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By Biocat

Light, and specifically laser light, has become one of the key tools for scientific, technological and economic advancement in many areas, ranging from telecommunications and the Internet, through the life sciences and health, to the environment and entertainment.

B·Debate  —an initiative of Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation— and the Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO) will hold the symposium entitled Advancement of laser for medicine on 6 June in Barcelona with the aim of raising awareness of the new tools and technology with biomedical applications that involve light as a key element.

The session will feature Professor Bruce Tromberg, professor in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and director of the Laser Microbeam and Medical Program of the Beckmam Laser Institute (University of California, Irvine, USA), who will speak about the present and future of photonics for medical applications. Additionally, various experts that study and work with light, will discuss their experience with clinical applications in different medical specializations (ophthalmology, immunology, dermatology, deontology, oncology, etc.) from photodynamic therapy through high-precision laser surgery.

The event will finish up with a roundtable with all the speakers, moderated by Dr. Lluís Torner, director of ICFO, in which those in the audience will be invited to participate in order to discuss the challenges this arena is facing for the coming decade.

The workshop is geared towards students, clinical professionals and researchers specializing in the various disciplines that study and work with light from complementary approaches and scales for medical applications.

Date: Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Place: CosmoCaixa Barcelona • C/ Isaac Newton, 26 • Barcelona (map)

Free registration. Send an e-mail with your name, position, organization and contact details to with “Làser en medicina” in the subject line.



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