Therapeutic Laser Applications (BA)


Therapeutic Laser Applications

AudienceThis group focuses on the use of lasers in surgery or in other treatments of disease. This includes the use of lasers as surgical tools for tissue cutting, welding, and coagulation, as well as the use of optics to initiate cell-damaging photochemical reactions for the treatment of diseases such as cancer. In addition, optics, spectroscopy, and imaging provide unique tools that may allow real-time diagnostics of the efficacy of clinical procedures. For many of these applications, the development of optical tools for appropriate light delivery, especially for fiber-based or endoscopic delivery to tissues that are not directly accessible, is critical. In addition, this group emphasizes basic science studies of the mechanisms by which light can affect tissue in adverse or therapeutic ways.

Name Affiliation Title
Adela Ben-Yakar University of Texas at Austin Steering Committee Advisor & Chair
 
Murat Yildirim University of Texas at Austin Steering Committee Officer

2015 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security

April 14 - April 16 2015
Westin Hotel, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

2015 ASLMS Annual Conference

April 22 - April 26 2015
Kissimmee, Florida, USA

2015 IEEE International Broadband and Photonics Conference

April 23 - April 25 2015
Bali, Bali, Indonesia

Fotonica 2015 Convegno Italiano delle Tecnologie Fotoniche

May 06 - May 08 2015
Turin, Italy

5th Word Federation of Lasers in Dentistry - European Division - Congress & 6th International Conference of Lasers in Medicine

May 07 - May 09 2015
National Military Palace Address, Bucharest, Romania
If you are a member of the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this group’s members, please contact the group chair, Adela Ben-Yaker, at ben-yakar@mail.utexas.edu.