Therapeutic Laser Applications
This 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.
As part of the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics, the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group will be supporting an award for Best Poster Presentation. In partnership with several other technical groups, the award will recognize a student and a recent graduate for the work they present at the conference in the field of biomedical optics. More information on the award can be found at osa.org/TGevents.
On-Demand Therapeutic Laser Applications Webinars
You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the OSA Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group, on-demand.
||UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas||Advisor
||University of Cantabria||Member
||University of Michigan||Member
12 - 16 October 2020
Québec City Convention Centre
15 - 20 November 2020
This event is rescheduled.
12 - 15 April 2021
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
10 - 14 October 2021
Marriott Wardman Park
District of Columbia
24 - 27 April 2022
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
If you are a member of the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Elina Vitol.
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