Upcoming events

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Past events

GALAHAD workshop
08-Jan-2020; Edinburgh, UK
This event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh featured a series of presentations on the hardware and clinical advances made during the project and a live demonstration of the system to image the retina of a human subject.

NB The original date and venue for the meeting has been changed because the possibility arose to demonstrate the GALAHAD system live at the event.

See the webpage for more information!

iSearch 2019
15-16 Nov-2019; Münster, Germany
This conference on “Basic Research in Ophthalmology” will be held at the Universitätsklinikum Münster. (The main language of the conference is German).
Björn Kemper (WWU) will present some GALAHAD results in the paper, “Novel minimally invasive optical approaches for imaging of the retina.”

27th European Signal Processing Conference
02-06 Sep-2019; A Coruña, Spain
EUSIPCO is the flagship conference of EURASIP and offers a comprehensive technical program addressing all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing. EUSIPCO 2019 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, plenaries, exhibitions, demonstrations, tutorials, and satellite workshops, and is expected to attract many leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.
GALAHAD had several papers at this event. 

ECBO 2019
European Conferences on Biomedical Optics
23-27 Jun-2019; Munich, Germany
A forum for medical and biomedical researchers who work with optics and photonics, sharing advancements in imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutics for clinical use. Presentations cover basic science, novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods, and other novel biophotonics techniques.
There were two papers from WWU at ECBO 2019:
Morphology and spatial refractive index distribution of the retina accessed by hyperspectral quantitative phase microscopy (Paper 11060-11)
Durable 3D test standards from mouse retina for performance testing of high-resolution optical coherence tomography systems (Paper 11078-66).

Laser World of Photonics 2019
24-27 Jun-2019; Munich, Germany
As the industry’s leading trade fair, LASER World of PHOTONICS attracts more than 1,300 international exhibitors, which are the most important stakeholders in the field of photonics. The event is held in parallel with two important relevant conferences for GALAHAD: ECBO and CLEO Europe: see below.
GALAHAD had a booth (Hall B2 Booth 551) at this event to display hardware from the project and answer any questions face-to-face.

CLEO® / Europe-EQEC
2019 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics / Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
23-27 Jun-2019; Munich, Germany
CLEO®/ Europe will showcase the latest developments in a wide range of laser and photonics areas including laser source development, materials, ultrafast science, fibre optics, nonlinear optics, biophotonics and laser material processing. EQEC will feature the fundamentals of quantum optics, quantum information and communication, ultrafast optical science, nonlinear phenomena and self-organization and theoretical and computational photonics

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019
15-16 May-2019; Birmingham, UK
A leading showcase in the UK and Ireland for medical design and manufacturing technology – serving the whole of the £27B UK and Irish medical technology sector. Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2018 brought together the medical engineering and manufacturing community; almost 200 companies from all areas of the medical device supply chain engaging with over 2,000 visitors across two action-packed days. On the show floor, visitors saw the entire spectrum of advanced technology, materials and solutions alongside the centrepiece Med-Tech Innovation Conference and a host of engaging show features.

FOM 2019
Focus on Microscopy 2019
14-17 Apr-2019; London, UK
Focus on Microscopy 2019 is the continuation of a yearly conference series presenting the latest innovations in optical microscopy and their application in biology, medicine and the material sciences. Key subjects for the conference series are the theory and practice of 3D optical imaging, related 3D image processing, and reporting especially on developments in resolution and imaging modalities. The conference series covers also the rapidly advancing fluorescence labeling techniques for confocal and multi-photon 3D imaging of -live- biological specimens.
WWU presented a paper on Spatial Refractive Index Modulation of the Retina Assessed by Hyperspectral Quantitative Phase Microscopy.

BIOS 2019
02-07 Feb-2019; San Francisco, USA
With 2,500 papers and presentations, SPIE BiOS is a key biomedical optics conference worldwide. Topics include biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, new imaging modalities, optical coherence tomography, neurophotonics, optogenetics, tissue optics, and nano/biophotonics.
WWU presented two papers on GALAHAD topics at this event:
-Refractive index properties of the retina accessed by multi-wavelength digital holographic microscopy (Paper 10883-30)
-Refractive index determination of buffer solutions from visible to near-infrared spectral range for multispectral quantitative phase imaging using a calibrated Abbe refractometer (Paper 10887-80) 

ICT 2018
04-06 Dec-2018; Vienna, Austria
This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age. In an open and participatory event, European citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe. ICT 2018 will have four main components organized around the theme Imagine Digital – Connect Europe: Conference, Exhibition, Networking opportunities and Innovation and Startups forum.

IDEAL 2018
International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning
21-23 Nov-2018; Madrid, Spain

IDEAL is an annual international conference dedicated to emerging and challenging topics in intelligent data analysis, data mining and their associated learning systems and paradigms. Its core themes include: the Big Data challenges, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Management, Bio- and Neuro-Informatics, Bio-Inspired Models (including Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computation and Swarm Intelligence), Agents and Hybrid Intelligent Systems, and Real-world Applications of Intelligent Techniques. Other related and emerging themes and topics are also welcome.
UPV presented four GALAHAD-related papers at this event.

21st International Conference on Medical Imaging, Computing and Computer-Assisted Vision Intervention
16-20 Sep-2018; Granada, Spain
The annual MICCAI conference attracts world leading biomedical scientists, engineers, and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted intervention. The conference series includes three days of oral presentations and poster sessions. MICCAI 2018 will also include workshops, tutorials, and challenges on the days preceding and succeeding the conference. These satellite events will offer a comprehensive forum to further explore topics relevant to MICCAI.

