highlight, through two examples of important clinical problems, the challenges to overcome by physician scientists in order to identify, develop and bring to clinical practice novel biomedical technologies that provide relevant solutions.
One example in dermatology features the development of novel diagnostics for cellulitis. Cellulitis is a common and costly bacterial infection of the skin. Currently there are no objective diagnostics and therefore diagnosis depends on clinical exam alone. However, due to the many clinical mimics of cellulitis, misdiagnosis of cellulitis occurs in over one-third of patients. The misdiagnosis of cellulitis leads to unnecessary hospitalization, overuse of antibiotics, and over half a billion dollars in spending per year. Strategic approaches to develop novel diagnostics include non-invasive optical techniques and minimally invasive skin sampling, however significant technical challenges remain.

The other example in ophthalmology presents a new surgical procedure to prevent the development of high myopia. Briefly, the mechanism behind high myopia is an over-elongation of the eye during its growth period. This elongation can be halted by modulating the biomechanical properties of the growing sclera - in particular, by inducing crosslinks in the extracellular matrix. Several approaches have been made to induce those scleral crosslinks, all with certain difficulties.

The panel discussion that will conclude the session will give an opportunity for audience to ask questions and engage the dialogue with other participants and the speakers.  Find out more about this panel here.