Foundation of Lasers Live Course in Dallas

CONGRATULATIONS, you have registered for the Foundations of Lasers live course lead by John Hoopman. You have taken the first step toward gaining a greater understanding of lasers and their application in the medical workplace.

Course Instructor Introduction

John began his clinical experience at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1998. He served as the administrator of the UT Laser Program (now some 225-laser strong) covering the disciplines of medical/surgical specialties including Cardio-Thoracic, Oral Surgery, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology, and Neurologic Surgery until May 2019 when he retired after 21 years of service.

John is nationally recognized as a leader in patient advocacy and is an active and guiding member of organizations like the ANSI Z136.3 Review Board (the guiding force in patient safety and control nationally), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Laser Institute of America (LIA). With his academic and developmental involvement in light medicine, John has a unique ability to gauge and review most of the new and emerging light and noninvasive technologies being brought to bear in today’s ever changing surgical/clinical world. He has had the honor and pleasure to be involved with revolutionary new laser and light applications that significantly affected both the quality and duration of patient’s lives.

John has also been privileged in co-authoring 62 translational cornerstone research publications. In constant demand by the medical laser industry, John has a unique ability to bring clear and understandable terms to the most complicated of light procedures and methods.

The course content is listed below.


Laser Physics, Safety and Tissue Interaction


July 20, 2024

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST


 Renaissance Dallas Hotel

2222 North Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX 75207



About the event

John E. Hoopman, CMLSO from UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas in a one-day, didactic overview of laser and light-based physics. This course provides the physician or non-physician staff member an academic forum to learn the fundamental characteristics of lasers and light-based devices and how to apply those fundamentals to common procedures, improve efficacy while decreasing the risk of complications.  All fundamentals taught are based on translational research and peer reviewed papers many co-authored by John himself (62 total publications).


The Agenda

Section I: Foundations of Laser and Light

  •  8:00   History of Light Theory
  •  8:30   How Light is Controlled in Clinical Applications
  •  9:00   Five Laser Parameters: Taking Control of Your Device
  • 10:00  Intense Pulsed Light (BBL, IPL)
  • 10:30  Safety with Devices & Laser Regulations
  • 11:00  Ablative Lasers and Their Applications
  • 12:00  Lunch

Section II: Practical Applications of Laser and Light

  • 1:00  Hair Reduction
  • 2:00  Pigmented & Vascular Lesions
  • 2:45  Recap of the Core Concepts of Light Control
  • 3:00  Before and After Examples

Section III: Evaluation and Closing

  • 3:00  Testing
  • 3:20  Questions & Answers
  • 3:45  Award Certificates of Attendance

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1 Day Course

Difficulty: Basic-Intermediate

Foundations of Lasers Live Course in Dallas

access until July 21, 2024 12:00 am

This course does not have any sections.

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