International Day of Light 2023, Thailand

By Keattisak Sripimanwat - IEEE ComSoc Thailand Chapter Chair

A post-pandemic symposium on, “Light in Healthcare,” was organized on the International Day of Light (IDL 2023), May 16. This event covers for wide range of minimum technical background audiences of the growing, aging society in Thailand. Starting from the high school student level through university, to the public, this IDL2023 was proposed to stimulate young people into STEM, and for long-term public self-learning to understand both sides of the benefits and risks of lightwave.

Online twelve topics by fifteen speakers from all around the country were given in the areas of biomedical engineering, light pollution, light and medicine, blue light for alertness, teeth bleaching and whitening, photodynamic therapy, light disinfection for drinking water, skin laser surgery, lighting design for aging society, circadian lighting and light therapy, and safety from light.

In parallel on the same date at a local IEEE ComSoc annual seminar, another extended topic from the previous year based on, “Light in Cable,” was organized online. Optical fiber foundation for submarine network is focused on this industrial talk. Two communication engineers from the local telecommunications industry shared its overall technology and services targeting non-technical background people in the title of, “Light in Submarine Cable.”

Thai IEEE ComSoc chapter would like to thank those seventeen speakers, and their organizations; Biomedical Engineering and Faculty of Dentistry, Srinakharinwirot University; Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn and Kasetsart Universities; Faculty of Engineering and Medicine, Chulalongkorn University; Faculty of Pharmacy, Siam University; Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Streesmutprakan School; Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University; King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital; and the National Telecom Public Company Limited (NT). Their kindness to co-enlighten people is highly appreciated.

Full information of all contributors with their recorded videos on both the symposium and seminar are serving at and, respectively.