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Hotel reservations for Laser 2015 are open. Visit the Annual Conference page for more information.


The Keynote Speaker for Laser 2015 is Announced


ASLMS is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for Laser 2015 is Richard M. Satava, M.D. FACS.


Dr. Satava's address is titled, "The Role of Directed Energy in the Next Revolution of Healthcare." 


Dr. Satava is a retired Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. He has been continuously active in surgical education and surgical research, with more than 200 publications and book chapters in diverse areas of advanced surgical technology, including Surgery in the Space Environment, Video and 3-D imaging, Telepresence Surgery, Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation, and Objective Assessment of Surgical Competence and Training.  


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The latest issue of Light Reader is now available!





There is 1 spot still available in the 2014 Preceptorship Program


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Student Board Positions

We are now accepting applications for two non-voting student board positions. Two early career members, one basic scientist and one clinician, will be selected and appointed by the Board of Directors at the Annual Conference in April 2015.

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Position Descriptions
Early Career Scientist Board Representative
Resident/Fellow Board Representative

Early Career Scientist Board Representative
Resident/Fellow Board Representative


A Tribute to Notable ASLMS Member,

Franz Hillenkamp, Ph.D.

Professor Franz Hillenkamp passed away in Germany on August 22, 2014. Franz was one of the founding fathers of laser medicine and a founder of the Gordon Conference on Lasers in Biology. He established many of the theoretical models of laser-tissue interaction and had major impact on different laser specialties.  He was a major contributor to the early ASLMS, served for many years on the editorial board of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and was recipient of the Caroline and William Mark Award. Among his many contributions was the discovery and development of matrix assisted laser desorption spectrometry (MALDI) which has significantly facilitated today's advances in proteomics and genomics. Besides all his scientific contributions he was a true role model. Franz was brilliant, passionate and truly caring of the scientific cause and on a personal level. I enjoyed the privilege having Franz as my mentor who introduced me to laser medicine and continued to guide me. We all will deeply miss him. His spirit lives on. 


Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD




Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations Memorial Award

We are sad to report that Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick, a long-standing member of the ASLMS, passed away on July 12, 2014. Dr. Fitzpatrick was known as the father of “laser resurfacing.”  He was a leader in research, development and the clinical application of light based energy devices. An active Fellow of the ASLMS since 1983, Dr. Fitzpatrick served as president, as well as in numerous capacities to support the organization’s mission.

In 2011, ASLMS established the Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations Award, to honor the best clinical research presentation at the annual conference. At the request of the Fitzpatrick family, if you would like to contribute to the award fund in memory of Dr. Fitzpatrick, mail your check payable to the ASLMS Richard E. Fitzpatrick Endowment Fund to: ASLMS, 2100 Stewart Avenue, Suite 240, Wausau, WI  54401. For your convenience, you can also contribute online through our secure server.




Radiation Mark Removal Program

With over 150 board certified members enrolled, the ASLMS has officially

launched the New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program.


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