Special Events & Awards

In addition to the educational programming, we offer a number of ways to engage and connect with the ASLMS community while at the conference.


Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices

Thursday, April 12 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Park View - Verandah
Event and award sponsored by Solta Medical

Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration, with a focus on women from all specialties involved in ASLMS, which includes scientists, clinicians, allied health practitioners and women in the energy-based device industry. For 2018, the Celebration will highlight featured speaker Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc. Following her talk “The World is your Oyster,” the evening will proceed with an expert panel offering industry, scientific and clinical perspectives and the presentation of the ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science award to Tina S. Alster, MD. Attendees can enjoy complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and networking with peers and luminaries. See the event schedule.

The ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award will also be presented. This award will honor Tina S. Alster, MD, as an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in specialties using lasers and/or energy-based devices through teaching, mentoring, organizational leadership, or public advocacy. Learn more about the award.

Featured Speaker


Award Recipient


Panel Representatives - Clinical


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Merete Hædersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc

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Tina S. Alster, MD

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Christine C. Dierickx, MD

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Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD

Panel Representatives -Scientific


Panel Representatives -Industry


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Juanita J. Anders, PhD

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Jeri-Anne Lyons, PhD

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Kerrie Jiang, NP, MSN, CCRP

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Caitlin Martinage

Learn more about the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices group.


Plenary Session

Friday, April 13 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Trinity Ballroom

Join Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, current ASLMS President, for a conference welcome and presidential address, introduction of the Program Chairs, presidential citations and award presentations.

Dan Harris HeadshotKeynote Speaker - Dan Harris

Award-winning ABC News Anchor and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Dan Harris is co-anchor of both Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America on ABC News. He is also the author of 10% Happier, a #1 New York Times best-selling book about a fidgety, skeptical news anchor who stumbles upon meditation. Since releasing the book, Harris has also launched 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, as well as the 10% Happier podcast. The app mixes the irreverence of the book with simple, practical, down-to-earth instructions for meditation. This ancient practice – too long associated exclusively with hippies and robed gurus – has been shown by modern science to boost resilience, focus, creativity, emotional intelligence, and overall mental and physical health. With meditation and mindfulness now being embraced by executives, athletes, educators and entertainers, Harris has become a leading voice for pushing for the practice into the mainstream, using plain English and dry humor.

Read more about Dan Harris


Business Meeting Agenda

Friday, April 13 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Room: Trinity Ballroom

  1. Call to Order – Mathew M. Avram
  2. Additions to the Agenda – Mathew M. Avram
  3. Approval of Minutes of April 1, 2017 Business Meeting – Mathew M. Avram
  4. Treasurer’s Report – E. Victor Ross, MD
  5. Secretary’s Report – Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
  6. Election Results – Mathew M. Avram
  7. New Business – Mathew M. Avram
  8. Introduction of Eric F. Bernstein MD, President-Elect – Mathew M. Avram
  9. Motion to Adjourn – Eric F. Bernstein

In the Spotlight

Friday, April 13 | 9:05 AM - 9:20 AM | eRelevance Corp.
Saturday, April 14 | 9:05 AM - 9:20 AM | Aesthetics Biomedical Inc

Attend one of the 15-minute exhibitor presentations/question and answer sessions to gather product “how to” information from industry leaders and experts.


NEW Headshot Corner

Friday, April 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 14 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outside of Trinity Exhibit Hall | Sponsored by Merz

Any ASLMS 2018 attendee in need of a professional headshot is welcome. No advance sign-up is required! Pictures will be available on a password-protected site to download after the conference. Participants will receive a business card with the URL and password to log in for image download. Pictures are high-resolution´╗┐, suitable for print or digital use.

To download your free digital headshot, visit the ASLMS 2018 gallery, enter the password 2018, search for your photo, and click the down arrow icon at the bottom right of your photo. To purchase prints or other products, click the shopping cart icon (or BUY button.) The gallery will be available no later than April 17 and will remain online for one year.


Ask Me Anything

Friday, April 13 | 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM | Tina S. Alster, MD; Gary P. Lask, MD
Saturday, April 14 | 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM | Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD; E. Victor Ross, MD

Listen to and participate in an energetic open questions/answers non-CME discussion. Inquiries to the session hosts may focus on devices, clinical approaches, and personal recommendations for practice.

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Tina S. Alster, MD

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Gary P. Lask, MD

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Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD

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E. Victor Ross, MD


Tech Connect

Friday, April 13 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Trinity Ballroom | Sponsored by Aerolase Corporation, Pulse Biosciences, Solta Medical, Candela, and Thermi, an Almirall Company

This non-CME session will feature a group of experts each discussing their personal procedural and device preference, what works and how/why devices/techniques are used. Topics include: vaginal reguvanation, skin rejuvanation, skin of color, and scars/striae. Learn More


Exhibitor Reception/Silent Auction

Saturday, April 14 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come grab a bite to eat and a beverage. It's your last opportunity to visit the exhibit booths and mingle with the exhibitors before they close and head home.

In addition to the Exhibitor Reception, ASLMS will host its 13th annual Silent Auction to support research grants. Stop by for your last chance to bid on some fantastic items. Bidding closes at 6:30 PM followed by announcement of the winners.


Early Career Reception

Saturday, April 14 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Park View - Verandah

This special reception offers our students and early career attendees the opportunity to network and build professional relationships with colleagues. The reception is open to all students, residents, fellows-in-training, PhD candidates, and scientists and physicians 10 years or less post-graduation. Attendees can enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and share excellent conversation with peers.

Learn more about the ASLMS Early Career Network.


NEW Experts Video Session

Sunday, April 15 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Trinity Ballroom

This CME session will use video endpoints to demonstrate optimized treatments, show new applications and approaches of laser devices, show the range of treatment options and demonstrate safety techniques. Learn More


Conference Highlights

Sunday, April 15 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM| Trinity Ballroom

Key highlights and some of the most intriguing contributions of the conference educational programs, selected by the Section Chairs and Course Directors, will be presented. CME credits available! Learn More

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