Program Features

The ASLMS Annual Conference promises to be an outstanding learning and networking opportunity that will allow you to stay on top of all the latest research findings and most useful clinical pearls! The dramatic surge in research and development in the field will be presented in the form of abstracts, clinical application courses, controversy sessions, and cutting edge sessions. See how the latest ground-breaking research, techniques and tips can be employed in your discipline.


Courses, Workshops & Sessions

Specialty sessions, which deal in detail with specific areas of laser and other energy-based applications, comprise the other major part of the program. Attendees are free to attend the specialty breakout sessions and individual lectures of their choice, to develop individualized programs suiting their particular needs and interests. CME credits and CE contact hours are available. ASLMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

View the 2018 ASLMS Program-at-a-Glance.

View CME Credit Guidelines, Expectations and Deadlines.


Abstract Sessions

As the world’s preeminent gathering of professionals in the field of lasers and other energy-based technologies, the ASLMS Annual Conference is the ideal venue for clinicians, scientists, students, residents and early career scientists to present research to a global audience. Approximately 250 abstracts are selected for oral presentations each year. Abstracts are also published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the internationally renowned journal of ASLMS.

NEW Abstract Categories for 2018

  • Clinical Applications - Cutaneous
  • Clinical Applications - Gynecologic / Women's Health
  • Clinical Applications - Multi-Specialty
  • Basic Science and Translational Research
  • Nursing/Allied Health
  • ePoster

Learn More


Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for medical students, residents, undergraduate students, interns, and fellows-in-training doing patient oriented research and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows currently involved full-time in biomedical laser research with accompanying accepted abstract. Learn More


ePosters

ePosters allow investigators the opportunity to communicate their data in a clear, concise digital format. Twenty ePoster viewing stations will be located in the Exhibit Hall. Viewers can submit a question to the author. CME credits are offered for viewing ePosters. Learn More


Just for you!

Following are program highlights for various areas of interest. Customize your schedule to fit your needs. See the Program-at-a-Glance for details.

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Women's Health

  • Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices
  • Devices in Women's Genitourinary Health: Clinical Research and Current Trials
  • Scientific Basis of Devices on Women's Genitourinary Health
  • Women's Health Abstract Sessions
  • Tech Connect (non CME) Session
  • Expert Treatment Approaches

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Early Career

  • Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care (half day)
  • Complications, Legal Issues and Laser Safety
  • Ask Me Anything Sessions in Exhibit Hall
  • Basic Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation
  • Tech Connect non-CME Session
  • Early Career Clinical Pearls
  • Early Career Reception
  • Early Career Clinical and Scientific Abstracts
  • NEW Experts Video Session
  • NEW Hanging Your Shingle:  Practice Management Tips
  • Nursing/Allied Health Course (full day)

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Science and Research

  • Basic Science and Translational Research Abstract Sessions
  • Basic Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation
  • Clinical Applications - Multi-Specialty Abstract Sessions
  • Cutting Edge: Laser and Skin
  • Complications, Legal Issues and Laser Safety
  • NEW Magic Wand:  Lab to Clinic Problem Solving Special CME Session
  • Treatments and Imaging for Skin Cancer

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Practical Matters

  • Nursing/Allied Health Course (full day)
  • Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care (half day)
  • NEW Hanging Your Shingle: Practice Management Tips
  • Complications, Legal Issues and Laser Safety
  • Optimizing Patient Experience
  • Tech Connect non-CME Session
  • Laser Safety in the Practice Environment
  • Early Career Clinical Pearls
  • Experts Video Session

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Dermatologic Conditions

  • Clinical Applications - Cutaneous Abstract Sessions
  • NEW Cutaneous Medical Applications for Lasers 
    Cutting Edge: Laser and Skin
  • NEW Early and Late Intervention for Scarring 
  • Treatments and Imaging for Skin Cancer
  • Expert Treatment Approaches
  • Experts Video Session 
  • Laser and Energy-Based Treatments for Leg Veins 
  • Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery 
  • Laser Learning Lab: Opportunities for Hands-on Laser Use Through Case Study Analyses 
  • New Treatments for Tackling Scars 
  • Our Favorite Laser Pearls 
  • Pediatric Laser Focus 
  • Treatments and Imaging for Skin Cancer 
  • Treatments of Vascular Lesions 

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Aesthetic Medicine

  • Clinical Applications - Cutaneous Abstract Sessions
  • Device-Assisted Hair Restoration and Removal
  • Expert Treatment Approaches
  • Fully Ablative and Fractional Resurfacing
  • Laser Learning Lab: Opportunities for Hands-on Laser Use Through Case Study Analyses
  • Laser Treatment for Skin of Color
  • Neck Rejuvenation
  • Non-Invasive Body Contouring
  • Optimizing Outcomes: Combining Injectables with Lasers and Energy-Based Devices
  • Periorbital Therapies and Rejuvenation
  • Resurfacing, Rejuvenation and Recontouring
  • State-of-the-Art in Tattoo Treatment

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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