SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

(Program may be subject to change)

10.00 AMRegistration
1.30 PMWorkshops I
Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 4
Cancer Safety
Is there a risk for PBM to promote cancer progression?

Chairs:
René Jean Bensadoun, Andrei Barasch, Judith Raber, Joël Epstein, Praveen Arnay, Mike Hamblin, Cesar Migliorati

Speakers:
René Jean Bensadoun, Andrei Barasch, Judith Raber, Joël Epstein, Praveen Arnay, Mike Hamblin, Cesar Migliorati

Physical Therapy

Chair:
Jan Bjordal

Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine and One Health…PBMT is Center Stage
Understanding and Applying the Principles of PBM / PBM and Enhancement of Blood Flow / Light as Analgesic Therapy

Chair:
Ron Hirschberg

Speakers:
James Carroll,
Lilach Gavish, Roberta Chow

Dental PBM
Advances in Dental PBM
History, Introduction & equipment / Review of current scientific evidence / Update on Home Care Lasers / Hand-on laser demonstration

Chair:
Jan Tunér

Speakers:
Carlo Fornaini, Jan Tunér

 
3.00 PMCoffee Break
3.30 PMWorkshops II
Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 4Room 5
Clinical Trials Consortium

Chair:
Liisa Laakso, Ann Liebert, René Jean Bensadoun,

Speakers:
Ravi Chana, Vladimir Heiskanen

Scientific Publishing in PBM

Chairs:
Mike Hamblin, Juanita Anders, Kevyan Nouri, Ron Allison

Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine and One Health…PBMT is Center Stage / “One practitioner’s journey from the veterinary world to the human world and in between” / Light Therapy in Clinical Veterinary Practice… My Favorite Things / PBM and Chronic Renal Disease… A Game (and Prognosis) Changer

Chair:
Ron Hirschberg

Speakers:
Marty Henderson, Richard Godine, Ron Hirschberg

Acupuncture
Laser Acupuncture – Laser Field Therapy and Analysis of the Autonomic Nervous System / Laser Acupuncture and Auricular Medicine
/ Laser Watch – A New Option for Simultaneous Laser Acupuncture and Laser Blood Irradiation / Laser Acupuncture – Practical Aspects
/ Laser Acupuncture and LLLT in Cardiology

Chairs:
Gerard Litscher

Speakers:
Volkmar Kreisel,
Gerhard Litscher, Daniela Litscher, Michael Weber

Research Process
Demystifying the Research Process: Structuring Strong Research to Move Photobiomodulation Therapy Forward / Strategies to choosing a sound, impactful research question / Broad outline of how a proposal should be structured / Getting a lab- investigator team together and managing a team / Publishing strategies

Chair:
Jeri Anne Lyons

Speakers:
Jeri Ann Lyons,
Praveen Arany

5.00 PMOpening Event [BIOT Conference Room | 5.00pm – 7.50pm]
Welcome Session
Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Medecine, Nice Sophia Antipolis, Patrick Baqué.
Welcome by René-Jean Bensadoun (Moderator)
5.15 PMOpening Ceremony | World Session
Invited Organizations and Guests
5:30 PMHistory of WALT
Reza Fekrazad
6.00 PMPresidential Plenary Session I
Photobiomodulation Therapy | Current status and Future directions (Clinical)
Jan Bjordal
6.30 PMPresidential Plenary Session II
Photobiomodulation Therapy | Current status and Future directions (Research)
Praveen Arany
7.00 PMPBM Advances
Uri Oron
7.30 PMPBM Innovations
Clark Tedford
8.00 PMWelcome Reception for Gold Industry Sponsors at the Salon Riviera, Le Méridien Nice

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

(Program may be subject to change)

7.00 AMBreakfast
8.00 AMKeynote [BIOT Conference Room]
Can photobiomodulation treat obesity and metabolic syndrome?
Nivaldo Parizotto
9.00 AMPlenary Session I [BIOT Conference Room]
Clinical Guidelines | PBM in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sport Medicine

Chairs:
Jan Bjordal, Rodrigo Lopes Martins, Nivaldo Parizotto

Speakers:
Cleber Feressi, Ernesto Leal Jr

10.30 AMCoffee Break
11.00 AMPlenary Session II [BIOT Conference Room]
Clinical Guidelines | PBM in Supportive Cancer Care / Photobiomodulation in Oro-craniofacial complications of cancer therapy/ Mucositis MASCC Guidelines

Chairs:
René-Jean Bensadoun, Rajesh V. Lalla

Round table Moderators:
René-Jean Bensadoun, Rajesh V. Lalla

Round Table Participants:
Andrei Barasch, Joel Epstein, Marie-Thérèse Genot, Arun Maiya, Ken Hu, Cesar Migliorati, Judith Raber,
Jolien Robijns, Eduardo Fregnani, Dan Milstein, Nathaniel Triester, Gaston Ciais, Nathalie Pinto, Denise Collangettes, Eric Jadaud

12.30 PMLunch & WALT Members Meeting
1.30 PM –
3.30 PM
Special Session [Room 3]
Future Vision | Low dose Biophotonics & PDT

Chair:
Reza Fekrazad

Speakers:
Michael Hamblin, Tayaba Hasan, Ron Allison,
Thomas Mang

2.30 PMParallel Sessions I
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Future Vision
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine / Photobiomodulation Responses on Normal and Cancer Stem Cells

Chairs:
Heidi Abrahamse,
Uri Oron

Speakers:
Heidi Abrahamse,
Praveen Arany

 

