The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Conference BO103
Endoscopic Microscopy XIII
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
17 July 2017

Author Notification:
25 September 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
5 January 2018

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
  • Guillermo J. Tearney, Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine (United States)
  • Thomas D. Wang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Program Committee
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Call for
Papers
Papers for this session focus on the development of high resolution imaging systems that are endoscope compatible and include novel techniques for early detection, screening, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of disease in either pre-clinical models or human subjects. In general, remote detection is based on the use of an optical fiber to transmit light between the instrument and the tissue, and involves the collection of information about molecular and cellular processes without physical excision of tissue. These methods of in vivo optical imaging extends across a wide range of resolution, from molecular, sub-cellular and cellular to tissue and organ levels. The creation of an image may require a variety of different scanning mechanisms.

Endoscopic techniques provide unique advantages over other (e.g. whole body) imaging modalities for evaluating disease present over the epithelial surface of hollow organs. The direct proximity of collection optics to regions of disease can result in unparalleled achievement of resolution, unraveling of molecular mechanisms, and use of fluorescence contrast agents. Examples of applications of endoscopic microscopy to medicine include the detection of pre-malignant lesions, identification of disease below the tissue surface, assessment of depth of tumor invasion, localization of cancer margins, evaluation of effectiveness of pharmacological therapy, and reduction in number of physical biopsies and frequency of surveillance.

This conference provides an inter-disciplinary forum for physicians, molecular biologists, chemists, biochemists, optical engineers, and instrument designers to report and discuss recent results, improvements, and new approaches in the emerging field of endoscopic microscopy.

Contributed papers are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • confocal microendoscopy
  • multi-photon microendoscopy
  • endoscopic OCT
  • endoscopic OCM
  • fluorescence endoscopic imaging
  • video capsule endoscopy
  • endocytoscopy
  • high magnification endoscopy
  • light scattering spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • MEMS scanning mechanisms
  • micro-actuators
  • luminal optical contrast agents
  • endoscopic image processing and analysis.

JOINT SESSION: This special joint session is in conjunction with the OPTO conference on MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems (OE119). Papers are solicited that address the unique challenges to deliver high-fidelity microscopic imaging of tissue with a miniaturized instrument platform. Example topics include mechanisms for distal beam scanning, focus control and aberration correction using MOEMS devices, MEMS actuators or electrowetting optics; proximal scanning based on DMD or other SLM technologies; novel optical assembly and alignment techniques; highly corrected miniature optical systems.
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