Copacabana Palace Hotel
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    23 - 25 May 2015
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    On behalf of SPIE and the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to attend SPIE Biophotonics South America, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 23-25 May 2015. This new symposium will be held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel on Rio's famous Copacabana Beach and is also co-located with the 15th biennial congress of the International Photodynamic Association.

    Biophotonics employs the science and technology of photonics to improve the understanding of biological effects and to solve relevant problems in medicine, biology, biotechnology, and environmental research. This fast-growing field includes frontier basic science, technological developments, translational research, and clinical applications, and has yielded several new technologies that are now present in laboratories and clinics worldwide, with more high-potential applications currently under development. In recognition of the global impact of light-based technology, 2015 will be the UNESCO's International Year of Light, which will commemorate and raise awareness of the contributions of optical science to humankind. The Biophotonics South America symposia will be an enthusiastic participant in this worldwide celebration.

    This symposium will include both oral and poster presentations with manuscripts published in the proceedings of SPIE. In addition to contributed work, distinguished international experts in the field of biomedical optics will present invited talks.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Rio!

    2015 Symposium Chairs

    Cristina Kurachi

    Cristina Kurachi
    Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)

    Katarina Svanberg

    Katarina Svanberg
    Lund Univ. (Sweden) and South China Normal Univ. (China)

    Bruce Tromberg

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

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