The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference 11211
Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2020
Saturday - Sunday 1 - 2 February 2020
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Annie Gerstl.
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Conference Chairs
  • Bernard Choi, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
  • Haishan Zeng, BC Cancer Research Ctr. (Canada)

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This conference focuses on the use optics and photonics to diagnose, characterize, monitor, and treat dermatological conditions, including (but not limited to) skin cancer, abnormal cutaneous vasculature, and wounds. The research and development of highly selective lasers has transformed the clinical practice of dermatology and plastic surgery by allowing vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, tattoos, and hair to be removed without scarring. These important examples of selective photothermal injury continue to be refined and extended. The potential for laser or non-laser applications in skin diagnosis, imaging, and treatment for burn wounds and other conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and vitiligo far exceeds their present use. Submissions on novel approaches to treat cutaneous conditions are welcome.

A detailed understanding of skin optics, photothermal, photoacoustic, and photobiological processes continues to emerge. Optical spectroscopy, microscopy, machine learning, and multiscale/multimodal imaging techniques hold significant promises in skin lesion diagnosis and skin therapy monitoring, and submissions in these areas are especially welcome. Laser/tissue interaction, therapeutics, and diagnostics relating to light and skin, as well as competing technologies in the same scope, are also invited.

Contributions from all medical, dental, and veterinary specialties, military-related applications, and basic sciences contributions are encouraged. Presentations that focus on translational research in dermatology and plastic surgery are also welcomed.
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