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World-Renowned Speakers Headline the 30th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

WAUSAU, Wis. -- To celebrate 30 years of premier scientific gatherings, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) will host an unrivaled educational event at Laser 2010. The Annual Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 14-18, 2010, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and Phoenix Convention Center.

"We have created an outstanding educational conference that has something for everyone - from scientists and physicians to clinical engineers and allied health professionals - regardless of their core specialty or level of technological experience," said ASLMS President R. Rox Anderson, MD. "Program offerings will also include specialty tracks as well as cross-disciplinary exchanges to enhance the information flow to all attendees."

The scientific program boasts some of the latest research developments and clinical studies in laser medicine and surgery, as well as promising devices and technologies poised to improve disease detection, diagnosis and management in the future. Sessions will address basic science, cutaneous laser surgery, dentistry, photobiomodulation and surgical applications with course content reflective of multiple specialty areas including oncology, dermatology, plastic surgery, gynecology, otolaryngology, urology, nursing and allied health, among others.

Invited Guest Speakers

Charles H. Townes, Ph.D., 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. 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. To commemorate both the Society's 30th Annual Conference and the 50th anniversary of the operation of the laser, ASLMS will present a Special Award to Dr. Townes.

Howard Schlossberg, Ph.D., 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. Dr. Schlossberg's pioneering research efforts have resulted in both military and civilian applications, particularly advances related to the nation's defense superiority. The ASLMS is proud to feature Dr. Schlossberg, who embodies the interdisciplinary spirit of Society in his superb ability to couple Air Force research efforts with university, industry and government programs.

What's New for 2010

Four new educational offerings to foster the exchange of knowledge across research, technological and medical specialty disciplines will be featured. These include:

* Primary Care Physicians Luncheon

* Photodynamic Therapy Luncheon

* Workshop on translational research and grant opportunities

* Two cross-cutting programs designed to bring all attendees together: "The Cutting Edge: Case Studies and the Quest to Improve Treatment" and "Outstanding Abstracts."

* Press briefing featuring key note speakers, award recipients and Society leadership

Scientific Highlights

This year's "hot topics" include, but are not limited to, the following presentations:

* Targeted Delivery of Gold-Coated Plasmon Resonant Liposomes to Cancer Cells

* The Effect of Methylene Blue Photodynamic Therapy on Human Melanocyte Viability

* Circumferential Vaporization of Posterior and Anterior Urethral Strictures: Long-Term Results

* Micro-Focused Ultrasound for Brow Lift and Improvement of Facial Skin Laxity and Texture: Final Results of a Multi-Center Clinical Study

* Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy on Stem Cell from the Heart and Bone Marrow - Overview of In Vivo and In Vitro Studies

* Photoactivated Antimicrobial Collagen for Wound Care

* Light Therapy as a Potential Treatment of Diabetes and for Reducing Low Density Lipoprotein Levels

* Imaging Brain Tumors Using Wide-Field High-Resolution Optical System

* Next-Generation IPL Optimized for Treatment of Vascular Lesions

* An Evaluation of Optical Approaches to Oral Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

* New technologies for non-invasive fat removal

In addition to the more than 1,500 laser specialists expected to attend, approximately 150 industry exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their latest products and services.

About the ASLMS

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) is the world's preeminent resource for laser research, safety, education, and clinical knowledge. Founded in 1980, ASLMS promotes excellence in patient care by advancing clinical application of lasers and related technologies. For more information on the Society and LASER 2010, please visit www.aslms.org.

For more information regarding press coverage and media briefing, complimentary media registration or to schedule interviews with ASLMS experts and speakers, please contact Nadine Tosk at 847.920.9858; nadinepr@gmail.com or Karen Sideris at 219.922.7537; kmssgs@msn.com.
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