As surgical systems and clinical diagnostics adapt to new methods, instrumentation and assay technology, the pace of system innovations continues to accelerate. Many technologies originally developed for other applications, e.g., defense, energy, and aerospace, have found applications in the medical industry/environment. This conference provides a forum for scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and clinical providers to present the most recent advances in instrumentation and methods of diagnostic and therapeutic guidance systems for clinical applications. The conference goal is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for state-of-the-art methods in instrumentation research and development of biomedical technologies, approaching the translation from research and development prototypes to user application. The emphasis will be on clinical translation and implementation. The conference will address the interests of researchers, applied scientists, engineers, and clinicians whose goal is to implement clinical systems with extended, improved performance capabilities.

Papers are sought that describe the methodologies, instrumentation systems and analysis of biomedical optics technologies for clinical implementation. Topics will span the areas of instrumentation, system engineering, assay automation, delivery technology, and data management for biomedical diagnostics and surgical assistance in the clinical setting in developed countries as well as in developing countries. Examples include stereotactic systems developed for brain surgery, flexible micronavigation devices engineered for medical laser ablation treatments, real-time monitoring system of critical function, online sensing of biological assays, and digital pathology.

Oral and poster sessions are planned in the following subject areas:

Clinical diagnostic systems
Advanced sensors for medicine
Medical imaging techniques and devices
Medical guidance systems ;
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Conference BO301

Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XXI

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 20 July 2022
Author Notification: 10 October 2022
Manuscript Due: 11 January 2023
As surgical systems and clinical diagnostics adapt to new methods, instrumentation and assay technology, the pace of system innovations continues to accelerate. Many technologies originally developed for other applications, e.g., defense, energy, and aerospace, have found applications in the medical industry/environment. This conference provides a forum for scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and clinical providers to present the most recent advances in instrumentation and methods of diagnostic and therapeutic guidance systems for clinical applications. The conference goal is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for state-of-the-art methods in instrumentation research and development of biomedical technologies, approaching the translation from research and development prototypes to user application. The emphasis will be on clinical translation and implementation. The conference will address the interests of researchers, applied scientists, engineers, and clinicians whose goal is to implement clinical systems with extended, improved performance capabilities.

Papers are sought that describe the methodologies, instrumentation systems and analysis of biomedical optics technologies for clinical implementation. Topics will span the areas of instrumentation, system engineering, assay automation, delivery technology, and data management for biomedical diagnostics and surgical assistance in the clinical setting in developed countries as well as in developing countries. Examples include stereotactic systems developed for brain surgery, flexible micronavigation devices engineered for medical laser ablation treatments, real-time monitoring system of critical function, online sensing of biological assays, and digital pathology.

Oral and poster sessions are planned in the following subject areas:

Clinical diagnostic systems
  • minimally invasive diagnostics systems based on fluorescence, Raman scattering, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, etc.;
  • early screening applications;
  • clinical monitoring of early pathological or physiological states;
  • multi-modality diagnostic systems (optics combined with acoustic, ultrasound, MRI, PET, X-ray);
  • component/system design, engineering, and performance of biomedical instruments;
  • microinstrumentation and miniaturized clinical systems;
  • integrated instrument systems;
  • high throughput systems;
  • digital pathology;
  • automated data analysis algorithms;
  • point-of-care diagnostics;
  • diagnostics for personalized medicine.

Advanced sensors for medicine
  • clinical applications of optical biosensors (enzyme, antibody, gene probe-based systems);
  • physical sensors and chemical in vivo sensors;
  • biochip technologies;
  • bio-electrics and nanosecond pulsing technology;
  • sensors for burn diagnostics;
  • advances in assay automation and delivery technology.

Medical imaging techniques and devices
  • fluorescence, infrared, optical coherence tomography (OCT),IR, OCT and other optical imaging systems;
  • advanced endoscopy techniques and devices;
  • smart catheters;
  • laser radar sensing and imaging;
  • RF radar imaging;
  • terahertz techniques and systems (imaging, spectroscopy, and modeling);
  • optical methods of assessing structure and function;
  • trauma and critical care;
  • telemedicine, telesurgery;
  • virtual reality technologies.

Medical guidance systems
  • image guidance;
  • tracking technology (optical, acoustic, etc.);
  • stereotactic technology;
  • catheter navigation;
  • anatomical identification;
  • tumor demarcation, margin identification;
  • therapeutic assessment;
  • dexterity-enhanced surgery;
  • robotics-assisted surgery;
  • surgical simulators;
  • real-time feedback systems;
  • virtual reality techniques.
Conference Chair
Polytechnique Montréal (Canada)
Conference Chair
The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Program Committee
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Program Committee
Amsterdam UMC (Netherlands)
Program Committee
Columbia Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Program Committee
Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Program Committee
Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Program Committee
Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Program Committee
Fitzpatrick Institute For Photonics, Duke Univ. (United States)
Additional Information
What you will need to submit
  • Title
  • Author(s) information
  • Speaker biography
  • 250-word abstract for technical review
  • 100-word summary for the program
  • Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)
Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers with proprietary restrictions will not be accepted for presentation.