Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia
Welcome to the NAALT/WALT Joint Photobiomodulation Conference
We are pleased to announce the formation of a Joint NAALT/WALT Photobiomodulation Conference, to be held at the acclaimed Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia on August 6–9, 2020. The North American Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (NAALT) has joined forces with the World Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (WALT) to host this premier event.
Under the able leadership of our scientific chair, Dr. Violet Bumah, the 2020 program builds on years of success, featuring renowned experts spanning the broad clinical and research realms of PBM Therapy.
The theme of this year’s meeting will be to showcase the tremendous excitement with PBM Therapy in a number of exciting disciplines. This year’s keynote speakers will focus on bringing PBM therapies to mainstream medicine for applications from pain management in light of the opiate crisis, to sports, dental and veterinary practice, cancer care, opthalmology, dermatology and wound care practice.
A strong practical clinical focus including demonstration-based workshops using the latest technologies will also be featured. In keeping with the growing recognition of the field and honoring seminal contributors, we have instituted a NAALT Lifetime Achievement Award named after Dr. Endre Mester. We are planning a joint award ceremony with NAALT and WALT to honor the many major contributors to the field. This will also be an opportunity to sponsor awards from industry.
This prospectus outlines various details of the program, the beautiful venue and other activities. NAALT and WALT are focusing on the practicing clinician in this year’s program, who will learn how to best integrate PBM into their daily practices. This year’s focus on bringing PBM into mainstream medicine is critical and will provide new treatment and research information on a multidisciplinary basis.
Opportunities for commercial exhibitors still exists which will give all of our exhibitors a greater opportunity to interact with conference attendees and to demonstrate cutting edge PBM equipment capable of administering clinically effective technologies to treat medical conditions. You can download the Prospectus for more information, and/or apply directly online.
Register Here for the 2020 Joint NAALT/WALT Photobiomodulation Conference.
The 2020 NAALT-WALT Joint Conference welcomes proposals for student research papers. Students whose Research Abstracts are Accepted will Receive 3 Nights’ Accommodation with Double Occupancy at the Key Bridge Marriot Hotel during the NAALT / WALT Joint Congress. You must be a full-time registered student, and register at the $795 early bird conference special by December 31st. Once you have completed registration, you will need to fill out the form here.
Kind regards, Rodrigo-Lopes Martens Scientific Secretary WALT
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The Conference runs from Thursday 8:00 am August 6th through Sunday August 9th at noon.
The main conference room will host General Sessions from August 6th- 8th, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, with a one-hour exhibit / poster coffee breaks. Two afternoon sessions will run simultaneously from 2:00pm to 6:00 pm on August 6th and 7th with a one-hour exhibit / mixer coffee breaks. We expect there will be two or three specialty sessions in each room daily totalling of eight to twelve sessions.
An Executive meeting is scheduled for Saturday afternoon (August 8th) and a Consensus meeting on Sunday until noon for white paper presentations and reviews.
Exhibits will be available from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Thursday; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday; and 8:00 am until noon on Saturday. Note that we are planning for the opening reception to be held in the exhibit hall and hallways surrounding the main conference and exhibit halls.
Note that this is a preliminary outline only. A more detailed program will be published in due course.
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NAALT’s Commercial Membership Program establishes a new Commercial Partner Advisory Board position, providing an opportunity for the PBM industry to participate with NAALT in a synergistic manner that complements NAALT’s clinical practice and research agenda.
Platinum – Advisory Board position (see Sponsorship Opportunities)
Exhibitor positioning and priority
Access to advertising, banners and discounted membership lists
Platinum, Gold, and Silver positions are limited
Commercial members will meet at the NAALT Annual Meeting to provide input to the Advisory Board position
Function and Objectives:
Providing input as to opportunistic areas of research, including the industry funding of grants for research projects
Focus and development of reimbursement strategies for obtaining CMS payment on National Coverage Determinations (NCD)
Providing input to the NAALT Board of Directors relative to meetings, exhibitions and other opportunities for commercial members to meet and present their products and ideas to NAALT membership
Participating in Lobbying activities to promote PBM
Having access to the latest reimbursement and payment effective for PBM therapies
For more information, and contact NAALT President Terry Baker MD directly with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).