03 April 2020

The health and safety of OSA Meetings attendees is always of primary importance, and especially so in our current environment. Due to travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics will not be held as originally scheduled.

OSA is currently working with volunteer organizers for this meeting on a solution that benefits speakers, attendees and exhibitors while ensuring the well-being of all participants. This approach does require time, and we appreciate your patience in waiting for an announcement on future plans.

Program

 

The OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in Life Sciences focuses 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.

Clinical and Translational Biophotonics
Covering the development and application of optical techniques for clinical applications.

Microscopy, Histopathology and Analytics
A forum for presenting the latest research in tissue microscopy, automated analysis and machine-learning approaches, as well as laboratory-based analytics and fluidics, reagents and labels, along with challenges in translating such developments into the clinic.

Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy
Focusing on new developments in non-invasive optical tomography and spectroscopy, including the fields of diffuse optical tomography (DOT) and spectroscopy (DOS), diffuse correlation tomography (DCT) and spectroscopy (DCS), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), laser speckle imaging, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging, wavefront engineering to overcome scattering, as well as on novel biophotonics developments in pre-clinical and clinical applications.

Optics and the Brain
Showcasing cutting-edge research and innovative new tools and techniques that seek to increase fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system.

Optical Coherence Tomography
Covers novel OCT light sources, imaging probes, and systems; computational modeling and imaging processing algorithms; multimodal technologies as well as basic and translational applications.