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.


This topical meeting focuses on new developments and aplications of optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Topics central to this meeting are novel OCT light sources, imaging probes, and systems, computational modeling and imaging processing algorithms, multimodal technologies, basic and translational applications.

Topics Descriptions

1. Novel Technology, Devices, Methods and Models 
    (Adaptive optics, High speed imaging, High resolution imaging, Enabling catheters and probes)

2. Multi-Modality
    (Ultrasound, fluorescence, spectroscopy integrated systems)

3. Functional OCT
    (Polarization, Elastography, Phase sensitive, Spectroscopic, Contrast agents)

4. Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning Algorithms
   (Real time volumetric imaging, Automated tissue classification)

5. Low Cost and Chip based Optical Coherence Tomography Systems
   (OCT applications in the developing world and low resource areas, Chip based OCT system components)

6. Small Animal Imaging
    (Optical clearing, Developmental biology)

7. Preclinical Imaging

8. Clinical Applications
    (Surgical guidance, Diagnostic imaging, Challenges for in vivo translation)

Committee Members

  • Christine Hendon, Columbia University, United StatesChair
  • Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University, United StatesChair
  • Kostadinka Bizheva, University of Waterloo, CanadaProgram Chair
  • Christoph Hitzenberger, Medizinische Universität Wien, AustriaProgram Chair
  • Steven Adie, Cornell University, United States
  • Stephen Boppart, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Brett Bouma, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
  • Audrey Bowden, Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Adam de la Zerda, Stanford University, United States
  • Michalina Gora, CNRS, ICube Laboratory, France
  • Yali Jia, Oregon Health and Science University, United States
  • Kirill Larin, University of Houston, United States
  • Linbo Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Xuan Liu, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Nishant Mohan, Boston University, United States
  • Wang-Yuhl Oh, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea
  • Amy Oldenburg, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  • Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Adrian Podoleanu, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • Yuankai Tao, Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Gijs van Soest, Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Netherlands
  • Maciej Wojtkowski, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Poland
  • Yoshiaki Yasuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Hao Zhang, Northwestern University, United States
  • Chao Zhou, Washington University in St Louis, United States


Christine Hendon

Columbia University, United States

Xingde Li

Johns Hopkins University, United States

Kostadinka Bizheva

University of Waterloo, Canada
Program Chair

Christoph Hitzenberger

Medizinische Universität Wien, Austria
Program Chair


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