OSA hosts annual Biomedical Optics Conference.

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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.



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



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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