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Basic Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation - Workshop

Saturday, April 14 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Room: Cortez AB

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™: 2.00 MAX | CE Contact Hours: 2.20 MAX

ACCME Accreditation Statement / AMA PRA Credit Designation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Participants Scientists, engineers, health care professionals, and industrial representatives interested in low level light applications.

Background Requirements Any scientist or health care provider working with energy based devices would benefit from understanding these basic light-biological interactions and how these processes may be occurring in many currently used energy based clinical modalities.

Educational Needs/Expected Learning Objectives

  • Basic understanding on the mechanisms involved in light/tissue interaction and the importance of wavelength selection and use of appropriate parameters and dosing in the photobiomodulation community. The session will discuss the mechanisms involved in the PBM effects observed clinically, describe appropriate wavelengths, parameters and dosing. Safety considerations and available technologies will be presented. Clinical correlations will be stressed.
  • Improved performance, competence and outcomes as clinicians will be better able to select appropriate patients, devices, application strategies and assessment strategies.
  • Strategies to address clinical problems and improved understanding will result in increased professional effectiveness, and enhanced patient safety.

Director(s) Juanita J. Anders, PhD; Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS

Faculty G. David Baxter, TD, DPhil, MBA; Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, PhD; David H. McDaniel, MD

Time Activity
7:00 AM - 7:05 AM Introduction and Pre-Test - Raymond J. Lanzafame
7:06 AM - 7:26 AM Understanding the Scientific Basics of Photobiomodulation for Effective Clinical Application - Juanita J. Anders
7:27 AM - 7:47 AM  The Role of Photobiomodulation in Management of Musculoskeletal Injury and Pain - G. David Baxter 
7:48 AM - 7:52 AM  Q&A / Discussion
7:53 AM - 8:13 AM  Transcranial PBM Effects on Human Cerebrovasculature and Cognition - Francisco Gonzalez-Lima
8:14 AM - 8:34 AM  Cutaneous Photobiomodulation: Benchtop to Bedside - David H. McDaniel 
8:35 AM - 8:55 AM Photobiomodulation and Clinical Effects: A Convergence of Mechanisms - Raymond J. Lanzafame
8:56 AM - 9:00 AM  Q&A, Conclusion and Post-Test - Raymond J. Lanzafame 
Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice
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