The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Conference BO200
Clinical and Translational Neurophotonics
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Abstract Due:
17 July 2017

Author Notification:
25 September 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
5 January 2018

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Conference Chairs
  • Steen J. Madsen, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
  • Victor X. D. Yang, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)

Program Committee
Call for
Recent technological advances have opened exciting opportunities for lasers and optical techniques in neurosurgery and brain imaging. Therapeutic applications include: tumor debulking/removal via thermal or photochemical interactions, and spinal decompression and discectomy. Optical techniques have also shown promise in a number of diagnostic applications, including fluorescence-guided tumor resection, imaging of cortical function and intra-vascular examinations. Of special interest is the use of optical or other imaging modalities in the detection and therapy of neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for clinicians, scientists, engineers and manufacturers to report on current developments and to discuss future opportunities for optical techniques in neurosurgery and brain imaging.

Contributed papers are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • laser surgery in the brain and spine
  • fluorescence-guided resection
  • optical spectroscopy of normal brain and neoplastic tissue
  • functional imaging of the brain using optical techniques
  • photodynamic therapy in neurosurgery
  • optical instrumentation and devices, including microscopes and endoscopes
  • optical localization and registration techniques for neuronavigation
  • fMRI/PET
  • techniques for in vivo microscopy
  • microscopic imaging and advanced microscopic techniques
  • virtual reality and augmented reality visualization in the OR
  • real-time functional imaging in the OR
  • co-registration (optical and other imaging modalities)
  • translational research.
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