BioMedical Optics Topical Meeting (BIOMED)

Venue: Fontainebleau Hilton Resort and Towers

Location: Miami Beach, Florida,

Event Date/Time: Apr 07, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 10, 2002
Registration Date: Apr 11, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 10, 2001
Report as Spam


The Biomedical Optics meeting brings together three key meetings in the field:

>> Advances in Optical Imaging and Photon Migration (AOIPM)
The 2002 AOIPM meeting is intended as a primary forum for researchers from this diverse community to present and discuss the latest developments in optical imaging techniques for medical diagnostics, and recent progress in the study of photon migration in human tissue. Topics cover new and evolving methods and instrumentation, theoretical and numerical modeling, and a broad range of clinical applications. This meeting represents the fifth in a series held every two years in Florida.

>> Biomedical Optical Spectroscopy and Diagnostics (BOSD)
The objective and scope of this topical meeting will be to highlight novel methods and other frontiers of biomedical optical engineering that are directed towards new screening and diagnostic procedures in the clinic and through joint sessions with the AOIPM meeting, to explore the applications of multi-spectral imaging to cells and tissues.

>> Optical Techniques In Neuroscience
This meeting will review the state of the art of optical techniques in neuroscience, and will identify remaining problem areas, technological requirements, and gaps in understanding. The cross-fertilization of neuroscientists, optical scientists, engineers, physics, and mathematicians should create an exciting educational atmosphere, stimulating discussion about new research directions and collaborations. Research presented will consider optical imaging of brain physiology/function on scales ranging from dendritic spines to the whole brain, and on temporal scales from sub-millisecond to seconds. The coupling between optical responses and physiological, biochemical, hemodynamic and biophysical components of neural activation will also be discussed.