Consesus Statement
Veterinary – Cases, Cases and More Cases / PBM as Integrative Therapy in the Treatment of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Surgical Diseases

Chairs:
Ron Hirschberg,
Richard Godine

 

Marketing Session
3.45 PMCoffee Break
4.15 PMParallel Sessions II
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Future Vision
Advances in PBM Therapy Delivery
Understanding photonics terminology and dose in PBM Therapy / Delivering the optimal therapy with PBM / Delivering PBM Systemically & deep tissue with percutaneous delivery systems / Understanding photonics terminology and dose in PBM Therapy

Chairs:
Nathaniel Treister,
Chris Castel, Jan Bjordal, Michael Hans Weber

Speakers:
Olivier Caselle, Chris Castel, Michael Hans Weber

Future Vision
Metabolic and Auto-Immune Disorders
PBM parameter optimization for three wavelengths using in vitro human dermal fibroblasts (hdf) and c2c12 skeletal muscle cell line models

Chairs:
Nicolette Houreld, Farouk Al-Watban

Speaker:
Juanita Anders

Future Vision | Session Francophone (French Session) | Etat de l’Art en Oncologie et Hématologie / Dentisterie / Dermatologie / Physiotherapie / Medecine du Sport

Moderator:
RJ Bensadoun

Chairs:
MT Genot et Michèle,
Pelletier, Xavier Dufour

Round Table Participants:
Hichem Chenaitia, Jean Klastersky, Gaston Ciais, Nathalie Pinto, Denise Collangettes, Eric Jadaud, Olivier Caselles, JP Rocca,
Linda Fouque, Damien Giacchero, Dr Scotté, Dr Van Willigen, Yves Saban, Dr Poiree,, Dr York, Mario Di Palma, Pr Krakowski, Pierre Boisselier, Stephane Schneider, N Mounier, Baptiste Pinel, Helga Ferreira, Charles Canova, Idriss Troussier, Jean Abouchar, Nicolas Magné,
David Vallancogne

5.30 PMAdjourn
7.30 PMPresidential Awards and Dinner at the Hotel Westminster Nice for Platinum Industry Sponsors (optional)

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

(Program may be subject to change)

7.00 AMBreakfast
Keynote [BIOT Conference Room]
8.00 AMSubject to be announced
Mike Hamblin
9.00 AMPlenary Session I
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Clinical Guidelines
PBM in Ophthalmology
PBM in Experimental Models of Retinal Degeneration / PBM in Diabetic Retinopathy / PBM in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Chairs:
Janis Eells, Kristina Valter

Speakers:
Krisztina Valter,
Tim Kern,
Graham Merry

Consensus Statement
PBM in Dentistry
PBMT in Oral Surgery (Extractions &TMJ) / MT in Pediatrics / PBMT in Orthodontics / PBMT in Endodontics / PBMT in Oral Medicine / PBMT in Periodontolgy & Implant

Chairs:
Jan Tunér,
Reza Fekrazad

Speakers:
Jan Tunér, Carlo Fornaini, Mark Cronshaw, Katayoun AM Kalhori, Elisabetta Merigo, Reza Fekrazad, Steven Parker

Marketing Session
10.30 AMCoffee Break
11.00 AMPlenary Session II
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Clinical Guidelines
PBM in Neurorehabilitation

Chairs:
Shimon Rochkind, Mike Hamblin

Consensus Statement
PBM in Wound Healing
10 years experiences with PDT and LLLT in chronic wounds / LLLT and PDT in malignant wounds of Head Neck cancer patients / The Effect of Photobiomodulation on Healing and Pain Relief of Quadriceps
Muscle Contusions / Continuous vs Pulsed Photobiomodulation, bacterial time-kill studies using a
novel printed LED light source

Chairs:
Chris Castel, J Buentzel

Speakers:
Thomas Giesen, Jens Büntzel, David Draper, Chukuka Enwemeka

Marketing Session
12.30 PMLunch & WALT Members Meeting
2.00 PMParallel Sessions I
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Consensus Statement:
Laser Acupuncture – Traditional Aspects and Innovative Trends / Pulsed Laser Field Therapy – New Approaches for Laser Acupuncture / An Integrative Approach to Parkinson’s Disease Treatment with Laser Acupuncture – PLANtoMOVE Protocol / Laser Acupuncture and LLLT in Cardiology: Clinical Observation Studies and Successful Protocols

Chair:
Gerhard Litscher

Speakers:
Gerhard Litscher, Volkmar Kreisel, Michael Weber

Future Vision:
Molecular Mechanisms
Precision medicine approaches to PBM / PBM effect on the microbiome and abscopal effects.

Chairs:
Tiina Karu, Harry Whelan, Ann Liebert

Speakers:
Praveen Arany, Brian Bicknell

Marketing Session
3.15 PMCoffee Break & Exhibition
3.45 PMParallel Sessions II
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Future Vision:
PBM Regulations, Policy, Reimbursement, Industry, Entrepreneurship

Chair:
James Carroll

Future Vision:
PBM: The “Pivot of Modern Rejuvenation” / Between petri dish and clinical outcome: An experimental quest for optimal treatment parameters / Photobioflexible field / Laser in smile management

Chairs:
Michele Pelletie, Linda Fouque

Marketing Session
5.00 PMClosing Session [BIOT Conference Room]
Meeting Summary and Future Directions
Praveen Arany, Jan Bjordal, René-Jean Bensadoun
7.30 PMGet Together Party at Le Ligure Restaurant (optional)