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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
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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.

Plan to join us 6 - 11 March 2021
Attend SPIE BiOS, 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.

As we plan for an in-person meeting next year, we recognize that travel conditions are uncertain. SPIE remains committed to providing a forum for information sharing, collaboration, and advancing research that is vital to our community.

If we determine that we are unable to have an onsite meeting, we will host this event online as a Digital Forum. We will make the determination and will send information about the event’s final format by early January. Regardless of format, please join your community and contribute to our shared effort to improve the global condition for everyone. Find the SPIE response to COVID-19 here.

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Registration opens
January 2021

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Manuscripts Due

12 February 2021

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Explore these technical topics in the 2021 program

Browse the 2021 BiOS technical presentations covering cutting-edge research. The BiOS program is organized into six technical tracks and four application tracks to help you easily locate the presentations that are most interesting and applicable to you. Build your schedule by using the simple and free My Schedule tool, which also provides alerts if any schedule changes occur. 

2021 BiOS technical 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
Nano/Biophotonics
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Application tracks
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Translational Research
3D Printing
COVID-19 Research

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 2021 Symposium Chairs

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 2021 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
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)

Nano/Biophotonics
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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