It gives me great pleasure to welcome to you to the 37th Annual Conference of the British Medical Laser Association, Park Inn by Radisson, Heathrow, London. The BMLA conference is a unique platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas, recent advances, and everything else in the field of lasers and light based devices for all medics, surgeons, nurses, technicians, aestheticians and scientists who are directly or indirectly involved in the use of such devices for improving their patients’ and clients’ health and wellbeing. Whilst it is always a challenge to cater to such a diverse group of candidates, the BMLA has been accepting this challenge year on year and delivering high quality, evidence based, scientific programme to stimulate the minds of medical and aesthetic laser enthusiasts. Like always, we start our conference with laser core of knowledge and skin courses. These courses are highly subscribed and the demand for spaces has grown year on year. By popular demand, hair removal and vascular lasers are now 2 separate courses. Not only do we have dedicated conference sessions for skin laser treatments, photodynamic therapy and biophotonics, use of lasers in surgery; the 2019 BMLA conference will see a new session on ‘Lasers in Dentistry’. The BMLA prides itself in being inclusive and we will continue to have a dedicated ‘nurses and therapists’ session’ which has been so popular in the last few years. Besides the scientific bonanza, we promise to offer delegates a great opportunity to establish new contacts, pick up pearls of wisdom from experienced colleagues and of course enjoy the conference dinner at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor on Thursday evening. I am very excited about holding this conference in London, and the venue is especially conveniently located for ease of access for everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, many things are uncertain after Brexit 2019, but one thing is certain – BMLA 2019 is going to be the biggest and best BMLA conference to date! We look forward to welcoming you to London.