he I INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF LASERTHERAPY counted with the participation of Profa. J. Anders (Uniformed School of Health Sciences), all PPG professors in Biophotonics Applied to Health Sciences (PPGB) and professors indicated by the Brazilian Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery. The event was opened to all undergraduate students involved in scientific initiation projects and in the School of Science Program (a program whose objective is to prepare undergraduate students for activities of methodology, practices and techniques of scientific research, providing the student with the theoretical and , mainly different scenarios of practical experience, under the guidance of researchers from the Strict Sensu programs of UNINOVE, before enrolling in the program of Scientific Initiation), because being the first forum, satisfaction is the final result.
In its second edition, the II INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF LASERTHERAPY, took place between 03 and 04 November 2016, the event invited speakers. Dr. Praveen R. Arany of the University at Buffalo, USA and Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Berlien, Senior Advisor at Elisabeth Hospital (Berlin, Germany) and Vice President of the International Society for Vascular Anomalies Study. In addition they also presented lectures, Prof. Dr. Carlos Eduardo Pinfildi (Prof. of the Department of Physical Therapy at the Federal University of São Paulo), Me. Simone Oliveira Sierra (Head of the Primary Care Section of the Municipal Health Department of São Bernardo do Campo) and several students and ex- the PPGB students. With more than 700 subscribers we beat the record the free registration was important to achieve the goal of being the biggest event focused on photobiomodulation.
The III INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF LASERTHERAPY was attended by Profs Drs Tayyaba Hasan (Harvard Med. School); Imran Rizvi (Harvard Med. School), Lotharl Lilge (University of Toronto), Antônio Pinheiro (Fed. Martha S. Ribeiro (Institut of Energy and Nuclear Research); Carlos Pinfild (Fed University of SP) and Marcia Marques (University of São Paulo). The poster session provided strength partnerships between the various participating institutions. It also favored the presentation of new scientific methods and dissemination of results by IBF participants, favoring the exchange of information and strengthening institutional partnerships, national or international. The III FIB counted on more than 1500 enrolled and more than 100 works submitted, being the greater event of Latin America in number of participants
In 2018, at the IV INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF LASERTHERAPY, 1079 were enrolled making this major event of Biophotonics of Brazil in number of subscribers and scope of topics. This edition of the event was attended by the speakers: Prof. Dr. Diego Longo (Laser Medicine Institute of Firenze); Prof. Doctor Leonardo Longo (Institute of Laser Medicine Firenze), Prof. Dr. Tianhong Dai (Harvard Medical School), Prof. Dr. Adenilson Souza (UERJ); Profa. Dr. Silvia Nuñez (Univ. Brazil); Dr. Paulo Bossini (NUPEN AND UFSCAR), Profa. Dr. Rosana Lizarelli (IFSC), in addition to the PPG professors in Biofotonica, has been part of the UNINOVE nursing team. The 85 papers were submitted to the IV International Forum of Laser Therapy, were accepted for publication in a journal. The gratuity of the event was an important inclusion factor, since the number of registrations for students was high and were exposed to extracurricular knowledge to increase the importance of knowledge.
In 2019, there was a change in the name of the event and what would be the 5th LASERTHERAPY INTERNATIONAL FORUM was called the 5th BIOPHOTONICS INTERNATIONAL FORUM. National and international lectures were held, and the 1st Biophotonics Innovation Forum, in addition to oral presentations and scientific posters, which contributed to the exchange of scientific and technological information among research groups in Brazil and abroad. In this edition, the 1st Biophotonics Latin American Meeting was also held, with the aim of sharing experiences and discussing new ways of collaboration across Latin America.
A total of 2598 applications were made online (total number of certificates issued), of which 723 were effective participations. In this edition, a pre-event was held that included new activities such as the 1st Latin American Biophotonics Meeting, with the participation of professors José Luis González Solís (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), Martín Eugenio Rapi (National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jose Maria Aguilera (National University of Asunción, Paraguay) and Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes (UNINOVE, Brazil). At the end, a debate table was set up. In the afternoon, the 1st Innovation Forum, in order to discuss the University / Industry Partnership in the scope of innovation. The representative of ABIMO, Dr. Joffre Moraes, the representative of SISQUALY, Dr. Luiz Eduardo da Costa and the representatives of our partner companies DMC, MMO, Cosmedical and Biolambda participated. The V International Biophotonics Forum had plenary presentations by Profa. Dr. Celine Frochot (University of Lorraine, Nancy), Prof. Dr. Cristiano Carlomagno (IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milano, Italy), Prof. Dr. Fábio Parra Sellera (FMVZ - USP), Profa. Dra. Ana Cecília Corrêa Aranha (FO-USP), Profa. Dra. Patrícia da Ana (UFABC), Profa. Dra. Ana Claudia Muniz Rennó (UNIFESP, Santos), Profa. Rita de Cassia Ferreira (Biophotonics Center - Conjunto Hospitalar do Mandaqui), Profa. Virginia M.M. Rodrigues (UNINOVE, Brazil), Profa. Adriana Schapochnik (UNINOVE, Brazil) and Profa. Lidiane Rocha Mota (UNINOVE, Brazil). As a closing, a new activity called Brainstorm: research in Biophotonics and its impact on society, with the participation of Prof. Dr. Nivaldo Parizotto (UNIARA, UFSCAR, Brazil), Prof. Dr. Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato (IF USP-São Carlos, Brazil), Profa. Dra. Maria Cristina Chavantes (UNINOVE, Brazil), Profa. Dr. Martha Simões Ribeiro (IPEN, Brazil), Prof. Dr. Martín Eugenio Rapi (National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Prof. Dr. Renato Amaro Zângaro (Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil), Prof. Dr. Ricardo Scarparo Navarro (Brazil, Brazil), Profa. Dr. Sandra Kalil Bussadori (UNINOVE, Brazil), Profa. Dra. Silvia Cristina Nunez (Brazil, Brazil), Profa. Dr. Luciana Almeida Lopes (Nupen, Brazil) and Prof. Dr. José Luis González Solís (Mexico). The discussion was mediated by Profa Profa. Dr. Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes. 104 works were submitt
In 2020, the 6th INTERNATIONAL BIOPHOTONIC FORUM was presented 100% online. This year, we have included the BRICS presentations. The opening ceremony was conducted by Prof. Dr. Leonardo Longo and Prof. Dr. Pinheiro. The plenary sessions were presented by Prof. Dr. Konstantin G. Korotkov (Russia), Prof. Dr. Saravanakumar Subramani (India) Prof. Dr. Sharon Krishna (India), Prof. Dr. ZhuoChen (China) and Prof. Dr. Heidi Abrahamse (South Africa). We also had a presentation by Prof. Dr. Carlos Eduardo Pinfildi, Prof. Dr. Vânia Declair and Prof. Dr. Luiz Gustavo Luciano Pereira Rosa, in addition to Prof. Dr. Ricardo Navarro. We had the lecture of Prof. Dr. José Maria Gonzalez for the 2nd Latin American Forum. In the afternoon, we had the II Forum on Innovation in Biophotonics: University-Industry Partnership in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship in Biophotonics with the aim of discussing the University / Industry Partnership in the field of innovation. Prof. Dr. Antônio Pires Barbosa commented on the Feasibility of Incorporating innovations in Biophotonics in the public health service, Me. Alessandro Ferreira do Nascimento also commented on ANVISA's perspective in relation to the research-industry-service partnership as a possibility for the development of innovation of health products. Prof. Dr Luciana Luciana Lopes talked about Transfer of photonic technologies in health: challenges in the science/industry/regulation relationship, Prof. Dr. Vanderlei Bagnato shared his vision of industry and research as partners in the development of Biophotonics and to finalize Profa. Dr. Maria Cristina Chavantes to comment on the promising applications of Biophotonics in healthcare in the near future. Moreover, we had another session of the II BRAINSTORMING: Biophotonics - Challenges and Perspectives with the participation of Profa. Dr. Martha Simões Ribeiro (IPEN, Brazil), Prof. Dr. Fábio Parra Sellera (FMVZ - USP), Prof. Dr. Aldo Brugnera, Prof. Dr. Ivany M.C. Baptista, Profa. Dr. Patricia da Ana (UFABC), Profa. Dr. Francine Cristina Silva Rosa (UFBA), Profa. Dr. Márcia M Marques (FOUSP), Prof. Dr. Alyne Simões (FOUSP), Prof. Dr. Silvia Nunez (Universidade Brasil).
7th International Biophotonics Forun - Online
In 2021, with challenging scenario imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th Biophotonics International Forum was held 100% online. There was 10 hours of scientific activities divided between 2 days of the event, with short lectures adjusted to the digital format. Were 4 simultaneous rooms: the main one, with lectures given by renowned biophotonics experts, the work presentation´s room for oral presentation, the abstract’s room and the exhibitors' room, This edition, the 3nd Biophotonics Latin American Meeting and the 2st BRICS Biophotonics Meeting was also be held, with the aim of sharing experiences and discussing new ways of collaboration across Latin America, Russia, India, China and South Africa.