Professor Dr. Reem Hanna is the Chair of PBM2024 Scientific and Organising Committees. She is a faculty member at Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics, University of Genoa (UniGe), where she teaches on Academic Master Degree Programme in Laser Dentistry. She is a specialist and consultant oral Surgeon at London NHS Hospitals and an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute in London, UK, where she is academic coordinator and lead of Fellowship Courses in Laser Dentistry.
Prof. Hanna is a Fellow Academy of Higher Education, UK and International academy of Dento-Facial Esthetic, New York. She achieved her PhD in Photomedicine from UniGe in 2020 with distinction. Prof. Hanna is an Executive Board Member of British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and Scientific Committee, as well chair of Photobiomodulation Working Group. Prof. Hanna is a senior educator, clinician and experienced researcher. She lectures nationally and internationally on the use of photobiomodulation, antimicrobial photodynamic therapy and surgical lasers for various oral applications and diseases. She is principal investigator in achieving PBM consensus for various clinical applications, focusing on neuropathic pain and adverse effects induced by oncology treatments.
Prof. Hanna has been invited to present her work at several international conferences, as an invited keynote and plenary presenter. She has received publications in over 55 peer reviewed papers on the use of photobiomodulation, aPDT and surgical lasers in various medical and oral applications and wrote chapters in two books on Photobiomodulation Therapy in wound healing and in management of oral complications induced by head and neck cancer Treatments. In March 2022, Prof. Hanna received the “Life Achievement Award” from European Medical Laser Association for recognising her valuable contributions to the laser community.
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