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Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
24 - 25 September 2015
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Network with leaders in the field of biophotonics

The purpose of this 8th inter-institute workshop is two-fold: first, to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015, a resolution that was passed by UNESCO that promotes the central role of light in science and culture; and second, to bring together experts in the fields of science, research, and medicine to address the needs of optical imaging, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will be participating in and supporting this workshop.

World-renowned researchers, scientists, engineers, and physicians, experts in their fields, will assemble to share the latest and cutting edge trends in the field of biophotonics. Emphasis will be placed on technologies that are light based and their impact on science, medicine, development of newer therapies and diagnostic tools and how this has an effect on an international level.

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We welcome your participation and look forward to seeing your research in these and related areas:




Global health innovation






Image-guided therapy and surgery


Advanced optical microscopy

The 2015 Workshop Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Katarina Svanberg, Lund Univ. Hospital (Sweden), for her contributions in the fields of photodynamic therapy and spectroscopic imaging methods.

Workshop Chairs

Amir Gandjbakhche

Amir Gandjbakhche
National Institutes of Health (USA)

Bruce Tromberg

Bruce Tromberg
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Ctr., Univ. of California, Irvine (USA)

Israel Gannot

Israel Gannot
Johns Hopkins Univ. (USA) and Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Workshop Technical Coordinators

Fatima Chowdhry
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Jana Kainerstorfer Jana Kainerstorfer
Carnegie Mellon Univ. (USA)

Sponsored by


FNIR Devices


Modulated Imaging

Important Dates

Abstracts Due
10 July 2015

Abstracts may be accepted after this date (with Chair approval)

Author Notification
27 July 2015