EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment at NKI

11-12 December 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Registration open

Sponsored by:

Silver Sponsors

PIXAPP Pilot Line
JePPIX Pilot Line

Bronze sponsor:

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The purpose of the EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment at NKI is facilitating closure of the existing gap between unmet medical needs and innovative industrial solutions. The clinicians will make a comprehensive overview of the existing requirements for cancer diagnostics and treatment with the special emphasis on breast and prostate cancer. In turn, the companies will share their latest technological advantages that are aiming to solve present issues.
The developments focusing on the minimal invasive diagnostic tools as well and interoperative tumor margin assessment such as Hyperspectral and Diffuse reflectance imaging, Raman spectroscopy, OCT fluorescence imaging, etc. will be discussed alongside with novel developments in the fields of the photodynamic therapy and other light-induces treatment solutions.

Registered participants list is available HERE (update 29 November 2019).


11 December 2019 Wednesday

11:30 – 12:30 Registration & Lunch @ NKI
12:30 – 12:35 Welcoming words –  Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
12:35 – 12:40 Welcoming words by Theo Ruers, Oncological Surgeon, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
12:40 – 13:00 KEYNOTE: Future of healthcare  – Theo Ruers, Oncological Surgeon, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)

SESSION 1: Clinical needs and new technologies for prostate cancer, part I
13:00 – 13:30 Clinical demands for intra-operative imaging in prostate cancer
Henk van der Poel, Urologist, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
13:30 – 14:00 Optical diagnostics of urinary tract cancer: towards real time finding and grading
Daniel Martijn de Bruin, Group leader urological research, AMC (THE NETHERLANDS)
14:00 – 14:30 Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging for Clinical Applications: Application to Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery 
Julien Bec, Engineering and Operations Director, University of California (USA)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

SESSION 1: Clinical needs and new technologies for prostate cancer, part II
15:00 – 15:30 KEYNOTE: Imaging biopsies intact in 3D
Pieter van der Zaag, Principal Scientist, Phillips (THE NETHERLANDS)
15:30 – 16:00 Clinical Raman Spectroscopy – beyond diagnosis
Nicholas Stone, Professor of Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing, University of EXETER (UNITED KINGDOM)
16:00 – 16:30 Focal Laser Ablation of Localized Low and Intermediate Prostate Cancer: Early functional and oncological results
Stefano Regusci, MD Urologist, Urorad, SIPC (SWITZERLAND)

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

SESSION 2: Pre- and intraoperative imaging of breast  cancer
17:00 – 17:15 Clinical demands for intra-operative imaging in breast cancer
Susan Brouwer de Koning, Technical Physician, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
17:15 – 17:45 Fiber optics in breast cancer 
Dick Sterenborg, Physicist, AUMC, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
17:45 – 18:15 Third Harmonic Generation Microscopy for Instant Pathology 
Marloes Groot, Professor, Vrije Universiteit (THE NETHERLANDS)
18:15 – 18:30 Ultra-sensitive Raman microscopy and endoscopy tools for pre- and intraoperative imaging
Bodo Richter, CEO, APE (GERMANY)

18:45 – 19:30 Bus transfer from NKI to the dinner venue
19:30 – 23:00 Dinner @ restaurant ‘t IJ  located in the Van der Valk hotel Amsterdam – Amstel
23:00 Bus transfer from the dinner venue to the recommended Corendon City hotel  

12 December 2019 Thursday

08:00 – 08:30 Morning networking coffee 
08:30 – 08:40 Recap and introduction to the 2nd day by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

08:40 – 08:55 Emerging diagnostic imaging modalities in breast cancer 
Jacques Cochard, Business Development, Tematys (FRANCE)

SESSION 3: Industry pitch presentations

08:55 – 09:00 Antje Haap-Hoff, Head of Clinical Applications, KARL STORZ (GERMANY)
09:00 – 09:05 Galit Ankri Eliahoo, Project Manager, OAL Innovations (ISRAEL)
09:05 – 09:10 Frank van Mourik, CTO, Femto diagnostics (THE NETHERLANDS)
09:10 – 09:15 Coenraad van Kalken, CEO, Qurin (THE NETHERLANDS)
09:15 – 09:20 Zoe Ylöniemi, Technical Sales Engineer, Modulight (FINLAND)
09:20 – 09:25 Jonatan Klee, Sales Manager, Ushio (THE NETHERLANDS)
09:25 – 09:30 Benno Oderkerk, CEO, Avantes (THE NETHERLANDS)
09:30 – 09:35 Gerwin Puppels, Managing Director, RiverD (THE NETHERLANDS)
09:35 – 09:40 Viacheslav Artyushenko, President, art photonics (GERMANY)
09:40 – 09:45 Nicolas LIO SOON SHUN, Business Development, CEA – Leti (FRANCE)
09:45 – 09:50 Christopher Phillips, Senior Research Scientist, ETH Zurich (SWITZERLAND)
09:50 – 09:55 David Heard, VP Sales, Santec (UNITED KINGDOM)

09:55 – 10:40 Coffee break

SESSION 4: Multimodality optical imaging
10:40 – 11:10 Non-contact imaging for monitoring vital functions and diagnostics using ‘smart’ technologies
Ruud Verdaasdonk, Professor, University of Twente (THE NETHERLANDS)
11:10 – 11:40 3D deep tissue imaging technologies for in-vivo diagnostics and digital pathology
Stefan Andersson-Engels, Head of Biophotonics, Tyndall National Institute (IRELAND)
11:40 – 12:00 Development of Ultra-Fine Needle Endoscope for Deep Interstitial Examination of Brest, and preliminary results of Breast Cancer Diagnostics by Endoscopy Autofluorescence Imaging and Raman Spectroscopy
Alexandre Douplik, Professor, Ryerson University (CANADA) and Alexandra Easson, Professor, University of Toronto (CANADA)
12:00 – 12:30 Multifunctional an targeted fluorescence OCT for tumor detection
Johannes de Boer, Professor, Vrije Universiteit (THE NETHERLANDS)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 Optional bus transfer from NKI to Schiphol airport


The Meeting will be held at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) located Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam.
The group dinner on 11th December will take place at the  restaurant ‘t IJ at Van der Valk hotel Amsterdam – Amstel (address: Joan Muyskenweg 20, 1096 CJ, Amsterdam).


The recommended hotel is Corendon City Hotel (address: Aletta Jacobslaan 7, 1066 BP Amsterdam – The Netherlands). Bus transfers will only be arranged to and from this hotel. The orientation price is 117 EUR for the standard single room including breakfast and VAT. Please book your room HERE  and use password ‘EPIC2019’ to receive the group rate.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT); non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 30th November. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company, decision maker. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.

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EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova – email: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com; mobile: +420 606526252.