ECBO 2019—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics

ECBO 2019—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics

In focus: A forum for medical and biomedical researchers who work with optics and photonics, sharing advancements in imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutics for clinical use.

ECBO 2019—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics is organized by SPIE


Presentations cover basic science, novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods, and other novel biophotonics techniques.

Sponsored by SPIE and OSA, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) bring together scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine.


General Chairs
Brett Bouma, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
Paola Taroni, Politecnica di Milano, Milano, Italy

Program Chairs
Ronald Sroka, Hospital of LMU-Munich, Munich, Germany
I. Alex Vitkin, Ontario Cancer Institute, Ontario, Canada

Conference topics
Preclinical and Clinical Optical Diagnostics
Chairs: J. Quincy Brown, Tulane Univ. (United States), Ton G. van Leeuwen, Academisch UMC (Netherlands)

Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging VII
Chairs: Hamid Dehghani, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom), Heidrun Wabnitz, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)

Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V
Chair: Arjen Amelink, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO (Netherlands), Seemantini K. Nadkarni, Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine (United States)

Advances in Microscopic Imaging
Chairs: Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Ecole Polytechnique (France), Francesco Saverio Pavone, LENS - Lab. Europeo di Spettroscopie Non-Lineari (Italy), Peter T. C. So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications in Biophotonics IV
Chairs: Vasilis Ntziachristos, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH (Germany), Roger Zemp, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media III
Chairs: Maciej Wojtkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), Stephen A. Boppart, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States), Wang-Yuhl Oh, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

Translation of Lasers and Biophotonics Technologies and Procedures: Toward the Clinic
Chairs: Lothar D. Lilge, Princess Margaret Hospital (Canada), Carsten M. Philipp, Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik (Germany)
Conference highlights
  • Joint Session with CLEO Europe
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Best Paper Awards
  • Evening Networking Events
Plenary Speakers

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Prizes and Awards

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About the Organizers

ECBO 2019 is organized by SPIE and sponsored by OSA and SPIE.

About SPIE
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is a not-for-profit educational society organized to advance emerging light-based technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, career development, and advocacy.
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About OSA
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.
More information on the OSA website


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