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ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award

Thursday, April 12 | 6:27 PM - 6:42 PM | Park View Verandah – Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices

Tina S. Alster, MD

A Proposed Prescription for Mentorship and Leadership: Make It Personal

Dr. Alster’s personal take on essential qualities to successful mentorship and leadership for women in medicine will be presented. Dr. Alster highlights moments in her own academic and medical career that have served as fundamental milestones that underpin her strongly held belief that  we should “pay it forward”.


Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award

Friday, April 13 | 11:16 PM - 11:27 PM |Trinity Ballroom

David J. Goldberg, MD, JD

Three Decades of Lasers. From the Wild West to a Future of Beauty

Dr. Goldberg’s talk will focus on the beginnings of his career, the lessons learned, the trials and tribulations of each new technology, and what these all mean for the next generation of laser physicians.


Leon Goldman Memorial Award

Friday, April 13 | 11:16 PM - 11:27 PM |Trinity Ballroom

Kristen M. Kelly, MD

Using Photonics to Provide Light and Hope: Let There Be Light!

Throughout her career, Dr. Kelly has been guided and taught by many people who are members of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Others in the society have received similar gifts of skills and knowledge, which we can use to provide light and hope through mentoring and clinical treatments. Let there be light!


Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award

Friday, April 13 | 11:32 PM - 11:43 PM |Trinity Ballroom

Jill S. Waibel, MD

Standing on the Shoulders of Laser Giants

Dr. Waibel’s talk will highlight the past 35 years in the laser world, from the very beginning until now. Special tributes will be paid to those who have researched and advocated for lasers- allowing ASLMS to come as far as it has.


Excellence in Laser Nursing/Allied Health Award

Friday, April 13 | 11:32 PM - 11:43 PM |Trinity Ballroom

John E. Hoopman, AAS, CMLSO

Student, Teacher and Mentor

Join John Hoopman as he discusses changing the world by being a good student.


Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development - Young Investigator Award

Friday, April 13 | 11:47 PM - 11:58 PM |Trinity Ballroom

Zeev Zalevsky, PhD

Usage of Laser in Non-contact Bio-medical Diagnosis

By illuminating a tissue with laser light and analyzing the time changing back scattered speckle patterns collected via special optics one can sense nano-vibrations of the tissue associated with blood perfusion, hemodynamics, hematology and more. Join Dr. Zalevsky as he discusses how usage of such sensor can allow remote sensing of large number of biomedical parameters simultaneously and usage of those parameters to obtain more comprehensive medical evaluation and diagnosis.


Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development - Distinguished Contributor Award

Friday, April 13 | 11:47 PM - 11:58 PM |Trinity Ballroom

G. David Baxter, TD, DPhil, MBA

Photobiomodulation: From ‘Hype and Hokum’ to ‘New Hope

Dr. Baxter's presentation will focus on the genesis of the field of photobiomodulation over the last thirty years, highlighting the key contribution of high quality research to the development of contemporary evidence-based light therapies.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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