Operating in an age of demographic change, the worldwide exchange of goods, and increasing mobility, our society faces many challenges, for example in the health field. A single scientific discipline cannot master these challenges on its own. Networking and scientific and informational exchange on all levels are essential for a successful approach.
What does this mean exactly? We not only need to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines to benefit from their knowledge and ideas, but we also need the political force that creates the framework for our research. We need the industry to develop our research into marketable products and ultimately benefit mankind. And last but not least, we need well-educated young people who adopt this cooperative attitude and grow with it into the scientific world.
The 3rd International Congress on Biophotonics will be the comprehensive event for the community worldwide. From medical and biological end users to decision makers from industry, ICOB 2012 addresses the different groups in Biophotonics with custom-tailored sessions. Apart from biomedical challenges and cutting-edge Biophotonics research, topics at ICOB will also cover the framework conditions like education and funding.
By bringing together the whole spectrum of experts in Biophotonics ICOB 2012 will take interdisciplinary networking to the next level and provide key individuals with what is necessary to increase success in the field.