Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery XV

An ECI Conference Series

July 23-26, 2017
Westin Snowmass
Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA

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About This Conference

The primary goal of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers and clinicians involved in the application of optics to biotechnology, medicine, and surgery. Clinical translation and technology commercialization are also emphasized. By focusing on some of the most topical directions, this conference provides a forum for researchers of our field to access our most important progresses and to chart course for future research through formal and informal discussions. Through providing ample time for informal networking, this conference further promotes positive interactions among trainees, junior investigators, and established experts. This interaction is vital to cultivate the next generation of scientists and engineers in biomedical optics. The proposed conference will be a continuation of meetings on this topic sponsored by Engineering Conferences International for more than 20 years.

Technical sessions are being planned on the following topics:

  • Multi-scale optical imaging & monitoring, Chair: Arjun Yodh (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Orphan and rare disease, Chair: Brian Wong (UCI)
  • Next-gen fiber endoscopy, Chair: Christophe Moser (EPFL)
  • Optics and biomechanics, Chair: David Sampson (U. Western Australia)
  • Consumer Biophotonics, Chair: Jen Keating (Triple Ring Technologies)
  • Biophotonics in scattering tissue, Chair: Jerome Mertz (Boston University)
  • Aging-related, degenerative, and chronic disease, Chair: Xueding Wang (University of Michigan)
  • Panel Discussion 1: Product development & Commercialization in Biophotonics, Chair: Kate Bechtel (Triple Ring Technology)
  • Panel Discussion 2: Precision Medicine – Cancer, Chair: Michael Choma (Yale University)

Confirmed speakers will be posted soon.

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:

Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies, USA
Ivo Vellekoop, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Michael Choma, Yale University, USA

Abstract Submission

Oral presentations are by invitation only.

Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:         February 15, 2017

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadline noted above.  The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.

Poster abstracts should be submitted electronically at THIS LINK.

The abstract template available at the above link must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.

Conference Venue

Located in the center of Snowmass Village, The Westin Snowmass Resort is set amid the Rocky Mountains, and our central location makes exploring the mountains beyond Snowmass simple. Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk Mountain, and Aspen Highlands are all located within 10 miles of the resort.

Snowmass, the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass Mountains, is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and its world-class facilities.  It is directly connected to Snowmass Mall for convenient shopping and entertainment while an array of dining, and nightlife destinations are just steps away. After any excursion, soak in the slope-side hot tubs while appreciating the unconstrained vista views.  In the summer, Snowmass offers hiking and biking trails, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking and more. Additional activities include golf, hot air balloon rides, jeep tours, horseback riding, and a rodeo.

Snowmass Activities


Denver International Airport (DIA) is the nearest large airport, being a  4-hour drive to Snowmass.

Car Rentals —If you choose to drive from the airport to Snowmass, a wide variety of agencies can be found at the terminal.

Colorado Mountain ExpressAnother option is to use a commercial coach service.  For transport to Snowmass, Colorado Mountain Express is the carrier. Tel: +1 800-525-6363    or  +1 970-754-7433  Rates and Schedule

Parking:  Valet Parking is available for guests of The Westin Snowmass Resort.

General Information

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

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