Learn how optical technologies are driving fundamental discoveries in biomedicine, are enabling unprecedented resolution in biomedical imaging and are leading to devices and procedures that address numerous clinical issues.

The OSA Biophotonics Congress is an annual meeting which addresses the full spectrum of biomedical research and technology development. In alternating years, the congress scope focuses on biomedical optics (even years) or optics in life sciences (odd years).

In 2020, the Biomedical Optics Congress will focus on technological solutions to medical challenges and medical applications. It covers diverse, cutting-edge research and innovative new tools and techniques. Its goal is to bring together an international group of leading engineers, optical and medical scientists, physicians, as well as junior researchers and graduate students, who are engaged in optical methods to advance discovery and application of medical science leading to the translation of these methods to clinical practice.

Image: Color-coded depth stack of a rat sciatic nerve acquired with Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy. Sam Osseiran and Conor L. Evans, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA


David Sampson

University of Surrey, UK
Congress Chair

Rainer Leitgeb

Medical University Vienna, Austria
Congress Vice Chair

Important Dates

Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission
17 March 2020 12:00
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Advanced Registration
23 March 2020
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