It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2021 North American Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy and the World Association of Photobiomodulation Therapy (NAALT–WALT) International Photobiomodulation Virtual Summit, PBM2021. This international unique virtual event will feature a stellar lineup of speakers covering a breath of contemporaneous research and clinical applications. Under the capable leadership of our Science Chair, Dr. Violet Bumah, the PBM2021 program has built on years of educational success, featuring renowned experts spanning the broad clinical and research realms of PBM therapy. This year’s summit will showcase research breakthroughs
and highlight new therapeutic and clinical applications.
The featured leading authorities in the field will address a plethora of applications including: advances across all clinical categories, such as musculoskeletal and soft tissue applications; chronic and acute pain treatment; sports medicine including enhanced athletic performance; wound healing; dermatology; dental; veterinary; cancer therapy; cancer therapy side effects; CNS (Brain, Eye, Spinal cord); peripheral neuromodulation; overall health and wellness; and human longevity including biohacking. Also, the mechanisms of action, safety, treatment guidelines and position papers on the use of PBM technology will be presented.
Additionally, in keeping with the growing recognition in the field and the need to honor leading contributors, NAALT and WALT will present awards recognizing leaders in this established science. NAALT will present, the NAALT lifetime achievement award named after Dr. Endre Mester; the Chukuka Enwemeka NAALT award for PBM leadership; the Mary Dyson NAALT young investigator award for PBM clinician and the Tina Karu NAALT young investigator award for fundamental PBM research. WALT will present multiple awards, including the “Senior Investigator Excellence in Photobiomodulation Clinical Science” award and the prestigious WALT presidential commendation.
A prospectus outlining details of the scientific program will follow shortly. PBM2021 will also focus on the practicing clinician in this year’s program, with emphasis on learning how to best integrate PBM into daily practices. The goal is to have discussions with clinicians on the use of PBM as a management tool in the care and treatment of a growing number of research-supported medical, dental, and veterinary conditions.
There will be corporate sponsorship opportunities, including sponsorship of individual keynotes as well as general video sessions. Please visit the PMB 2021 website to evaluate which opportunity is best for your company’s sponsorship.
You will be able to watch world class lectures on PBM2021 from the comfort of your own office, home, clinic, or hospital. Attendees will be able to leave comments, ask questions, download handouts and rewatch portions of the conference.
Conference registration is now open. Early bird registration is $349.00 until 7/15/2021. After 7/15/2021 registration increases to $399.00. Student Registration is $149.00. You must be a full-time student in a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree, Doctorate or Fellowship program at the time of your registration. Additionally, membership renewal opportunities are available for NAALT and WALT on PBM 2021 website. For those of you who registered for the 2020 Washington DC conference, your fees paid will be applied
towards the PBM2021 International Conference. Your registration will be automatic and no action on your part is required. Registration is open and is easy to complete. 2020 Washington DC conference registrants will receive a separate email confirming your early bird registration for PBM 2021.
Submission of papers for PBM-2021 is open. If you submitted a paper in 2020 that paper remains submitted for consideration. If you submitted a paper in 2020 and wish to update that paper, please do so online at Easy Chair Portal for PBM 2021. New submissions for papers will remain open till July 15th, 2021. All presenters must be registered for PBM2021.
You can find additional details on the conference website: www.PBM2021.com
We look forward to seeing you all at the PBM2021 Virtual Summit.
Terrance L. Baker MD. MS. PhD(h)
President- North American Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (NAALT)
President – World Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (WALT)