Venue: Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

Location: Naples, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2011
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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.
Confirmed Speakers
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Eric Betzig, HHMI
Joe Izatt, Duke
Lihong Wang, Washington University
Tayabba Hasan, Wellman, MGH
Chris Contag, Stanford University
Hayat Sindi, Harvard
Changhuei Yang, Caltech
David Boas, MGH Catherine Mohr, Intuitive Surgical, CA
Gabi Popescu, University of Illinois
Matthew O'Donnell, University of Washington
Laura Marcu, UC Davis
Brian Pogue, Dartmouth Jim Swoger, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (OPT)
Brian Catanzaro, Consultant
Terry Fetterhoff, Roche
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Robert W. Redmond Wellman, MGH
Daniel Razansky, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Kenneth Hawkins, PATH
Wei Min, Columbia University
Philippe Poignet, CNRS, France
Cameron Riviere, Carnegie Mellon


Additional Information

Travel Bursaries We anticipate being able to offer a small number of travel bursaries for student and post-doctoral attendees. Please check our website for information regarding how to apply.