The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO200
Clinical and Translational Neurophotonics 2020
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
  • Steen J. Madsen, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
  • Victor X. D. Yang, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
  • Nitish V. Thakor, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

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Call for
Papers
SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.


  • Recent technological advances have opened exciting opportunities for lasers and optical techniques in neurosurgery and brain imaging. Therapeutic applications include: tumor debulking/removal via thermal or photochemical interactions, and spinal decompression and discectomy. Optical techniques have also shown promise in a number of diagnostic applications, including fluorescence-guided tumor resection, imaging of cortical function and intra-vascular examinations. Of special interest is the use of optical or other imaging modalities in the detection and therapy of neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for clinicians, scientists, engineers and manufacturers to report on current developments and to discuss future opportunities for optical techniques in neurosurgery and brain imaging.

    Contributed papers are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the following areas:
    • laser surgery in the brain and spine
    • fluorescence-guided resection
    • optical spectroscopy of normal brain and neoplastic tissue
    • functional imaging of the brain using optical techniques
    • photodynamic therapy in neurosurgery
    • optical instrumentation and devices, including microscopes and endoscopes
    • optical localization and registration techniques for neuronavigation
    • fMRI/PET
    • techniques for in vivo microscopy
    • microscopic imaging and advanced microscopic techniques
    • virtual reality and augmented reality visualization in the OR
    • real-time functional imaging in the OR
    • co-registration (optical and other imaging modalities)
    • translational research.
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