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OSA hosts annual Biomedical Optics Conference.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 26, 2016 - OSA's Optics and Photonics Congresses will host series of topical meetings beginning on April 25 and closing on April 28. Congresses will focus on technological solutions to medical challenges and applications that complement OSA Congress’ focus on optics in the life sciences. With over 400 attendees expected, annual Biomedical Optics topical meetings attract global leaders in engineering, optics, and medicine, as well as graduate students from around the world.

The Optical Society (OSA) - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

The Optical Society Hosts Annual 2016 Biomedical Optics Topical Meetings Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Press release date: Apr 25, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Optical Society’s (OSA) Optics and Photonics Congresses will host a series of topical meetings beginning on Monday, 25 April 2016 and closing on Thursday, 28 April 2016 at The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.  Advancements in biomedical optics and biophotonics are fueling new questions in medicine and are enabling novel techniques in diagnosing and treating intensive ailments such as neurological diseases and cancer. The Optics and Photonics Congresses will focus on technological solutions to medical challenges and applications that complement OSA Congress’ focus on optics in the life sciences. With over 400 attendees expected, the annual Biomedical Optics topical meetings attract global leaders in engineering, optics and medicine, as well as graduate students from around the world.

Biomedical Optics Conference The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
WHEN: Monday, 25 April 2016 through Thursday, 28 April 2016
TIME: 8:50 am on Monday, 25 April 2016
(Please refer to the Topical Meeting page for conference scheduling)

Topical Meeting Highlights

Cancer Imaging and Therapy Conference
Topical Categories Include:
Nanomedicine, including theranostics
Optical methods for biomechanics of cancer cells and tumors
Image-guided cancer resection
Endoscopic techniques for cancer detection
Intra-vital microscopy and imaging methods for small animal models of cancer
Clinical and Translational Biophotonics
Topical Categories Include:
Microscopy and spectroscopy of in vivo human tissue
Digital histology of human pathology
Molecular biotechnology and histopathology of human disease
Optical biomarkers in human disease
Laser ablation and applied laser medicine
Optics and the Brain
Topical Categories Include:
Optical modulation of the human central nervous system
Light sheet microscopy
New genetic strategies for optogenetics
Intrinsic signals: scattering
Optical therapeutics
Novel techniques for functional brain imaging and microscopy
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy
Topical Categories Include:
Light source development for DOT, OCT, PAT, spectroscopy
Theoretical methods, modeling, and image reconstruction
Diffuse fluorescence tomography
Endoscopic technologies
Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) and photoacoustic microscopy (PAM)
Functional OCT (Doppler, polarization sensitive, spectroscopic and others)
Optical coherence elastography
Phase sensitive OCT technology

For more information about the Biomedical Optics Conference or view the full list of topical categories, please visit, the OSA Meetings page.

Registration: All attendees must register to attend this conference. Registration begins on Sunday, 24 April 2016 at 15:00-18:00. Monday, 25 April 2016 and Tuesday, 26 April 2016 registration times are from 7:30-17:30 and on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 and Thursday, 28 April 2016 registration times are from 7:30-18:00.

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit: www.osa.org/100.

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