ILSC 2011 – Last Chance to Register

The 2011 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC) is a comprehensive four-day conference covering all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Scientific sessions will address developments in regulatory, mandatory and voluntary safety standards for laser products and for laser use. The Practical Applications Seminars (PAS) complement the Scientific sessions by exploring everyday scenarios that the LSO may encounter.

For ILSC 2011, we are expanding PAS to include the medical community. Laser safety experts from all over the world will meet and discuss their research, programs and standards. Professionals in all fields and applications will find ILSC 2011 a tremendous source for information and networking opportunities.

Featuring Topics On:
  • Practical Laser Safety
  • Control Measures
  • Hazard & Risk Assessment
  • Medical Laser Safety
  • Measurements
  • Bioeffects
  • Eye Protection
  • Outdoor Lasers
  • Eye Protection
  • High-Power Laser Issues
  • Non-Beam Hazards & Fume Extraction
  • Safety Standards Legislation



Chair: Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth, GA, USA

The Medical Practical Applications Seminar is an exciting, new 2-day seminar for Medical Laser Safety Officers. This seminar will be  particularly useful for MLSOs who work in operating rooms, surgical centers, aesthetic clinics and medical spas. Participants will benefit from the cutting-edge medical laser safety presentations that will be showcased.

Topics Include:

  • Plume Hazards
  • Hazards of Airway Passage
  • Laser Responsibilities in the O.R.
  • Regulations/Litigation
  • Laser Safety “Myth Busters”
  • Aesthetics and Cosmetics: New Technologies and Procedures


Chair: Sheldon Zimmerman, CLSO
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, USA

The Technical Applications Seminar is a 2-day seminar for the practicing Laser Safety Officer. This seminar will be particularly useful for LSOs who are not full-time laser safety professionals. Participants will be involved in panel discussions and hot topics addressing the more common safety issues and concerns of the day-to-day operations in commercial, factory, research and medical facility settings. Learn and network with your peers.

Topics Include:

  • Laser Safety in the Workplace
  • How to Determine Nominal Hazard Zones (NHZ)
  • What LEP should I Select?
  • What Control Measures are Mandatory?
  • How do I know if this Laser is Dangerous?
  • What Regulations Apply to Me?

ILSC Conference General Chair: Benjamin Rockwell, Ph.D
Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City-Base, TX, USA

Laser Safety Scientific Session Chair: John O’Hagan, Ph.D
Health Protection Agency, Didcot, UK

Technical Practical Applications Seminar Chair: Sheldon Zimmerman, CLSO
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, USA

Medical Practical Applications Seminar Chair: Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth, GA, USA

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