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Professional Societies


  1. Optical Society of America (OSA): Founded in 1916, the Optical Society of America (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.


  2. The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE): A non-profit professional society dedicated to advancing research, engineering, and applications in optics, photonics, imaging, and electronics. IBOS - International Biomedical Optics Society is a technical group within SPIE.


  3. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES): In response to a manifest need to provide a society that gave equal status to representatives of both biomedical and engineering interests, the Biomedical Engineering Society was incorporated in Illinois on February 1, 1968. As stated in the Articles of Incorporation, the purpose of the Society is: "To promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization."


  4. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of the IEEE (EMBS): The field of interest of the Society is the application of the concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences in biology and medicine. This covers a very broad spectrum ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications. It includes support of scientific, technological, and educational activities.

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