The 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress

QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Australia

September 28-30, 2012


The preliminary program is now available.

Conference Theme: The Spectrum of Laser - Translating Basic Research to Clinical Outcomes

The WALT2012 Congress provides an opportunity to showcase current basic and applied research, challenge thinking about laser therapy, and to ensure that evidence underpins all that we do into the future. To be held at the QT Gold Coast Hotel (September 28-30, 2012), the congress will bring together industry professionals to discuss and share information on a range of themes such as the basic sciences, dental and oral health, clinical and novel applications in areas such as physiotherapy, pain management, tissue healing, cancer care and oncology, aesthetics, rehabilitation, veterinary practice and sports performance.

As clinicians, researchers, educators and industry leaders, it is up to each of us to create the future for laser therapy. Strong evidence with a clear vision and strategy for installing laser therapy as an essential addition to current practice is critical in a world with seemingly inexhaustible health care challenges. In order to install laser therapy at the forefront of clinical practice, it is imperative to strive for scientific rigour. In striving for rigour, there is a need to integrate the basic sciences in to programs of research that explore innovative and creative applications for laser but also contribute to understanding the mechanisms of action so that the applied research is even better informed. Applied and basic research cannot occur in isolation.

A number of streams have been included in the WALT2012 Congress, including for the first time in Australia, a dentistry stream:

Dental conference streams will feature low, selective and  high intensity laser therapy in dentistry including:
•    Periodontology
•    Orthodontics
•    Implantology
•    Endodontology
•    Pain Management

Dental Delegates will include:
•    Hygienists
•    Dental Therapists
•    General Dental Practitioners
•    Dental Specialists


The preliminary program is now available.

Pre-Congress Activities

1.5-Day Laser Safety Course  (with certification examination)
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Half-Day Laser Fundamentals Course
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WFLD APD Dentistry Hands-on Laser (Phototherapy) Accreditation Course
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Confirmed speakers include:

Prof Jan Tuner, author of ‘The Laser Therapy Handbook’ 

Prof Aldo Brugnera (Jnr), Emeritus Professor, Camilo Castelo Branco Uni, author of ‘Laser Therapy Applied to Clinical Dentistry’

Associate Professor Mike Hamblin - Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School

Professor René-Jean BENSADOUN - Professor and Head, Radiation Oncology Department, University Teaching Hospital, & Faculty of Medicine in Poitiers (FRANCE). Co-author of a systematic review on the efficacy of LLLT for oral mucositis

 Prof Shimon Rochkind - Specialist in Neurosurgery and Microsurgery; Director, Division of Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction, Department of Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof Heidi Abrahamse - Director, The Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg. President of the World Association for Laser Therapy

Professor Juanita Anders - Professor in Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland, USA

Professor Rodrigo Lopes Martins - Professor of Pharmacology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo. Co-author of the Lancet systematic review and metanalysis of the efficacy of LLLT in the management of neck pain

Prof Jan Bjordal - Professor and Vice Rector, Research and Internationalisation, Bergen University College, Norway

Scientific Secretary to WALT and responsible for WALT guidelines. Co-author of the Lancet systematic review and metanalysis of the efficacy of LLLT in the management of neck pain

Professor Chukuka Enwemeka - Dean and Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Professor Uri Oron - Professor and Head of Laboratory in Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University, Israel 

Professor Laurie Walsh - Professor of Dental Science and Head of School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland

Come join laser therapy colleagues from across the globe and from multiple disciplines in what will be a dynamic and informative conference with an exciting social program through which you will be able to meet up with old friends and develop new networks.

Our Sponsors





William Green

William Green - Supporting Dentistry



Griffith University



   Bio Flex


SpectraMedics Therapeutic Lasers






Neuro Magnetics

   Menzies Foundation

The Menzies Foundation


   RJ Laser

RJ Laser



Thor - the future of medicine







The 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress (WALT2012)
Surfers Paradise, Queensland | Australia | September 28-30, 2012