The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO305
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XX
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Conference Chair
  • Israel Gannot, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States), Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Program Committee
  • Olga Bibikova, art photonics GmbH (Germany)
  • James P. Clarkin, Polymicro Technologies, A Subsidiary of Molex Incorporated (United States)
  • Ilko Ilev, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)
  • Jin U. Kang, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
Call for
Optical components, devices and systems, both passive and active, operating in the X-ray ultra-violet (UV), visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR) and mid-IR (MIR) spectral regions, for use in: medical, biological and environmental sensing, early disease diagnosis, disease progression or regression monitoring and medical treatment and surgery. Components, devices and systems including: waveguides sensors, lab-on-chip, light delivery devices, passive fibers, bright sources such as fiber lasers and supercontinuum generation, bundles and detectors. These are essential elements needed to perform biological and clinical laboratories and in-vivo medical procedures for the 21st century. This conference will cover various topics in these fields.

This year we will emphasize functionalization of fibers (core and tips) against disease markers.

The conference will cover the following topics:
  • theory and simulations of fibers and sensors.
  • fiber and sensors design and fabrication.
  • minimal invasive, non-invasive and Invasive applications.
  • fibers for Theranostics.
  • imaging bundles.
  • biosensors for the medicine and biology.
  • fiber sensors for physical, chemical, and biological applications.
  • fibers covering an increasing number of laser output wavelengths – such as quantum cascade lasers, ultrafast lasers, X-ray lasers, and fiber lasers.
  • short and energetic pulse delivery.
  • smart surgical tools.
  • photonic bandgap fibers.
  • surgical and diagnostic procedures based on optical fibers and waveguides
  • fiber based methods and systems
  • safety, bio-compatibility and mechanical properties of fiber materials.
  • sensors for smart medical home.
  • sensors for remote rural areas.
  • fiber systems for robotic applications.
  • trans-endoscopic optical methods such as optical coherent tomography (OCT), confocal, Bragg sensing.
  • feedback methods and systems for diagnostic and treatment optimization.
  • fiber based welding and tissue soldering.
  • hybrid sensors.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrialists, entrepreneurs and students belonging to different disciplines who have a common interest in the development and use of optical sensing and fiber-based techniques and methodologies. We aim to create a synergistic environment for discussion and growth of the field.

The conference puts a strong emphasize on translation research as well commercialization. A special industry session will be incorporated.

The conference subject is particularly suitable to obtain the right balance among the various disciplines. To this aim, the papers should report on both technical and biomedical advances. Contributions focusing on the development of fibers, endoscopic delivery, and diagnostic systems sensing methods for applications in all biomedical areas are solicited.
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