A course on pediatric laser medicine will be one of the highlights at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS)'s annual conference, set to take place March 30 through April 2, 2016, in Boston, MA.
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The course faculty includes top experts in the field who will provide insight and advances in the safe and effective clinical use of laser and energy devices as they relate to children's health. Participants will learn to select appropriate laser and energy device therapies for specific pediatric problems.
Some course topics to be covered include treatment of infantile port wine stain birthmarks and other vascular legions, as well as scars and pigmented lesions. A pediatric anesthesiologist will address the important topic of anesthesia during pediatric laser surgery. The course will also include discussion on how to collaborate with patients and caregivers to develop treatment plans that meet the physical and emotional needs of children. The faculty will address safety and ethical considerations during the session.
Kristen M. Kelly, MD, Pediatric Laser Focus Course Director and ASLMS President-Elect, will lead the course. She is a board-certified dermatologist and professor at the University of California, Irvine. Her research has helped to optimize cutaneous vascular lesion treatment, evaluate cutaneous angiogenesis, and develop and evaluate novel dermatologic light-based imaging and therapeutic options. She lectures locally, nationally, and internationally, and has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters.
Course co-directors are Iris K. Rubin, MD, and Andrew Krakowski, MD, both experts in pediatric laser medicine.
For more information, please visit www.aslms.org.