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SYM S058 - What's New and What's True in Lasers

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room B214/215

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Christopher B. Zachary, MD


  • Richard Rox Anderson, MD, FAAD
  • Mathew M. Avram, MD, FAAD
  • Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD - Handout
  • Kristen Marie Kelly, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • E. Victor Ross, Jr., MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Paul Rudy, PhD
  • Nazanin A. Saedi, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Nathan S. Uebelhoer, DO, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the issues of bias and ignorance in laser surgery.
  • Understand how industry is positioned to develop new technology.
  • Evaluate the utility of traditional devices and compare them with some that are newer.

What's New and What's True in Lasers depends to a certain degree on one’s perspective. 'What's new' will include, in addition to bona fide new devices, examples of traditional ones used in new ways. 'What's true' will allow speakers to validate devices, old and new, with their particular spin. A long time ago, we remember a certain speaker being booed off the podium for making a statement about lasers the veracity of which is now recognized as being true. Sometimes in our ignorance, we miss the obvious. Several things are clear; we should constantly question statements made from the podium, but be open to game changing ideas. This session will encourage open debate where speakers and audience are empowered to share conflicting ideas.


Tuesday, March 05
9:00 AMWhy Bias is Better than Ignorance! / Dr. Zachary
9:15 AM50% of what I learned at Medical School is not true! / Dr. Anderson
9:30 AMCan We Really Cure Port Wine Stains? / Dr. Kelly
9:45 AMBody Contouring: What works, What doesn't! / Dr. Avram
10:00 AM10 Old Devices I Still Love and Use Regularly! / Dr. Ross
10:15 AM10 Hot New Devices: How do They Rate? / Dr. Saedi
10:30 AMWhat's in the Candy Store? / Dr. Rudy
10:45 AMDaylight PDT is the answer! / Dr. Haedersdal
11:00 AMScar Modulation in War Veterans: Bringing Them Home to a Better Life. / Dr. Uebelhoer
11:15 AMQuestions & Answers / All faculty