Mr. Gregory Absten, has been actively involved in the Medical Laser field for more than 35 years, with an initial background in critical care and surgery in the Allied Heath areas and Critical Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognized lecturer and author on medical lasers, and has taught hundreds of surgical and nursing courses in every specialty over the years. He is founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Professional Medical Education Association, and chairs the National Council on Laser Certification - a laser credentialing board of the nonprofit group. A Scientific Fellow with the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), he served as the Course Director for their "Laser Biophysics and Safety" workshops for more than eight years, and as the Exhibits Chairman at their annual scientific meeting for more than 15 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the ASLMS in the Laser Safety seat, and has sat on the Education & Training, Safety, and Communications Committees. He is on the Board of Directors for the International Aesthetic & Laser Association (IALA and also sits on the A.N.S.I. Z136.3 Committee for the "Safe use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities". This background has enabled us to offer a variety of standardized and customized laser training programs for physicians, nurses, laser safety officers, technicians and biomedical engineers -- utilizing both Mr. Absten and Physician, Nursing & Technical faculty from around the nation. He holds NCLE Certifications of Medical Laser Safety Officer, Aesthetic Laser Operator and Certified Laser Repair Technician.
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