Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

12 - 15 abril 2015
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel , Vancouver, Canada

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

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution  PLENARY

Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): A Photochemical Slice of Clinical Biophotonics   PLENARY

W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, Pupil Plane Modulation to Extract Information from Single-Molecule Emitters for Super-Resolution Microscopy   PLENARY

Martin Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Adaptive Optics for Microscopy and Nanoscopy in Thick Tissue Specimens , Invited

Pilar Garcia-Allende, Technische Universität München, Germany, Near-Infrared Fluorescence Molecular Guidance in Oncologic Surgery and Surveillance Endoscopy , Invited

Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University, United States, Swept Confocally-Aligned Planar Excitation' (SCAPE) Microscopy for High Speed Volumetric Imaging in Behaving Animals' , Invited

Raz Jelinek, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Carbon Dots for Biological Imaging , Invited

Dmitri Lapotko, Rice University, United States, Nanolook at Cancer: Can We Explode It? , Invited

Yang Liu, University of Pittsburgh, United States, Imaging Nuclear Architecture at the Nanoscale for Cancer Detection and Prognosis, Invited

Mary-Ann Mycek, University of Michigan, United States, Clinical Translation of Optical Molecular Imaging to Tissue Engineering: Opportunities & Challenges , Invited

Gijs van Soest, Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Netherlands, Optics for Arteries – Imaging of Atherosclerosis and Coronary Interventions" , Invited

Sergei Vinogradov, University of Pennsylvania, United States, Phosphorescence Lifetime Microscopy of Oxygen, Invited

Jennifer West, Duke University, United States, Optically-controlled Drug Delivery , Invited

Brian Wilson, University Health Network, Canada, Multifunctional Optical Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics, Invited

Roger Zemp, University of Alberta, Canada, In Vivo Multispectral Photoacoustic Imaging of Gene Expression using Engineered Reporters , Invited

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Congress Special Events

Conference Plenary Session
Monday, 13 April, 08:00 – 10:00

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, PLENARY
Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, PLENARY
W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, PLENARY

Conference Reception
Monday, 13 April, 18:30 – 20:00
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.

Industry Program
Tuesday, 14 April 10:30 - 13:30
The program includes presenters from the academic, industrial, financial and regulatory world discussing the challenges that exist when taking scientific knowledge from the bench-top to the patient-side. In addition, there will be a pitch panel where entrepreneurs showcase their technology, explain why it's valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization. Complimentary box lunch will be provided.

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 14 April, 15:30 – 16:30
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.

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