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Symposium: Advances in Optical Imaging and Biomedical Science, June 1-2, 2009

This joint NEI/NIBIB symposium will focus on high resolution imaging of complex biological systems and describe advances at the theoretical, technical, and clinical levels that bridge technology and clinical diagnosis critical for ophthalmology and a growing number of medical fields. High resolution non-invasive functional imaging technology of significant diagnostic value includes laser scanning confocal/ magnetic resonance/2-photon microscopy, optical coherence tomography, speckle microscopy, and adaptive optics. These techniques and others have proven valuable in the diagnosis and treatment of diverse disease states. Symposium presentations will describe recent novel approaches to create high resolution temporal and spatial images to study a range of cells, organs, and tissues throughout the body.

Invited speakers

Johannes de Boer, Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Scott Fraser, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
James Fujimoto, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Giovanni Gregori, Ph.D., University of Miami
Christoph Hitzenberger, Ph.D., Medical University of Vienna
David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., University of Southern California
Joseph Izatt, Ph.D., Duke University
Donald Miller, Ph.D., Indiana University
Austin Roorda, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Vakoc, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Clare Waterman, Ph.D., National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
David Williams, Ph.D., University of Rochester

View the symposium report PDF*

View the symposium program

View a videocast of the event

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Sarah Sohraby at

For general information call 301- 496-5248

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health