The Technical Program
The technical program is comprised of plenary sessions, technical sessions featuring invited and contributed oral talks, poster sessions and postdeadline papers — all focused on technological solutions to medical challenges and medical applications. The congress is organized into five topical meetings.
Co-Located Topical Meetings
Clinical and Translational Biophotonics (Translational)
Covers the development and application of optical techniques for clinical applications.
Microscopy, Histopathology and Analytics (Microscopy)
Presents the latest research in tissue microscopy, automated analysis and machine-learning approaches, as well as laboratory-based analytics and fluidics, reagents and labels, along with challenges in translating such developments into the clinic.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Covers novel OCT light sources, imaging probes, and systems; computational modeling and imaging processing algorithms; and multimodal technologies, as well as basic and translational applications.
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy (OT&S)
Focuses on new developments in non-invasive optical tomography and spectroscopy, including the fields of diffuse optical tomography (DOT) and spectroscopy (DOS), diffuse correlation tomography (DCT) and spectroscopy (DCS), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), laser speckle imaging, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging, wavefront engineering to overcome scattering, as well as on novel biophotonics developments in pre-clinical and clinical applications.
Optics and the Brain (Brain)
Showcases innovative research, tools and techniques that seek to increase fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system.
From the Optica Publishing Group:
Feature Issue in Biomedical Optics Express
Biomedical Optics Express will publish a feature issue in conjunction with the Optica Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics. Additional information on this feature issue is available on the Optica Publishing Group website. Please also see the guidelines on expanded conference papers.