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Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery XII

This conference will focus on both recent technological advances, as well as novel and established applications of optics in medicine and research. The primary goal of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers and clinicians from academia and industry who are interested in the application of optics to biotechnology, medicine, and surgery. The meeting will provide a forum for formal and informal discussion, and promote positive interactions between students and established experts in the field. Ample time for networking is built in as an integral component of the meeting.

Each session will include esteemed invited speakers, with ample time for discussion. All attendees and students are invited to present posters, some of which will be selected for a special hot-topics oral session as well as student prizes. Planned oral sessions include:

  • Optical imaging in biology and research
  • Optical therapeutics
  • Neuroimaging and neuromodulation
  • Low-cost optical technologies for wider markets and the developing world
  • Hybrid optical / acoustic imaging
  • Clinical optical imaging and spectroscopy 1: In the clinic
  • Clinical optical imaging and spectroscopy 2: Approaching the clinic
  • Image-guided intervention & real-time imaging.
  • Novel microscopy
  • Commercialization of bio-optics
  • Hot-topics short talks selected from poster abstracts.

Conference Chairs
Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Daniel Elson, PhD.
Lecturer in the Biosurgery and Surgical Technology and Biomedical Engineering
Institute of Biomedical Engineering and
Department of Biosurgery & Surgical Technology
Imperial College London, UK

Reid C. Thompson, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery
Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA

Confirmed Participants

  • Brian Wilson (University of Toronto)
  • Vadim Backman (Northwestern University)
  • Claude Boccara (ESPCI)
  • Rebecca Richards-Kortum (Rice University)
  • Irving Bigio (Boston University)
  • Peter So (MIT)
  • Danail Stoyanov (Imperial College London)
  • Irene Georgakoudi (Tufts University)
  • Richard Levenson (Brighton Consulting)
  • Lihong Wang (Washington University)
  • Eric Betzig (HHMI)
  • Catherine Mohr (Intuitive Surgical)
  • Laura Marcu (UC Davis)
  • Joseph Izatt (Duke University)
  • Brian Pogue (Dartmouth University)
  • Hyat Sindi (Harvard University)
  • Matthew O'Donnell (University of Washington)
  • Philippe Poignet (CNRS)
  • Gabriel Popescu (University of Illinois)
  • Cameron Riviere (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Wei Min (Columbia University)
  • Robert Redmond (Wellman / Mass General Hospital)
  • Changhuei Yang (Caltech)
  • Daniel Razansky (Technical University of Munich)
  • Gang Zheng (University of Toronto)
  • Terry Fetterhoff (Roche)
  • David Boas (Mass General Hospital)
  • Jim Swoger (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona)

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club combines impressive meeting capabilities with exceptional recreational offerings in a world-class destination. Occupying 125 acres with 1,000 feet of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, the resort features: a challenging on-site 18-hole, par 72 PGA championship golf course; a world-class Spa and complete Fitness Center; a large beachfront swimming pool; an award-winning Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; Beach Klub 4 Kids, a complimentary recreational program for children ages five to 12; an Orchid House, which is home to over 5,000 tropical plants; four restaurants; and three bars. Featuring 34,000 square feet of meeting and event space, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is a consistent recipient of the meetings industry's top awards. The resort is the recipient of Successful Meetings magazine's "Pinnacle Award," Meeting News' "Planner's Choice Award," Medical Meetings magazine's "Merit & Distinction Award," and Convention South magazine's "Readers' Choice Award." The resort completed a five-year, $40 million enhancement and expansion in Fall 2005


Contact: Kevin Korpics
Engineering Conferences International

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