The European Laser Association is an umbrella organisation. Its objective is to provide a platform for both European and non-European organisations with an interest in Laser and light related technology. The ELA corporate membership is listed below. Each member of these organisations is, in turn, also a member of ELA. The aggregate membership exceeds 500.
To provide a common platform of forum for the exchange of knowledge of laser, light and other energy based technologies in medicine and biosciences.
To convene annual conferences and teaching courses on lasers, light sources and energy based devices in medical science
To standardise training courses in use of lasers and other light based technology
To promote collaboration and understanding between clinical and scientific disciplines.