LiteCure® Medical Announces Sponsorship of
The 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress
Newark, DE, USA – September 26, 2012– LiteCure® is proud to be a sponsor of the 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress. WALT 2012 will be held in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia from September 28-30th.
The theme of this year’s Congress is; “The Spectrum of Laser – Translating Basic Research to Clinical Outcomes”. The WALT 2012 Congress provides an opportunity to showcase current basic and applied research, challenge thinking about laser therapy, and to ensure that evidence reinforces the future of laser therapy.
“The theme of this year’s conference matches perfectly with our company’s vision to see basic and applied laser therapy research translated into beneficial outcomes for healthcare practitioners and patients.”, stated Brian Pryor, Ph.D., President and CEO of LiteCure®. “There have been over 3,000 research articles and papers that demonstrate that laser light induces a photo-chemical change in cells and tissues. Since the founding of our company in 2006, we have been able to translate that research into more consistent patient outcomes in the area of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. We continue to work with the research scientists and clinicians to better understand the exact mechanisms of photobiomodulation in hopes of continuing to further improving results in the clinic. We are proud to sponsor and attend this year’s Congress”.
“Therapy lasers are cleared by the FDA for treating pain and inflammation associated with a wide variety of conditions”, according to Jason Smith, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Affairs at LiteCure® Medical. He continued, “The research and clinical data suggest that laser therapy may have both broader and more specific applications for treating a wide variety of health issues. We are working with leading researchers around the world to study a variety of conditions in order to provide the evidence to support the application of the technology in these other areas. Being a sponsor and participating in WALT 2012 allows us to support and meet with many of these researchers, as we work with them to continue to move evidence-based laser therapy forward.”
About LiteCure®, LLC and LiteCure Medical
LiteCure, LLC® is a Delaware based therapeutic laser manufacturer of the LightForce™ Pro, LightForce™ EX, LCT-1000™, Companion®, and Pegasus® Class IV Deep Tissue Therapy Lasers.
LiteCure® Medical is a leading medical device manufacturer combining the latest in advanced Class IV laser technology to bring innovative solutions to modern health care practices within the markets of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Pain Management. Combining laser science, engineering, and clinical research, LiteCure Medical offers the most complete solutions and support to our growing number of customers around the world.
LiteCure® Medical is ISO13485 certified and continues its commitment to science, education, and the highest level of customer service. LiteCure® therapy lasers are FDA cleared for the treatment of pain and inflammation.
The World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) was formed in May 1994 at Barcelona, Spain, when two international organizations, namely, International Laser Therapy Association (ILTA) and International Society for Laser Application In Medicine (ISLAM), unified to pursue the common goals of promoting research, education and clinical application of laser photostimulation world-wide. About three hundred delegates attended the unification congress.
WALT hosts its World Congress every two years with venues spread worldwide. The congresses have been held in Jerusalem, Israel (1996), Kansas City, USA (1998), Athens, Greece (2000), Tsukuba, Japan (2002), Guaruja, Brazil (2004) and Lemesos, Cyprus (2006), Sun City, South Africa (2008) and Bergen, Norway (2010). The 2012 Congress will be held in September 28-30, 2012 in Gold Coast City, Australia.
WALT pursues its mission of research, education, and clinical application of laser therapy via workshops, biennial congresses and their scientific journal – Photomedicine and Laser Surgery.