Resources: Committee Chairs

European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO)

25 - 29 June 2017
Messe Munich, Munich, Germany

Resources: Committee Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 11/8/2016
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Peer Review 01/23/2017 - 02/08/2017
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 6 March 2017
Online Program Planner Available Week of 6 March 2017
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 22 May 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By
Register for the Meeting By 1 June 2017
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 31 May 2017
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 25 June - 29 June 2017

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.


All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions

Rainer Leitgeb, Medical Univ. Vienna, Austria, Chair
Brett Bouma, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, Program Chair
Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Program Chair

Clinical and Preclinical Optical Diagnostics Conference
J. Quincy Brown, Tulane Univ., USA, Chair
Ton Van Leeuwen, Univ Amsterdam Academisch Medisch Ctr, Netherlands, Chair
Caroline Boudoux, École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Daniel Cote, Universite Laval, Canada
Kishan Dholakia, Univ. of St Andrews, UK
Daniel Elson, Imperial College London, UK
Sylvain Gioux, Universite de Strasbourg, France
Jonathan Liu, Univ. of Washington, USA
Quan Liu, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
Narasimhan Rajaram, Univ. of Arkansas, USA
Lise Randeberg, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, Norway
Daniel Razansky, Technical Univ. of Munich, Germany
Darren Roblyer, Boston Univ., USA
Göran Salerud, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia, Latvia
Henricus Sterenborg, NKI / AMC, Netherlands
James Tunnell, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
Siavash Yazdanfar, Corning Research & Development Corp., USA
Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging Conference
Hamid Dehghani, Univ. of Birmingham, UK, Chair
Heidrun Wabnitz, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany, Chair
Regine Choe, Univ. of Rochester, USA
Davide Contini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jean-Marc Dinten, CEA Grenoble, France
Turgut Durduran, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Adam Eggebrecht, Washington Univ. in St Louis, USA
Dirk Grosenick, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
Adam Liebert, Nalecz Inst. Biocybernetics Biomed. Eng, Poland
Eiji Okada, Keio Univ., Japan
Juliette Selb, Harvard Medical School, USA
Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications Conference
Arjen Amelink, Erasmus MC, Netherlands, Chair
Alex Vitkin, Ontario Cancer Inst., Canada, Chair
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil
Daniel Cote, Ctr. de Recherche de l'Univ. Laval Robert-Giffard, Canada
Stanislav Y. Emelianov, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
Dirk Faber, Academisch Medisch Ctr., The Netherlands
Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Dartmouth College, USA
Igor Meglinski, Univ. of Oulu, Finland
Seemantini K. Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, USA
Günther Paltauf, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz, Austria
Gijs van Soest, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Advances in Microscopic Imaging Conference
Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France, Chair
Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy, Chair
Peter So, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, USA, Chair
Adela Ben-Yakar, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
Paul J. Campagnola, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Daniel Côté, Ctr. de Recherche de l'Univ. Laval Robert-Giffard, Canada
Vincent Daria, Australian National University, Australia
Kishan Dholakia, Univ. of St. Andrews, UK
Andrew Dunn, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
Turgut Durduran, Inst. of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Paul M French, Imperial College London, UK
Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts Univ., USA
Michael Hausser, UCL, UK
Rainer Heintzmann, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V., Germany
Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University, USA
Jan Huisken, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik, Germany
Thomas Knopfel, Imperial College London, UK
Suliana Manley, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Jerome Mertz, Boston Univ., USA
Nozomi Nishimura, Cornell Univ., USA
Shy Shoham, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Vinod Subramaniam, Univ. Twente, Netherlands
Ivo Vanzetta, Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, France
Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications Conference
Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technische Universität Munchen, Germany, Chair
Roger Zemp, Univ. of Alberta, Canada, Chair
Emmanuel Bossy, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, France
Stanislav Emelianov, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
Jan Grimm, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., USA
Fabian Kiessling, University Aachen (RWTH), Germany
Michael Kolios, Ryerson University, Canada
Srirang Manohar, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Matthew O'Donnell, Univ. of Washington, USA
Alexander A. Oraevsky, TomoWave Labs., Inc., USA
Guenther Paltauf, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz, Austria
Amir Rosenthal, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH, Germany
Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Valdimir Zharov, UAMS, USA
Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media Conference
Maciej Wojtkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, Chair
Stephen A. Boppart, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Chair
Wang-Yuhl Oh, KAIST, Korea, Chair
Andy Yun, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Peter E Andersen, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
Silvain Gigan, Inst. Langevin, France
Adrian Podoleanu, Kent Univ., UK
Michael Pircher, Medizinische Univ. Wien, Austria
Ivo Velekoop, Univ. Twente, Netherlands
James G. Fujimoto, MIT, USA
Robert A. Huber, Universitat Zu Lubeck, Germany
David D. Sampson, The Univ. of Western Australia, Australia
Wonshik Choi, Korea
Valentin Gelikonov, Inst. of Applied Physics, Russian Federation
Yoshiaki Yasuno, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
Johannes de Boer, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Alfredo Dubra, Stanford Univ., USA
Michel Choma, Yale Univ., USA
Ben Vakoc, MGH, USA
Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions Conference
Lothar Lilge, Univ. Health Network, Canada, Chair
Ronald Sroka, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitat Munchen, Germany, Chair
Christian Betz, Klinikum der Universität München, Germany
Ralf Brinkmann, Univ. of Luebeck, Germany
Santiago Camacho-Lopez, CICESE, Mexico
Matthias Domke, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Martin Frenz, Universitat Bern, Switzerland
Mikhail Kirillin, Inst. of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Igor Meglinski, Oulun Yliopisto, Finland
Serge Mordon, INSERM, France
Carsten Philipp, Elisabeth Klinik, Germany
Angelika Rueck, Univ. of Ulm, Germany
David Sampson, Univ. of Western Australia, Australia
Herbert Stepp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen, Germany
Valeri Tuchin, Saratov State Univ., Russia
Alfred Vogel, Univ. of Luebeck, Germany
Georges Wagnieres, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Conference
Max Witjes, Univ. Medical Center Groningen , Netherlands, Chair
Christian Betz, Klinikum der Universität München, Germany
Colin Hopper, Eastman Dental Institute, UK