The Annual Conference of the North American Association for Light Therapy

10th Anniversary Conference of the
North American Association for Light Therapy - Thanks to all who attended

San Francisco State University (SFSU), San Francisco, CA
June 11-13, 2009

For the last 9 years, NAALT has provided delegates with up-to-the-minute objective scientific information about low level laser and other forms of light therapy. The NAALT program committee chooses papers and speakers from across the world based on scientific merit and clinical relevance. This year's conference includes presentations from leading authorities on the photochemical mechanisms of action, clinical trials, safety, contraindications and basic physics. Sessions on treatment techniques, FDA regulations and requirements will also be available for clinicians. There will also be a trade exhibition displaying the latest technology and related services. Attire for the entire conference is business/smart casual. View our 2008 Conference Sponsors

We will be offering breakout sessions this year for Dental, Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

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OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS were:

Jan Tunér

Jan Tunér

Presentation Title:
Laser phototherapy - expanding general dentistry

Jan Tunér graduated at the Institute Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 1968. After five years in governmental clinics he started his private practice in 1975 and is still a practicing general dentist. His first laser machine was acquired in 1986 and laser has since then been a daily feature in his clinic. His first book on laser therapy was written ... more

Lars G.V.T. Hode

Lars G.V.T. Hode

Presentation Title:
Adverse effects of Laser Phototherapy; is cancer a contraindication?

Education Summary
1966-1971 Royal Institute of Technology, Maser of Technology, Physics
1971-1975 Institute of Optical Research, Dr of Science.
Theses: Real Time Speckle Interferometry
Specialty: Optical radiation and its application in medicine ... more

OUR INVITED and ABSTRACT SPEAKERS were:

Invited Speakers

Jan Tunér - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Lars Hode - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Praveen R Arany
Mary Dyson

Abstract Speakers

Juanita Anders
Christina Backstrom
James D Carroll
Dr Arun Darbar
Dr Rita Darbar
Tomas Hode
Peter Jenkins
G.Reza Khakpour
Hyunjung Kim
Steve Liu
Dr. Soheila Mokmeli
Margaret A. Naeser
David Rindge
Gerald_Ross
Dr. Curtis Turchin
Cathy Ulrich
Dr. Michael Weber
Dr. Harry T. Whelan

Gala Dinner

GALA DINNER - Friday night, June 12, 2009

Dress is business/smart casual. All registered conference attendees are invited to attend. If you have friends and family who would like to attend, there are guest dinner tickets available at $65 each. Purchase guest tickets online by using our Gala Dinner Guest Tickets form. Tickets may also be purchased at the conference for CASH or CHECK ONLY.
Gala Dinner will be held at the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel

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The Accommodation options were:

San Francisco State University

For questions regarding on-campus housing, contact NAALT's Housing Coordinator, Sheila Rindge.

Information on parking, etc.: http://www.sfsu.edu/#cat1

Alternate Accomodations:

Marines' Memorial Club
For those choosing to stay off campus, rooms are available at the site of Friday evening's dinner, the Marines' Memorial Club. Complete and follow the instructions on the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel Individual Guestroom Reservation Form (PDF opens in new window) to secure your room.
Room rates valid through May 11, 2009 start at $179 per night, plus tax.

More Hotel/Motel options
Here's a link to alternate accommodations for the NAALT Conference. We have been advised by SFSU that the Hampton Inn at the airport is the closest at 15 minutes away. www.sfsu.edu/~meetings/lodgingandhotels.html



If you have any concerns about your accommodation or conference registration, please contact our friendly NAALT representative, Jennifer Anderson