Objectives & Outcomes of the Course

This course will cover the following topics:

– Basic knowledge of laser technology

– Interaction of light with tissue

– Laser Safety rules, awareness in OR

– What the medical staff should know using LASER!

– Types of Lasers: NIR-Laser-group CW, such and Diodelaser, IR-Laser-group such  andCO2 (pulsed, CW) and Pulsed laser, such as and  pulse

The minimum outcomes of this course is that it can act as the “every-year-instruction” guide for people working in the OR with Laser.


Ronald Sroka is the head of the Laser- Forschungslabor (LFL) (Laser-Research Laboratory) at LIFE-Centre of University Hospital Munich since 2010. As physicist he received PhD degree at the Medical Faculty of the University Munich in 1992 and habilitation in 2014. Since 1986, he was mostly engaged in the research and development of fluorescence diagnosis, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and laser surgery in nearly all medical disciplines focusing on the translational technical implementation of several laser applications into the clinics (e.g. Urology: laser lithotripsy, PDT of prostate cancer, BPH vaporization and enucleation; ENT: laser assisted tonsillotomy and nasal applications; phlebology: endoluminal laser ablation of varicose vein; GI: PDT of Barrett cancer). R. Sroka gained experience in project management as principal investigator with several national bi- or multilateral projects, as well as interdisciplinary and translational research projects of clinical relevance.

Apart from a long publication list and patents, he is the General Secretary of the German Society of Lasermedicine (DGLM e.V.), EiC of Photonics and Lasers in Medicine, executive member of the ELA, member of the steering committee of World of Photonics Munich, organizer, co-organizer and chair of several international and national conferences and finally serves as reviewer for several related Journals.


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