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Lasers in Medicine & Biology
Gordon Research Conference


July 4-9, 2004


Kimball Union Academy
Meriden, NH


Ton Van Leeuwen & Bruce J. Tromberg

Vice Chairs:
Charles P. Lin & Ralf Brinkmann

Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMolecular targets: from functional imaging to therapy
Chair: Christopher Contag, Stanford University
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, University of Texas at Austin
"Using scatter to find molecular targets"
Ralph Weissleder, Massachustts General Hospital and Harvard University
"Proteases as targets for imaging and therapy"
Eva Sevick-Muraca, Texas A&M University
"Enhancing contrast for in vivo fluorescence imaging of thick tissues"
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amPhoto
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOptical coherence tomography and coherence imaging methods
Chair: Jim Fujimoto, MIT
Claude Boccara, ESPCI, Paris
"Ultrashort acquisition time and high resolution full-field OCT"
Andrzej Kowalczyk, Nicholas Copernicus University Institute of Physics
"Ultrahigh speed spectral OCT"
Stephen A. Boppart, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"Molecular Imaging Techniques for OCT"
Matthew Brenner, University of California, Irvine
"Pulmonary Medicine: potential areas for OCT applications"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOptics of Human Skin
Chair: J. Stuart Nelson, Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine
Harry Moseley, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
"Photodynamic therapy for skin disorders: factors affecting clinical outcome"
Anna N. Yaroslavsky, Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Harvard
"New developments in the optical mapping of nonmelanoma skin cancers"
Bernard Choi, Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine
"Optical clearing of human skin - implications for light-based diagnostic imaging and therapeutics"
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMolecular and Structural Origins of Instrinsic Biological signals
Chair: Rebecca Richards-Kortum, UT Austin
Nimmi Ramanujam, University of Wisconsin, Madson
"Sources of endogenous optical contrast in dysplasia and cancer"
Arjen Amelink, Erasmus University, NL
"Measurement of the local optical properties of tissue using differential pathlength spectroscopy"
Judy Mourant, Los Alamos National Laboratories
"Biochemical origins of vibrational spectra of cells"
Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
"Investigation of tissue composition and structure by means of in vivo time-resolved reflectance spectroscopy"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMicroscopy, microbeams and high resolution imaging
Chair: Peter So, MIT
Paul Campagnola, Univ. of Connecticut
"Second Harmonic Generation Imaging Microscopy of Normal and Diseased Tissues"
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University
"Visualizing Cellular Entry of Single Viruses"
Matthew Lang, MIT
"Force Fluorescence Microscopy of Single Biomolecules"
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOptical Signals and the Origin of Brain Activation
Chair: David Boas, Harvard Medical School
Jens Steinbrink, Charite, Berlin, Germany
"Studying brain physiology and pathology with none-invasive optical imaging -- Technological Challenges"
Anna Devor, Harvard Medical School, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Coupling between corticothalamic brain activity and the hemodynamic response: an optical imaging approach"
Jonathan Fisher, University of Pennsylvania
"In vivo fluorescence microscopy of neuronal activity in three dimensions using voltage-sensitive dyes"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMechanisms of pulsed laser tissue ablation - new findings on an intricate problem
Chair: Alfred Vogel, Leubeck
Alfred Vogel, Medical Laser Center Luebeck, Germany
"Kinetics of phase transitions and recoil-induced material expulsion in pulsed laser tissue ablation"
Vasan Venugopalan, University of California, Irvine
"UV versus IR ablation - did we finally solve the puzzle?"
Leonid Zhigilei, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
"Advances in molecular dynamics simulations of pulsed laser ablation"
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOptics in Physiological Quantification
Chair: Brian Pogue, Dartmouth
Dick Sterenborg, Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Netherlands
"Breast Tissue Heterogeneity and Variation Measured In Vivo"
Sung Chang, University of Texas Austin, U.S.A.
"Understanding Variations in Optical Spectra of Gynecologic Tissue"
Richard L. Lieber, University of California and V.A. Medical Centers, USA
"Laser Diffraction Studies of Skeletal Muscles"
Rinat Esenaliev, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
"Monitoring Variation of Blood Oxygenation, Hemoglobin and Glucose with Optoacoustic and OCT Techniques"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOptics in Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Chair: Reginald Birngruber, Medical Laser Center Luebeck
Karen Joos, Vanderbilt University
"Ophthalmic Free Electron Laser Applications"
James Jester, UT Southwestern Medical Center
"In vivo 2-photon imaging and confocal microscopy in the cornea"
Thomas Schanze, Philipps-University Marburg
"Development and Testing of Retinal Implant"
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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