The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other energy based technologies research, education and clinical knowledge.
The ASLMS is offeringFREE undergraduate and graduate memberships and exciting cutting-edge learning opportunities in laser and light source sciences for undergraduate students, medical students, nursing/allied health students, residents, interns, fellow-in-training, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.
Rebecca Pritzker, M.D., of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, discusses the many benefits of an ASLMS membership for early career professionals.
Members: Click here for FREE access to the online course "Introduction to Medical Lasers"
Student Board Positions
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 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.
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.
Bradley S. Bloom, M.D.
ASLMS Member Since January 2013 | ASLMS Resident/Fellow Board Representative
Resident/Fellow and Early Career Scientist Opportunities
Health and technology advancements of the future rely on the great minds of emerging clinicians and research scientists. At the 2016 Annual Conference, we’ll continue to support the future leaders of ASLMS with programming and activities designed specifically for residents, fellows and early career scientists:
Early Career Guided Tours of the Exhibit Hall
Friday April 1 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM OR 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Talk a walk through the exhibit hall to learn about specific devices, equipment and services. Your tour guide will help give you exposure to the latest and greatest technology available. The tours are complimentary but pre-registration is required.
Clinical and Career Pearls for Residents/Fellows and Energy-Based Device NovicesSession
Saturday, April 2 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Clinical experts in laser medicine will share treatment pearls with the assembled trainees, and faculty will also be available to take questions at length.
Early Career Reception
Saturday, April 2 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
This special reception offers our Early Career attendees an opportunity to meet and network. The Early Career Network includes undergraduate students, medical students, nursing/allied health students, residents, interns, fellow-in-training, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and bar/beverages and share excellent conversation with peers.
Early Career Abstract Session
Sunday, April 3 | 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
This session is a forum for discussion of various topics from both clinical and scientific perspectives including laser medicine, stimulating interest in key concepts, as well as novel applications. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents, fellows and early career scientists to present their data to an assembly of their peers. Accepted abstracts are published in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal and travel grants will be available for qualified abstract presenters.
In additional to these programs and activities, we will be offering best awards for each abstract category and outstanding abstract awards for the Early Career session.
Remember, undergraduate students, medical students, nursing/allied health students, residents, interns, fellow-in-training, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows receive FREE conference access and a 50% discount on pre-conference courses!
Jeremy B. Green, M.D. discusses how Resident/Fellow Abstract sessions at the
ASLMS Annual Conference is a tremendous opportunity to engage our
future leaders in the field of laser medicine and surgery.
Free Membership and Travel Grants Available
Undergraduate students, medical students, nursing/allied health students, residents, interns, fellow-in-training, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows can take
advantage of a free
membership for the duration of
their training, waived conference
registration fees and 50% off
of pre-conference courses.
Additionally, 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.
Click here for a detailed information on the Early Career Abstract Program and Travel Grants
The 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.
Review the many benefits of membership and join the growing ASLMS network of extraordinary laser professionals. Your membership entitles you to a FREE subscription to the scientific and clinical journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
The official journal of the Society is published and distributed to ASLMS members eleven times per year. The journal contains clinical studies, reviews and research reports about the latest findings and uses of lasers in all surgical and medical specialties.
LSM is ranked 40th out of 202 journals in the Surgery category based on the 2013 impact factor
Looking for Funds to Support Your Laser Research Projects?
The ASLMS annually awards research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other energy based related technologies in medical and surgical applications. In addition, as many as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each year.