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Early Career Network

Developing the Next Generation of Energy-based Technology Leaders

Health and technology advancements of the future rely on the great minds of emerging clinicians and research scientists. That is why ASLMS offers FREE memberships, waived conference fees, and discounts on pre-conference courses to students, residents and fellows-in-training for the duration of their training. The ASLMS Early Career Network aims to support those in training and at the start of their professional careers by building relationships and promoting involvement in ASLMS.



  • FREE memberships
  • Cutting-edge learning opportunities

See the different membership levels and benefits


Student Board Positions

  • 2 Resident/Fellow positions
  • 2 Early Career Scientist positions

Meet the current Student Board Reps and learn how to apply


Annual Conference

  • Waived conference registration fees
  • 50% off* pre-conference courses
  • Travel grants

Discover all of the great opportunities available at the Annual Conference


Preceptorship Program

  • Learn new techniques and perspectives in lasers and other energy based technologies
  • Observe a successful practice in action
  • Develop valuable career networks

Learn how to apply for a Preceptorship

Preceptees share experiences

Prescilia Isedeh, MD

Dennis Porto, MD


Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM) Journal

  • FREE online subscription
  • Published eleven times per year
  • Ranked 49th out of 198 journals in the Surgery category based on the 2014-15 impact factor

View a LSM sample and find out how to access the journal online


Research Grants

  • As many as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each year.

Learn how to apply for a research grant


Bradley S. Bloom, MD
ASLMS Member Since January 2013

Former Student Board Representative Offers A Perspective on ASLMS

I initially joined the ASLMS as a student member to develop my interest in biomedical lasers. Since that time, I have discovered countless benefits to membership that have solidified my commitment to the Society. The ASLMS has greatly expanded its opportunities for residents and fellows. Most recently the ASLMS created an abstract session/competition dedicated to residents and fellows in addition to two new board positions – the Early Career Scientist Board Representative and the Resident/Fellow Board Representative. Yasaman Damestani and I have been incredibly fortunate to be elected to these positions respectively. These positions have provided Yasaman and me incredible opportunities for interacting with more experienced colleagues and developing the necessary skills to serve in leadership roles throughout our careers.

We encourage all residents, fellows, and developing scientists to apply for free membership in the ASLMS and seriously consider applying for the Early Career Scientist Board Representative and Resident/Fellow Board Representative positions. We are proud to be members of the ASLMS and look forward to interacting with all of you as colleagues.

ASLMS Research Grants for Early Career Professionals
Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBA, ASLMS Resident/Fellow Student Board Representative, talks about the benefits of receiving an ASLMS Research Grant.

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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