German Society for Biophotonics and Laser Medicine

About us

We are an interdisciplinary medical society with the aim to further develop biophotonic and laser medical procedures, to make them known and to bring them into use for the benefit of the patients. In doing so, we always keep an eye on practical relevance and regulatory requirements. It is of great concern to us to provide well-founded training and continuing education opportunities for physicians, medical physicists and medical personnel. 

Why lasers?

With their different wavelengths and power densities, lasers offer unique possibilities in the diagnosis and therapy of numerous clinical pictures. From ophthalmology to urology and dentistry, they provide cost-effective and rapid treatments with short recovery times. In cosmetic surgery, they make scars and tattoos disappear. In research, they help to achieve breakthroughs, for instance in the intraoperative differentiation of tumor marginal tissue.

· Key Activities ·


It is a long road from basic research to the clinic. It is a focus of our work to accompany this journey and help the players overcome obstacles and master challenges.


A sound education as well as continuous training are crucial for the optimal use of innovative technologies in laser medicine and biophotonics in patient care.


Communication both internally and outwardly is key to the success of our work. We have the various target groups firmly in mind and offer them tailored information and event formats.

Next Generation

The future lies in the next generation. Therefore, shaping the future must involve today's students. The goals and tasks are defined by the committee, taking into account the goals of the DGLM itself.

· Upcomming Events ·

DGLM presents:

Women in Photonics
International Workshop on Career Opportunities in Photonics

November 26 – 30 2023
Jena, Germany

in cooperation with:


DGLM presents:

International Congress on Biophotonics (#ICOB2024)

March 3 – 7 2024, Jena, Germany

in cooperation with:


Become part of the DGLM community

The membership in the oldest and largest medical laser society in Europe offers you:

A platform for exchange with physicians, engineers, physicists and partners from the industry.

Reduced congress fees for events of the DGLM

The opportunity to participate in the committees of the DGLM, the committees and thus the opportunity to decisively shape the society and its impact on biophotonics in Germany.

· Executive Committee ·

Dr. Carsten M. Philipp

President of the DGLM
Center for Laser Medicine Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

Vice President of the DGLM

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

Prof. Dr. Ronald Sroka

Secretery General of the DGLM


Dr. Adrian Rühm

Financial Officer of the DGLM