ASLMS selects Gynecological Health Abstract for the Best Overall Clinical Research and Innovations (Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick) Abstract Award

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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) selected the abstract, “Virtual Vaginal Biopsy for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Using Optical Coherence Tomography,”  by Afiba Arthur, M.D,. UCI Obstetrician-Gynecologist fellow, for the Best Overall Clinical Research and Innovations (Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick) Abstract Award.

The abstract was selected by the Section Chairs at the 2022 ASLMS Annual Conference, to be held April 27-30, 2022 in San Diego, CA.  The award is given annually, funded by Candela and includes a $1,000 honoraria.

 “This project is a ‘game changer’ in a field which is so highly visible in the public eye,” stated Yona Tadir, M.D., former medical director and adjunct professor, UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic.

“The impact of this project and the OCT/OCT-A [optical coherence tomography and optical coherence tomography angiogram] technology which has never been used in women’s health goes far beyond the use of energy-based devices in menopausal medicine,” continued Tadir, “This might be a new, non-invasive monitoring tool in the evaluation of physiologic changes – be it pre- to post-menopausal phase of life, or any kind of vaginal changes following hormonal or energy-based treatment.”    

“The tools that are under development and the data collected in this supportive and productive collaborative environment with the clinical arm of the UCI Urogynecology Division of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is the essence of Beckman Laser Institute,” stated Tadir.  

Click here to learn more about the 2022 ASLMS Annual Conference and the Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations (Best Overall Clinical) Abstract Award.