EPIC Meeting on Medical Lasers and Biophotonics at NKT Photonics

4-5 December 2018

Birkerød, Denmark

Hosted at: NKT Photonics

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The EPIC Meeting on Medical Lasers and Biophotonics aims to bring together the full value chain of novel laser and imaging based products in medical fields, such as, for example, cancer treatment, endoscopy, micro-surgery, ophthalmology, photoacoustic imaging, dentistry, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology or urology. Photonics enabled technologies such as Hyperspectral Imaging, Raman, Photoacoustic tomography, Diffuse reflectance, Fluorescence and OCT has the potential to introduce new diagnostic equipment at clinics The purpose is to bring together system integrators and clinicians with laser and photonic devices manufacturers, enabling new paths for collaborations as unmet needs meet technology capabilities.

Schedule

4 December 2018 Tuesday

12:15 Bus transfer from Copenhagen Admiral Hotel to NKT Photonics
13:00 – 14:00 Registration & Lunch @ NKT Photonics

14:00 – 14:05 Welcoming words – Jose Pozo, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
14:05 – 14:15 Welcoming words – Basil Garabet, CEO, NKT Photonics (DENMARK)

14:15 – 14:40 KEYNOTE: Supercontinuum lasers in bio imaging – Asger Jensen, Applications Manager, NKT Photonics (DENMARK)

14:45 SESSION 1: Setting up the scene 

14:45 – 14:55 Techniques for providing precision high energy pulses in surgical lasers – Andrew Robertson, Senior Vice President, Gooch & Housego (UNITED KINGDOM)
15:00 – 15:10 Lasers for future medical diagnosis: what to consider when selecting a laser for system integration – Elizabeth Illy, Director of Marketing, HUBNER Photonics (SWEDEN)
15:15 – 15:25 New frontiers in high repetition rate ultrafast laser sources – Christopher Phillips, Senior Research Assistant, ETH Zurich (SWITZERLAND)
15:30 – 15:40 Laser safety: introduction, requirements and new developments – Roland Mayerhofer, Head of Product Management & Business Development, Laservision (GERMANY)
15:45 – 15:55 Deep tissue imaging and clinical translation of optical tools – Stefan Andersson-Engels, Professor, Tyndall National Institute (IRELAND)
16:00 – 16:10 Hyper spectral imaging with a snapshot camera system for blood perfusion measurements and tumor detection – Jouke Dijkstra, Associate Professor, Leiden University Medical Center (THE NETHERLANDS)

16:15 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 SESSION 2: Medical Imaging Components and Techniques I 

17:00 – 17:10 CARS & SRS for medical imaging – Ingo Rimke, Director of R&D, APE (GERMANY)
17:15 – 17:25 New developments in spontaneous Raman spectroscopy – Iwan Schie, Head of Work Group, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (GERMANY)
17:30 – 17:40 CARS in breast cancer – Elena Beletkaia, Postdoctoral Researcher, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (THE NETHERLANDS)
17:45 – 17:55 Ultrafast coherent swept laser for portable OCT systems – Maria Chiara Ubaldi, Senior Project Manager, Fondazione CIFE (ITALY)
18:00 – 18:10 Swept source OCT for medical imaging – Andrea Geltrude, Sales Engineer EMEA, Santec (UNITED KINGDOM)
18:15 – 18:25 Optical device for early detection of skin cancer – Galit Ankri Eliahoo, Medical Device Project Manager, OAL Innovations (ISRAEL)
18:30 – 18:40 Micro-optics in medical laser applications – Bjorn Richter, Area Sales Manager, SUSS MicroOptics (SWITZERLAND)

19:00 Bus transfer from NKT Photonics to the dinner venue – restaurant Standard
19:30 – 23:00 Dinner @ Standard

5 December 2018 Wednesday

08:00 Bus transfer from Copenhagen Admiral Hotel to NKT Photonics
08:30 – 09:00 Morning coffee @ NKT Photonics
09:00 – 09:15 Recap and start of the 2nd day – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

09:15 SESSION 3: Laser sources and processes for medical market

09:15 – 09:25 In-Vivo medical laser procedures: an overview – Steve Allen, Director Marketing, OFS (USA)
09:30 – 09:40 Next generation of ultrashort pulse fiber laser systems – Oliver Prochnow, CEO, VALO Innovations (GERMANY)
09:45 – 09:55 Largely-tunable laser sources (1.7 to 2.5 um) for spectroscopy in non-invasive medical sensing – Erwin Portuondo-Campa, R&D Engineer, CSEM (SWITZERLAND)
10:00 – 10:10 Laser based implant texturing – Raul Garcia, CEO, Microrelleus (SPAIN)
10:15 – 10:25 MIR and NIR lasers and LEDs for medical applications – Johannes Koeth, CEO, nanoplus (GERMANY)
10:30 – 10:40 Compact OEM diode laser modules for life science applications – Jan Fehse, Sales Manager, FISBA (SWITZERLAND)

10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 SESSION 4:  Medical Imaging Components and Techniques II

11:30 – 11:40 Micro-transfer printing for optoelectronic device integration – Antonio Jose Trindade, Product Development Scientist, X-Celeprint (IRELAND)
11:45 – 11:55 Smart illumination for microscopy – Sabrina Matthias, Product Manager, asphericon (GERMANY)
12:00 – 12:10 Optical filters in medical devices – Almut Bailly, Account Manager, Chroma Technology (GERMANY)
12:15 – 12:25 Fiber/glass processing for medical laser application – Robert Rylander, CTO, NorthLab Photonics (SWEDEN)
12:30 – 12:40 Advanced fiber solutions for medical diagnostics & theranostics – Viacheslav Artyushenko, President & CEO, art photonics (GERMANY)
12:45 – 12:55 Smart all-fiber probes for mini-invasive treatments of tumors – Guido Perrone, Professor, Politecnico di Torino (ITALY)

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch @ NKT Photonics
14:00 – 15:30 Company visit @ NKT Photonics
15:45 Bus transfer from NKT Photonics to Copenhagen Airport

Venues

Meeting venue for 4-5 Dec.: NKT Photonics, Entrance C (Bregnerødvej 144, 3460 Birkerød, Denmark)

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NKT office

Dinner venue for 4 Dec. evening: restaurant The Standard (Havnegade 44, 1058 København, Denmark) – 7 min. walking from the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel.

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Hotel

Unfortunately, there are no rooms available already in the recommended hotel –  Copenhagen Admiral Hotel (Toldbodgade 24-28, 1253 København K, Denmark). However the transfers to / from NKT will be organized from / to this hotel only

For those, who have not booked their rooms yet, we recommend a nearby hotel – Phoenix Copenhagen (Bredgade 37, 1260 Copenhagen, Denmark), which is 5 min. walking distance from Copenhagen Admiral Hotel & 10 min. from the dinner place – restaurant Standard, 4 stars, 198 EUR. Other hotel nearby: Hotel Maritime (Peder Skrams Gade 19, 1054 Copenhagen, Denmark), 7 min. from Admiral, 3 min. from Standard, 3 stars, 140 EUR.

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel Exterior

Contacts

EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite by neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com , +370 624 38991

Contacts onsite:
Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager, EPIC, +34 669 68 71 96
Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC: +31 6 26 978 312

Registration

EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT); non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT). By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you of details concerning this event.

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