The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) is about to host its 34th annual conference, Laser 2014, to be held between 2nd and 6th April, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Special sessions on Experimental and Translational Research on next-generation applications of laser and optic therapy will be showcased from April 4th through April 6th.
The conference this year will focus on the basics of interactions between laser light and biological tissues and cells, and shed new light onto the recent technologies and applications of lasers. These include femtosecond applications of laser, lasers in plastic and cosmetic surgeries, translational and optical diagnostic techniques, low level light therapy and the novel and diagnostic applications of nanoparticles.
Workshops would be conducted on mechanisms of photobiomodulation and the latest therapeutic challenges in the field of laser surgeries and their management.
The conference will be led by Dr. Tianyi Wang, PhD., Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the ASLMS Research and Development Committee, and Dr. James W. Tunnell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, who chairs the Research and Development Committee and serves as a Basic Science Representative on the Board of Directors for ASLMS. Both are co-directors for the event.
Dr. Wang is confident the outcome of the conference will help to educate doctors and surgeons with a new level of confidence in the field of laser therapy. Speaking about the conference, he commented: “This session will provide attendees with knowledge of cutting-edge advances in optical diagnostics and therapeutics, and their early translation to the clinical management of patients. Novel results are presented that will impact the new applications of laser technology/light therapy, novel applications of nanoparticles, laser surgery and translational optical diagnostic techniques.”
This year’s conference will be open for all laser operation enthusiasts, including biomedical scientists, engineers, allied health professionals, doctors, residents and students. It promises to provide first-hand experience through interactive lecture sessions and workshops on the recent advances and applications in the field of laser therapy. Registration is $790 for members and $1075 for non members. Registration is complementary for students and residents.