3–4 December 2024
EPIC Technology Meeting on Photonics Technologies for Medical Diagnosis and Treatments at ICFO
Barcelona, Spain

EPIC Members
350.00 Excl. VAT
Invited companies
350.00 Excl. VAT
Non-members
550.00 Excl. VAT


Photonics technologies have revolutionized the medical market. The different effects of the light wavelengths in living organisms have allowed to image internal organs and bones non-invasively, to develop biosensors for early detection of different diseases or to treat these diseases by making tissue incisions, heating or vaporizing specific regions.

Several powerful imaging systems are available nowadays for the visualization of detailed structures, also improving the imaging depth into living tissues. Raman microscopy, OCT, photoacoustic imaging… can be used by pathologists to examine the patient’s sample and obtain a faster and more reliable diagnosis. Also, the delivery of laser radiation through optic fibers is a commonly used method for surgery and targeted treatment of tissues. The development of new sources with specific wavelengths, intensities and pulse duration will allow to treat the affected region more effectively without affecting the healthy tissues in the surroundings. And new point-of-care devices and biosensors have been developed for applications such as blood analysis, glucose monitoring or detection of drugs concentration in different tissues and fluids. These new developments have taken advantage of the great properties of the light to obtain faster, more compact and more reliable devices, including wearable solutions which would help in the implantation of telemedicine procedures.

In this meeting we will bring together the full value chain of diagnostic and therapeutic related technologies and devices to open new paths for collaborations. We will cover different diseases, including cancer pathology and surgery, with several medical doctors presenting the status of the technology and their future needs to help system integrators and laser and photonic devices manufacturers in the development of new solutions to overcome the existing limitations.

Agenda

Optional agenda

2 December, Monday

10:00 – 17:00 Companies visits
Visit 1
Visit 2
19:00 – 22:00 Pre-event networking dinner

3 December, Tuesday

Registration and lunch at ICFO
13:00 – 13:10 Welcoming words by EPIC
13:10 – 13:20 Welcoming words by ICFO

13:30 – 15:45 SESSION 1 – PHOTONICS ASSISTED CANCER PATHOLOGY

  • KEYNOTE
  • Raman spectroscopy for diagnosis
  • Microscopy for diagnosis

Agenda in preparation, companies interested in participating can contact us with their proposals

15:45 – 16:30 Networking coffee break

16:30 – 18:15 SESSION 2 – OTHER DIAGNOSIS FOR DISEASES

  • KEYNOTE
  • Liquid biopsy
  • Glucose analysis

Agenda in preparation, companies interested in participating can contact us with their proposals

18:15 – end of the day 1
19:30 – 22:00 Networking dinner

4 December, Wednesday

Departure time and description
Welcoming coffee break – time description and location

08:45 – 10:15 SESSION 3 – NEW SOLUTIONS FOR (CANCER) THERAPY (SURGERY)

  • KEYNOTE
  • Advanced imaging
  • Surgical Lasers

Agenda in preparation, companies interested in participating can contact us with their proposals

10:15 – 11:00 Networking coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 4 – EMERGING PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES AND PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES FOR OTHER MEDICAL TREATMENTS

  • KEYNOTE
  • Quantum photonics for medical applications
  • Ophtalmology
  • Photonics technologies for aesthetics

Agenda in preparation, companies interested in participating can contact us with their proposals

12:30 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Company tour – ICFO
15:30 End of the Technology Meeting

Venue

ICFO – Mediterranean Technology Park, Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona

Technology Manager
Technology scope and agenda
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Technology Manager for Bio-Medical and Lasers
Program Manager
Coordination
Lídia Briquets
Lídia Briquets
Programme Manager
Event Manager
Logistics, venue, accommodation, and transportation
Justine Massip
Justine Massip
Events Manager
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