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    Past Event Overview

    The workshop brought together experts in the diagnosis and treatment of several important health issues we face today. The format included talks by leading experts in the biophotonic field, as well as panels of experts addressing the needs for fast cures and overcoming barriers to translational medicine.

    The event featured two Poster Sessions in addition to the sessions of invited speakers. 

    The meeting concluded 2 October 2009.

    The meeting featured experts at the forefront of efforts to discover and develop the latest light-based tools for applications to diagnose and treat disease and apply technologies to address cures in the following areas:

    • Eye
    • Brain
    • Breast
    • Molecular Probes and Targets
    • Vascular
    • Microscopes to Endoscopes
    • Stem Cells

    Workshop Chairs

    Amir Gandjbakche

       Amir Gandjbakhche,
       National Institutes of Health


     Bruce Tromberg

        Bruce Tromberg,
        Univ. of California/Irvine



    Workshop Technical Coordinator
                 Jana Kainerstorfer

        Jana Kainerstorfer,
        National Institutes of Health

    Program Committee

    Houston Baker, National Cancer Institute
    Randall Barbour, SUNY Downstate Medical Ctr.
    Albert-Claude Boccara, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (France)
    Victor Chernomordik, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Stavros Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
    James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Israel Gannot, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel) and George Washington Univ. 
    Enrico Gratton, Univ. of California, Irvine
    Jeremy Hebden, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
    Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Columbia Univ.
    Ilko Ilev, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Peter Kirchner, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Jay Knutson, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Alan Koretsky, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Dennis Matthews, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
    Nicole Morgan, NIH Division of Bioengineering and Physical Science
    Mary-Ann Mycek, Univ. of Michigan
    Robert Nordstrom, National Institutes of Health
    Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College
    Kambiz Pourrezaei, Drexel Univ.
    Jessica Ramella-Roman, The Catholic Univ. of America
    John Schotland, Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Behrouz Shabestari, National Institutes of Health
    Paul Smith, NIH Division of Bioengineering and Physical Science
    Mamoru Tamura, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
    Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke Univ.
    Ronald Waynant, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Yantian Zhang, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering