Education Objectives

This course will explain the processes involved during the laser heating of biological tissue. Details will be given to solve light diffusion approximation, bio-heat, and thermal damage equations. The role of optical, thermal, and damage parameters on the final thermal action will be explained. Specific examples such as “Laser fractional photothermolysis of the skin” will be presented.


Prof. Serge R. Mordon, PhD works in Lille, France for the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). He is the director of INSERM U 1189 (Image Assisted Laser Therapies Assisted for Oncology) and the director of the Photomedicine Center (Lille University Hospital). Since 1981, he has been involved in the medical applications of lasers, particularly in dermatology and plastic surgery. More recently, he has focused his research on Focal Laser Ablation and Photodynamic Therapy.

He is an internationally recognized expert in laser-tissue interaction and laser applications in medicine. He has authored over 400 articles and book chapters. Pr. Mordon is the author of sixteen issued patents. Since 2012, he holds a Master Degree in Strategy and Organization Management (University of Paris X).

He is the President of The French Medical Laser Society and Board Member of several professional societies. Associate editor of the editorial board for the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. In 2015, he was nominated Finland Distinguished Professor.


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