Section A. Advanced laser medical systems and technologies

1. “Laser perforation of bons. Photothermal effects and clinical applications”
Anchugova A.E., Chelyabinsk State University, Russia.

2. “Surgery guidance with optical spectroscopy: advances in clinical translation”
Е.А. Shirshin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 
Moscow, Russia

3. “Perspectives of a 3050 nm fiber laser mediated ablative fractional laser treatments in cosmetology”
V.Arkhipova, IRE-Polus LTD, Fryazino, Russia.

4. “Investigation of the possibility of using a thulium laser for crushing salivary stones”
D.V. Zhuchkova , RUDN University, «Endostom» Clinic, Moscow, Russia

5. “Optical visualizer of the venous wall with a high degree of contrast”
P.A. Ryabochkina, National Research Mordovia State University, Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia

6. “Study of the possibility of using dielectric nanoparticles doped with rare earth ions for the treatment of tumors under non-contact exposure to near-IR laser radiation”
S.A. Khrushchalina, National Research Mordovia State University, Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia

7. “Thulium fiber laser: Experimental study on biological tissue”
M.A. Ryabova, Pavlov First State Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

8. “High-power erbium-doped pulsed fiber laser for non-ablative fractional photo-rejuvenation” 
A. V. Kim, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny, Novgorod, Russia

9. “Dual channel video platform for fluorescence diagnostics in augmented reality mode”
M.V. Loshchenov, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow, Russia

10. “Endovenous laser coagulation of large diameter varicose veins”
V.Yu.Bogachev, "The First Phlebological Center", Moscow, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Section B. Laser interaction with cells and tissues: clinical imaging and spectroscopy

1. "Advance in optical coherence elastography" 
Zhongping Chen, Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, USA

2. “Terahertz Spectroscopy of blood plasma for cancer diagnosis”
Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Research Centre «Kurchatov Institute» Russia 

3. “Adapting laser microscopy to life sciences”
Herbert Schneckenburger, University of Aalen, Germany 

4. “Determination of the spectral dispersion for the heart muscle – a Kramers-Kronig approach”
Luis Oliveira, Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering (ISEP), Porto, Portugal 

5. “Biophotonics in endocrinology: surgery guidance, optical biopsy and point-of-care testing​
Evgeny A. Shirshin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 

6. “Discovery of novel fluorophores in the human organism via big data analysis”
Boris P. Yakimov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 

7. “Surgery guidance in orthopedics and dentistry”
Gleb S. Budylin, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia

8. “Advanced Monte Carlo simulations in spectral and fluorescence optical diagnostics”
Mikhail Yu. Kirillin, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 

9. “The problem of data reproducibility in laser diffractometry of erythrocytes”
Sergey Yu. Nikitin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 

10. “Optical measurements in vitro and in vivo of erythrocyte aggregation parameters in patients with different pathologies”
Petr Ermolinskiy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 

11. “Terahertz spectroscopy and machine learning for medical and ecological applications”
Yuri Kistenev, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia 

12. “Microcirculatory-tissue systems of the human body as an object of study in space research”
Andrey Dunaev, Orel State University, Orel, Russia 

13. “Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy in differential diagnosis of liver cancer in vivo”
Elena Potapova, Orel State University, Orel, Russia

14. “Optical coherence elastography with osmotically-induced strains for assessing degradation of cartilage samples”
Vladimir Zaitsev, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 

15. Terahertz-wave scattering in turbid biological tissues”
Kirill Zaitsev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Moscow, Russia 

16. Wide-band diffuse reflectance spectroscopy with a self-calibrating fiber-optic probe”
Ilya Turchin, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 

17. “Photoacoustic technologies for visualizing tumors and searching for foreign objects in the blood stream”
Daniil Bratashov, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia 

18. “Theoretical and experimental study of the effect of laser heating on the optical characteristics of human skin”
Andrey Belikov, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia 

19. “Optical monitoring of intradermal delivery of drug-loaded vaterite carriers”
Yulia Svenskaya, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia 

20. “Development of SERS-active  substrates for Raman investigation of microorganizms”
Elena Perevedentseva, P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute of Rus. Acad. Sci., Moscow, Russia 

21. “Experimental comparison of imaging photoplethysmography and laser speckle contrast imaging for blood flow assessment”
Alexei A. Kamshilin, Institute of Automation and Control Processes, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia 

22. “Antibacterial photodynamic therapy. Role of endogenous Zn-coproporphyrin in the sterilization of M. Tuberculosis”
Alexander P. Savitsky, Federal Research Center for Biotechnology RAS,
Moscow, Russia

23. “Controlled photosensitizer-free singlet oxygen release for biomedical applications”
Viktor Dremin, Orel State University, Orel, Russia; Aston University, Birmingham, UK

24. “Combined Photodynamic/Photothermal Cancer Therapy Accompanied by Optical Clearing”
Elina A. Genina, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia

25. New mechanisms in stem cells differentiation and tissue regeneration discovered by optical imaging
Elena Zagainova, Lopukhin Federal Research And Clinical Center Of Physical-Chemical Medicine, Moscow, Russia

