The British Medical Laser Association

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Awards and Prizes

Awards and Prizes

Educational Award

This award is to aid a researcher to visit an internationally recognised research institute in their field of study, or to aid in the oral presentation of an international conference paper. The award available is of the value of £1,000 towards such costs.


To apply for this award, please send your C.V., an accompanying letter detailing your plans for the award and how it relates to your current research, and a letter of support from your supervisor to Tom Lister at The closing date for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.

Your application should be accompanied by a letter of support from a referee who is familiar with your work, preferably your head of department. Either the applicant or the referee must be a member of the BMLA. Priority will be given to junior applicants and to BMLA members.

You will be required to acknowledge support from the British Medical Laser Association, and, as a condition, submit a short report of your experience.

Results are announced at the Annual Conference of the BMLA (17th-19th May 2017).

The winner of the 2015 Award was Louise Campbell. Louise visited experts in tissue optics in Oregon to help with her work into modelling Photodynamic therapy.


Conference Awards

The 2016 BMLA conference was host to Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Beauticians and Scientists from around the world. The following awards were given for outstanding talks:
  • The BMLA presentation award for his talk on a pilot study on Low Level Laser Therapy for human hand fractures: Dimitris Reissis.
  • The Photodiagnostics and Photodynamic Therapy Award, kindly sponsored by Elsevier for her talk on low power PDT used on a breast cancer mouse model: Shramana Banerjee.
  • The BMLA presentation award for her talk on NIR spectroscopy to measure cerebral blood flow in neonatal brain injury: Gemma Bale.
  • The Springer award for his talk on using Carbon Dioxide laser to treat dermatosis papulosa nigra: Faisal Ali.
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