With an ASLMS membership, you have the tools to improve
patient care, advance your career, help develop the next
generation of leaders, and make valuable connections.
IMPROVE PATIENT CARE
Multidisciplinary Body of Knowledge The ASLMS membership includes physicians and surgeons
representing more than 50 medical specialties, nurses and
allied health care professionals, scientists involved with
product development, biomedical engineers, biologists,
industry leaders and equipment manufacturers.
continuously exchanging information across scientific,
technological and medical disciplines, ASLMS members are
often the first in their fields to hear about and try new
laser and other energy-based procedures and treatments. This
body of research is invaluable to enhancing patient care
through innovative new techniques and technology.
Laser and Energy Based Research Grants ASLMS annually awards research projects designed to
foster the development and use of lasers and other energy
based technologies in medical and surgical applications.
Since 2007, ASLMS has awarded over $1.6 million in research
grants. Travel grants are awarded annually to students to
support and present research at the Annual Conference.
Present Your Research
Members can submit a manuscript to the Society’s journal,
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine or serve as an author or
co-author of a paper presented at the Annual Conference.
Standards and Guidelines / Safety / Advocacy The Society has taken the lead in establishing
practice guidelines and safety standards for physician
and non-physician use of lasers and related light-based
technologies. ASLMS also has a leading role in government
relations by providing in-service education and testifying
before regulatory authorities, including the U.S. Food and
public information about laser and energy-based devices
that enhances patient care. A board certified physician
locator on the website allows consumers to locate the
appropriate physician for their treatment. The New
Beginnings Radiation Mark Tattoo Removal Program provides a
locator of board certified ASLMS members who offer free
radiation mark tattoo removal for cancer patients.
“Personally and professionally, my ASLMS membership has
provided an opportunity to connect with other
scientists, clinicians, allied health professionals and
industry members. The diversity of the membership has
led to important professional networks and collaborative
efforts for grant funding and research. Building teams
of basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, and
industrial partners is essential for success in today’s
competitive research environment.”
Juanita J. Anders, Ph.D., member since 1990
ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
Subscription to Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
(LSM) Membership includes a subscription to Lasers in
Surgery and Medicine, the Society’s official journal.
LSM publishes clinical as well as basic science reports in a
wide range of specialties and is ranked 40th out of 202
journals in the "surgery" category.
View sample articles.
Prestigious Annual Conference
Scientific Conference of the Society is the largest
conference on laser and related technologies for medicine
held in the United States. The Annual Conference is where
the latest discoveries in lasers and energy based medicine
applications and research papers are presented. Learn from
the best of the best about the latest laser and energy-based
medicine and surgery technologies, techniques, protocols and
applications. Members receive discounted registration fees.
Online Access to Abstracts and e-Posters
ePosters from the Annual Conference are available for
viewing by members. Abstracts from the Conference are
published in a
supplement issue of the LSM journal.
Each year, ASLMS
conducts a Laser Aesthetics Course designed for anyone who
would like to have a deeper understanding of how lasers work
and their use in clinical aesthetic applications. Members
receive discounted registration fees.
Podcasts The Light Talk podcast series provides
innovative ideas from key thought leaders through a mobile
educational platform. Short 5-10 minute clips feature
members discussing new research studies and applications for
light-based technology, as well as practical topics such as
purchasing a laser, attracting new patients and legal
issues. This exciting new member benefit is coming soon.
up-to-date on Society news by reading the Light Reader
quarterly ASLMS newsletter and two weekly enewsletters, and
by visiting the ASLMS social media channels and the mobile
membership in the ASLMS by displaying the prestigious ASLMS
name in your credentials and using the logo in your print
and electronic communications.
each Annual Conference, a number of prestigious awards are
presented to individuals whose achievements have made a
significant contribution to the field of lasers and
energy-based devices for medicine. The award recipients are
chosen from a pool of nominations.
“The Society has given me the valuable opportunity to
network with and learn from over 700 nurses, physician
assistants and other allied health professionals whose
passions encompass clinical practice, research and
education. Through this network, I found the support I
needed to achieve outstanding patient care, learn about
the newest cutting edge developments and become an
active contributor to the Society.”
Mary Lisa Stoll, R.N., B.S., member since 2003
DEVELOP THE NEXT
GENERATION OF ENERGY-BASED TECHNOLOGY LEADERS
offers students and early career professionals:
Students, residents, undergraduate and graduate students,
fellows-in–training, and post-doctoral fellows can take
advantage of a free automatic membership for the duration of
their training, waived conference registration fees, and 50%
off of pre-conference courses.
Resident/Fellow Abstract Session at the Annual Conference
provides residents and fellows the opportunity to submit
their research, both clinical and basic, to the abstract
forum. A limited number of travel grants up to $1,000 are
available each year to defray the travel and lodging costs
for residents and fellows who submit abstracts.
Student Research Grants
ASLMS annually awards research projects designed to foster
the development and use of lasers and other energy-based
technologies in medical and surgical applications. As many
as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each
ASLMS Preceptorship Program provides a unique opportunity
for ASLMS members who are early in their career to learn new
techniques and perspectives in lasers and other energy based
technologies, observe a successful practice in action and
develop valuable career networks.
Learn more about becoming a Preceptee. Interested in
volunteering as a Preceptor?
Student Board Representative Opportunities
The ASLMS board welcomes the unique perspective residents
and fellows can bring to the organization. Four Student
Board Representative positions on the Board of Directors of
ASLMS offer a practical non-profit, non-voting board
leadership experience and opportunities to receive mentoring
from established leaders. In addition, the individuals will
inform the board and provide a student’s perspective on
issues impacting their education.
“I have discovered countless benefits to membership that
have solidified my commitment to the Society. Being a
Resident/Fellow Board Representative has provided me
incredible opportunities for interacting with more
experienced colleagues and developing necessary skills
to serve in leadership roles throughout my career.”
Bradley S. Bloom, M.D., member since 2013
involved in the ASLMS. Develop your leadership skills by
serving on an ASLMS committee. ASLMS has a number of
committees covering a wide range of skills and interests,
including Awards, Education Standards and Innovation,
Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Research and
Development, and Young Professionals.
Worldwide Professional Network
24-hour access to our exclusive online directory of over
4,200 members means you can network with your fellow ASLMS
members at your convenience.
up to date with news from the Society as well as connect
with colleagues through the ASLMS social media channels:
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
“The relationships made through the Society, both
professional and personal friendships, have more
value than can be conveyed. For me, this has been an
amazing experience working amongst the top people in
our space, learning from their expertise, while
contributing to the future of our Society.”
Richard Bankowski, Executive Director of Field
Clinical at Cynosure, Inc., member since 2010