The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
Conference BO301
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVII
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
25 July 2018

Author Notification:
1 October 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
11 January 2019

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Tuan Vo-Dinh, Fitzpatrick Institute For Photonics, Duke Univ. (United States)

Call for
Papers
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
  • 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, 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.
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