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Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, United States
24 - 25 September 2015
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Invitation

As we embark on a new era in optical imaging techniques that move from bench to bedside at an extremely rapid rate, the SPIE/NIH Workshop: Biophotonics from Bench to Bedside will be held in 2015, which is also the year that the United Nations has deemed the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. Quantification of intrinsic chromophores, scattering properties, and targeted probes provide valuable functional information for diagnosing disease and monitoring therapies. With these advances, optical methods have become critical tools for translational research and studying the fundamental molecular origins of disease processes - from photonic studies of nanoscale interactions to ultrahigh-resolution microscopy. This workshop at the National Institutes of Health will be devoted to all aspects of bringing optical imaging technology from the desktop, where quantitative theories are devised; to the bench, where the instrumentation is designed and tested; and finally, to the bedside, where performance is validated in a demanding clinical setting.

Advancements in both biophotonics and translational science have broad significance, and UNESCO has proposed continued research in photonics and lasers as a scientific cornerstone. Conveying this message through presentations, posters, and panel discussions, we hope workshop participants will take away a thorough view of the field of biophotonics currently and new ideas regarding its future direction.

Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of efforts to discover and develop the latest light-based technologies and tools. We look forward to welcoming you in September at NIH!

2015 Workshop Chairs

Amir Gandjbakhche

Amir Gandjbakhche, National Institutes of Health (USA)

Bruce Tromberg

Bruce Tromberg
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Ctr., Univ. of California, Irvine (USA)

Israel Gannot

Israel Gannot, Johns Hopkins Univ. (USA) and Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Workshop Technical Coordinators

Fatima Chowdhry
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Jana Kainerstorfer Jana Kainerstorfer 
Carnegie Mellon Univ. (USA)

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