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Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare - 2021 Series

The Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare is a foundational course series presented by top experts in the field. In 2021, the series is focused on dermatologic applications.

Through the series, you will become familiar with a broad array of lasers and energy-based devices used and learn how to determine the appropriate technology for specific clinical procedures. Speakers cover the safety risks to providers and patients associated with lasers and related technology.

 DATE TIME topic
 SPEAKER
February 24
recording available
7:00 PM CT Fractionated Photothermolysis: Ablative and Non-Ablative Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
March 25
recording available 
7:00 PM CT Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions and Pediatric Lasers Kristen M. Kelly, MD
April 21 6:00 PM CT Tattoos, Pigmented Lesions and Ethnic Skin Paul M. Friedman, MD
June 23 11:00 AM CT Laser Assisted Drug Delivery Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc 
July 28 7:00 PM CT PDT: The State of the Art Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
August 26 7:00 PM CT Non-Invasive Body Contouring and Skin Tightening Girish S. Munavalli, MD, MHS, FACMS
September 30 TBD Devices, Parameters, Outcomes Christine C. Dierickx, MD
October 27
7:00 PM CT Video Demonstration of Treatment End Points  Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
November - TBD TBD Addressing Complications of Laser Procedures  Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
December 15 7:00 PM CT Treatment of Scars  Jill S. Waibel, MD

Available through the ASLMS Online Learning Center, each lecture will be a live webinar. The webinar features a pre-recorded lecture and then the presenter will be available for a live Q&A. Following the live webinar, each lecture will be made available on-demand.

To build a solid knowledge base of the applications of lasers and energy-based devices in dermatology, start with the Introduction to Lasers Course (available free to all ASLMS members), then complete the fundamentals series throughout the year. If you are new to lasers and energy-based devices, or are simply interested in learning more, this fundamentals series is essential for your professional development. 

 
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Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare - 2021 Series

Tattoos, Pigmented Lesions and Ethnic Skin

This is an overview of advances in pigment specific lasers including:

  • Tattoo removal in all skin types
  • Q-switched, picosecond lasers and nonablative fractional technology for epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions, including therapeutic endpoints
  • Treatment for clinical indications including café-au-lait macules, photoaging, solar lentigines, melasma, nevus of Ota, Becker’s nevus, small congenital nevus, minocycline hyperpigmentation, hemosiderin pigmentation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and advances in laser tattoo removal protocols
  • Pearls for treating skin of color
  • The importance of early intervention in pediatric patients
  • Combining fractional laser and light technology and complications

Recording coming soon. 

SPEAKER: Paul M. Friedman, MD
CME/CE* CREDIT: The ASLMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COST:

  • Physician/Industry Member $70.00
  • Scientist/Researcher Member $60.00
  • Nursing/Allied Health Member $50.00
  • Student Member $25.00
  • Non-Member $90.00 
The ASLMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
*1.2 CE Credit Hours are offered via the Laser Training Institute, a training division of the Professional Medical Education Association, Inc. California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP 12386
 
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Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare - 2021 Series

Treatment of Vascular Lesions and Pediatric Patients

This is an introduction to one of the most common uses of lasers for skin disease, vascular lesions. Laser basics related to vascular lesions will be covered including selective photothermolysis and epidermal cooling. Treatment for clinical indications including port wine birthmarks, infantile hemangiomas, angiofibromas associated with tuberous sclerosis and telangiectases/rosacea are discussed. Pearls for laser treatment of pediatric patients are also covered. The webinar features a lecture followed by Q&A with Dr. Kelly.

SPEAKER: Kristen M. Kelly, MD
CME/CE* CREDIT: The ASLMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COST:

  • Physician/Industry Member $70.00
  • Scientist/Researcher Member $60.00
  • Nursing/Allied Health Member $50.00
  • Student Member $25.00
  • Non-Member $90.00


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The ASLMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
*1.2 CE Credit Hours are offered via the Laser Training Institute, a training division of the Professional Medical Education Association, Inc. California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP 12386
 
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Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare - 2021 Series

Fractionated Photothermolysis: Ablative and Non-Ablative

Dr. Zachary provides an introduction to fractionated lasers which will be useful to those who are considering using them in their clinical practices. He provides background and personal observations about the benefits of fractionated photothermolysis and the basics on which devices are used for specific clinical treatments. The webinar features a lecture followed by Q&A with Dr. Zachary.  

SPEAKER: Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
CME/CE* CREDIT: The ASLMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COST:

  • Physician/Industry Member $70.00
  • Scientist/Researcher Member $60.00
  • Nursing/Allied Health Member $50.00
  • Student Member $25.00
  • Non-Member $90.00

register now
The ASLMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
*1.2 CE Credit Hours are offered via the Laser Training Institute, a training division of the Professional Medical Education Association, Inc. California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP 12386
 
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Introduction to Lasers (Non-CME)

For those new to lasers in health care, this course is essential to provide a basic understanding of lasers and other light energy-based technology and their use in clinical aesthetic applications. Learn the biophysics of lasers and other light devices and their interaction and implications on human tissue. Participants will become familiar with a broad array of lasers and light-based devices used in the provision of health care procedures and be capable of determining which laser and/or light-based technology is most appropriately used for particular clinical procedures. Learn the basics and be ready for the rest.

SPEAKERS: Arisa E. Ortiz, MD; E. Victor Ross, MD; Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
COST: Free for ASLMS Members
 

 
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Understanding the Basic Principles of Photobiomodulation Therapy for Effective Clinical Application (Non-CME)

Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is a rapidly expanding, photonic based medical treatment that has wide application in many medical, dental and veterinary specialties. For clinicians and researchers new to PBMT, there are many fundamental questions about this therapy. Some of these questions include: 

  • What is the underlying mechanistic basis for how Photobiomodulation (PBM) affects cells, tissues and organisms?
  • What are the clinical applications?
  • What determines the best wavelength for different applications?
  • What is known about optimal dosing parameters for different applications?
  • Are there any differences between PBMT and low level light therapy (LLLT)?

The objective of this course will be to answer these questions and provide state-of-the-art knowledge about all aspects of PBM and PBMT. This course is appropriate for students, researchers, and clinicians who are interested in basic research in PBM or use of PBMT in their practice. Since PBMT can be effective in a wide range of injuries and diseases, clinicians from many specialties could benefit from this course. Of particular note are the emerging applications in dermatologic applications. 


SPEAKER: Juanita J. Anders, PhD 
COST: Free for ASLMS Members


NOTE for Physicians
Individual on-demand workshops contain an assessment of the material presented. Each on-demand workshop may be claimed as a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activity. It is up to an individual certifying Board to determine acceptance for MOC.
NOTE for Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive an attendance verification letter that states the activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Attendees must complete the assessments and evaluations to receive a credit letter.
NOTE for Registered Nurses
In compliance with the Professional Medical Education Association which is accredited with the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 12386, CE credit hours are available for on-demand workshops and are calculated as 1 credit hour per 50 minutes of instruction. For CE, credit sessions must be at least 60 minutes in length. No partial credit will be awarded. Attendees must complete the assessments and evaluations to receive a credit letter.
 

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