ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices
Bringing together the extraordinary mix of women that are a part of ASLMS
ASLMS recognizes and honors women in energy-based devices. Our focus is women from all specialties involved in ASLMS which includes scientists, clinicians and allied health practitioners.
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
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 highlighted featured speaker Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc. Following her talk “The World is your Oyster,” the evening proceeded with an expert panel offering industry, scientific and clinical perspectives.
The ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award was also presented. This award honored 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.
Attendees enjoyed complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and networking with peers and luminaries.
Dr. Kristen Kelly, chair of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices (WEBD) committee, interviews Dr. Merete Hædersdal, featured speaker at the WEBD Celebration event on Thursday April 12.
Dr. Kristen Kelly reflects on ASLMS and the mentorship she received
I attended my first ASLMS meeting in San Diego in 1998. I presented a multi-center study in the Cutaneous session. At the time, the audience seemed quite large. Ken Arndt and Jeff Dover were running the session and helped me feel welcome on the podium. My mentor for the project was J. Stuart Nelson and working on this project allowed me to work with other prominent laser surgeons including Gary Lask and Roy Geronemus. I loved the meeting and the science that was presented. I made sure to ask questions and to attend the events so I could interact with some of the leadership. Each year after 1998, I became a little more involved in the Society until last year when I had the honor of serving as the Society president. The ASLMS has given me many opportunities and has provided me mentors and colleagues that I consult throughout the year. My career would not be the same without the ASLMS.
2019 Award nominations
2019 will be the fifth year the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices event will be held at the ASLMS Annual Conference. The Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee, this year chaired by Arisa Ortiz, MD, is in the process of planning the event. It will be the fourth year that the Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award will be presented. Nominations are being accepted now for this honorary award.
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ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee
Early Career Development Award
New for 2019
This award is given in recognition of a high-quality abstract study, submitted by the initial abstract deadline, by an Early Career author and accepted to an abstract session for the current ASLMS Annual Conference (late breaking will not be considered). Either a characteristic of the clinical/research team or an experience during the study must exemplify at least 2 or more goals of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee:
- Highlight the excellence of women involved in ASLMS
- Address the challenges women may confront in academic and other professional settings
- Advance networking and training opportunities for ASLMS women
- Educate ASLMS members about gender-bias
- Encourage young women to choose STEM careers especially those involving energy-based technologies
The selected awardee will receive an award plaque and $500. The award will be given during the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Event.
Additional details will be available when the Call for Abstracts opens in July.