Blood vessel, collagen (blue) in kidney; microscopy with UV Surface Excitation (MUSE)


Thank You for Your Interest

The 2018 OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics has concluded. We encourage you to consider submitting a paper for presentation at the 2019 Congress, which focuses on Optics in the Life Sciences. The submission site will open later this year.



-word Abstract The -word abstract should be a brief summary of the work. If the submission is accepted for presentation, this -word abstract will be included in the Conference Program Book.

-page Summary (up to pages maximum): the author must include all text, including the -word abstract, title, authors, equations, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references. The text may be typed either single-spaced or double-spaced. Refrain from use of asterisk, job descriptions, or footnotes.

Page Format: 8 ½-inch x 11-inch page and with 1-inch margins on all sides

Style Guide

Summaries should be prepared according to the guidelines above and should be submitted electronically in PDF format. The style guides provide a visual representation of the summary format. For your meeting’s specific page maximum refer to the page count in the summary preparation.

Please make sure that the file contains no non-English font packages (for example, Japanese fonts, Korean fonts, Chinese fonts, etc.) in the body of the summary as well as in all figures and tables. Any characters in these fonts may not be viewable by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS-Gothic, and MS-Mincho.

If accepted for presentation, the summary will be included in the Technical Digest.

OCIS Codes

As part of the submission process, authors will be asked to indicate which of the several broad optics categories best characterizes their paper. A list of OCIS codes can be found here: