SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for technical review)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.


  • Advanced optical-molecular imaging applied to surgical guidance has emerged over the last decade as a major sector of Biomedical Optics with a growing impact and increasing numbers of clinical devices and procedures. Molecular-guided surgery relies on imaging specific markers in vivo, whether exogenous (e.g. fluorescence) or endogenous (e.g. hemoglobin), and allows healthcare practitioners to visualize features and function of tissue, in addition to the standard anatomical structures. This field requires a broad range of expertise including instrumentation, chemistry, biology, physics, tracer kinetics and clinical translation.

    The number of investigators working in this specific field has grown from just a few individuals to hundreds of research groups today. This new conference aims to consoildate related work into one forum with the goals of pooling expertise and allowing the community to follow and contribute to the field's progress while offering strong potential for discussions and collaborations.

    Submissions are solicited in the following and related areas: ;
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    Conference BO109

    Molecular-Guided Surgery: Molecules, Devices, and Applications IX

    This conference has an open call for papers:
    Abstract Due: 20 July 2022
    Author Notification: 10 October 2022
    Manuscript Due: 11 January 2023
    SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
    Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for technical review)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.


  • Advanced optical-molecular imaging applied to surgical guidance has emerged over the last decade as a major sector of Biomedical Optics with a growing impact and increasing numbers of clinical devices and procedures. Molecular-guided surgery relies on imaging specific markers in vivo, whether exogenous (e.g. fluorescence) or endogenous (e.g. hemoglobin), and allows healthcare practitioners to visualize features and function of tissue, in addition to the standard anatomical structures. This field requires a broad range of expertise including instrumentation, chemistry, biology, physics, tracer kinetics and clinical translation.

    The number of investigators working in this specific field has grown from just a few individuals to hundreds of research groups today. This new conference aims to consoildate related work into one forum with the goals of pooling expertise and allowing the community to follow and contribute to the field's progress while offering strong potential for discussions and collaborations.

    Submissions are solicited in the following and related areas:
    • contrast agents and molecular probes
    • devices and methods – fluorescence imaging
    • devices and methods – endogenous imaging
    • preclinical applications
    • clinical translation
    • clinical applications.

    Conference Chair
    Intuitive Surgical, Sàrl (Switzerland)
    Conference Chair
    Oregon Health & Science Univ. (United States)
    Conference Co-Chair
    Univ. of Wisconsin System (United States)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
    Program Committee
    Modulated Imaging, Inc. (United States)
    Program Committee
    ICube (France)
    Program Committee
    National Cancer Institute (United States)
    Program Committee
    Polytechnique Montréal (Canada)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Washington (United States)
    Program Committee
    Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)
    Program Committee
    Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
    Program Committee
    Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)
    Program Committee
    Leiden Univ. Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Michigan (United States)
    Program Committee
    Ontario Cancer Institute (Canada)
    Additional Information

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    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)
    • Optional Two-page supplemental file, prepared as a PDF that includes:
      • Paper title
      • Authors
      • Supplemental information:
      • Description of purpose
      • Method(s)
      • Results
      • New or breakthrough work to be presented
      • Conclusions
      • Whether the work is being, or has been, submitted for publication or presentation elsewhere, and, if so, indicate how the submissions differ
    This file may contain supporting images/tables/figures

    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.