Drs. Arndt and Dover, along with Drs. Anderson and Alam, organized and directed the annual CONTROVERSIES IN CUTANEOUS LASER AND COSMETIC SURGERY advanced symposium which this year was held in Whistler, BC, Canada August 8-10, 2008. This gathering is considered the state-of-the-art top meeting in its field and is enthusiastically attended by physicians, other health care providers, and those from the medical laser and related industries. Over 300 participants enjoyed a stimulating, exciting and highly educational time in the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest.