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The professional society for lasers, laser applications and laser safety worldwide.

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The Laser Institute of America (LIA) is a network of corporations, non-profit institutions, and individuals who offer a complete line of laser safety training courses for personnel in research, industrial, and medical laser facilities.

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The conferences of the Laser Institute of America are the town square of the laser community. A large and diverse group, laser professionals often find themselves disconnected from each other.

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Our publications and web media provide a convenient avenue for individuals to connect with the laser community and gain the latest information on laser technology, applications and safety worldwide.

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Whether you are new to the world of lasers or an experienced laser professional, LIA is for you. We offer a wide array of products, services, education and events to enhance your laser safety knowledge and expertise.

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Laser Safety and Innovation in Manufacturing

The Laser Institute (LIA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is not only your guide in the manufacturing world of laser technology, but we're also the publisher of the Z136 series laser safety standards and the Journal of Laser Applications. As an unbiased authority with decades of history in the field, we are committed to elevating your understanding and application of laser technology, ensuring you remain at the cutting edge of manufacturing innovation.

Our support extends through a focused range of offerings, including comprehensive laser safety training, specialized workshops, and industry conferences. These platforms provide invaluable opportunities for networking and learning from top experts and peers in the field. By engaging with LIA, you gain access to essential resources and a professional community, all dedicated to excellence in laser applications and laser safety.

Empowering Laser Research and Development

The Laser Institute (LIA) offers a wealth of resources and opportunities for researchers in the laser industry, including students, professors, and industry R&D professionals. For academia, we provide access to the latest laser research, educational materials, and a network for collaboration and knowledge exchange. For industry professionals, our platform offers insights into the newest developments, safety standards, and best practices in laser technology. Engaging with us means staying at the forefront of your field with the tools and connections essential for impactful research and innovation in laser technology.

Educating Professionals on Laser Safety

The Laser Institute (LIA) is an essential partner for safety professionals in sectors such as government, academia, medical, and industrial facilities, where laser technology is a critical component. Our partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a standout feature, underlining our commitment to laser safety education and best practices. Through this alliance, we play a pivotal role in training OSHA officers on the nuances of laser safety, ensuring regulatory bodies are well-informed and equipped to uphold high safety standards.

For safety professionals, our resources are invaluable. We provide the latest research in laser safety, comprehensive training programs, and access to the Z136 series of laser safety standards. Our workshops and conferences offer further networking opportunities with laser safety experts and peers, fostering a community dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of safety in laser technology applications across various industries. Aligning with us keeps you at the forefront of laser safety knowledge and integrates you into a network that is shaping the future of our industry.

Our Expertise for Medical Professionals

For medical professionals, including nurses, physicians, surgeons, aestheticians, and veterinarians, who utilize laser technology, The Laser Institute (LIA) offers indispensable resources and training. Understanding the critical role of lasers in medical applications, we provide specialized support to ensure these technologies' safe and effective use in healthcare settings.

Our extensive offerings include targeted training programs that cover the nuances of laser use in medical facilities — focusing on staff and patient safety. Our conferences and virtual workshops also present opportunities to learn about the latest in medical laser safety. At our bi-annual ILSC conference, attendees can engage with experts and discuss best practices and challenges with peers. By partnering with LIA, medical professionals gain access to a wealth of knowledge and a network of experts, ensuring they remain at the forefront of laser safety and applications in healthcare.

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Upcoming Conferences

The conferences of LIA are the town square
of the laser community.

1414 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45409
United States
Jul 15 to Jul 17, 2024

LIA's Laser Additive Manufacturing workshop (LAM) is returning in person this year to Dayton, Ohio. LAM is a unique workshop that brings together industry specialists from around the world to provide insight into highly focused areas of laser additive manufacturing.

2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
Sep 11, 2024

The Industrial Laser Conference is a one-day workshop to educate businesses on the advantages of integrating laser processes into the manufacturing line. Learn how to apply lasers to increase your profits & efficiency!

1755 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States
Nov 4 to Nov 7, 2024

We are excited to host the world’s leading international conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Hollywood, California for 2024! ICALEO offers an exceptional platform to delve into the cutting-edge advancements, diverse applications, and transformative research that define lasers and electro-optics.

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