Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery

Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery

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

OMP addresses the exciting and timely convergence of optical physics, photonics technology, nanoscience and photochemistry with drug delivery, non-invasive diagnostics and clinical medicine.

This multidisciplinary topical meeting will highlight recent advances in this rapidly evolving area with a goal of stimulating new ideas toward novel strategies for molecular probe development, site-specific drug delivery, monitoring treatment response, and clinical translation to improve diagnosis or treatment of diseases. Areas to be covered include, but are not limited to, novel molecular probe design, applications of smart molecular probes in basic and applied research, endogenous and exogenous optical molecular biomarkers, multimodal imaging, advances in instrumentation and algorithms for optical molecular imaging, molecular and functional imaging of normal and diseased tissue, image-guided drug delivery, drug screening and monitoring therapeutic response. Broad participation by experts, postdoctoral fellows and students is encouraged

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Schedule at a glance
Stephen Boppart, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Magnetomotive Probes for Contrast, Elastography, and Theranostics in Optical Coherence Tomography, Invited

Daniel Elson, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Polarization-resolved Endoscopy for Image-guided Surgery, Invited

Joseph Izatt, Duke University, United States, Real-Time 4D OCT for Ophthalmic Imaging and Surgical Guidance, Invited

Hedi Mattoussi, Florida State University, United States, Optimizing QDs and Other Inorganic Probes for Imaging and Sensing, Invited

Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, United States, Laser Speckle Rheology and Micromechanics, Invited

Julie Novak, Blaze Bioscience, Inc, United States, Phase 1 Clinical Studies with BLZ-100, Invited

Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technische Universit├Ąt Munchen, Germany, Advances in Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography, Invited

Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy, Multidimensional and Multilevel Imaging of Tissue Disease: Towards the 3D Digital Histology, Invited

David Sampson, University of Western Australia, Australia, Extending Endogenous Contrast Beyond Elastic Scattering: Motion, Mechanics and Birefringence Probed with OCT, Invited

Ester Segal, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 1,000-fold Sensitivity Enhancement of Porous Si-based Optical Biosensors for Nucleic Acid and Proteins Detection, Invited

Gary Tearney, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, United States, Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy: A new window into the gastrointestinal tract , Invited

Warren Warren, Duke University, United States, Understanding Melanoma Biochemistry and Metastatic Potential with Pump-probe Microscopy, Invited

Toshidata Yoshihara, Gunma University, Japan, Ratiometric Small Molecular Probes Based on Dual Emission for Intracellular Oxygen Sensing, 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.