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5th Congress of International Phototherapy Association (IPTA-5) 19-21 September 2013 Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Vilnius, Lithuania

First Announcement


In association with:

Lithuanian association of laser medicine

INVITATION Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 5th Congress of International Phototherapy Association (IPTA-5) we are most pleased to invite you to the IPTA 5 on the 19th -21st September, 2013, at the “Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva” Congress Centre, Vilnius Lithuania. Since year 2006 The Congress of IPTA and has been held every two years in Japan, New Zealand (2008) and Italy (2009, 2011). More information is available by clicking ( This Congress in Lithuania represents a gathering of the World experts in Phototherapy and Biomedical optics. The Lithuanian Physical Society, Lithuanian association of laser medicine and Laser and light science and technology association (Lithuania) are honored to welcome all of you to this Congress. The Baltic Sea countries support the Congress IPTA 5 by “Health Port” program. Lithuania will take Presidency on European Union in 2013 autumn and warmly meet advanced biomedical optics creators and applicators from each country of the Globe. We hope to establish an outstanding interaction between the delegates in a unique location and an unforgettable atmosphere where friendship, intelligence and scientific know-how are blended.

Warm regards,

Aurelija Vaitkuviene, Ph.D., M.D., President of IPTA 5

Juozas V. Vaitkus, Prof. Dr. Sc., Secretary General of IPTA 5

Front cover landscape picture author: Laimonas Ciunys.

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITEE Aurelija Vaitkuviene, Ph.D., M.D., Institute of Applied Research, Vilnius University (President of IPTA 5) Juozas Vaitkus, Prof. Dr. Sc., President of Lithuanian Physical Society, Vilnius University (Secretary General of IPTA 5) Karapet Babayan, oncologist surgeon, Head of GK Clinic Gyte Grigonyte Babayan, plastic surgeon, GK Clinic Petras Balkevicius, Ph.D., Laser and Light Science and Technology Association Executive Director Rolandas Dagilaitis, Ph.D.,M.D., Vascular surgeon GK Clinic.Board member Baltic Flebology Association Ruta Kurtinaitiene, Ph.D., M.D., gynecologist at Vilnius University hospital

Laima Plesniene, Prof. Habil.Dr., M.D., Head of Laser and wave Medicine Scientific clinic, oncologist at Oncology inst. of Vilnius University Gintas Posiunas, President of Lithuanian LaserMedicine Asiociation, Head of Children surgery dept. at Vilnius University hospital Alina Puriene, Prof. Habil. Dr., M.D., Periodontologist of V.Puro Odontology clinic. Director of „Zalgirio“ clinic at Vilnius University Hospital Gunaras Terbetas, Ph.D.,M.D., Surgeon at Neurosurgery division of Republican University Hospital of Vilnius

PRELIMINARY SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Juanita Anders, USA Yoshimi Asagai, Japan Kazuhiko Atsumi, Japan G.D. Baxter, New Zealand Cheng-Jen Chang, Taiwan Roberta Chow, Australia Alizira Ercocen, Turkey Carlo Fornaini, Italy F. Jankevicius, Lithuania A.Juocevicius, Lithuania Saulius Juodkazis, Lithuania / Australia T. Karu, Estonia / Russia

Leonardo Longo, Italy Leos Navratil, Cech Republic Narong Nimsakul, Thailand / Japan Toshio Oshiro, Japan Algis Petras Piskarskas, Lithuania Josef Rosina, Chech Republic P. Smalley, USA Zlatko Simunovic, Switzerland Janis Spigulis, Latvia K. Svanberg, Sweden Sune Svanberg, Sweden



19-21 September 2013

The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva. The hotel is situated on the bank of the River Neris in the center of Vilnius, only a 10-minute walk to the Old Town.

The official language The official congress language English. No simultaneous translation will be provided. Main topics

The main subjects of IPTA-5 are Photodiagnosis & Phototherapy and Biomedical Optics: the State-of-Art in light treatment modalities for health improvement and maintenance in all medical fields; clinical science, sport, esthetic medicine and rehabilitation; the optical diagnosis at a point of care, spectral data bases management; the basics of light and tissue interaction and secondary effects. The Industrial products and the medical treatment technologies are welcomed to be presented at the Exhibition.

PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE Preliminary Scientific Program schedule: Thursday |19 September | 2012

Friday | 20 September | 2012

Conference opening at Vilnius University Old Campus. Courses: - Laser in odontology; - Laser in gynecology (Spectral colposcopy, tissue biomodulation); - Laser/light safety; - Laser in neurology. IPTA Board Meeting.

Exhibition and Poster sessions. Scientific program sections: Biomedical optics, photodiagnosis, endoscopy, health economics; Dermatology, cosmethology, odontology, ENT, pediatry; Neurology, endocrinology, rehabilitation, sport medicine; Urinary, reproductive systems, oncology, flebology and other. Welcome reception.

Saturday | 21 September | 2012 Exhibition, Poster session. Plenary lectures. Closing ceremony. Gala Dinner. Vilnius Firework festival tickets are also available at an extra fee. More information will be announced soon.

REGISTRATION Before 01 08 2013 Before 18 09 2013 (Early registration) (Late registration)

Onsite registration

Standard fee




Participants from the Baltic states*




Students** and nurses




Accompanying persons




Gala dinner







Courses for spec

* Participants from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. ** Students have to provide a written certification from their institution,head of department or employer. *** Special registration rate for STUDENTS is applied till 01 05 2013. Afterwards the rates are as announced (Early registration - 100 Eur). ****Registration to the Courses for specialists on 19 09 2012 is available only till 01 05 2013.

Standard registration fee includes: - Admission to all scientific sessions - Scientific documentation and conference bag - Coffee breaks and lunches - Certificate of attendance

CONTACTS Congress Secretariat For the questions regarding registration, accommodation, social program and general information about the Congress please contact IPTA-5 Congress Secretariat: Vilniaus str. 31/1-14, LT-01402, Vilnius, Lithuania Phone: +370 5 2000780, Fax:+370 5 2000782 Mobile:+370 611 62286, E-mail:

5th Congress of International Phototherapy Association (IPTA-5)  
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On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 5th Congress of International Phototherapy Association (IPTA-5) we are most pleased to invite y...