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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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BiOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference

SPIE BIOS is the most important biomedical optics conference in the field.

Thank you for a great 2020 conference
SPIE BiOS is the most important biomedical optics conference in the field. Topics include biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, new imaging modalities, optical coherence tomography, neurophotonics, optogenetics, tissue optics, and nanophotonics.

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23-28 January 2021

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Explore these technical topics in the 2020 program

Browse the 2020 BiOS technical presentations covering cutting-edge research. The BiOS program is organized into six technical tracks and three application tracks to help you easily locate the presentations that are most interesting and applicable to you. Start building your schedule now by using the simple and free My Schedule tool, which also provides alerts if any schedule changes occur. 

Technical program tracks
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Neurophotonics, Neurosurgery, and Optogenetics
Clinical Technologies and Systems
Tissue Optics, Laser-Tissue Interaction, and Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
Application tracks
Translational Research
3D Printing
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Don't miss the BiOS Expo

Attend the BiOS Exhibition

The BiOS conference coincides with the BiOS Expo, considered
the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics
exhibition—a perfect combination to start the Photonics West week.

BiOS 2020 Symposium Chairs

After 15 years as co-chairs of the SPIE Photonics West BiOS Symposium, Rox Anderson and James Fujimoto are passing the baton. Read the New Chairs Lead Photonics West BiOS 2020 article to learn more about the new, distinguished leaders and their commitment to keeping the BiOS symposium technologically relevant in these rapidly changing times.

Jennifer Barton, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Jennifer Barton
The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Wolfgang Drexler, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

Wolfgang Drexler
Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

BiOS 2020 Program Track Chairs

Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Brian Jet-Fei Wong, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Eva M. Sevick, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at Houston (United States)

Neurophotonics, Neurosurgery, and Optogenetics
David A. Boas, Boston Univ. (United States)
Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia Univ. (United States)

Clinical Technologies and Systems
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke Univ. (United States)
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Tissue Optics, Laser-Tissue Interaction, and Tissue Engineering
E. Duco Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, Florida International Univ. (United States)

Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
Ammasi Periasamy, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Daniel L. Farkas, Univ. of Southern California (United States) and SMI (United States)

Paras Prasad, Univ. at Buffalo (United States)
Ewa M. Goldys, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)

Proceedings of SPIE

SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 

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