Speckle 2018
VII International Conference on Speckle Metrology
10-12 September 2018, Janów Podlaski, Poland
The goal of the Speckle2018 conference is to gather scientists, engineers and students who work in the field of speckle metrology and related techniques. The conference will provide a stimulating environment for discussions and be exchanging ideas on the latest advances in research and development. Conference attendees will have the chance to benefit from the scientific exchange during either the formal activities or the informal meetings, but will also have a chance to relax thanks to the opportunities provided by the multiple social events.
WWU presented a paper on Hyperspectral digital holographic microscopy approach for reduction of coherence induced disturbances in quantitative phase imaging of biological specimens.

OSA Advanced Photonics Congress
02-05 Jul-2018; Zürich, Switzerland
The OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, comprised of eight topical meetings, addresses the many aspects of photonic device research and development and their use in networks. One of the topics in the Nonlinear Photonics conference is “Applications of Supercontinuum” which is well suited to GALAHAD.
DTU presented two papers in the session on Applications of Supercontinuum (NpTh2I; THU 05-Jul-2018 10:30-12:30; E1.1).

Digital Holography & 3-D Imaging
25-28 Jun-2018; Orlando, Florida, USA
The Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging meeting provides a forum for science, technology, and applications of digital holographic, and three-dimensional imaging and display methods. Topic areas include interferometry, phase microscopy, novel holographic processes, 3D and novel displays, integral imaging, computer generated holograms, compressive holography, full-field tomography, and holography with various light sources including coherent to incoherent and X-ray to terahertz waves. This is a highly inter-disciplinary forum with applications in biomedicine, biophotonics, nanomaterials, nanophotonics, and scientific and industrial metrologies.
WWU presented a paper on Enhanced Quantitative Imaging of Living Cells and Dissected Tissues Utilizing Multi-Spectral Digital Holographic Microscopy (DW3F.3) on WED 27-Jun-2018.

EGS Congress 2018
13th European Glaucoma Society Congress
19-22 May-2018; Florence, Italy
In terms of both content and attendance, this Congress is expected to be the largest glaucoma meeting in Europe. The congress will be open to all glaucoma care providers including: glaucoma specialists, general ophthalmologists, optometrists, researchers, nurses, technicians, leaders of glaucoma patient organizations etc.

Med-TechMED-TECH Innovation Expo 2018
25-26 Apr-2018; Coventry, UK
Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2018 will bring together members of the medical engineering and manufacturing community; more than 200 companies from all areas of the medical device supply chain engaging with 2,500+ visitors across two days.  On the show floor will be a range of advanced technology, materials and solutions alongside the centrepiece Med-Tech Innovation Conference.

SPIE BiOSBIOS 2018 (part of Photonics West)
27-Jan to 01-Feb-2018; San Francisco, USA
BiOS is a major conference on biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, new imaging modalities, optical coherence tomography, neurophotonics, optogenetics, tissue optics. Topic Areas include photonic therapeutics and diagnostics, clinical technologies and systems, tissue optics and laser-tissue interaction.
WWU presented a paper (10503-37) and a poster (10474-90) on GALAHAD at this event.

OCT Angiography 2017
5th International Congress on OCT Angiography, “En Face” OCT and Advances in OCT
15-16 Dec-2017; Rome, Italy
OCT Angiography (OCTA) imaging is now a widely accepted imaging technology. It is is already widely used in everyday ophthalmology and fulfills research and clinical needs. OCTA attracts the best and brightest scientists, engineers, retina specialists and clinicians from all over the world. Industry is actively pursuing the development of innovative OCTA imaging
strategies. The growing number of attendees (from 450 to 1450 in three years) shows that the meeting provides high value teaching.

2nd Canterbury Conference on OCT
06-08 Sep-2017; Canterbury, UK
This three day conference will be dedicated to recent advances in measurement and imaging conditioned by progress in enlarging the spectrum of the optical source. The larger the bandwidth of the broadband optical source used in spectrometer based OCT, and of the tuning bandwidth of swept lasers used in swept source OCT, the better the axial resolution. However, an increase in the source bandwidth brings with it other problems that the research community have tried to address in the last decade.
NKT presented a paper on GALAHAD at this event in the session on “OCT in ophthalmology.”

CLEO Europe 2017
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe 2017
25-29 Jun-2017; Munich, Germany
The technical programme will present oral and poster contributions encompassing all fields of quantum electronics, lasers and photonics. All aspects of the technologies will be covered, including fundamentals, device development, systems, and applications. CLEO®/Europe 2017 emphasises applied physics, engineering and applications of lasers and electro-optics, while the emphasis of EQEC 2017 is on fundamental science including laser physics, nonlinear optics and fundamentals of quantum optics.

ECBO 2017
European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2017
25-29 Jun-2017; Munich, Germany
Sponsored by OSA and SPIE, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) bring together scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine. Presentations will cover basic science, novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods, and other novel biophotonics techniques.

CLEO 2017 
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2017
14-19 May-2017; San Jose, USA
CLEO is a key international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. Attendees have the opportunity to hear and present ground-breaking research, share ideas, and network with colleagues and luminaries. CLEO presents a world-renowned peer-reviewed program and offers high quality content from five core event elements: Fundamental Science, Science & Innovations, Applications & Technology, Market Focus and CLEO:EXPO.

SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2017
24-27 Apr-2017; Prague, Czech Republic
SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics is where leading researchers, engineers and programme managers share their latest advances, highlighting the technologies that drive Europe’s largest optoelectronic infrastructure projects. Meeting content includes: Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications; Optical Sensors; Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres; High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles