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News & Announcements

Get Ready for Laser 2015!!!


Please note: The abstract deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting submissions.

A New Version of Our App is Now Available for Download


We are pleased to advise you that the ASLMS mobile app has been upgraded with many new features that will make electronically accessing and scheduling your conference content incredibly easy, including:

  • Download sessions and speakers to calendar: Closer to the conference you will be able to drill down to the speaker level and add to your calendar; this feature will enable you to build a calendar precisely to your needs.
  • Send questions to the podium: In many of the sessions, we will offer audience members the ability to send a question to the moderator via the app, versus waiting in line at the microphone to ask your question!
  • Abstracts will be available to view on the app during the conference. The abstracts will be searchable for easy access.
  • Enhanced Hotel, Area Attractions, and Restaurant information. Keep on top of all the area has to offer!
  • Push notifications during the conference will enable you to stay up to date with activities.
  • Year round membership features are now provided, including access to the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Journal, eCademy, and membership renewal.
Download the app today and get ready to take your conference experience to the next level!



The Latest Issue of Light Reader Now Available Online


Now you can view it online as a FlipBook or download the PDF version and read it offline.


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Cast Your Vote!


Official Election Ballot Closes March 1, 2015


ASLMS voting members are eligible to vote for the following positions:


Vice President (1)

The individual elected as Vice President will be on the Executive Committee for a period of four years, as Vice President, President-Elect, President and Past President. The Vice President serves as the Membership Chair, chairs the Membership Task Force and selects Program Chair(s) for the Annual Conference which will occur during his/her Presidency. 


Board Representatives: Laser Medicine (1) and Laser Surgery (2)

Individuals that serve in this capacity participate in Board discussions, representing the division's perspective, and communicate Board policies and actions back to members of their division. 


Nominating Committee (3)

Three positions on the committee are voted upon by the membership for a term of one year. Nominating Committee members identify individuals to serve as directors and Society or division offices. 


Please vote for the 2015 ASLMS Leaders online. You are able to view each candidate's biographical information and election platform by clicking on the individual's name. 


A quorum for mail balloting is three percent (3%) of the total voting membership of the Society in good standing. For this Ballot, a minimum of 95 Ballots must be received to constitute a quorum.


Voting is a privilege and responsibility of ASLMS members. Please don't delay in casting your ballot. The individuals elected will represent you in the future.





ASLMS Women In Energy-Based Devices Group


ASLMS recognizes and honors women in energy-based devices with the establishment of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Group. Our focus is women from all specialties involved in ASLMS which includes scientists, clinicians and allied health practitioners.


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Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies


Charles Townes, Ph.D., the Nobel Prize-winning physicist credited with helping invent the laser, passed away Tuesday at the age of 99. Dr. Townes was an honorary member of the ASLMS. He was honored at the 30th Anniversary of the ASLMS Annual Conference in 2010 for his lifetime achievements in the field of laser research. Dr. Townes spoke on, “How Do New Things Happen? Origins of the Laser.”


Listen to Audio Clip of Dr. Townes at the 2010 Annual Conference, with an introduction by R. Rox Anderson, M.D.



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Research Grant Application Deadline: March 2, 2015


The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) annually awards research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other related technologies in medical and surgical applications. In addition, as many as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each year.


While the best research projects will be given priority for funding, a concerted effort will be made to award a balance of basic science and clinical research. Any individual or organization desiring to conduct the appropriate type of research who meets the following eligibility criteria can apply for an ASLMS research grant or student research grant.


ASLMS Research Grant Eligibility

  • Applicants must presently be enrolled in or have completed post-doctoral and/or residency training after January 1, 2008.
  • All non-ASLMS members will be required to apply for and be accepted into ASLMS membership.

We also invite you to read about our most recent student and non-student recipients.


Preceptorship Application Deadline: May 15, 2015


The ASLMS Preceptorship Program provides a unique opportunity for ASLMS members who are early in their career to learn new techniques and perspectives in lasers and other energy based technologies, observe a successful practice in action and develop valuable career networks.


Find out more



Webcast featuring ASLMS President, Dr. Juanita Anders is available online at BioOptics World


Hear Dr. Anders speak on Advances in Medical Lasers and Their Applications.


Radiation Mark Removal Program


Over 140 board certified members have enrolled the New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program.


Click here to learn more!



Free Membership for Residents, Fellows & Graduate Students


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Membership Renewal


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