9 - 10 Nov 2013
Today there is the need of guidelines on the use of laser in different sectors of medicine and surgery. Many people speak about this problem, but few of them really do anything about it. Obviously It is difficult put together experts of different disciplines who only have in common the use of the same technology.
The International Academy of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the World Health Academy are looking to develop these guidelines and propose their use, starting from three sectors where the laser is widely used: Dermatology, Neurological Rehabilitation and Dentistry.
The annual Congress Laser Florence will be based on these three topics.
The World Health Academy, based in Switzerland, agreed totally with the proposals of Laser Florence 2013. Thus, this very important Institution offered its precious support , of knowledge and organization. The WHA will focus on the development of laser-related science and practice in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and America, beyond Arab Countries.
Scholarships are introduced in order to sponsor the participation of the most brilliant laser medicine expert under 40 y.o. from the five continents.
The leading international experts should compare their knowledge with the goal of establishing common rules and procedures for their respective specialties, from which sets of guidelines can evolve. As always, one session will be dedicated to young researchers, in which the latest advances will be presented. The International Academy and the WHA ensures the high quality of the lectures and posters presented.
The accepted abstracts will be published in the official journal of the IALMS, Laser in Medical Science, published by Springer Publisher, London.
Selected papers from the Proceedings of the Conference will be published immediately after the event, both in hard copy and on line, in the peer-reviewed journal Laser Therapy, which is now indexed in both Excerpta Medica and PubMed.
With the backing of the WFSLMS - the World Federation of Societies for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the IALMS is presenting an International Masters Course on Laser Medicine and Surgery, with a duration of 1 year.
Laser Florence will represent an annual adjournment for the International Medical Laser Specialists.
The Organisers of Laser Florence have one aim in particular: to establish an outstanding interaction between the delegates in a unique location and an unforgettable atmosphere where friendship, intelligence and scientific know-how are blended.
Several awards are available for the presenters of the best papers and posters and the recipients will be invited to participate in the next conference of Laser Florence. Finally, some grants will be assigned by the IALMS and other Institutions.
We hope to meet you in Laser Florence this year!
Leonardo Longo, I.A.L.M.S. President
Torello Lotti, W.H.A. President
Please see attached documents about ILLiS Laser Safety Course which will take place within LaserFlorence 2013 on Nov. 8th, 2013 in Florence, Italy, and the DOLCE AQUA AWARD.