DATE: June 2013
REF: Laser Europe 2013
Conference date: 15th – 17th May 2013
Conference Location: The Lowry, Salford
Last month, the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) hosted Laser Europe 2013 in Salford Quays, Manchester (UK). The conference was declared a resounding success with record delegate attendance and a fantastic scientific programme. Prof. Harry Moseley (President of the BMLA) said “The conference provided a great learning & networking opportunity for all involved. The venue was stunning and this year there was a real “buzz” of excitement and enjoyment throughout the event”
The two and a half day conference included laser training courses presented by industry experts and which covered topics from Hair removal to Fractional resurfacing. The scientific programme was equally impressive with a wide variety of invited and free papers presenting research in dermatology, PDT, Biophotonics and much more. The delegates were particularly delighted with the Vasant Oswal Oration presentation by Dr. Christine Diereckx (Belgium) on Laser Dermatology – past, present and future). Other world class guest speakers included Dr. Mario Trelles (Spain), Prof. Carsten Phillips (Germany), Prof. Serge Mordon (France), Dr Martin Kassir (USA).
The annual conference dinner was a complete sell-out as delegates were invited to the famous football ground of Manchester United (old Trafford). Those attending the dinner were given exclusive access to the terraces and ample opportunity to take pictures of the iconic stadium. During the Champagne reception and following the dinner, guests were entertained with a stunning performance by conjuring and close-up magic.
Throughout the conference those attending benefited from meeting industry experts and networking with like-minded scientists and clinicians. Feedback indicated the event was a huge success with delegates commenting “Best BMLA meeting I have been to – congratulations!” and “Excellent and well organized conference”. The BMLA committee wish to extend their thanks to all those involved with organising and supporting the event, particularly the support received from the European Laser Association, commercial sponsors and of course the many enthusiastic delegates.