This award was established in 2015 by the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee with the purpose of honoring an individual, either male or female, 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.
This award may be given to either ASLMS members or non-members. It will be presented at the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices event at the Annual Conference. The award recipient will receive a plaque and $1,000 and will be required to present a brief talk at the event.
Award given annually, pending sponsorship of the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices event.
The candidate must meet the following five criteria in order to be considered for this award:
- Candidates should embody the spirit and intent of the award through his or her excellence in leadership, mentoring and continuous promotion of the professional development of women in specialties using energy-based devices.
- Candidates should be a representative of Industry, Scientific Research or Clinical Applications with impact on international innovations and outreach, involvement in humanitarian medicine, and emphasis on problem solving.
No award will be granted to any person if the award would be contrary to any United States law, including but not limited to trade embargoes administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Award Sponsorship, Candidate Selection and Recusal
- The 2017 ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award is sponsored by Valeant Pharmaceuticals of North America, Inc. We truly appreciate this support. To avoid bias, those individuals associated with noted sponsor must recuse from both submitting nominations and from participation in award selection.
- The members of the Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee will review nominees and determine the award recipient. To avoid bias, those individuals associated with noted sponsor must recuse from both submitting nominations and from participation in award selection.