26. “Human serum SERS analysis for non-infectional diseases detection: avoiding overestimation of classification models”
Ivan A. Bratchenko et al., Samara National Research University, Samara, Russia

27. “Tissue Exposure to Laser Pulses Delivered by Sapphire Medical Instruments: Advantages for Laser Coagulation and Ablation”
Irina N. Dolganova et al., Osipyan Institute of Solid State Physics, RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia

28. “In Vivo Applications of Raster-Scan Optoacoustic Angiography” 
Anna O. Orlova et al., Gaponov-Grekhov Institute of Applied Physics of RAS, Russia

29. “Revolutionizing Vascular Diagnostics: the Role of Wideband Ultrasound Detectors in Optoacoustic Visualization Technologies” 
Pavel Subochev,  A.V. Gaponov-Grekhov Institute of Applied Physics of RAS, Russia

30. “Made-to-order Organ: the common future of biophotonics and biofabrication”
Peter Timashev, Science and Technology Park for Biomedicine, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia

Section C. Photonics and nanobiotechnology

1. “Laser engineering of microbial systems: a new tool for microbiology”
Minaev N.V., Federal Scientific Research Center "Crystallography and photonics" RAS, 
Moscow, Russia

2. Confined Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering for Bio-objects Detectio​
Andrey Sarychev, Institute for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics RAS, Russia

3. “Fluorescence polarization immunoassay for detection of pesticides in food products”
Sergei A. Eremin, Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Fundamentals of Biotechnology, Federal Research Center, RAS and Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Moscow, Russia 

4. "Determination of gold concentration in colloids by UV-vis spectroscopy: universality for various nanoparticles and clusters”
Nikolai G. Khlebtsov, Inst. of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms RAS, Saratov, Russia

5. “Genetically engineered nanocapsules with fluorescent and magnetic markers for tracking targeted drug delivery to glioma cells”
Anna Gabashvili
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

6. Polymer optic fiber photoluminescent probe for cortisol continuous monitoring with metal-enhanced displacement fluoroimmunoassay
Pavel Kusov, Skolkovo Inst. of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

7. “Multiparametric optical mapping of tissues”
V.I. Shcheslavskiy, Privolzhskiy Research Medical University, Nizhniy Novgorod,​ Russia

8. “Nanoparticles in optical bioanalytical techniques: Finding efficient labels and formats of application
A.V. Zherdev, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Research Centre of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 

9. “Targeted PLGA nanoparticles as versatile platform for the delivery of oncotherapeutic compounds”
Victoria Shipunova, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia  

10. “Design and interactions of luminescent nanoparticles in analytical systems
Irina Goryacheva, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia

11. “Low-Dimensional Magnetic Structures as Sensing Nanoprobes for Advanced Bioapplications”
Orlov A.V., General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

12. Rigidochromic porphyrazine dyes: smart molecules for sensing and cancer treatment
I.V. Balalaeva, Lobachevsky State Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

13. Upconversion Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Targeted Treatment of Cancer
N.Yu. Shilyagina, Lobachevsky State Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Section D. Photodynamic processes in biology and medicine

1. Topic to be announced
H. Abrahamse, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

2. “Picosecond Anisotropic Relaxation in Biomolecules Studied by Polarization-Modulation Pump-and-Probe Spectroscopy”
O.S. Vasyutinskii, Physics Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg

3. “The use of mid-infrared lasers in ophthalmology: prospects and advantages, a   look at future development”
YU.N. Yusef, Dept. Innovation Vitreoretinal Technology, Research Inst. of Eye Diseases, Russia

4. "Spectral properties of crystalline aluminum phthalocyanine nanoparticles and the    possibility of their use in biophotonics"
V. Makarov,
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

5. “Mechanisms of the photodynamic effect with polycationic photosensitizers on the foci of bacterial and oncological disease​”
G. Meerovich,
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

6. “Spectroscopic intraoperative diagnostics of tumors during photodynamic  therapy”
K. Efendiev
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

7. "Method for rapid intraoperative analysis of the optical properties of multilayered walls of hollow organs"
T. Savelieva
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

8. “Metabolic stress of the tumor microenvironment during photothermal therapy​: activation of an immune antitumor response”
A. Ryabova,
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

9. “Intraoperative fluorescent imaging of peripheral pulmonary nodules”
A. Akopov, Pavlov First State Medical University, Saint-Petersburg

10. "Impacts of quantum dots in photodynamic processes",
A. Orlova, ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

11. “The role of water in the biological activity of shungite carbon nanoparticles”
N.N. Rozhkova, Inst. of Geology KarRC RAS, Petrozavodsk, Russia

12. "Effect of microenvironment on photophysical properties of Radachlorin photosensitizer"
I.V. Semenova
, Physics Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint PetersburgRussia

13. “Microscopy techniques for the enhancement of localized photodynamical processes”
Gabriele Ferrini (возможно, онлайн-доклад), Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

14. "Experimental  models of photodynamically-induced thrombi in blood  vessels"
Mikhailova I.A.Pavlov First State Medical University Of St.-Petersburg, Russia

15. “Robot-assisted photodynamic therapy”
Grishacheva, Pavlov First State Medical University of St.-Petersburg, Russia

16. Topic to be announced
Blassan George , Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa