SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Program may be subject to change. designates the room and/or venue.

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10.00 AMRegistration
1.30 PMPre-conference Workshops
Vallauris Biot Tourette Cogolin St Paul Vence

Cancer Safety
Is there a risk for PBM to promote cancer progression? / Could PBM negatively impact tumor growth or tumor proliferation? / Could PBM increase the risk of local invasion or metastases? / Could PBM negatively affect a tumor’s treatment response? / Is it possible that the local application of PBM could have effects distant from the targeted site?/What are the most efficient and safe PBM parameters?

Speakers:
René Jean Bensadoun, Mike R.Hamblin, Praveen Arany, Raj Nair, Andrei Barasch, Cesar Migliorati, Joël Epstein

Moderator and take home message: Judith Raber

Physical Therapy -Musculoskeletal  Disorders
Where is the evidence for PBM in the most common MSD / PBM-associated skin penetration issues  in MSD and how to get around them / How can PBM modulate pathological processes or dysfunction in tendon and arthritis pathology/ From evidence to clinical use – Demonstration of clinical PBM use with examples from the most common MSD

Chair:
Jan Bjordal

Speakers:
Jan Bjordal, Jon Joensen, Rodrigo Lopes-Martins

Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine From Pets to People…
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

Scientific Publishing in PBM

Chair:
Mike R.Hamblin

Speaker:
Vladimir Heiskanen

 

Intravenous and intraarticular PBM-PDT treatments

Chairs:
Hans Michael Weber

Speakers:
Hans Michael Weber

Preview Room
3.00 PMCoffee Break | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room
3.30 PMPre-conference Workshops
Vallauris Biot Tourette Cogolin St Paul Vence

Clinical Trials Consortium
Moving towards international, multi-centre PBM trials

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Chair:
Liisa Laakso

Assisted by:
Ann Liebert, René Jean Bensadoun, Phil Gabel

Speakers:
Liisa Laakso, Vladimir Heiskanen

Dental PBM
Advances in Dental PBM
History, Introduction & equipment / Review of current scientific evidence / Update on Home Care Lasers / PBMT in omatosensory tinnitus patients/ Stem cell and PBMT in dentistry / Hand-on laser demonstration

Chair:
Jan Tunér

Speakers:
Jan Tunér, Katayoun AM Kalhori, Reza Fekrazad

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

Chair:
Gerard Litscher

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

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

Preview Room
5.00 PMOpening Event | Vallauris
Welcome Session
Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Medecine, Nice Sophia Antipolis, Patrick Baqué.
Welcome by Christian Estrosi Mayor of Nice, President of Nice Côte dr’Azur Metropolis, Deputy President of the Regional Council Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur.
Welcome by René-Jean Bensadoun, WALT Program Chair.
5.20 PMOpening Ceremony – World Session Invited Organizations and Guests
History of WALT Reza Fekrazad
6.00 PMPlenary Session I: Presidential Session I | Vallauris
Photobiomodulation Therapy | Current Status and Future Directions of Clinical PBM Therapy
Jan Bjordal
PBM Innovations | Lightsite I: A Double-Masked, Randomized, Sham-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Photobiomodulation in Subjects with Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Clark Tedford
7.00 PMPlenary Session I: : Presidential Session II | Vallauris
Photobiomodulation Therapy | Current Status and Future Directions of Research
Praveen Arany
Current Advances in PBM Research | Photobiomodulation therapy of stem cells in the bone marrow: from bench to bedside
Uri Oron
8.00 PMWelcome Reception | Salon Riviera, Le Méridien Nice

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Program may be subject to change. designates the room and/or venue.

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7.30 AMWelcome Coffee | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room – Sponsored by 
8.00 AMPlenary Session I: Invited Keynote Speaker | Vallauris
Can photobiomodulation treat obesity and metabolic syndrome?
Nivaldo Parizotto
9.00 AM Vallauris Biot Tourette Cogolin St Paul Vence

Clinical Guidelines 1
PBM in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sport Medicine / Ergogenic and recovery effects of PBM on skeletal muscles / Ergogenic and recovery effects of PBM on skeletal muscle / What is the clinical evidence for LLLT – PBM  in knee osteoarthritis? / PBM in neck pain. Evidence and clinical use nine years after the breakthrough review about LLLT – PBM in The Lancet / When is there enough scientific evidence to implement PBM in clinical settings?

Chairs:
Jan Bjordal, Rodrigo Lopes Martins, Nivaldo Parizotto

Speakers:
Ernesto Leal Jr, Cleber Ferraresi, Martin Stausholm, Roberta Chow, Jan Bjordal

Posters and
Exhibition room

Future Vision 1
Metabolic and Auto-Immune Disorders
PBM advanced applications in paediatric autoimmune rheumatic diseases
Infections and Cancer / Influence of photobiomodulation at 660 nm on the expression of epidermal growth factor and the JAK/STAT pathway and fibroblast differentiation: diabetic wounded cell model / Neuropathic pain

Chair:
Nicolette Houreld

Speakers:
Laura Ailioaie, Nicolette Houreld, Arun Maiya

Oral Abstracts 1
Dentistry I

Presenters:
Reem Hanna, Cassia Nakashima, Elen Mangialardo, Alessandro Deana, Wasundhara Bhad,
Maria Cristina Deboni

Oral Late Breaking I
District level early
detection programs,
our experiences
in use of various
modalities, including
CO2 lasers for oral
precancer screening

Presenters:
Digpal Dharkar, Karina Brajato, Yasaman Zandi
Mehran, Maria Cristina Deboni, Danila Oliveira,
Georgi Ivanov

Preview Room
10.30 AMCoffee Break | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room
11.00 AM

Clinical Guidelines 2
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:
Jean Klastersky, Jan M. Bjordal.

Speakers:
René-Jean Bensadoun, Raj Nair, Sharon Elad, Ken Hu, Joël Epstein

Round Table Participants:
Andrei Barasch, Joël Epstein, Marie-Thérèse Genot, Arun Maiya, Cesar Migliorati, Judith Raber,
Jolien Robijns, Eduardo Fregnani, Nathaniel Treister, Nathalie Pinto, Barbara Murphy

Posters and
Exhibition room

Future Vision 2
Advances in PBM Therapy Delivery / Understanding photonics terminology and dose in PBM Therapy / Delivering the optimal therapy with PBM

Chairs:
Nathaniel Treister, Chris Castel,

Speakers:
Olivier Caselles, Chris Castel, Hans Michael Weber

Oral Abstracts 2 Musculoskeletal I

Presenters:
Martin Stausholm,
Chadwick Prodromos, Kamran Ezzati, Lauren Hunt, Ashfaq Ahmad,
Arista Shojaeddin

Oral Abstracts 3 Neurorehabilitation

Presenters:
Phil Gabel, Kamran
Ezzati, Juan Moreira, Luciane Kraul, Victor Monich, Euahna Varigos

Preview Room
12.30 PMLunch & WALT Member’s Meeting | Espace Riviera
1.30 PM Vallauris Biot Tourette Cogolin St Paul Vence

Special Session
Low dose Biophotonics & PDT: Can all diseases be treated with light? / Effectiveness of laser therapy controlled through iridoscopy / PBMT effects of photodynamic therapy on human stem cells growth

Chair:
Reza Fekrazad

Speakers:
Michael Hamblin, Ruben Wernik Reza Fekrazad

Posters and
Exhibition room

Oral Late Breaking 2

Presenters:
Denis Gendron, W.F. Vieira, Phil Gabel, Cécile Moro

User’s Group


Swiss Bio Inov
(ATP38 Users)

Moderator:
René-Jean Bensadoun

 

User’s Group


1.30pm | MostLeds
From photobiomodulation to photobiosonia to dentistry, gynecology seen by Mostleds.


2.00pm | Neomedlight
CareMin650, a novel photobiomodulation device using fabric emitting light to treat mucositis and dermatitis: could this approach change the adoption of photobiomodulation

Moderator:
René-Jean Bensadoun

Interview
2.30 PM

Clinical Guidelines 3
PBM in Ophthalmology
PBM in Experimental Models of Retinal Degeneration / PBM in Diabetic Retinopathy

Chairs:
Janis T. Eells, Kristina Valter

Speakers:
Kristina Valter, Janis T. Eells, Tim Kern

Posters and
Exhibition room

Consensus Guidelines 1
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine / Photobiomodulation Responses on Normal and Cancer Stem Cells/ Cell Sheet of human dental pulp stem cell, associated with photobiomodulation therapy for  bone regeneration of diabetic rats

Chairs:
Heidi Abrahamse,
Uri Oron

Speakers:
Heidi Abrahamse, Praveen Arany, Marcia Marques

Oral Abstratcs 4
Cancer Care I

Presenters:
Elodie Courtois, Jolien Robijns, René-Jean
Bensadoun, James Carroll, Manoela Martins

User’s Group


Helight
Montreal’s Helight Center: The first center exclusively dedicated to well-being cares by photobiomodulation
Interview
4.00 PMCoffee Break | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room
4.15 PM

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

Moderator:
RJ Bensadoun

Chairs:
Marie-Thérèse Genot, Michèle, Pelletier, Xavier Dufour

Round Table Participants:
Hichem Chenaitia, Nathalie Pinto, Olivier Caselles, Linda Fouque, Damien Giacchero, Marylin Poiree, Dana York, Charles Canova, Jean Abouchar

Posters and
Exhibition room

Future Vision 3
PBM Regulations, Policy, Reimbursement, Industry, Entrepreneurship/How a UK “recommendation” guideline from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was achieved/”FDA: Technical, quality and clinical evidence requirements”/ Entrepreneurship, getting a project off the ground

Chair:
James Carroll

Speakers:
James Carroll, Chris Castel, Pierre Saint-Girons

Oral Abstracts 5
PBM Therapy I

Presenters:
Patricia Barzotto, Homa Bahramy, David Draper, Hassan Abdel Rehim

Oral Abstracts 6
PBM Therapy – Dose and Mechanisms

Presenters:
Daiane Meneguzzo, Lilach Gavish, Rafael Barbosa, Esmaeil Mohammadzadeh, Elina Aghassi

User’s Group
Setting up Successful PBM Clinical Practice

Presenters:
Shika Parmar,
Nitish Kumbhoj

5.30 PMNetworking with
your Region

The Americas
(North & South)
 Networking with
your Region

Australia and Asia
Networking with
your Region

Middle East, Iran
and Africa
Networking with
your Region

Europe
Informal Mixer
7.30 PMPresidential Awards and Dinner | Hotel Westminster Nice (optional)

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Program may be subject to change. designates the room and/or venue.

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7.30 AMWelcome Coffee | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room – Sponsored by 
8.00 AMPlenary Session I: Invited Keynote Speaker | Vallauris
Photobiomodulation for the Brain: Has the Light Dawned?
Michael Hamblin
9.00 AM Vallauris Biot Tourette Cogolin St Paul Vence

Clinical Guidelines 4
PBM in Neurorehabilitation

Chairs:
Shimon Rochkind, Michael Hamblin

Posters and
Exhibition room

Future Vision 4
Molecular Mechanisms
Precision medicine approaches to PBM / PBM effect on the microbiome and abscopal effects

Chairs:
Ann Liebert

Speakers:
Jonathan Stone, Praveen Arany, Brian Bicknell, Liisa Laakso

Oral Abstracts 7
Musculoskeletal II

Presenters:
Phil Gabel, Glauce
Pigatto, Cleber Ferraresi, Hannah
Serrage

User’s Group


Weber Medical
Latest protocols
and clinical results
of intravenous,
interstitial and
photodynamic laser
applications: Is Low-
Level-Laser-Therapy
already on its way to
become an essential
part of mainstream
medicine?

Speaker:
Hans Michael Weber

Preview Room
10.30 AMCoffee Break | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room
11.00 AM

Consensus Guidelines 2
PBM in Dentistry
PBMT in Oral Surgery (Extractions &TMJ) /PB MT in Paediatrics / PBMT in Orthodontics / PBMT in Endodontics / PBMT in Oral Medicine / PBMT in Periodontology & Implant

Chairs:
Jan Tunér, Reza Fekrazad

Speakers:
Jan Tunér, Mark Cronshaw, Steven Parker,
Farshid Vahdatinia, Katayoun Kalhori,
Reza Fekrazad

Posters and
Exhibition room

Consensus Guidelines 3
Laser Acupuncture – Traditional Aspects and Innovative Trends / Pulsed Laser Field Therapy – New Approaches for Laser Acupuncture / Laser Acupuncture and LLLT in Cardiology: Clinical Observation Studies and Successful Protocols / Special aspects of laser acupuncture in neonatology

Chair:
Gerhard Litscher

Speakers:
Gerhard Litscher, Volkmar Kreisel, Michael Weber, Jasmin Stadler

Oral Abstracts 8
Cancer Care II

Presenters:
Jolien Robijns, Daiane Meneguzzo, Parisa Arzani, Stella Zamuner, Matteo
Caldana, James Carroll

User’s Group


11.00am | NAALT-ISLA
Clinical Masterclass on PBM

Chairs:
Chris Castel, Terrance Baker (President NAALT),
Hans Michael Weber (President ISLA)

Presenters / Panellists: Terrance Baker, Chukuka
Enwemeka, Hans Michael Weber, Chris Castel

Preview Room
12.30 PMExtended Lunch & Networking time | Espace Riviera
12.30 PMWALT General Body and Members Meeting
2.00 PM Vallauris Biot Tourette Cogolin St Paul Vence

Consensus Guidelines 4
Veterinary – Cases, Cases and More Cases / PBM as Integrative Therapy in the Treatment of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Surgical Diseases

Chairs:
Ron Hirschberg, Richard Godine

Posters and
Exhibition room

Future Vision 5
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:
Michèle Pelletier, Linda Fouque

Speakers:
Alexander Wunch, Carlo Fornaini, Elisabetta, Merigo, Linda Fouque, Michèle Pelletier

Oral Abstracts 9
Dentistry II

Presenters:
Dana York, Mina
Jazaerijouneghani, Cassia Nakashima, Manoela Martins, Paulo Henrique
Assirati, Chandrashekar
Yavagal

User’s Group


14.00 | Vielight
How PBM can
Lead the Future of
Non-Invasive Brain
Stimulation


14.30 | Omicron
Live demonstration
of the latest laser
system developments
in PDT/PDD
for cancer therapy


15.00 | EMALT
(Euro-Mediterranean
Association for
Light Therapy
Masterclass on light
therapy – global
review

Chair:
Damien Vila

Speakers:
Terrance Baker,
Damien Vila

Preview Room
3.30 PMCoffee Break | Espace Mougins Exhibition Room
4.00 PM

Consensus Guidelines 5
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, Jens Buentzel

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

Posters and
Exhibition room

Oral Abstracts 10
Cancer Care III

Presenters:
Christiane Pavani, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Gabriela
Machado, Karina Brajato, Regiane Feliciano

Oral Abstracts 11
PBM Therapy II

Presenters:
Cleber Ferraresi, Tainá Santos, Priscila Sato, Rita
Ferreira, Weixing Yan, Gerhard Litscher

Oral Abstracts 12
PBM Therapy III

Presenters:
Arun Maiya, Lidiane Mota, Jungyoon Lee, Cristina Capeloa, Priscila
Sato, Gerhard Litscher

Preview Room
5.30 PMClosing Session | Vallauris
Conference Summary and Future Directions
Praveen Arany, Jan Bjordal, René-Jean Bensadoun
6.00 PMAdjourn
7.30 PMGet Together Party | Le Ligure Restaurant (optional)

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