THE WORLD CONVENTION FOR
PHOTOBIOMODULATION (LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY )
3–6 October 2018, Nice, France

THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, 2018

Announcing the 11th WALT Conference to be held in Nice, France, 3 – 6 October, 2018.

The world’s leading authorities and up-and-coming scientists on Photobiomodulation will be presenting their latest work. This will include data from:

  • clinical trials
  • mechanisms of action
  • and dose response

There will be workshops on:

  • laser safety
  • veterinary
  • dental
  • physical therapy
  • oncology
  • acupuncture
  • stem cells
  • metabolic and immune disorders
  • ophthalmology
  • neurorehabilitation
  • hair growth
  • anti-aging
  • cosmetics and aesthetics

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We’ll keep informed about:

  • Early bird conference registration
  • Discount hotel booking
  • Invited speakers
  • Call for academic papers

There will be a substantial exhibition from a host of manufacturers displaying the latest laser and light therapy technologies. To find out about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please click below:

The conference will be in English and abstracts will be published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery.

Kind regards,

Prof. Rene-Jean Bensadoun
Program Chair

Prof. Praveen Arany
Program Co-Chair

CHAIRMAN & SPEAKERS

Coming to WALT in 2018 (watch this space):

PR. René Jean Bensadoun

Oncologist, Chairman at the Centre De Haute Energie, Nice France

Prof. Praveen Arany

BDS, MDS, MMSc, PhD School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, New York

PROF. JAN BJORDAL

University at Bergen & Bergen University College

Prof. David Baxter

BSc(Hons) DPhil MBA MCSP, University of Otago, New Zealand

Prof. Micheal Hamblin

Wellman Centre for Photomedicine and Harvard Medical School, Boston

Prof. Ernesto Leal Junior

Nove Julho University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Juanita Anders

Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, Bethesda

Dr. Toshio Oshiro

President, Keikoh-kai Ohishiro clinic, Japan

Prof. Roberta Chow

University of Sydney

SCHEDULE

  • 10.00am
    Registration
  • 1.00pm
    Workshops I: Laser Safety, Vet, Dental, Physical therapy, Platinum Sponsor Workshop
  • 3.00pm
    Coffee Break
  • 3.30pm
    Workshops II: Clinical Trials Consortium, Scientific Publishing in PBM, Acupuncture, RR
  • 5.00pm
    Welcome Session: Presidential Plenary (1 and 2); Photobiomodulation Therapy – Current status and Future directions; Young keynote speakers
  • 6.30pm
    World Session: Invited organizations and panelists
  • 8.00pm
    Welcome Reception; Gold Industry Sponsorship
  • 7.00am
    Breakfast
  • 8.00am
    Keynote Speaker: Nivaldo Parizotto
  • 9.00am
    Plenary Session I: Consensus Meeting for WALT Guidelines; PBM in Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • 10.30am
    Coffee Break
  • 11.00am
    Plenary Session II: Consensus Meeting for WALT Guidelines: PBM in Cancer Care
  • 12.30pm
    Lunch and WALT Members Meeting
  • 1.30pm
    Special Session: Low dose Biophotonics Photodynamic therapy, Optogenetics & Optical imaging
  • 2.30pm
    Parallel Sessions I: Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine; Veterinary
  • 3.45pm
    Coffee Break
  • 4.15pm
    Parallel Sessions II: PBM Dose Delivery: Current Approaches, Innovations & Contraindications; Metabolic and Auto-Immune Disorders
  • 5.30pm
    Adjourn
  • 7.30pm
    Optional get-together party Casual Dinner
  • 7.00am
    Breakfast
  • 8.00am
    Keynote Speaker: Mike Hamblin
  • 9.00am
    Plenary Session I: Consensus-in-preparation: PBM in Ophthalmology; PBM in Neurorehabilitation
  • 10.30am
    Coffee Break
  • 11.00am
    Plenary Session II: Consensus-in-preparation: PBM in Dentistry; PBM in wound healing
  • 12.30pm
    Lunch and WALT members meeting
  • 2.00pm
    Parallel Sessions I: Acupuncture; Molecular Mechanisms
  • 3.15pm
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
  • 3.15pm
    Parallel Sessions II: PBM entrepreneurship; Anti-Aging, Cosmetics and Aesthetics
  • 5.00pm
    Young Investigator Competition
  • 8.00pm
    Closing Session – Meeting Summary and Future Directions; Optional Presidential Dinner Cultural Event – Platinum Industry Sponsorship

REGISTER

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500
Individual
  • Registration fee (€500, US$583)
  • Printed program
  • Access to scientific sessions, exhibitions, and coffee breaks
  • Admittance to Welcome Party on Wednesday night
  • Participation certificate
  • 10% discount for early booking before April 1st €450
250
Student
  • Registration fee (€250, US$292)
  • Printed program
  • Access to Scientific sessions, Exhibitions, and coffee breaks
  • Admittance to Welcome Party on Wednesday night
  • Participation certificate
  • NOTE: must have university email address ending .edu or .ac or send a photograph of your student ID for verification
1215
Group Discounts (minimum of 3)
  • Registration fee (€1215, US$1416)
  • Printed program
  • Access to scientific sessions, exhibitions, and coffee breaks
  • Admittance to Welcome Party on Wednesday night
  • Participation certificate
  • NOTE: 10% discounts for a group of 3 or more registrations; 25% discount for more than 5 registrations. A group must be from the same organisation (hospital, academic or company).

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Please find all the details below. Do contact us if you have further enquiries.

  • DATES AND VENUE

    DATES AND VENUE

    The 11th Congress of the Word Association for Laser Therapy will be held October 4-6, 2018, on the beautiful French Riviera city of Nice. With its mix of real-city grit, old-world opulence, and stunning seaside location, Nice is the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur. 

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  • THINGS TO DO

    THINGS TO DO

    Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe with a walking food tour in Nice!

  • THE CITY OF NICE

    THE CITY OF NICE

    The area of today’s Nice is believed to be among the oldest human settlements in the world.

  • PLACES TO GO

    PLACES TO GO

    The number one tourist attraction in Nice is quite clearly the sea.

  • LE MÉRIDIEN NICE

    LE MÉRIDIEN NICE

    Le Méridien Nice is set at number 1 Promenade des Anglais, the most prestigious location in Nice.

The 11th Congress will feature the world’s leading authorities and up-and-coming scientists on Photobiomodulation presenting their latest work, including data on clinical trials, mechanisms of action, dose response and much more. There will be workshops on laser safety, and the application of photobiomodulation in veterinary medicine, dental, physical therapy, oncology,  acupuncture, stem cells, metabolic and immune disorders, ophthalmology, neurorehabilitation,  hair growth, anti-aging, cosmetics and aesthetics.

Click here to view the full Scientific Program >

There are four different sponsorship packages available: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The Platinum package offers a wide spectrum of value and benefits including complimentary registration for up to seven people, accomodation for seven people at the Le Meridian, a full page advertisement in the main conference program, an Exhibition Booth with LCD Monitor for Video Presentations and much more.

View our Sponsorship Packages >

SPONSORS

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of the 11th Congress:

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