Scientific programs for experts in light therapy field

The Wellman Center for Photomedicine

Wellman Center for Photomedicine

The Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital focuses on investigating the effects of light on human biology and discovering new diagnostic and therapeutic uses of light.

Wellman’s multidisciplinary faculty focuses on investigating the effects of light on human biology and discovering new diagnostic and therapeutic uses of light.

A pioneer in light-based biomedical research, the Center has been the source of many of the most successful transfers of this research to clinical applications.

The Wellman Center is committed to training the next generation of photomedicine scientists as well as educating scientists in other fields and the general public about the field of photomedicine.

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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

ASLMS is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education, and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. 

ASLMS offers a variety of CME educational activities. ASLMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASLMS is the resource for continuing professional development in laser and energy-based technology. Resources include conferences, courses, safety guidelines, and standards of practice. The ASLMS Online Learning Center provides live webinars and on-demand access to CME courses, presentations, podcasts, and videos.

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Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR)

The Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR)

SLTBR is an international scientific non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and knowledge about the effects of light on the organism and the chronobiology of psychiatric as well as other medical disorders.

The SLTBR has brought together leading scientific experts, clinicians, and interested participants from different professional and multi-disciplinary backgrounds for discussion and exchange on the science and practical application of chronotherapy in medicine.

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OHSU Dermatopathology

OHSU Dermatopathology provides expert dermatopathology services to support many physicians with expert, accurate and efficient diagnosis of skin-related conditions and diseases.

As an academic health center, OHSU Dermatology offers several ways for local, regional, and national medical professionals to continue their professional education:

  • Conferences (in-person or virtually)
  • Educational events
  • Virtual melanoma program
  • Annual lectures
  • Clinical faculty program

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Light Therapy Certification Course

LED light therapy does not destroy living tissue, so it is within the scope of most state aesthetic licenses. However, some states still require advanced training to perform LED light therapy.

Here are a few of the courses that have confirmed certification.

LETS — Light and Energy Training Seminars (the United States and Mexico)

LETS conducts live lectures at their base in Colorado, as well as in other cities throughout the United States and Mexico. By completing light therapy training programs, you can become a Certified Light Therapist (CLT) and Certified Light Therapist (CLS) through the Board of Advanced Natural Health Sciences (BANHS).

Details about the certification procedure here.

Quantum Academies (Distance Learning)

Quantum Academies provides education to complementary medicine practitioners in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Completion of the courses meets the requirements for BANHS Light Therapy certification.

Details about the certification procedure here.

Academy of Advanced Aesthetics (United Kingdom)

The Academy of Advanced Aesthetics is an aesthetic training provider that has Level 4 accredited courses in non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Courses are designed for medical professionals and practicing aestheticians.

More about the course here.

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