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LASER 2010 to Highlight Latest Research Developments in Laser Medicine

The world’s top laser experts will gather in Phoenix, AZ, to share innovations in lasers and emerging technologies at the 30th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

“LASER 2010” will be held April 14-18, 2010, at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center. Headlining the scientific program are acknowledged leaders in the field who will unveil the latest research developments and clinical studies in laser medicine, as well as present promising devices poised to enhance disease detection and management.

As the ASLMS Annual Conference is traditionally regarded as the premier forum for the introduction of the newest breakthroughs in laser diagnostics and technology, some of the research and techniques are only in the early stages of development. In addition to nearly 2,000 laser specialists in aesthetic surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, dentistry, photobiomodulation and urology, about 150 industry exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their latest products.


Special Guest Speakers:

  • Charles H. Townes, PhD, father of lasers, Nobel Laureate and a professor of physics at the University of California Berkeley, will be honored in person for his lifetime achievements in the field of laser research. His lecture entitled “How Do New Things Happen? Origins of the Laser” will be presented on Friday, April 16th. Dr. Townes first demonstrated the maser in 1954 and later published the theoretical principles of the laser, earning him the Nobel Prize in physics in 1964.
  • Howard Schlossberg, PhD, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s program manager and a world leader in the development of the laser technologies, will be the Keynote Speaker of LASER 2010. His lecture entitled “A Personal History of Lasers and Laser Based Medicine” will be delivered on Saturday, April 17th. Dr. Schlossberg’s pioneering research efforts have resulted in both military and civilian applications, particularly advances related to the nation’s defense superiority.

New Offerings:

  • Four new educational courses and presentations to foster the exchange of knowledge across research, technological and medical specialty disciplines will be featured. These include: Primary Care Physicians Perspective Luncheon; Photodynamic Therapy Luncheon; Course on Translational Research and Grant Opportunities; and Cutting-Edge sessions of significant case studies and outstanding abstracts designed to bring all attendees together.
  • Experts in the Exhibit Hall address noteworthy topics followed by a Q&A session.

Select Scientific Highlights:

  • Imaging Brain Tumors Using Wide-Field High-Resolution Optical System
  • Targeted Delivery of Gold-Coated Plasmon Resonant Liposomes to Cancer Cells
  • The Effect of Methylene Blue Photodynamic Therapy on Human Melanocyte Viability
  • Next-Generation IPL Optimized for Treatment of Vascular Lesions
  • Micro-Focused Ultrasound for Brow Lift and Improvement of Facial Skin Laxity and Texture
  • Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy on Stem Cell from the Heart and Bone Marrow
  • Repigmentation of Hypopigmented Scars
  • An Evaluation of Optical Approaches to Oral Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
  • Low Level Laser Light Therapy as a Potential Treatment of Diabetes and for Reducing Low Density Lipoprotein Levels
  • New Technologies for Non-Invasive Fat Removal
  • Development and Preclinical Trial of Photoactivated Antimicrobial Collagen for Wound Care in a Murine Model
  • Circumferential Vaporization Of Posterior and Anterior Urethral Strictures: Long Term Results


  • ASLMS will hold a Press Briefing on Friday afternoon, April 16th at 2:45 p.m. in the Press Room (North 227C), featuring invited guest speakers, award recipients and Society leadership.
  • Complimentary registration to the conference is offered to qualified members of the press.


The ASLMS recognizes the outstanding achievement of its members with annual recognition awards for their vast contributions to laser medicine and surgery. This year’s recipients include:

  • Brian S. Biesman, MD, Nashville, TN, will be bestowed with the 2010 Leon Goldman Memorial Award.
  • Henry H.L. Chan, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, Hong Kong SAR, China, is this year’s recipient of the Ellet H. Drake Lectureship Award.
  • E. Victor Ross, MD, San Diego, CA, will receive the 2010 Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award.
  • Krystie P. Lennox, PA-C, Boca Raton, FL, will be honored with the 2010 Nursing/Allied Health Excellence Award.
  • Wangcun Jia, PhD, is the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award.


The Society’s 2010-2011 slate of officers will be inaugurated at the Business Meeting on April 17th with E. Duco Jansen, PhD, from Nashville, TN, installed as the new ASLMS President. Brian D. Zelickson, MD, Minneapolis, MN, serves as the President-Elect; and George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, St. Louis, MO, assumes the Vice Presidency. Kristen M. Kelly, MD, Serge R. Mordon, PhD, James C. Hsia, PhD, Brian S. Biesman, MD and Barry E. DiBernardo, MD, will be installed as representatives to the Board of Directors.


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