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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

Call for Papers for SPIE BiOS 2020

Call for Papers is open
With 2,500 papers and presentations, 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.

Browse the Call for Papers to find the best place to submit your abstract.

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Abstracts Due
24 July 2019

Author Notification
30 September 2019

Manuscripts Due
8 January 2020

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50 conferences in 6 technical tracks

2020 BiOS technical tracks
Explore these technical areas to find the right conference to submit your research.

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
Increase the visibility of your paper by including it in an appropriate application track.

BRAIN
Translational Research
3D Printing

BiOS Expo

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

BiOS 2020 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 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)

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

SPIE conference papers and presentations 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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