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Le Pillouer-Prost Anne - Scar lasers and scars : what's new? hypertrophic scar management (conventional therapies, lasers, combined therapies.) post-acne scar management Cameli Norma - Fractional ablative laser and reflectance confocal microscopy in acne scar and wrinkle treatment. Greco Maurizio - The synergy of fractional CO2 laser + RF in acne scar removal. Marini Leonardo - Combined laser layering techniques. Greco Raffaele - IV generation laser-assisted resurfacing. HRST1 study results. Pugliese Sebastiano - Facial rejuvenation and dermal microcirculation modifications with combined fractional CO2 and RF treatment . Le Pillouer-Prost Anne - Fractional CO2 lasers: a 6-year experience in France - review of side-effects. Russo Nadia - Non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing (1340 nm – 1540 nm – infrared laser). 2) Vascular lasers, vascular malformations and teleangiectasias Bonan Paolo - Treatment of vascular anomalies. Listro Gioacchino – Clinical and instrumental diagnosis in the treatment of port wine stains Bencini Pierluca - Factors affecting the response of port wine stains to pulsed-dye laser treatment in adults. Berné Enrico - The quality and medical value of laser in remodelling dystrophic outcomes of vascular malformations: "final treatment indications ". Troilius Agneta - Laser and IPL treatment of vascular malformations and tumours with special emphasis on the combination with propranolol. Pugliese Sebastiano - Problems with laser treatment of vascular malformations of the skin and telangiectasias of the face and lower limbs. Bernè Enrico- Innovations and "testing techniques" in the treatment of vascular malformations: the "endpoint". Troilius Agneta - Yag laser treatment of vascular lesions - the pros and cons Galimberti Michela Gianna - Indication of Nd:Yag laser treatment for vascular pathology. 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Alotto Massimo – Hair removal: the current state of laser practice. 4) Procedures and techniques associated with light sources Mavilia Luciano - Photodynamic therapy in dermatology: a 12-year experience. Petrini Nerella - Pdt-photorejuvenation and associated procedures. Fai Dario, Romano I. - PDT: off-label applications. Piccolo Domenico - Photodynamic therapy activated by IPL in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and skin photorejuvenation. Calzavara-Pinton Piergiacomo - UVA1 phototherapy of dermal inflammatory disorders. A randomized comparative clinical trial with CO2 laser, MAL-PDT, cryotherapy and diflofenac gel for the treatment of actinic keratoses. Where is MAL-PDT heading? Findings from real-life clinical practice in over 400 patients in 20 Italian centres. Nisticò Steven, Chiricozzi A. - Excimer radiation in the treatment of vitiligo. Dattola Annunziata, Pavlidis Athanasios - Infrared laser in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Campolmi Piero - Radiotherapy: is it now obsolete? Pacifici Alvaro - RFAL: the latest skin tightening and body contouring technologies. Ferrari Angelo - Oedematofibrosclerotic panniculitis treated with the synergy of laser, radiofrequency and ultrasounds. Giuliani Maurizio - Cavitational adipocytolysis: from research to clinical practice. Piccolo Domenico - Laserlipolysis: five years of national and international first-hand experience. Zerbinati Nicola - Laserlipolysis and subcutaneous skin tightening vs conventional lipoplasty. 5) Non-invasive photography and optical imaging (Confocal Microscopy – Dermoscopy) Menchini Giovanni - Non-invasive optical approaches to diagnosis and follow-up of vitiligo. Ferranti Giulio - Dermoscopic and histological correlations in ambiguous melanocitary lesions (displasic naevus, Spitz naevus, Reed naevus). Pellacani Giovanni – To laser or not to laser? how confocal microscopy helps to avoid mistakes on freckles of the face. Nisticò Steven - Messinese S., Pietroleonardo L., Bonatti C. - Confocal microscopy findings in the treatment of pigmentation disorders with IPL. Piccolo Domenico - The usefulness of dermoscopy in laser and intense pulsed light treatments. Sannino Mario - The usefulness of multispectral diagnosis in Q-switched and vascular laser treatments. 6) Unconventional uses of different sources Cannarozzo Giovanni - Pulsed dye laser for non conventional applications. Sannino Mario - 595 nm Pulsed dye Laser on superficial and nodular basal cell carcinomas. Galimberti Gaston - Laser Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma Pugliese Sebastiano - Treating metastatic melanoma satellitosis with 1064 e 532 q-switched. Piccolo Domenico - Unconventional uses of IPL. Sannino Mario - Pulsed dye laser: conventional and unconventional treatments. Marini Leonardo - Thermo Fractional PDT. 7) Forensic medicine issues, informed consent and the laser-therapist’s professional responsibilities/ Regulatory obligations, organization and safety in the laser surgery. Lombardi Giovanni - Informed consent in dermatological laser therapy. Latest news and critical revision. Cameli Norma - Current safety standards in laser surgery. Marini Leonardo – Discussion panel. Lombardi Giovanni - Management and security of dermatological laser therapy in outpatient clinics. State of the art. 8) Laser news Ruggiero Giorgio - Evolutions in radiofrequency. Marini Leonardo - Hormetic laser rejuvenation. Bonan Paolo - What's new in fractional treatment. Zerbinati Nicola - A revolutionary 355nm laser for psoriasis Round table: “Comparison between biotechnological drugs and physical-technological therapies” Tel: +39 095 7114111 Fax: +39 095 271 380


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