Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery XVI

An ECI Conference Series

June 2-6, 2019
Fairmont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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Call for Abstracts!

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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 major areas of emphasis. 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, the conference optimizes possible 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 22 years.

Technical sessions are being planned on the following topics:

  • Translation Plenary Session

Chairs:  Brian Pogue (Dartmouth College) & Christophe Moser (EPFL)

  • Optics and Biomechanics

Chair: David Sampson (University of Surrey & University of Western Australia)

  • Neurophotonics

Chair: Erin Buckley (Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology)

  • Optical and Fiber Systems

Chair: Ron Liang (University of Arizona)

  • Optical-Radiation-Chemotherapy

Chair: Brian Wilson (University of Toronto)

  • Molecular Guided Surgery

Chair: Sylvain Gioux (University of Strasbourg)

  • Commercialization Case Studies

Chair: Kate Bechtel (Triple Ring Technology)

  • Microscopy Advances

Chair: Paul Campagnola (University of Wisconsin)

  • Imaging through Turbid Media

Chair: Ivo Vellekoop (University of Twente)

  • Learning in Optical Systems

Chair: Aydogan Ozcan (University of California Los Angeles)

Confirmed speakers will be posted soon.

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Conference Organization

Conference Co-Chairs:

Erin Buckley, Emory University
Christophe Moser, Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College
David Sampson, University of Western Australia

Abstract Submission

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted below. 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. Please indicate the two most relevant topics for which you are submitting your abstract and whether the abstract should be considered for an oral or poster presentation.

The specific topics will include:

  • Optics and Biomechanics
  • Neurophotonics
  • Optical and Fiber Systems
  • Optical-Radiation-Chemotherapy
  • Molecular Guided Surgery
  • Commercialization Case Studies
  • Microscopy Advances
  • Imaging through Turbid Media
  • Learning in Optical Systems

Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available. Thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically and submissions must follow the template provided at THE ABOVE link.

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations:                   January 31, 2019
Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:               February 28, 2019

Awards will be presented for the overall best poster and for the top three student posters.

Conference Venue

The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, which made its official debut in February 1997, is located at the base of Mont Tremblant in the magnificent Laurentian region of Quebec.  The concept for Fairmont Tremblant hotel originated with the vision of a modern chateau situated in harmony with its natural surroundings and the colorful pedestrian village.  Architects and designers worked together to combine modern conveniences and a warm décor that reflected the mountain life.  The architects drew inspiration from 19th-century Quebec seigneury, whose grant Provencal-style residences dominated the merchant squares overlooking the outskirts of the village.

Embedded in the mountainside, the village of Mont Tremblant features French-inspired architecture that evokes the charm of old Quebec City, with pitched rooftops, corrugated shingles, old-fashioned chimneys and a U-shaped design opening onto a public square – a meeting place and public crossroads for the villagers.

18AA rustic fairmont_tremblantChasse-galerie sur le Mont Tremblant, a Quebec legend, tells the tale of a group of lumberjacks desperate to return home to their families after spending months in the Laurentian forests.  Visited one night by a mysterious stranger with a flying canoe, they boarded the craft and he expelled an enchanted command creating colorful sparks that propelled the canoe into the air.  As they passed over Mont Tremblant, they slowed their rhythm and lit a lantern to light up the night.  This inspired Fairmont Tremblant hotel’s rustic interior design.

Fairmont Tremblant, 3025 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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Bus Transportation from/to Trudeau International Airport (YUL) will be available on Sunday, July 14 and Thursday, July 18.  Sunday’s schedule will bring participants to Mont Tremblant in time for the conference opening.  Thursday’s transportation will be available starting at noon (when the conference ends).  If planning to use this transportation option, please make your flight arrangements so that they coincide with the bus schedule.  As soon as buses are booked, we will notify participants as to the schedule and the cost.

General Information about ECI

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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