The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference 11247
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XX: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Monday 3 February 2020
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Dawn Jackson.
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Submissions to this conference must include the following:
  • 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.

    All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee to determine acceptance. Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of review, and will not be published.

  • The focus of this conference will be on invasive and noninvasive optical methods for the diagnostics and sensing of all types of biological fluids: blood, lymph, saliva, mucus, gastric juice, urine, aqueous humor, semen, etc. both in vitro and in vivo with, for example, point-of-care microfluidic technologies, mobile technology platforms such as cell phones and tablets, and/or wearable photonic technologies.

    The techniques to monitor the fluids and optical properties of these fluids will be discussed including: elastic, quasi-elastic, and inelastic (Raman) light scattering, surface enhanced Raman (SERS) techniques, Doppler flowmetry, spectrophotometry, polarimetry, diffraction, holography, speckle, fluorescence, imaging, and related spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Studies of biological fluid components on cellular and macromolecular levels, as well as nondestructive measurements of analyte content, will be presented. Theoretical and model studies, as well as clinical applications of the developed optical methods and instrumentation, will be outlined. Diagnostics and sensing systems for point-of-care and global health applications are particularly encouraged.

    Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
    • wearable photonic technologies
    • mobile technology platforms
    • point-of-care diagnostic and sensing systems
    • global health diagnostics and sensing systems
    • in-home diagnostics and monitoring systems
    • glucose monitoring approaches
    • analyte monitoring in vivo and in vitro
    • biological fluid spectroscopy and imaging
    • local flow velocity measurement
    • blood microcirculation and tissue perfusion monitoring
    • blood cell and macromolecular interaction and aggregation sensing
    • blood cell deformation, orientation, diffusion, and sedimentation imaging
    • fluid viscosity measurement
    • effects of physical and chemical factors on fluid composition, rheological, and other properties
    • disease diagnostic potential of optical techniques.
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