Jan 19, 2012 - Jay Eastman & Christi Alessi-Fox

Clinical Confocal Imaging: Concept to Commercialization

Meeting Location: Rebecca's Cafe, Grove Street, Newton

Clinical confocal imaging (a.k.a. reflectance confocal imaging) is capable of clearly imaging living cells in the skin and other human epithelial tissues for the purpose of real-time pathologic diagnosis of skin cancer and other diseases in a physician’s office, with out the need for an invasive surgical biopsy. This presentation will follow the development of this medical technology from its initial concept, through development and clinical studies, and finally to its worldwide commercialization. The discussion will include the technological, clinical and business aspects of the development of a medical device.

Jay M. Eastman, Ph.D. & Christi Alessi-Fox

Dr. Eastman has served as a director and CEO of Lucid, Inc., since its founding in 1991. He also serves on the board of Arotech Corp., a U.S. public company, and has been a board member of several other companies, both public and private. Dr. Eastman previously worked as executive vice president and senior vice president of strategic planning for PSC, and as president of Optel Systems. He holds, as inventor or co-inventor, 41 patents. Dr. Eastman earned his B.S. in optical engineering and Ph.D. in optics, from The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.

Mrs. Alessi-Fox is the Director of Clinical Activities at Lucid and where she coordinates Lucid’s clinical research studies and is responsible for the planning the integration of VivaNet into the workflow of physician’s clinical practices. She joined Lucid in 1995 and has since worked extensively with confocal experts world-wide on the development and implementation of the technology for both research and clinical practice. Mrs. Alessi-Fox holds a B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).




DINNER reservations must be made by 6 PM, January 16, 2012, the Monday before the meeting. MEETING-ONLY registrations are appreciated.

Please make reservations online. Reservations may also be left on the answering machine at 617-584-0266. We no longer have an email address for reservations due to SPAM. When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:

  • DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
  • Name(s) and membership status
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancellation)


Rebeccas Cafe (Located in back of the office complex)
275 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

(617) 969-3282

(Map to Rebecca's).

Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:30, Meeting—7:30 PM.


Vegetarian option available on request

Dinner Prices:

Register on/before 
DINNER Reservation Date
Late Reservations
NES/OSA Members and their guests $25.00 each $30.00
Non-members $30.00 (See NOTE Below) $35.00
Students $5.00 $5.00
Post-Docs $15.00 $15.00






NOTE: The NES/OSA has not changed dinner prices in several years but has been facing higher costs. We will maintain the current dinner prices for those reserving dinner on the requested date but still try to accommodate late reservations.

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If the meeting must be canceled for any reason, we will try to call you at the phone number you leave with your reservation. Official notice of cancellation will be on our answering machine.

We have to pay for the dinners reserved as of the Tuesday before the meeting, so no-shows eat into our cash reserve. If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Otherwise, no-shows will be billed.

Membership Rates:

Regular members $15.00
Student members free

NOTE: The extra $5.00 of the non-member dinner fee can be used toward membership dues if the nonmember joins and pays dues for the current year at the meeting.