European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO)

12 - 16 May 2013
Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany

Wrap Up Report

Sponsored by OSA and SPIE, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) brought together scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine. Almost 500 attendees from 42 countries viewed presentations covering novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods.

OSA Chief Executive Officer Liz Rogan (center) congratulated Messe Munich on the 40th anniversary of LASER World of Photonics.

On 14 May, OSA Vice President Philip Russell and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) vice president Wolfgang Sandner honored Prof. H. Jeff Kimble with the 2013 Herbert Walther Award. The presentation was followed by a celebratory lunch sponsored by Messe Munich.

Several ECBO student participants were recognized for their outstanding paper or poster presentations with awards presented by Carl Zeiss and TOPTICA. Wilhelm Kaenders, President of TOPTICA, presents a student award with Juergen Popp, ECBO Co-chair.

New connections were made between attendees from 74 countries. See more photographs of the participants and events.