The 28th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery will Take Place on Wednesday, April 2 - Sunday, April 6, 2008 in Kissimmee, Florida

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This is an opportunity to learn firsthand how cutting-edge research in laser technology is leading to improved diagnostics and clinical treatments in disciplines as diverse as dermatology, ophthalmology, urology, cardiology, pediatrics and more.

If you have an interest in covering how lasers and light-based technologies are redefining the field of medicine, mark your calendars for this premier educational conference of the world's leading laser experts. The scientific conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) will be held Wednesday, April 2 to Sunday, April 6, at the Gaylord Palms Resort(TM) in Kissimmee, Fla.

This is your opportunity to learn firsthand how cutting-edge research in laser technology is leading to improved diagnostics and clinical treatments in disciplines as diverse as dermatology, ophthalmology, urology, cardiology, pediatrics and more. ASLMS Program Chair Emil Tanghetti, MD, promises attendees "will leave this conference with a greater understanding of how lasers are continually improving patient care and represent an unlimited source of future scientific potential. Scientists who are discovering new laser applications in the lab and clinicians who are enhancing their patient care therapies will be presenting their findings - many for the first time - in the various courses and educational sessions."

TRADE EDITORS: Please include the ASLMS 2008 meeting in your upcoming Calendar & Events Listings. For more information, log onto http://www.aslms.org and click on "Annual Conference" or contact ASLMS at (715) 845-9283.

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: NEW For 2008 - Register now for "Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care," a modular, 2-day course on April 2-3, 2008. This 13 hour course is for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, physician assistants, basic scientists, researchers, and industry who are interested in investigating the use of lasers and for individuals who are currently involved in the use of lasers in patient care who wish to develop a greater understanding of their application.

Physicians currently using lasers are encouraged to consider this course for their staff assisting them with patient care involving lasers and related technology. Both CME and CE contact hours are available. In addition, ASLMS will offer its first "Knowledge Based Exam" at the conclusion of the Course. The exam will be offered at no additional cost to individuals who register for the complete 13 hour Fundamentals Course.

Hot Topics:
    -- PROMISING LIGHT-BASED DIAGNOSTICS - The potential for enhanced detection of diseases, such as breast cancer, hearing disorders and Alzheimer's disease
    -- THE SKINNY ON FAT REDUCTION - From reducing cellulite to non-invasive fat removal
    -- BREAKTHROUGH CLINICAL APPLICATIONS - How lasers and light sources are easing the pain of psoriasis, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, ALS and wound healing
    -- TRENDS IN COSMETIC LASER TREATMENTS - Head-to-toe applications from skin rejuvenation, scar revision and laser hair removal to pain management post-breast augmentation and leg vein therapy

Keynote Speaker: This year's keynote speaker is laser pioneer R.
Rox Anderson, M.D., professor at Harvard Medical School, adjunct professor at MIT, and director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
    -- You Can Attend. ASLMS is pleased to offer members of the media a complimentary press registration and to coordinate interviews for you onsite with the world's top laser specialists.
    -- With more than 4,000 members, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world's preeminent resource for laser research, education, technology and knowledge.
    -- For More Information: Please contact Nadine Tosk at 847.920.9858 or nadinepr @ gmail.com or Karen Sideris at 219.922.7537 or kmssgs @ msn.com.

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