EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment at NKI

11-12 December 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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.


11 December 2019 Wednesday
11:30 Optional bus transfer from a recommended hotel Corendon City hotel to NKI (if needed)
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ NKI
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words –  Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words by a representative of NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE presentation – Theo Ruers, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
13:45 – 14:45 SESSION 1: Clinical needs and new technologies for prostate cancer
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 SESSION 2: Pre- and intraoperative imaging of breast  cancer
17:45 – 18:15 Bus transfer from NKI to a dinner place (TBA) (if needed)
18:30 – 22:30 Dinner (venue – TBA)
22:45 Bus transfer from a dinner place (TBA) to a recommended hotel (TBA) (if needed)

12 December 2019 Thursday
08:00 Bus transfer from a recommended hotel Corendon City hotel to NKI (if needed)
08:30 – 09:10 Morning coffee @ Coherent
09:10 – 09:15 Recap and introduction to the 2nd day by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
09:15 – 10:45 SESSION 3: Hyperspectral imaging
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 4: Multimodality optical imaging
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch @ NKI
14:30 – 16:00 Company visit @ NKI
16:15 End

Some speakers and topics confirmed:
Henk van der Poel, NKI (THE NETHERLANDS)
Martijn de Bruin, AMC (THE NETHERLANDS)
Julien Bec, University of California (USA)
Sefano Regusci (ITALY)
Dick Sterenborg, DRS (THE NETHERLANDS)
Marloes Groot, Vrije University (THE NETHERLANDS)
Ruud Verdaasdonk  (THE NETHERLANDS)
Stefan Andersson-Engels, Tyndall National Institute (IRELAND)
Johannes de Boer  (THE NETHERLANDS)
Intraoperative PDT for newly diagnosed Glioblastoma: from research lab to operating theater – Serge Mordon (FRANCE)


The Meeting will be held at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) located Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam.
The dinner place and the recommended hotel will be announced soon.


The recommended hotel is Corendon City Hotel (address: Aletta Jacobslaan 7, 1066 BP Amsterdam – The Netherlands). 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 13th October. 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.