The International Photodynamic Association (IPA) and SPIE will co-host their first biophotonics- and biomedical optics-focused technical event in South America 23-26 May 2015, in Rio de Janeiro.
The collocated IPA 2015 Congress and SPIE Biophotonics South America is encouraging participation from early-career scholars and postgraduate researchers and will feature a celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. Abstracts are due 10 November.
Topics to be covered include photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer, microbiological control, and diagnostics; PDT dosimetry; tissue microscopy, and photonic instrumentation for life sciences.
SPIE member Brian C. Wilson (Canada), who received the 2014 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award, will give the opening plenary talk.
Speakers for the plenary session hosted by SPIE will be Herch Moyses Nussenzveig (Brazil) and SPIE Fellows Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Stephen Bopart, and Tuan Vo-Dinh (USA).
Plenary speakers for the 15th IPA Congress during the week will include SPIE Fellow R. Rox Anderson (USA), the longtime BiOS symposium chair; Patrick Ross, Timothy D. Lash, and SPIE member Theresa Busch (USA); SPIE member Stefan Andersson-Engels (Sweden); Serge Mordon (France); Jiro Akimoto (Japan); and Trinidad Parra-Cid (Mexico).
SPIE member Cristina Kurachi of University of São Paulo (Brazil) a local organizer and co-chair for the IPA Congress, is serving as a chair for the SPIE program along with former SPIE President Katarina Svanberg (Sweden) and SPIE Fellow Bruce Tromberg (USA).
Vanderlei S. Bagnato, a professor at University of São Paulo, will chair the IPA Congress and serve as SPIE conference co-chair.
More information: spie.org/BSA15.