The society is happy to announce that the 5th yearly meeting will be held in conjunction with the ECBO (European Conference on Biomedical Optics) on the 13th and 14th of May 2013 in Munich, Germany. As a major, biennial event that is run by OSA/SPIE, it is an internationally renowned platform that brings together scientists, clinicians and engineers with an interest in both optics / photonics and medicine to share their experiences from bench to bedside. Thus having a similar main focus to the HNODS, both meetings are thought to benefit from the anticipated symbiosis. As well, Munich in spring is a very attractive location that can be conveniently reached from all major cities.
For the 2013 HNODS meeting, our declared focus lies on the improvement of the scientist / clinician interface. We are anticipating to have some highly acclaimed experts in the field of head & neck optical diagnostics giving invited lectures, and are encouraging the submission of papers (free lectures and posters) of both young and experienced researchers.