Cutaneous Laser Surgery Pearls Revealed

WAUSAU, Wis., March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laser 2013 will include Cutaneous Laser Surgery Sessions, Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, as part of the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), April 3-7, 2013, Boston, MA.

The sessions will focus on the use of lasers and light sources for the treatment of cutaneous vascular and pigmented lesions, the rejuvenation of aged skin with fractional lasers, hair removal, scar revision, and applications within general medical dermatology.

"Each year the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Session acts as a forum to discuss the latest techniques and the most up-to-date research in the field. Consequently, these sessions are always a highly sought after portion of the conference. It offers information that can propel any laser surgeon, irrespective of skill level, to a new understanding of the potential of commonly used devices as well as future considerations of new technology," noted Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D., Co-Director. Dr. Arndt is a founding member and Past President of ASLMS and has been involved in the evolution of lasers in medicine and dermatology. He is a director of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; adjunct professor of medicine (dermatology), Dartmouth Medical School; adjunct professor of dermatology, Brown University, and clinical professor of dermatology emeritus, Harvard Medical School.

"Hot Topics" include post-laser antiangiogenic agents, optimizing long-pulsed 755nm lasers in port wine stains, picosecond-pulsed efficacy in targeting pigment, laser smoke plumes, post-fractional laser delivery of topical agents, home devices, chromophores within basal cell carcinoma, onychomycosis, and body contouring.

Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Co-Director, commented, "This year will be especially exciting as we begin to see outcome-based research emerging in many of these newer technologies. Impressive cutting-edge work will be discussed." Dr. Dover is associate clinical professor of dermatology, at Yale University School of Medicine, adjunct professor of medicine (dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School and adjunct associate professor of dermatology at Brown Medical School. Dr. Dover is a director of SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, MA.

The sessions are designed for physicians, other health care personnel, engineers and medical device personnel.

"What makes this session unique is its focus on not only presenting quality, peer-reviewed material but also encouraging the audience to discuss these concepts in a Q&A format with the panel of speakers," said Nathan S. Uebelhoer, D.O., Co-Director. He is currently serving as a full-time staff dermatologic surgeon within the dermatology residency program at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Conference registration is $490 for members or applicants, $525 for active members of the U.S. military and $750 for non-members. Students and residents are admitted free of charge.

To register or for more information visit www.aslms.org/annualconference/annualconference, call 877-258-6028 or email information@aslms.org.

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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is the world's largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participates in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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[Image] Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D.
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Source:American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc.(ASLMS)