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 medical students, residents, undergraduate and graduate students, fellows-in–training, 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.
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Student Board Positions Available
Application Deadline Extended to January 15, 2015
We are now accepting applications for two additional non-voting student board positions. Two early career members, one basic scientist and one clinician, will be selected and appointed by the Board of Directors at the Annual Conference in April 2015, for a two year term.
The application deadline is January 15, 2015
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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.
Laser 2015 will include expansion of the special educational programming for physician trainees, both residents and fellows. In addition to an existing concept review session which will now be held on
Saturday, residents and fellows will be able to participate in a half-day session of resident and fellow
research abstracts on Sunday. Clinical experts in laser medicine will share treatment pearls with the
assembled trainees, and faculty will also be available to take questions at length. Resident and fellow guided tours of the exhibit hall will be conducted.
Jeremy B. Green, M.D. discusses how the Resident/Fellow Abstract session
at the ASLMS Annual Conference is a tremendous opportunity to engage
our future leaders in the field of laser medicine and surgery.
Click here for a detailed description of the 2015 Resident / Fellow Abstract Program
The 2015 Student/Resident Abstract Submission Deadline is December 15, 2014. Apply here.
Free Membership and Travel Grants Available
Residents and 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.
Additionally, a limited number of
travel grants up to $1,000 are
available to defray the travel and
lodging costs for residents and
fellows who submit abstracts.The travel grant deadline is December 15, 2014. Apply here.
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
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 44th out of 198 journals in the Surgery category
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.