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Why Attend?

It’s a great opportunity to learn alongside physicians, clinicians, scientists, and industry professionals who use or are investigating the use of lasers and other energy-based technologies.

  • CME Credits/CE Contact Hours Available
  • Great Location
  • Key Thought Leaders
  • Small Intimate Setting

Course topics include: Basic Science of Lasers, Tissue Interactions, Skin Tightening, Hair Removal, Vascular Lesions, Tattoos, Safety Procedures, Injectable Neurotoxins, and more! Hot topics include the latest in fat treatment and RF needling, the use of PDT in cutaneous medicine, as well as fractional high energy picosecond technology for acne scars, pigment and photo damage.

Course Schedule & Director / Faculty Disclosures and Bios

ASLMS Laser Aesthetic Course

Emil A. Tanghetti, MD discusses the annual ASLMS Laser Aesthetics Course.

2018 Highlights

The course will include "how to" videos, "how to avoid complications" and practical solutions to common problems.

  • Innovative combinations of ablative lasers to achieve optimal results for skin rejuvenation,acne scarring and complex vascular malformations.
  • Several newer devices and techniques that combine ablative and non-ablative technologies.
  • Comparison of newer picosecond devices to better treat pigmented lesions.
  • Newer treatment approaches to melasma and tattoos.
  • Updated patient treatment videos that highlight advances in laser technology.
  • New ideas on non-ablative rejuvenation for photo-damage and acne scars.
  • New methods and ideas on treating acne.
  • More and better options for non-invasive fat treatment.

Don't miss a great opportunity to learn from key ASLMS thought leaders


Gerald N. Goldberg, MD
Medical Director and owner of Pima Dermatology in Tucson, Arizona, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

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Emil A. Tanghetti, MD
Owner of Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Sacramento, California

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J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California-Irvine, and Medical Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic

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E. Victor Ross, MD
Director of the Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California

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"I really felt this course was worthwhile, to the point and packed full of information."

"All speakers were excellent. Their passion for helping patients and the audience was heartwarming!"

"Wonderful! Appreciated expert opinion on devices but also that they admitted their own limitations and preferences due to their interests and abilities."

"Speakers were all very knowledgeable and spoke well and comfortably and were available for questions/discussion."

"I don't use lasers, but I recommend them and I wanted to be updated. The course was very helpful."
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Registration Fees

ASLMS Member - $950
Non-Member - $1,250
Student/Resident/Fellow in training - $200 (Only 5 seats available. Must provide a letter from your program director or chief of service on official letterhead for verification.)

Pre-registration by Friday, October 12, 2018 is required. No on-site registrations. Seating is limited. If course is at capacity, interested participants will be placed on a wait list.

Not a member of ASLMS? Don't worry. Non-members who submit membership application at the time of registration qualify for the member fee

How to Register

Register online via button below or email, mail or fax completed registration form or call 715-845-9283 or toll free at 877-258-6028 to register today!


Educational Needs

This course will provide participants with an understanding of lasers and other light energy based technology and their use in clinical aesthetic applications.


This course is designed for physicians, other clinicians, scientists, and individuals in industry who currently use or are investigating use of lasers in their practice. This course is beneficial for anyone who wishes to have a deeper understanding of how lasers work and then apply that knowledge to achieve optimum clinical outcomes.

Background Requirements

Minimal background and experience in the field of laser and other light-based technology and their application in health care.

Instructional Content and/or Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Be introduced to the basic science of how lasers and other related light energy technologies work.
  • Become familiar with the interactions and effects of light based energy on human tissues.
  • Be introduced to a cross-section of lasers and other light based energy technologies and their most appropriate aesthetic applications.
  • Be introduced to the use of lasers in the treatment of a variety of aesthetic procedures and device applications including; hair removal, vascular lesions, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, acne scars, port wine stains, irregular pigmentation, nevi, melasma, tattoos, RF needling, non-invasive fat reduction and treatment, and the interactions and complimentary use of light based technology with muscle relaxers and fillers.
  • Be provided with best practice patient selection criteria, patient safety procedures, and patient relationship building practices which result in improved patient outcomes.
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CME Information

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For more information, see our continuing medical education details as well as credit guidelines and expectations.

CE Contact Hours

This offering by the ASLMS, in conjunction with Professional Medical Education Association, is accredited for 11.5 CE contact hours. Professional Medical Education Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 12386. Note: Most State Boards of Nursing accept another State Board's approval for granting credits. Check with the Board of Nursing in your state for clarification. Certificates of Attendance will be provided.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

ASLMS does not have a contracted, reduced rate block with a particular hotel. Below is a map of choices which are within reasonable distance from the Beckman Laser Institute. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Beckman Laser Institute. Please check with the hotel regarding shuttle transportation well in advance of the event.


Airport / Transportation

The John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) is conveniently located near hotels and the Beckman Laser Institute. The Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) is located at 1002 Health Sciences Road East in Irvine, CA. Each hotel has accessible taxi service to/from BLI. Attendees are encouraged to make shuttle arrangements in advance. Attendees are responsible for coordinating their own transportation and parking. Directions to BLI

For more information, please contact ASLMS at (715) 845-9283, toll free at (877) 258-6028 or email

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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