Scope and Topic Categories



Biomedical Optics (BIOMED)

26 - 30 abril 2014
Miami Hilton Downtown, Miami, Florida, USA

Scope and Topic Categories


Biomedical Optics (BIOMED) is designed to address the forefront R&D areas in the biomedical sciences ranging from molecular level progress in our understanding of bio-processes, to new and improved advances in instrumentation, to state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat diseases. At the molecular level, novel nano-photonic and other currently developed optical molecular probes will be described and applications to quantify structural and functional parameters and to diagnose cellular and medical conditions. The recent advances and the effectiveness of single and multi-modality probes and imaging to determine structure, perfusion, drug delivery, cellular pathology, etc. will be presented. Research and applications utilizing bio-markers to determine cell structure and function, disease boundaries, drug delivery effectiveness, etc. will be discussed in detail as well as the latest progress in other widely used optical techniques including optical microscopy, photo-acoustic imaging, optical coherence tomography, and optical spectroscopy. Advances in therapies using optical techniques and their relative effectiveness will be examined.  Finally, the important investigations of the latest optical imaging and tomography as well as the technology to implement these imaging studies will be outlined. As examples, studies using diffuse optical imaging, fluorescence, correlation, multi-spectral imaging etc. will be covered and their application to such areas as functional and transport imaging in vivo and clinical diagnostic applications. BIOMED offers an exceptional opportunity to learn the latest results in the field of biomedical optics and provides an attendee the opportunity to discuss biomedical science and applications with the world leaders in this area.


Topic Categories

 
BIO 1: Biophysics, Biology and Biophotonics: the Crossroads
B3C addresses biophotonics at the forefront of biology and biophysics including the areas where optical techniques may find future applications as well as the biological principles of light-tissue interactions.

  • Optogenetics

  • Neurophotonics

  • Optics in genomics and epigenomics

  • Optics and cancer microenvironment

  • Biological principles of optical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies

  • Optical molecular biophysics

  • Cytomics

 
BIO 2: BioNanophotonic and Molecular Probes

  • Novel Molecular and Functional Contrast Agents

  • Metal Nanoparticles

  • Quantum Dots

  • Upconverting Nanoparticles

  • Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Materials

  • Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and Surface Enhanced Fluorescence

  • Single Molecule Techniques

  • In vitro and in vivo Applications of Molecular and Functional Imaging

  • Photodynamic Therapy

 
BIO 3: Optical Microscopy: Techniques and Applications

  • Microscopy in vivo

  • Spectrally- and Temporally-Resolved Microscopy

  • Multiphoton/Nonlinear Microscopy

  • Super Resolution Microscopy

  • Raman-Scattering based Microscopy

  • Novel Forms of Microscopy

  • Endoscopic Microscopy

  • Multimodal Microscopy

  • In vivo Applications and Clinical Translation

 
BIO 4: Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy

  • Photoacoustic Tomography

  • Photoacoustic Microscopy

  • Functional Photoacoustic Imaging

  • Ultrasound Modulated Optical Imaging

  • Photoacoustic Endoscopy

  • Multimodal Photoacoustic Imaging

  • Photoacoustic Molecular Imaging

  • Photoacuostic Theory and Modeling

  • In vivo and Clinical Applications of Photoacoustic Techniques

 
BIO 5: Optical Coherence Tomography with Applications

  • OCT Technology Development Spectroscopic OCT

  • OCT Light Source Development

  • Ultrahigh Resolution and Ultrahigh Speed OCT

  • Functional OCT (Doppler, Polarization Sensitive and Others)

  • Contrast Enhancement Techniques in OCT

  • Optical Coherence Microscopy

  • Phase Sensitive OCT Technology

  • Multimodal Techniques

  • OCT Theory and Modeling

  • Image Processing and Segmentation

  • Biomedical and Clinical Applications of OCT

 
BIO 6: Optical Imaging and Tomography with Applications

  • Diffuse Imaging and Spectroscopy: Clinical and in vivo Applications

  • Instrumentation for Diffuse Optical Imaging

  • Theoretical Methods and Image Reconstruction for Optical Tomography

  • Diffuse Fluorescence Tomography

  • Fluorescence Lifetime Tomography and Imaging

  • Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy

  • Transport-Regime Modeling and Imaging

  • Optical Imaging within Multimodal Neuroimaging

  • Functional Imaging Techniques in Neuroscience

  • Multi-Spectral Imaging

 
BIO 7: Optical Spectroscopy with Applications

  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Reflectance Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Mie Scattering Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Light Subdiffusion and Diffusion in Tissue

  • Light Scattering in Tissue

  • Low-coherence Interferometry and Spectroscopy

  • Depth-sensitive Spectroscopy

  • Polarization Spectroscopy

  • Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Multi-Modal Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Multi-Spectral Imaging

  • In vivo and Clinical Applications of Optical Spectroscopy